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  • Resolve to be “resilient”

    It’s late March, which is usually the time of year when people have given up on the goals and resolutions they set for themselves at the start of the new year. How are you doing with your goals? Are you staying focused? Are you thinking about giving up and settling for mediocrity? Below are some

  • In recognition of women’s contributions to nation

    March is National Women’s History Month. The theme for 2016 is, “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.”  Women’s History Month highlights women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their public service and government leadership. It

  • Lessons learned in the missile complex

    As part of an effort to knock out multiple public affairs tasks, I spent a night at a missile alert facility. At the risk of coming across as a missile field newbie, I would like to explain what I learned about the operations in the field and the ICBM Airmen who conduct them.The first thing that

  • “I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.”

    “I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.” These were famous words spoken by a courageous, passionate and determined Fannie Lou Hamer.  Hamer emerged as an active participant during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. She was born Oct. 6, 1917, in Montgomery County, Mississippi. As the

  • My spouse, our perks

    “What happened to all the ABU shirts?,” asks my husband as he frantically searches through our cluttered closet for a clean shirt to wear under his uniform. I think to myself, “You would know if you did the laundry,” but my sensible side persuades me to hold my tongue and help him pack his gym bag.

  • Remember! Celebrate! Act A Day On, Not A Day Off!

    “I say to you today, my friends, though, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be

  • Is it a job or a calling?

    One of the happiest days of my life was when I was called to serve as an active duty Air Force chaplain. Ten years ago, I voluntarily separated under Force Shaping to pursue a seminary. My dream was to one day be an active duty chaplain, but little did I know that it would be a test of endurance.

  • The Journey Continues…

    It's wonderful to again be a part of the nation's ICBM team! Marsha and I are excited to return to the mission that has provided us so much personal and professional camaraderie and growth through the years. As I begin serving with you, I want to share a few thoughts that will help you get

  • National Hispanic Heritage Month 2015

    Our Air Force is a strong reflection of the multiple cultures represented in our country today.  The different ethnicities, races and backgrounds each Airman brings to the fight build on the common grounds of integrity, service and excellence. National Hispanic Heritage Month is a great time for me