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  • Commitment to yourself and the Reserves

    Ask 10 people what commitment means to them and you will most likely get 10 different answers. When it comes down to it, commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions to yourself and others and the actions which speak louder than words. It

  • What does being resilient mean to you?

    Resiliency continues to be a hot topic across the Department of Defense as we wrap up what is unfortunately a year with record-breaking suicide rates in the military. You have likely heard the word "Resiliency" several times over the past year in the context of suicide prevention, Wingman Day

  • The Goose Story

    Teamwork is defined as an action by a team to achieve a common goal. A team is comprised of more than one person and each member of the team normally has various duties and responsibilities. This is true in the Air Force Reserve and I see it every weekend as I walk with my commander throughout our

  • Get Involved, Be Safe

    Everyone knows about the 101 Critical Days of Summer. You probably get sick of hearing about it every year and you may wonder why it is different from any other time of the year. Well, statistics have shown that more people are injured during summer than any other time of year.This summer I would

  • Bring your “A” Game

    One of the great things about being here at Luke Air Force Base is Spring Training. There aren't many locations that can claim to host such a consolidated group of teams from America's favorite summer pastime. This year, I've been able to enjoy a few games and there is nothing like the smell of

  • Military Child and Military Family Appreciation Should Be a Way of Life

    Next month we celebrate the military child throughout DoD. Life continues to happen for our children who depend on us and support us while we fulfill our AF Reserve responsibilities. My daughter will have her 15th birthday next month and I will be 1,500 miles away. Fifteen years earlier, her birth

  • Resiliency: A Top Concern for Air Force

    lps us overcome setbacks and even grow as we conquer challenges. Leadership across DoD have listed Resiliency as a big concern for the Air Force and DoD as the stress of being at war for over a decade has taken a deadly toll on service members and their families through alcoholism, spouse and child

  • Are you ready to lead?

    Many people speculate on the age old question, 'Are people born to lead or are they trained to lead'? It's a subject that has been debated thoroughly throughout history and will probably be debated for years to come. But, to keep this short, I'll focus on the latter point. Training yourself to be a

  • Holiday Season -- Take care of yourself

    The life of a reservist is never easy nor does it slow down. The Triad (Family-Civilian Job-and Military Commitment) seems to be growing with physical fitness and resiliency now as additional key components. We often feel torn between many different masters, which makes trying to keep them all happy

  • Outstanding Team Work

    "The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual," Vince Lombardi, football coach for the NFL (1913-1970). Team work, is not a "new" concept. We've all heard the quote "There's no "I" in TEAM," but have you stepped back to think honestly about the