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  • Avoiding a no fail mindset

    “In pursuit of great, we failed to do good.” – Viktor, ARCANE Season 1.It’s funny how we can find inspiration in the most unlikely of places (i.e., a TV show). When I first heard this quote, I was taken back at how much it rang true and echoed in every facet of my military career. I’ve had many

  • Resilience: Reflect on 2021 and rest

    As 2021 comes to a close, it is time to reflect on the past year and all the tremendous accomplishments Team Dover has delivered. Over the last 365 days, Team Dover played an integral role in support of over 20 percent of the United States’ total outsized airlift capacity. Additionally, Airmen from

  • A logistics officer’s take on the Profession of Arms

    The Normandy Invasion of World War II to liberate Europe resulted in inevitable deaths for thousands of military members. By the time Allied forces liberated Paris, more than 200,000 coalition forces would be dead, wounded or missing. It is not controversial to believe that there are a few reasons

  • What is Your Passion?

    The U.S. Air Force has taught me lessons and provided very valuable tools for success. Reliability, a strong work ethic and humility are all important characteristics required for any leader. However, the trait I feel is vital and sometimes forgotten is passion.

  • The universal skillset of leadership

    A year ago, our Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., tasked the air staff with four key areas to focus their efforts. These were released to the Air Force a couple months later as “General Brown’s Action Orders.” Under Action Order A: Airmen, Brown stated the Air Force needs to, “find and

  • Proud to be an American

    I joined the Air Force for the uniform but stayed for the mission. Yes, I’ll admit that I answered my nation’s call not because I fancied myself a warrior but because I thought it’d be cool. One Zeydie (Yiddish for grandfather) taught physics in the Air Force in World War II, the other served in the

  • Expertise and the importance of humility

    “It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.” — EpictetusOver my time in the Air Force, I have constantly pursued expertise in various domains (athletics, aviation, leadership, academic endeavors, etc.). There were times when I was behind my peers in gaining mastery of a

  • Effort

    Continuous effort drives motivation, accomplishment and excellence. Looking back on my Air Force career, the effort that I put into my work has in return widened my knowledge base, created opportunities, expanded my network and has allowed me to have a positive impact on those around me. Effort is a

  • Staying connected and developing a culture of caring

    Many of us are or have struggled with personal issues, mental health problems, COVID stress, financial strain, work strain, family strain, or have dealt with losing a friend, fellow Airman or family member to suicide. We may feel like we have lost those connections that make us feel whole. We all

  • Airmen are people too

    The best superhero movies are the ones where we see how they're people too, just like us. Well, Airmen - the brave women and men who protect our nation - are our nation's superheroes. And they’re people, too.But how can we make people feel like people in a mission-oriented environment? This is the