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  • Not too late to serve; why a single 38-year-old mother enlisted in the Air Force Reserve

    Nearly 16 months ago, a single mom raised her right hand and swore the oath of enlistment, solidifying a 20 year old dream to join the military, just 23 days before the birthday that would make joining impossible.
  • Overcoming life’s curves, my resilience story

    Resilience. That word is getting a lot of attention now. Why? Unfortunately, suicides in the Air Force and in society as a whole, are increasing. Resilience is being seen as something that can help address this epidemic and perhaps prevent it. What is it? It’s basically the ability to bounce back.
  • 'Thanks for all your hard work over the past year'

    Heroes of the Air Force Reserve:Last month marked my first anniversary as commander of this amazing organization. It has been an incredibly busy year.My focus is taking care of our Reserve Citizen Airmen and their families while ensuring we continue to provide robust capability to the joint force. I have no doubt we are ready for the future
  • An Airman's journey: The longest year

    Traditionally … and scientifically … and all of the adverbs … a year consists of 365 days, but in the case of my operational Air Force career, I would say my first year took approximately 1,500 days to complete. It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. Most importantly, it was the most rewarding of times.
  • Be proud of your heritage

    As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage month, let’s commemorate the contributions that unify our legacy to our great country’s rich history and our beloved Air Force’s mission success. Hispanic culture champions diversity and inclusion, as we are a multi-ethnic and multi-racial group. We have become stronger and more resilient as we faced adversity, and we will evoke all the hard work and sacrifice our ancestors overcame to give their children a better future.
  • Resilience tactical pause: It's OK not to feel OK

    As you are probably aware, the chief of staff and the chief master sergeant of the Air Force directed all units to institute a tactical pause to address the suicide problem affecting the Total Force.
  • 'Thanks for all your hard work over the past year'

    Heroes of the Air Force Reserve:Last month marked my first anniversary as commander of this amazing organization. It has been an incredibly busy year.My focus is taking care of our Reserve Citizen Airmen and their families while ensuring we continue to provide robust capability to the joint force. I have no doubt we are ready for the future
  • Frontiers of Blue: This is 72!

    From the halls of the Air, Space & Cyber Conference in Maryland—the nation's largest annual Air Force gathering—Happy 72nd Birthday to our Air Force!
  • ‘Reaching out is invaluable’: All Airmen have role in preventing suicide

    Preventing suicide starts with concern, reaching out.
  • Commentary: Go Get My Axe

    Somewhere in a small city where there are far more trees than there are people, there is a man who woke up with his back against the wall. He woke up to the sobering reality that he had a number of goals to accomplish and a limited amount of time to do so. 
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