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  • Resiliency and spousal support

    I write this piece on the 36th Wing's "Wingman Day," and one of today's major themes was resiliency, or the ability to bounce back from adversity, stress, setbacks--you name it. While families were invited to participate in Wingman Day activities, my own unit did not have any attendees other than

  • COMMENTARY: Holiday greetings from PACAF leaders

    The holiday season is here again - this past year really "Flew by!" It's certainly fitting to pass a huge "Thank You" to our PACAF Airmen and their families...thank you for all you do in the PACOM region and around the world.The season always provides us the time to reflect on the truly amazing

  • 70th Anniversary Attack on Oahu

    Today marks the 70th anniversary of the December 7, 1941, attacks on Oahu. It is important that we take a moment to reflect and remember this seminal event in our nation's history. December 7th is the day that lives in infamy. It is the day we got caught with our guard down. And it was tragic, to be

  • The Road Ahead for Communications Squadrons

    In the last 22 years of my career, I've witness first-hand how the communications career field in the Air Force has evolved rapidly and one thing is for sure...it is constantly changing! Military and commercial technology has given our military the upper hand with respect to other countries because

  • "Don't Settle"

    Twenty Seven. A non-descript number, a multiple of 3 and 9, somebody's jersey number, maybe your age; or for me, the number of years I've been in this incredible Air Force. I say that I've been in for 27 years to let you know my experience to the great changes we've undergone as we continue to

  • COMPACAF sends Veteran's Day message

    Each year we take a moment to remember the sacrifices of those who have worn the uniform in defense of our great nation. This year, Veterans Day falls just weeks before we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the attack on Oahu--that fateful day which led our country into World War II in the Pacific.

  • Communication is a Terrible Thing to Waste

    Throughout my almost 23 years of military service, the single most common trait I've seen all great commanders possess and the most valuable tool in their toolkit is the gift of effective communication. According to Webster's, communication is: "a process by which information is exchanged between

  • Andersen Medical Home - Enhancing Family Health at Andersen Clinic

    Over the last three years, the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) has been gradually implemented at bases and civilian institutions across the globe and 2011 signals the launch of the program at Andersen AFB. The Family Health Initiative (FHI) will offer a few positive changes for active duty

  • Keeping it R.E.A.L. through challenging times.

    Chicken Little was in the woods one day when an acorn fell on her head. It scared her so much she trembled all over. She shook so hard, half her feathers fell out. "Help, Help! The sky is falling! I have to go tell the king!" We know how the story goes, Chicken Little frantically proclaimed to

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