• 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Memorial Day: Freedom

    “History has taught us over and over again that freedom is not free. When push comes to shove, the ultimate protectors of freedom and liberty are the brave men and women in our armed forces. Throughout our history, they’ve answered the call in bravery and (ultimate) sacrifice,” said Tim Pawlently.

  • Voices

    “I sound just like my mother!” – “I swore I would never say that to my children!” These are phrases that sometimes grace our lips as we live our lives and grow and experience family. We sometimes, like history, repeat the follies of our parents and bestow more stories to be told by our own

  • T.E.A.M. Together, Everyone Achieves More

    “There is no limit to what can be accomplished if it doesn't matter who gets the credit.”Ralph Waldo Emerson"Team" is one small word that can make a big difference. No matter where you are, no matter what you do, you cannot do great things without a great team supporting you. I am very fortunate to