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  • Let Our Core Values be Your Polaris

    Almost two years ago, I had the opportunity to visit the Air Force Academy with many of the leaders of 22nd Air Force where I found a beautiful base and campus full of rich history and traditions. One of the highlights was a tour of one of the newest buildings, Polaris Hall. Polaris (another name for the North Star) is a very modern building designed to foster collaborative, innovative problem solving with teams of airmen.
  • Equality; How Do We Get There?

    There’s been a lot of discussion lately on equality. In fact, I’ve engaged with several of you over the last few weeks discussing this topic, among many others. Equality is a word with many different meanings, depending on who you talk to. My belief is that equality gets to the point that we all are afforded the same rights and opportunities. How each one of us interprets equality depends greatly on a few things; our experiences, culture, and how we were raised. Equality is something that no one should have to earn or pay for. It should be a right that everyone enjoys. Throughout our history we have seen many good and bad examples of how equality has been provided, abused, and hijacked for many varied reasons. How do we ensure equality is guaranteed in our Force? Let me give you a few suggestions.
  • Be mindful

    As we begin to make strides to return to “normal” functioning we want to keep in mind current events that are going on around the world as they relate to COVID-19, race relations, and the sensitive but important topic of equality and justice.
  • Being Resilient

    Resiliency isn't something you practice when you're in control and going through your daily routine of life. It's the strength you need to push through during times of change and uncertainty.
  • Tips for Teleworking Success

    With COVID-19 spreading rapidly, many folks around base are being asked to telework a few days a week to reduce the amount of people on base. Here are some tips to improve your productivity and make working from home feel like, well, a home office.
  • 22nd Air Force Airmen Forge Proud Heritage

    The month of May is Asian American and Pacific IslanderHeritage Month, and provides us with an opportunity to pay tribute to AsianAmericans and Pacific Islanders and their positive contributions to our countryand communities. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Asian Americans andPacific Islanders make up 5.6% of the nation’s population. Currently
  • 22nd AF NCO named best in the command

     On April 16, 2016, I, along with other senior leaders from Air Force Reserve Command, gathered in Jacksonville, Florida to recognize the finest men and women in the Air Force Reserve – our Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2015. Fifteen nominees from across our command representing four categories; Airman, NCO, Senior NCO and First Sergeant,
  • National Women’s History Month: Commander spotlights 22nd Air Force women

    National Women’s History Month celebrates the challenges and achievements of women throughout the history of the United States. As Commander of 22nd Air Force, I’m proud to proclaim that we have women filling key roles throughout our organization. Continuing with our observance of National Women’s History Month, I’d like to spotlight some 22nd
  • The Passing of a Great American ‘Shero’

    March is National Women’s History Month, a time set aside each year to honor the extraordinary achievements of women. This month I will showcase phenomenal 22nd Air Force women. As fate would have it, though, I received the sad news last week that Elizabeth “Betty” Wall Strohfus, former Civil Air Patrol pilot and member of the famed Women Airforce
  • 22nd AF commander reflects on African American Airmen's heritage

    As we celebrate African-American History Month, a number of notable Reservists, hailing from 22nd Air Force, are inspiring. These Airmen continue to be role models for future generations. They represent different career fields though they all bring one thing in common to the table: they’ve improved our operational capability.Diversity and inclusion