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  • Suicide Awareness: The little things

    Loss is something some people will experience in their lives. It is a constant part of who we are, and it can sometimes shape our personalities. This is why resilience is so important and can help us to deal with difficult situations. As a person who has experienced loss, I would like to share my

  • 86 MSG is ATLAS STRONG

    When I found out I was going to be the Commander of the 86th Mission Support Group, I was beyond excited and knew I had landed my dream assignment. I had always wanted to lead a dynamic group in a challenging location, and really make a difference … then BAM! Welcome to Ramstein!  

  • Why is there so little A/C in Germany?

    Most German homes do not have air conditioning and while there are many factors to consider, primarily: air conditioning is highly inefficient; it’s expensive to install and operate; it’s not cost effective, and it’s only really beneficial for a few weeks out of each summer.

  • Reflections from OAR

    Operation Allies Refuge is the largest noncombatant evacuation operation in the history of the United States, and I am fortunate to say, “I was there.”

  • Maintaining world’s largest airlift at Al Udeid

    In January of this year, I deployed to Al Udeid Air Base to serve as the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Chief of Protocol. I volunteered for this position and have enjoyed my time as a Protocol Officer. For the uninitiated, AUAB is massive, and home to many tenant organizations. Coincidentally enough,

  • 21st Century Leadership: Innovation & Embracing Change

    Over the past year and a half the world has faced a global pandemic, stock market collapse followed by its meteoric rise, global political changes, and rampant social unrest. During this time frame and despite the global upheavals, the U.S. military’s core missions did not change. The war against

  • Harness your experience

    Throughout your career, aim to take on new and difficult additional duties or assignments.  These will build and prepare you for future challenges.

  • Leadership: Choose your journey

    There are three tenants that I live by; choose your journey, don’t accept “no” and fight for what you believe in. Bottom line never give up on you.