Crew Resource Management is a vital tool used in aviation to ensure people’s skills and inputs are optimized to maximize safe, effective operations. This tool, or training procedure, is the cornerstone of safe operations in crew aircraft.
As I look around and interact with the Airmen assigned to Ramstein and within the KMC, I’m truly amazed at the number of technological advances the Air Force has experienced since I joined 27 years ago.
A new life was waiting for me. At 19 years old, I was leaving everything I had grown to love or learn to live with: my friends, my family and my home. I was anxious to get on the plane, but I couldn’t leave without one last hug from my parents. It wasn’t like the quick hugs I’d give to my friends before we enjoyed our weekends from school. This time I embraced my mom and held her, ignoring the occasional glance from a passing stranger in the bustling airport around me.
The elimination of the draft in 1973 marked the beginning of an all-volunteer force in the U.S. military, but that’s not the volunteer force I would like to address.
WASHINGTON — Since 2001, April has been the month that the nation has focused its attention on sexual assault awareness and the impact this crime has had on its victims.
Happy Friday, team Ramstein! I’m sorry I haven’t given you any updates lately, but out-processing for retirement has kept me really busy. Luckily, I haven’t just been chasing my tail (or nub in my case).
The Air Force’s acceptance of women into the force dates back to long before the first Women’s History Week celebration in 1978.
When I came on board 20 months ago, it did not take long for me to realize the Air Ground Operations Wing, and then subsequently the Air Expeditionary Wing, are like no other wings I have ever been associated with.
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. — You will fail. The question is, how will you respond? This reminds me of a parable about the carrot, egg and coffee. A senior airman was distraught when he learned he did not make staff sergeant after his first time testing. His staff sergeant […]
Many of us have set goals and intend to reach them. We get pumped up by the thought of achieving them. Though we got off to a valiant start blazing full speed toward the finish line, there are times when the fire in us fades. Sometimes our circumstances dictate that […]