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  • Be honest ... choose to not lie

    "Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters."~ Albert EinsteinWhat is your truest definition of honesty? Is it simply telling the truth? Is that all there is to honesty? If honesty is simply telling the truth, do you understand what telling the truth entails? We all know it's wrong to lie, but isn't
  • Mentorship: Important at all levels

    I believe one of the greatest opportunities and responsibilities we as leaders have is mentoring Airmen at all levels.Mentoring helps Airmen understand how their ambitions fit into the Air Force mission, life and their career choices. Each of us have areas of expertise that we have acquired over our careers, and some of us may have acquired a
  • Diverse organization offers many lessons

    Luke Air Force Base has a rich history of training partner nation's Airmen and continues to maintain this legacy today. Since World War II, we at Luke have been an example of how to effectively absorb differing cultures and create an environment conducive for the visiting airmen to learn the art of aerial warfare.As the base embarks on our next
  • Who’s afraid of a little blood?

    I have been in the Air Force for 22 years and have been a medical laboratory technician since the beginning of my career. The medical or clinical laboratory is where specimens are tested to provide information to medical providers who directly assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease in patients. After graduating basic training
  • Pursue education for career’s sake

    Everyone knows education can be a good bullet on an enlisted performance report, but few know the true value of an education in regard to a military career.The pursuit of an education can be just as valuable as the degree acquired at the end. The knowledge acquired in the pursuit of an education can shape the way one does business. The piece of
  • CCAF offers jump on education

    The Community College of the Air Force was established in 1972 to recognize academic achievements for technical training by Air Force schools. It awards an associate in applied science degree to enlisted members of the active-duty Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command who have completed the course work.Degree programs are
  • How do you stack up?

    With upcoming changes to the enlisted performance report and Air Force promotion system, it's important to understand how you stack up against your peers, not only within your job, but within your unit as well.The days of receiving time in grade and time in service points are numbered. They are being replaced with a harder look at the member's
  • To do or to be? – A very good question

    I am a huge fan of the Air Force Core Values. For a long time, I have felt that whatever board or individual developed the values got them absolutely right.In fact, every Airman, young or ... seasoned, who comes into my squadron gets to sit down with me in my office and receive an earful of how much I love the core values, and how I will expect
  • Two-Airman family can be adventure

    "You're both in the military? When do you plan to get out?"When I meet someone new, these are common questions I hear. As someone who has been in the military for 13 years and married to a fellow Airman for 12 of those 13 years of service, my marriage has been a big part of my military career. When I look at recent Air Force military demographics,
  • Finding the best solution for your organization

    Technology can play a tremendous role in the development and effectiveness of any organization. With the seemingly endless supply of technological solutions commercially available nowadays, how can we best leverage existing and new technologies to enhance our organizations? And how can we avoid the potential pitfalls of relying too heavily on
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