• Changing small behaviors can help save water

    With the local area, including Sheppard Air Force Base, currently in a severe drought, the City of Wichita Falls has declared a Stage 3 Drought Condition going into the hottest part of 2013.Unless rainfall increases dramatically, the local area, as well as Sheppard, will face a Stage 4 Drought Condition that will require a very stringent use of
  • AF Assistance Fund: "Committment to Caring"

    The annual Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) campaign will begin on March 4 and runs through April 12.The AFAF campaign gives us an opportunity to support our own via four charities.  These charities are the Air Force Aid Society, the General and Mrs. Curtis E. Lemay Foundation, the Air Force Village and the Air Force Enlisted Village.  They are an
  • Women's History Month celebrates innovation through imagination

    Each year the National Women's History Project selects a theme to highlight achievements of women is specific fields in the month of March. This year the theme is Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Since 1968, the Department of Defense (DoD) has proudly supported
  • Pointy-Heads: "Yes, it's magic."

    Years ago, the first time that I went to the Military Entrance Processing Station, I was presented with a list of different career fields in the Air Force from which to choose my path. I asked the recruiter what he did and he told me he was an avionics technician on B-2 bombers. I asked him what an avionics technician was and his face contorted, as
  • What the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 means for military families

    On 2 January, 2013, Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and effectively preserved the Bush era tax cuts for the middle class, while raising them for the highest brackets of tax payers. The good news is that most, if not all, of military families will fall in the tax brackets whose rates will not be raised, and the bill
  • Get a gold medal smile

    Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. This year's campaign features the slogan
  • January SARC's remarks

    Well, here it is, another New Year has passed... I think it's true, the older you get, the faster the time goes, but does that mean you get smarter with age?As you settle in to honor your New Year's resolutions, I want to make sure that I begin this article by honoring the Company Grade Officer's Council, Chief's and First Sergeant's Groups with a
  • Resilience is a unique process

    Developing resilient Airmen is a process that is unique to each Airman because no two struggles or successes are the same. Resilience is the ability to withstand, recover and even grow in the face of stressors and changing demands. A thriving and resilient Air Force community will be ready to meet any challenge. The mission of Comprehensive Airman
  • Diversity is key to success

    Last month I had to opportunity to help plan a discussion panel for the National Disability  Employment Awareness (NDEA) month. It was a great opportunity to be part of the planning process for the panel; the national campaign taught me valuable information of what makes a diverse organization unique and successful. On Oct. 29, the 82nd Training
  • Fighting the War on Waste requires "recycling mindset"

    Sheppard is in a war, a war it fully expects to win - the war on waste. To achieve ultimate victory, the base must continue its recycling program and awareness campaign to bring recycling to the forefront of everyone's thinking. The assault on paper, cardboard, newspapers, magazines, plastics, aluminum cans, scrap metal, and likewise, continues on