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  • From Junior ROTC to Chief Master Sergeant

    Chief Master Sgt. Raisean Lasenberry reflects on memorable moments of his Air Force career as he prepares to retire.
  • Spending a day with Chief Smith: TSgt Wilkinson's experience

    TSgt Adam Wilkinson details his experience from shadowing 8th Air Force command chief and J-GSOC senior enlisted leader Chief Master Sgt. Melvina Smith.
  • Accelerating Change at Aero India 2021

    The command chief provides a firsthand look at behind the scenes of Aero India 2021 and bomber Airmen participation.
  • The B-ONEs are back: the multi-layered relevance of the current B-1B deployment

    It is no exaggeration or surprise to characterize the last year in the B-1B community as dynamic and exhausting.Consider the sequence of events our team has endured and persevered through: (1) ejection system and drogue chute issues that drove changes in maintenance technical orders and, ultimately, significantly reduced aircraft availability, (2)
  • COVID-19: A single mom’s perspective

    As I sit down to write, my 10-year-old daughter and my 4-year-old son sit nearby while completing school work. They are not by any means quiet, especially not my 4-year-old; he’s yelling from beneath the dining room table. The directions on his worksheet call for him to draw a big blue circle - he prefers for it to be yellow. I am a U.S. Air Force photojournalist and as of three weeks ago, the COVID-19 pandemic has made this our family’s new norm.
  • The B-1 bomber is not done serving the US Air Force

    In the Op-Ed, Maj. Gen. James Dawkins, Jr. describes how the B-1 bridges the legacy and next gen bombers and what the Air Force's plan is to sustain the aircraft's lifecycle.
  • The Mighty Eighth through the eyes of a command chief

    Waking up at 0430, having a day so full of appointments that you must choose which ones to go to, giving speeches off-the-cuff, mentoring and encouraging subordinates, working after hours, and having the responsibility of making big decisions, both operationally and organizationally. These are all part of an average day for our Eighth Air Force command chief Melvina Smith. How do I know you may ask? Well, I had the unique opportunity to shadow our senior enlisted leader for a day.
  • Superhero’s secret: Whiteman AFB ‘sidekicks’

    In the middle of Missouri lives a superhero only a few have ever seen, let alone met. A one-of-a-kind machine, created solely to defend and avenge, that soars high in the clouds in stealthy disguise.
  • Relationships are like building a house; build it well or it will collapse” Unknown

    “Relationships are like building a house; build it well or it will collapse” Unknown
  • New Year New You

    “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step” Chinese proverb