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Default Air Force Logo I was abused, reasons I ignored it
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In observance of this, this article discusses one citizen Airman's experience to shed light on this issue. "As I sat in our couple’s therapist's office, my husband spoke the words that would one day become his motto. Statements were often preceded with, "I've never hit anyone," or "This wouldn't have happened if you had just..."
0 10/27
2016
Default Air Force Logo As long as it takes: Pursuing chaplaincy, one career field at a time
I had been in three different Air Force jobs, and still was at a loss of where I could find meaning. Late one night I began to pray about it. My dad is a pastor, so I grew up with a spiritual upbringing. It began to dawn on me that I had spent my life asking God to help me get where I wanted to be, but for the first time I began to wonder what God might want for my life. For me personally, this realization was a major breakthrough.
0 10/06
2016
Default Air Force Logo Achieving “excellence” through continuous process improvement
The third core value of the Air Force is “Excellence in All We Do.” According to Air Force Instruction 1-1, the “Little Blue Book,” Excellence in All We Do, directs us to develop a sustained passion for continuous process improvement and innovation that will propel the Air Force into a long-term, upward vector of accomplishment and performance.
0 9/23
2016
An illustration explaining the upcoming Command Cyber Readiness Inspection. Team Nellis/Creech/NTTR set to undergo Command Cyber Readiness Inspection
Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases will be vulnerable for a Command Cyber Readiness Inspection or CCRI as early as October with a specific date still to be announced.
0 9/09
2016
Default Air Force Logo Proper respect during Reveille, Retreat, National Anthem
Typically around 6:30 a.m., on my way to work. I usually have the radio off and window cracked in anticipation for Reveille to play.
0 7/28
2016
Default Air Force Logo Unique is not necessarily special
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. - Although our Armed Forces provides a unique type of service, it is not necessarily special. There are many different types of service even within the Armed Forces:  Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.  Within each of those we have active-duty personnel and reservists.  We have National Guard as well. Each
0 6/16
2016
Default Air Force Logo Papa’s Song: Man, myth, legend
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.— When it came to celebrating Father’s Day in my house; growing up it usually consisted of my brothers and me throwing a big slab of meat on the grill, you know, real man stuff, while my mom did most of the actual work cooking the other side-dishes.
0 6/16
2016
Default Air Force Logo Next Level Instruction:
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The final 18 months of my assignment to the 435th Fighter Training Squadron at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, brought about an interesting shift in our approach to student training that has cemented my views of leadership. During that time we actively sought out techniques and principles to improve as instructors and
0 6/06
2016
Default Air Force Logo Summer fun more enjoyable when safe
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.—Summer is hot, especially in Las Vegas. While summer is a time for fun in the sun; it is also a time that you can get burned. Whether out in the sun playing sports, hiking, grilling or at the pool, remaining safe is not always in the forefront of people’s minds. When participating in activities this summer let’s all stay
0 6/06
2016
Default Air Force Logo Taking care of my Airmen
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – What is Airman Leadership School? ALS is probably the most stressful and overwhelming experience I have yet to go through in my Air Force career. In my four and a half years in the Air Force, I have had multiple supervisors. Some good, some bad, and some in-between. Even before my ALS experience I knew what kind of a
0 6/06
2016
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