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  • Traditions

    Tradition is important, no matter whether it is military or family traditions.

  • Commander's Corner: Practicing resilience

     “We’re talkin’ about practice, man!” – Allen “The Answer” IversonI’ve talked many times about the challenges we’re going through and how important it is for us to continue improving our resiliency. This month, while still working through the COVID-19 pandemic and dealing with financial challenges,

  • Minutes of Success

    While there are numerous differences between active duty and the Reserve, the most difficult hurdle for me has been the consolidated timeline I have to be a successful and effective leader. As a supervisor while on active duty, I had my Airmen eight to 12 hours a day, five to six days a week. As a

  • Pride through a lens

    By definition pride is a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired.It is also a consciousness of one’s own dignity.Colloquially, in the LGBTQ+

  • COVID 19: An Opportunity in Disguise?

    Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, "When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." Also, when it’s dark, sometimes good things happen. Almost overnight COVID-19 hit us and we are now in a challenging place. However, at the 52nd Network Warfare Squadron, we are used to trials and view this crisis as an

  • Turn COVID+ into a positive: donate plasma

    So, you tested positive for Covid-19 and immobilized your whole shop for two weeks?It happens.Okay maybe it doesn’t, but it happened to me.At the beginning of October I got a call from a friend I had recently been around. They tested positive and were doing their due diligence to alert those they

  • Diversity in disability

    As I reflect on last month, I am reminded how no two individuals will ever travel on the same path or share the exact same experiences. In other words, we are all different and even if we are raised in the same household, we each observe and perceive the world in our own unique way.

  • Volunteering in a pandemic

    In March of this year the Freedom Fighters of the 42nd Cyberspace Operations Squadron, like so many others around the world, found themselves in an unfamiliar paradigm. I had just started to get my feet under me as a squadron superintendent when a global pandemic changed almost everything about how

  • The Beauty of Diversity

    “Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.” -Mahatma GhandiAs a nation, I think we can all agree that we don’t always agree. But does that make us less human or more? Does it make our society stronger or weaker? Does it grow our influence or shrink

  • Missed opportunities, lifetime of regret

    The day before one of my best friends tried to take his own life, he was laughing, joking and goofing around like he usually did.It was a normal March Florida day in 2001, and several of us were hanging out after class. We talked about the upcoming football season, the ongoing hockey season and