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  • 'Tis the season ... Happy Holidays!

    ‘Tis the season for the three Rs.No, I’m not talking about reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmatic. I’m talking about the need to refill, rejuvenate, and reconnect.With all that 2020 threw our way, it’s understandable that we’re tired, worn out and frustrated. That’s why - this year in particular - it’s even more important than ever to take some time over
  • Turn COVID+ into a positive: donate plasma

    So, you tested positive for Covid-19 and immobilized your whole shop for two weeks?It happens.Okay maybe it doesn’t, but it happened to me.At the beginning of October I got a call from a friend I had recently been around. They tested positive and were doing their due diligence to alert those they had been in contact with.Despite the fact that I was
  • Be mindful

    As we begin to make strides to return to “normal” functioning we want to keep in mind current events that are going on around the world as they relate to COVID-19, race relations, and the sensitive but important topic of equality and justice.
  • Coping with COVID, getting mission accomplished

     I can’t begin to tell you how impressive your performance has been despite all of the COVID challenges. But don’t take my word for it – Lt. Gen. Richard W. Scobee, commander, Air Force Reserve Command, called me personally to congratulate you on your efforts to mobilize aeromedical evacuation Airmen to help with the pandemic, continue to prepare
  • Being Resilient

    Resiliency isn't something you practice when you're in control and going through your daily routine of life. It's the strength you need to push through during times of change and uncertainty.
  • Communicating across the generations

    When I enlisted in to the Air Force a number of decades ago, things were different, not necessarily better or worse than they are today, just different. My generation and the one before were not exposed to computers until we were out of high school and college. The generations that followed grew up with computers, online bank accounts, streaming,
  • COVID-19: Supportive resources for wing members, families

    For many people this is a time of uncertainty and isolation. For those who may need assistance, there are several resources and individuals available to help you and your family during this time. I have included the 403rd Wing Resource Chart for you to reference which services are able to assist unit members based on the issue at hand. Although
  • Wing priorities: readiness, innovation, capability

    I hope all of you had a chance to enjoy the holidays and recharge your batteries for what will be an exciting, busy, and challenging 2020!Your leadership ended 2019 by holding a strategic planning event to look at tweaking our MVPs (mission statement, vision, and priorities). Our mission statement – develop exceptional Airmen ready to respond to
  • Holiday traditions

    There is nothing like holiday traditions, everyone has them. But not all traditions are the same.
  • Have a G.R.E.A.T holiday season

    What is your favorite holiday tradition? What is your picture perfect holiday scene you try to create every holiday season? Close your eyes for a moment, and visualize what it looks and feels like to experience that perfect holiday moment … and please ignore ‘cousin Eddie,’ from the “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” movie. Let’s face it, we
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