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  • Valuing 'Citizen Airmen' in space today

    When asked to provide commentary on a subject of my choice, it took me about 10 seconds to pick a topic - the value of the Air Force Reserve in space today. The joining of 310th Space Wing "Citizen Airmen" alongside our regular Air Force mission partners across Air Force Space Command bases strengthens an important relationship needed for combatant
  • From the Rubble

    I just took my first look at pictures of One World Trade Center, the main building that is being built near the site of the "Twin Towers" that were destroyed nearly eleven years ago. It is already the tallest building in New York and, from looking at the pictures; you would never know the horror associated with that place in our relatively recent
  • 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