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  • The man in the arena

    I want to provide you an opportunity to come to terms with your life, your career and your service. I want, for your own self-worth, and for the future of this great institution, to save your military soul. I want you to decide today, and until your last day wearing the cloth of our nation, if you are going to stand in the arena and be a doer of deeds--or just be another faceless critic jeering incessantly from the side.
  • Looking for work

    "Looking for work." This is a phrase learned from joint training sessions of an Air Force Security Forces Emergency Services Team and several local California Special Weapons and Tactics teams. This phrase is an important part of preparing a team for a dynamic situation that is always challenging to train for.
  • The power of positivity

    We are faced with an overwhelming amount of negative information each day. Whether it is from news sources, social media, politics or from the people we encounter; this immersion in negativity can quickly skew our perception on reality and lead us to believe the world is mostly bad.
  • Women’s Equality Day

    In 1971, Congress passed legislation to officially recognize Aug. 26 as Women’s Equality Day. This year is no different. This year marks the 97th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote which was passed on Aug. 26, 1920.
  • 14th MDG commander gives parting thoughts

    What a wild ride this tour has been ... Columbus’ mission is not just ‘great’ … but ‘awesome!’ My command tour has come full circle. I must admit, I like to be busy and have multiple projects juggling all the time; yet, I wasn’t quite ready for the flurry and high ops-tempo of social activities which I was about to enter.