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  • October Chief's Perspective

    I have been listening to Dave Ramsey and his team on my short 56-mile trek one way to and from work. If you don’t know, he started out in real estate and got in over his head at a pretty young age and ended up filing for bankruptcy. Now thirty some years later he has built a company around helping

  • October Shirt Blast

    As I prepare to move on from my post as the First Sergeant for the 245th ATCS, I’d like to take a few moments to share some of my experience with you and thank those who helped make the last two years some of the most rewarding and formative of my career. To the men and women of the 245th ATCS it

  • July Commander's Corner

    It was June 1980. A 17-year-old young man from northern Minnesota got on an airplane headed to San Antonio, Texas, to embark upon an adventurous Air Force career. The Minneapolis temperature was a pleasant 53 degrees. The culture shock was immediate because Texas greeted me with a 109 degree

  • July Chief's Perspective

    With the end of a military career that has spanned over 34 years, including four years as the Chief of Security Forces, there have been countless opportunities to reflect on the numerous aspects of my military career that got me here. Still, the most crucial element that comes to mind is my goal of

  • July Chaplain's Reflections

    Have you ever thought you were made for a special moment in time or a particular event that occurred in your life which enabled you to be successful? You worked hard to condition your mind, spirit, and physical abilities; along with keeping track of your training and skills. After all of those

  • July Retiree's Corner

    This is my 15th Desert Storm article. I finally made it to the 240th Combat Communications Squadron, last but not least. This article primarily will be about the Air Traffic Control Section of the 240th.

  • July Fitness Tips

    How to enjoy some of your favorite summer activities and burn 300 calories having fun!

  • April Chief's Perspective

    As I look back on what will end up being a 36-year career, I can’t help but think about President Ronald Reagan. He was president when I enlisted in 1986. He is one of seven presidents in total I have served under and has always had my respect for his leadership perspective. I joined in a time that

  • April Shirt Blast

    “I am not a role model.” Retired basketball star Charles Barkley said those words in a Nike commercial some years ago. I immediately took issue with that statement until I learned the context in which he said it. He was redirecting the role of role model away from sports superstars and toward