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  • Service and Sacrifice

    Service and sacrifice are terms all of us in the military are familiar with; however I did not fully understand their true meaning until recently. After all, the words "service" and "sacrifice" carry a heavy discount because they are often overused by American journalists and politicians. The dictionary definition of service is an act of helpful
  • Self Defense is Common Sense

    When it comes to your health, the best defense is common sense. I do not mean self defense in terms of martial arts or weapons. I mean keeping our bodies and immune systems healthy to ward off viral and bacterial invasions. In short, keeping yourself well. We live in a somewhat germ-phobic society where people carry hand sanitizer and some folks
  • Lorenz on Leadership - It's all about service

    A few weeks ago, Staff Sgt. Sarah Price worked diligently as a radar approach control (RAPCON) controller within the 71st Operations Group at Vance Air Force Base, Okla. If anyone had asked her what she did, her response would have been simple and quick, "I control aircraft." ...CLICK TO READ ENTIRE COMMENTARY
  • Gomer's shadow

    I recently had the privilege of attending my first Army Ball. It was a class event all the way around with an inspirational presentation of Soldiers dressed in period uniforms from the major conflicts the Army has fought in since its formation in 1775. The highlight of the evening for me though was listening to the speaker, Command Sergeant Major
  • Meaning of family

    What does the word family mean to you? Every one of us has our own definition of what constitutes a family and with the definition comes a different meaning or understanding of what our family make up should look like. If you said your spouse, children, mother, father, brother, sister or grandparents, then I would say that you are correct but at
  • Happy Independence Day

    As this Fourth of July weekend approaches, I look forward to celebrating this Independence Day with the proud citizens of San Angelo and the men and women of Team Goodfellow. As we prepare for backyard gatherings and the big fireworks show, let's not forget to take the time to reflect on why we have the honor of celebrating such an important
  • Lorenz on Leadership - The Art of Objective Decision-Making

    Making decisions is something we all do each and every day. Most decisions are made without much thought, almost unconsciously and, in many cases, automatically. Others, however, are decisions that involve time and thought, and can impact more than just ourselves. These are the decisions where the process is an art - it defines who we are as
  • Some things worth remembering

    "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That
  • Forever 16

    What did you do on your 16th birthday? Did you go out with friends, have dinner with just family, or did you keep to yourself and enjoy the day? What about afterwards? What are you doing with your life now? My cousin will never get to look back on the day/night of her 16th birthday. That was the night her life ended and memories began. I look back
  • ISR has changed for the better

    It's been almost sixteen years to the day since I drove through the gate at Goodfellow Air Force Base and entered the 315th Training Squadron for the first time. The dust had just settled from the fall of the Berlin Wall and the ending of Operation Desert Storm. Our nation's foremost objective was maintaining the northern and southern no-fly zones