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  • 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 reservist, I may only have minutes with them during the monthly unit training assembly weekend.
  • 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 opportunity.
  • 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 we work, operate and interact with friends and family.
  • Take a moment to learn more

    When I think of the Hispanic Heritage Month, 15 Sept. – 15 Oct., I think of the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute and their mission, which is to “Develop and deliver innovative education, training, research and collaborative solutions to optimize total force readiness.”
  • Reconciling good fortune during COVID-19

    It may be a little presumptuous of me to claim I have survivor’s guilt associated with COVID-19 considering it’s an on-going crisis. None of us will know who comes out the other side until we are already there. But, I believe we have been in this long enough to appreciate other people’s lives have been ruined. Entire households have been lost to this pandemic. So, why not me? Why not my family?
  • The best unit

    OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Have you ever heard someone say, "The previous unit I was at was the best," or, "The unit I'm going to next is the best?" When I hear that, I usually think the person doesn't like their current unit. Also, it makes me wonder what makes a unit the best. The best times I’ve had were at units where I made an impact. For
  • Invisible Enemy

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-CHAPMAN TRAINING ANNEX, Texas -- If someone told me on December 31st of last year what was going to happen in the year 2020, I probably would’ve thought he or she was crazy and needed to talk to someone. I would’ve reached out to his or her leadership and asked them to keep an extra eye out for that individual. I think anyone
  • Remember Patience

    I hope you are having a good Air Force day. If not; patience grasshopper.For those who know me, I often come across as an impatient person. I like to think of myself as highly focused with a sense of urgency, but… sometimes not. Patience is a constant challenge I continue to battle and try to put into perspective. I sometimes have to remind myself
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