• High-ops tempo produces character, persistence

    I came across a "Dear Boss" letter that caught my attention. The author, an Air Force captain, wrote to the then Tactical Air Command commander, Gen. Wilbur Creech. The captain wrote, "Well, I quit. I've finally run out of drive or devotion or rationalizations or whatever it was that kept me in the

  • The Air Force family and how to find a Wingman

    As we approach Wingman Day at Charleston AFB, I'd like to share a personal story and some views on what it means to be a Wingman. Fourteen years ago and brand new to Hill AFB, Utah, my husband Gary was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma (brain tumor). After the initial identification, things

  • Airmen have many ways to meet their emotional, mental needs

    Seventy percent of 1st Combat Camera's missions this year will be in support of the Army. Combat Camera Airmen are embedded with infantry units, documenting house sweeps, convoys and patrols. Their images short-circuit enemy propaganda, ensuring they cannot claim fault where there is none; they

  • Reflecting back upon Sept. 11, 2001 through memories and songs

    As another year goes by, most of us can't help but reflect back to what we were doing five years ago on Sept. 11, 2001. I'm a country music fan, and many of the songs I hear on the radio make me often think back to that day. There is the Alan Jackson song that asks, "Where were you when the world