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  • Airman’s Perspective: 19 OSS, Offutt AFB Professional Development TDY

    Sixteen members from the 19th Operations Support Squadron recently completed a unit professional development trip to Offutt Air Force Base where they had the opportunity to learn about a few diverse mission sets within Air Combat Command. This is the perspective of one of those members, Senior

  • Coming together through social distancing

    We are physically more isolated from each other than we have ever been, but I believe this time of crisis and social distancing is ultimately bringing us together.

  • Unleashing the innovative spirit of Airmen

    We’re doing it again. We’re taking the momentum of a renewed focus on innovation and beginning to squander its potential, making it “just the next thing.” While senior leaders continue to emphasize innovation, our Airmen are becoming frustrated with the pace of real progress and the disproportionate

  • Taking opportunities

    Earlier this year, my supervisor asked me, “Hey Carnell, would you mind going to Honor Guard training starting Monday?” My first thoughts were that something must have changed with my wingman’s schedule in our shop. We both intended doing Honor Guard and our leadership chose him to go first. As I

  • Letter From a Survivor

    This is a detailed first-hand account about surviving sexual assault and a call-to-action for a better culture that encourages sexual-assault survivors to come forward.

  • The Strength of Our Nation

    Fellow Mobility Leaders and Teammates,Our Nation was founded on a belief in equality and justice for all. Our history is replete with examples of women that have challenged injustice, and worked to ensure America's commitment to the rights, security, and dignity of all its citizens. Many of them

  • 18th Air Force's road to success

    I took command of the 18th Air Force from Maj. Gen. Scott in August 2009. The first thing we were told by Gen McNabb, the then commander of the United States Transportation Command, was to make it a three-star, war-fighting headquarters, and we did that.And the thing I am most proud of was to see

  • Q&A with former 18th Air Force Commander

    Editor's note: From November 2005 until June 2008, Maj. Gen. James A. Hawkins served as the third commander after the 18th Air Force's reactivation on Oct. 1, 2003. His thoughts represent the second in a series of perspectives from former 18th Air Force commanders.What do you feel were the proudest

  • Remembrance, thanks and commitment

    To the Airmen of our great global air mobility enterprise: thank you!Today, as every day, I am proud to be an American Airman. I have lived all but 13 years of our Air Force's history and as the son of a Master Sergeant, I developed a love for our Air Force early in my life. It is a love that has