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  • My job is prosecuting sexual assault

    Here's a simple truth...sexual offenders reject our core values of integrity, service and excellence, in favor of following their own base, undisciplined, criminal desires. Most sexual assaults committed by Airmen are "blue on blue," or Airmen victimizing other Airmen. So in addition to rejecting our core values, these undisciplined Airmen reject
  • More than your average movie night

    Friday is movie night at the Spears' home. It is a time when we sit together in a relaxing environment after a busy week. For the last several weeks, we have been watching submarine movies. We started out with the classic, Das Boot. Set in 1942, the German submarine fleet is heavily engaged in The "Battle of the Atlantic" to destroy English
  • Leadership and Followership!

    We have all heard the saying "lead, follow, or get out of the way." This saying sometimes makes me think of a bull in a china shop charging straight ahead without regard to what's really going on. I've known quite a few folks who operate that way. I guess it could also be saying you have to do something - you can't just stand in the middle of the
  • Parsing the Airman’s Creed

    Two years have passed since Gen. T. Michael Moseley, Chief of Staff of the Air Force in 2007, introduced the Airman's Creed. Airmen throughout the Air Force have committed the creed to memory and we've all recited the Airmen's Creed countless times in the past two years. Each time I recite the creed the words deepen in their meaning and clearly