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  • Changes in Latitude, Changes in Attitude, How 100 Feet Saved My ANG Career

    I was in the fifth year of my first enlistment when I came to the first major crossroads of my career.  I was already a full-time Active Guard Reservists on the flight line and had been very fortunate in my career up to that point.  However, there had been a recent shakeup in leadership and with that came a change in how we were being managed. Over
  • Back to the Basics

    When I played football in high school our head coach always wanted to focus on the basics of blocking and tackling early in the week, leading up to the game on Friday night.  He knew that we could never be our best or be able to execute the game plan that we wanted to unless we first focused on the basics.  Gen. Rice, the Director of the Air
  • “We See It All”

    Everyone on base knows that the 117th Intelligence Squadron is located here in Birmingham, but I have found that most people do not know much about the building on the hill without windows. I have had the distinct honor and privilege to be a part of this elite unit of dedicated intelligence professionals who perform the real-world active duty
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