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  • The Key to Greatness

    If you attended Stars and Stripes last week, you heard Chief Kirkpatrick’s closing words about greatness and how we are members of the greatest Air Force in the world. His words were very inspiring and motivating. Later that day, as I was driving home, I started to think what is the best way for me to strive for greatness and how can I make my
  • Scared Straight

    Usually I write these messages with a humorous positive slant.  Well, I hope they were written that way.  The sole reason they were written that way is because people react to positive messages more than negative messages. It’s true.  Am I right?  However, let us switch gears and call this message the “Safety Scared Straight” message. Do you ever
  • Is it worth it?

    As a 20 year officer and three time commander, I have had my share of highs and lows during my career.  The high of announcing annual award results and the low of performing court martial charges.  The high of seeing my unit ace an inspection and the low of having a co-worker diagnosed with a fatal brain tumor.  The high of competing with the Air
  • Sign, sign everywhere a sign

    There was a song in 1971 by the Five Man Electrical Band that went, “Sign, sign, everywhere a sign. Blockin' out the scenery, breakin' my mind. Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign?”The lyrics are quite relevant to the picture above.  What exactly is one supposed to do? What area does this cover? Do I jog or stay out? What message is
  • Kwa sababu naweza because I can

    Everyone has a personal mantra that speaks to the values in which they strive to live their lives by.Oscar Wilde’s mantra was, “Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.”Eleanor Roosevelt’s was, “Do one thing every day that scares you.”Ellen Degeneres said, “Accept who you are. Unless you are a mass murderer.”So what will your mantra be?I encourage you