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  • Leadership is LOVE

    I draw much of my inspiration for my life from my faith and one of the key tenets of my belief system is that love is first and foremost the one thing we are called to do at all times. Love is my leadership philosophy and tempers my approach to every challenge, opportunity or interaction I have as

  • Why heritage matters

    Readiness. Partnerships. Heritage. These form the foundation of the 375th Civil Engineer Squadron. In a military unit, readiness seems like an obvious choice. Our ability to execute our mission—without fail—at home or deployed is our raison d'être. Equally understandable is the importance we place

  • Lessons in Risk Management

    If you are anything like me, when you hear the word ‘safety’, you likely have something that immediately comes to mind. When I was a child, being safe was following a ‘Walk, Don’t Run’ sign at the local pool. As I started driving, fastening my seat belt as I got into the car was my conscious

  • How to see the big picture at work

    Some Airmen have a good idea of how their job contributes to the mission. Others may struggle to see the impact their job is having to defend our nation. If you find yourself in the latter group sometimes, please know this struggle isn’t necessary. I believe it's possible for all Airmen to see how

  • Sacrifices Made

    We all see it, we all know it, but we don’t always recognize it. What I am talking about is the great sacrifice our families make for our ability to serve. The importance of this sacrifice cannot be understated. The military life is unique in the fact that the whole family sacrifices for the member

  • Make the Time: Think, Connect, & Care

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- A couple of months ago I participated in a professional development course where the instructor posed an ice breaker question. He asked, “What’s a movie you can recite word-for-word?” The catch was you couldn’t duplicate anyone else’s response. My first answer was

  • Unplug to re-charge…you need it!

    All too often I see Airmen taking their laptops home with them over the weekend or while heading out the door on leave. And I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard phrases such as “I’m just on local leave, so call me if you need anything” or “I’ve got my phone/computer with me if anything comes