• Commitment and Sacrifice

    It is a long-standing tradition as well as a source of pride for fighter pilots to have their name painted on the cockpit of an airplane. Having one’s name painted on a permanent static display aircraft is an even higher honor. Such a distinguished honor often comes with a substantial sacrifice. At

  • Connection, Diversity, and Ownership: How LRS empowers Airmen and Mission

    I still remember the day myself and other cadets at Detachment 640, Miami University of Ohio, received our assignments during the spring of 2004. I remember the excitement as our colonel read our Air Force Specialty Codes off one by one. I remember the trembling anticipation prior to hearing “Cadet

  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Commentary

    We all come from different backgrounds and each have a story to tell. It is important to talk about what makes us unique and to give us a chance to know and understand a person. A Pacific Islander myself, as it is Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month, I wanted to take the time to speak

  • What it means to be Hispanic

    Growing up, my father was intent on passing every piece of my Hispanic heritage to me; food, music, and the rituals and superstitions that sound crazy to someone not familiar with them. In addition, he shared the stories of his struggles, many of which were not unique to the Hispanic community.

  • Taking advantage of opportunities

    Have you ever had an opportunity come up in your Air Force career that you were unsure of? Has the thought of failure kept you away from your full potential?

  • Bo Knows: It’s the little things

    Members of the 62nd Fighter Squadron and 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit recently had the opportunity to visit the Chicago White Sox spring training facility at Camelback Ranch. Twelve pilots, maintainers and squadron aviation resource management technicians spent four hours interacting with players

  • Commentary: Critical thinking is the way of the future

    Many people in leadership positions, be it military or civilian, say education is the way of the future and believe through education problems can be solved, efficiency improved and the mission completed. I came from that world, graduating cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business