• Temporary restrictions vital to community safety

    The past few weeks have been filled with uncertainty and at times it can feel like there are more questions than answers. Like many Americans, we have added coronavirus to our everyday vocabulary. We have picked up new skills, like making face coverings and taken to swapping household essentials

  • Have an answer to the million dollar question

    “Why did you join the Air Force?”On the surface, the question begs for an informational response. However, if given the opportunity to ponder, reflect, individuals may find this question intimidatingly complex.

  • The ride of a lifetime

    I have the best career in the Air Force. I never would have thought I would be sitting in the backseat of an F-16 within 10 months of graduating basic military training. After all, I’m a photojournalist – not a pilot.

  • What I learned from a child

    I was tired from my temporary duty travel and landed at my final destination after dinner time.  All I wanted was to get home and sleep in my own bed.  As I caught the airport shuttle I noticed one of the passengers hang up a dress bag with an Army uniform in it. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw

  • Holocaust Remembrance: Fighting Hate

    Less than one hundred years ago the Holocaust claimed over eleven million lives in one of the most horrific events known to mankind.  During this time, about two-thirds of Europe’s and one-third of the world’s Jewish population were murdered by systematic ethnic cleansing. The Jewish victims made up

  • Balance spending, saving, investing to build future nest egg

    How many of you have gotten paid and, within a few days, have spent your entire paycheck? I can remember being a young senior airman and having my flight chief ask me, “What are you doing with your money?” to which I replied, “Spending it!”   The flight chief laughed and then asked me, “Do you want

  • Allow Hanukkah to refine inner strength

    Hanukkah, a holiday most known for candles, doughnuts and rebellions, is a time when Jews celebrate vanquishing their enemies, rebuilding their temple and, most importantly, kindling the Menorah.   The Menorah was a seven branched Candelabra made of pure gold situated at the entrance of the ancient

  • Room at the table

    One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is coming together around the dinner table and enjoying good food. I will never forget my 1st Thanksgiving at grandma Ethel’s house. Grandma Ethel is my wife’s grandmother and no one prepared me for my first taste of her food. After we sat down, gave

  • 57th WG leads USAF in training, testing missions

    Since the 57th Wing activated in 1948 – nearly one year to the day after the Air Force activation – it has taken the lead in a variety of advanced air, space, and cyberspace training and testing missions. Currently, the wing is composed of innovative professionals leading advanced, realistic,