Across the United States, April is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Throughout the month, the Department of Defense calls on service members to recognize and understand the issue of sexual assault in the military.
For anyone who knows me, it’s no surprise I love animals. Specifically, I love dogs, and even more specifically, I love my dogs as though they are my children.
As I sat in my commander’s office, I thought to myself, “Am I the best person to write about stress?” After all, I am a new first sergeant, new to an overseas location and new to the line-side of the Air Force. What could I possibly know about stress?
March is National Nutrition Month, which begs the question, “Where do you get your nutrition information?” Advice from family, friends and colleagues, coupled with the massive amount of information found on the Internet, leaves many people in a state of nutrition information overload.
One of my favorite movies is called “The Mighty.” It’s about an awkward boy with learning disabilities and an unmistakably large stature and his friend who is riddled with birth defects, plaguing his ability to stand and even walk on his own. The two rely heavily on each other to fill in their personality and learning gaps.
A diverse force is our unique advantage in providing forward-based combat power for America.
Diversity of cultures, beliefs and ideas are ever-present in our professional and personal lives. These differences among Airmen make us more effective.
Albert Einstein, the greatest scientific mind of the 20th century said, “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it. He who doesn’t, pays it.”
We are approaching the time of year where Fasching celebrations occur in many towns and cities in the local area, including Ramstein-Miesenbach and Kaiserslautern. This annual event is a pre-Lenten carnival, during which celebrants don creative costumes to chase away the evil spirits of winter in preparation for spring.
What is innovative leadership? Why do we need innovative leaders? What makes your leadership style (or skills) innovative? Are you a creative, left-brained military member surrounded by right-brained, rule-oriented, critical thinkers?
“What the heck is an AGOW?” I have heard that question more than once during my seven months as the commander. In fact, when I found out I was getting this assignment, I asked the same question.