COMMENTARIES

  • Let's TALK about it

    Struggling with depression doesn’t make you any less of an Airman. This simple statement, repeated many times during my counseling sessions, is often the catalyst to helping Airmen open up and begin their healing process. And make no mistake about it – Depression is a “silent disease.” “Silent,”

  • Air Force Leaders’ Resilience: “Who is checking-in on us?”

    Air Force Magazine recently reported that during 2019, the U.S. Air Force experienced an increase in suicide rates across the service. As leaders, we are challenged with facing this number one enemy. As Airmen, we hear the term, “resiliency” constantly. Leaders at all levels preach the message of

  • Overcoming enormous odds – learning to perservere

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matthew Knef, 314th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron contractor officer representative, shares his story about overcoming odds and learning to persevere at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Oct. 8, 2019. Knef shared a story about how a couple of bad decisions could have

  • Moving forward after failure

    Our Airmen are hurting. Our Airmen are overworked, underappreciated and far too often seek permanent solutions to temporary problems.

  • Ride-share Tips: Advice for riding with strangers

    Sara climbed into the backseat of a sport utility vehicle unaware of what’s happening around her. After a night of drinking at a bar in Vacaville, California, she requested a ride home through Uber. Before entering the vehicle, she failed to confirm who the driver is and whether or not she was

  • AMC commander: unleash Airman innovation

    I have had the privilege of working for the men and women of Air Mobility Command for 7 months now. I quickly came to appreciate the incredible capacity of this exceptionally talented force – the force necessary to ensure we continue achieving mobility objectives in any environment. Before I took

  • Stay or Go?

    Recently, you both asked me the question, “Why should I stay in the Air Force beyond my commitment?”

  • Rich Butler – impacting the galaxy

    On Aug. 6, 2018, 50 years after the first flight of the C-5 Galaxy, the Air Force and Lockheed Martin completed its last C-5M Super Galaxy upgrade. On that flight was Air Mobility Command’s C-5 requirements manager.For Rich Butler, this was an 18-years-in-waiting, memorable moment. A short