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  • Why I celebrate Month of Military Child

    This month, we observe the Month of the Military Child. Services for military children have evolved significantly over the years, especially in education.  My husband and I have one child. He has traveled with us to many different bases and we have experienced a diverse set of communities from small villages to big cities.  In the process, we have
  • Supporting ‘tip of the spear’

    I have a unique history with Columbus Air Force Base and the 14th Flying Training Wing. I was born in Columbus when my father was stationed here as a First Assignment Instructor Pilot. I guess you could say I’m a legacy FAIP. Even with this special history, I was initially a little bummed out about being a FAIP. After pilot training I was excited
  • Taking the Air Force Core Values to a Professional Level

    As the old saying goes, “Amateurs practice until they get it right; professionals practice until they can’t get it wrong.”  In his book, The Power of Professionalism: The Seven Mind-Sets that Drive Performance and Build Trust, Bill Wiersma proclaims professionals hold themselves to a higher standard. He also says professionalism is more about who
  • Want to be a great leader? Then learn how to be a great follower…

    American society is obsessed with trying to teach people how to be great leaders. For some, leadership is a skill that seems to be inherent in their personality.  Charismatic leaders like Colin Powell or Martin Luther King Jr. seem to have always been masters at this elusive craft we call leadership, but even these dynamic personalities were
  • Train like an Olympian

    As the Summer Olympics come closer and you pick your favorite competitors, have you ever wondered what it takes to train like an Olympian?   As a former athlete I can tell you their training regimen is very similar to ours.  My years at the Olympic training center incorporated the same training tools the Air Force utilizes in Comprehensive Airman