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  • Helping our Children Cope with COVID-19

    A couple months ago who would have ever dreamed how our lives would change. All around us, news of the novel coronavirus dominates the information we take in on a daily basis. Many of our day to day routines have altered dramatically. Anxiety and worry are commonplace as people think about the days

  • The Key Spouse Program

    The 144th Fighter Wing has a long history of being a premier Air Dominance and Air Sovereignty organization. You are a part of an organization that literally pioneered the 24/7 alert mission when this Wing was part of a “classified” experiment, which included only one other wing within the nation.

  • Live Each Day to the Fullest!

    Every day we have the opportunity make a difference and live life to the fullest. It is a personal choice to make each day count. Time is limited and once it has passed, we cannot get it back. Here are some ideas for how we can make each day worthwhile.Being thankful for who we are, what we have,

  • At the Next Level: Growing as a Leader

    Leadership training is theoretical and the principals you apply must be adaptive to the circumstance, personalities involved, the mission, the environment, and exigency of circumstance. I could write for days about books I have read or classes I have attended, but in my opinion, the real gem sits in

  • Core Values and Work Ethic

    What is work ethic? Work ethic is defined by Merriam-Webster as a belief in work as a moral good: a set of values centered on the importance of doing work and reflected especially in a desire or determination to work hard.

  • 144th Fighter Wing Commander's Vision and Priorities

    144FW Warriors, it is an incredible honor to be a part of this team! It is a privilege to command and I take this responsibility seriously. The purpose of this article is to discuss my Vision and Priorities for our amazing Wing. When I think of success, I always begin with an image of what I think

  • Helpful Ways to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick

    It is often said that we are creatures of habit. The new year is a great time to take inventory of our habits and consider which habits are worth keeping and which ones help us live our best lives. Sometimes we get in the routine of engaging in habits that do not promote our wellbeing. We know that

  • Social Media and OPSEC

    Social media and the Internet, in general, offer Airmen and their families the ability to communicate while separated or deployed, but caution must be taken to maintain operational security.The greatest threat to OPSEC on social media comes from an adversary's ability to collect information. Over

  • Airman 101 - Resilience

    Airman-101 is a term I'm using to identify those things that every Airman should be aware of and ensuring they are in compliance with to be successful as an Airman in the 21st century Air Force. If you take a moment to reflect back to your first English-101 or Math-101 college class, you recall the

  • Agent of Change

    Last month I gave you all a little insight into our Master and Senior Master boards by letting you know one of the questions that might be asked. Letting one question out might be overlooked, but I'm sure my brethren in the SNCO ranks won't like it if I give out any more information about the