I grew up in a small town in northern New Mexico in which everyone knew each other. They knew your family’s history, as most of the town was related somehow.
Home for many Airmen means traveling hundreds of miles. In an effort to give back to our community, the Nucleus has partnered with several agencies including our sister newspapers, Rio Rancho Observer and Valencia County News Bulletin, along with the Kirtland Federal Credit Union, to spread …
This summer, the Museum of the American Military Family and Learning Center started a new project, and to get inspiration, I went onto Facebook and asked military brats to write one word to define their core values.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Reflecting the role that different perspectives play in workforce success, this year’s theme is “Inclusion Drives Innovation.”
As I look back on not only my assignment here at Kirtland, but also my career as an Air Force officer, I never would have predicted the route my career would take when I graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in astronautical engineering.
When the Museum of the American Military Family and Learning Center was founded back in 2011, we wondered what kind of lasting tribute we could make to honor military families.
The Air Force requires its members with motorcycle endorsements, or those looking to gain an endorsement, to undergo rider training to ensure their safety, as per Air Force Instruction 91-207.
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, North Dakota — When I arrived bright-eyed and bushy-tailed to my first duty station, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, as a photojournalist in the world’s greatest Air Force, I was eager to tell people’s stories.
The following column is a fictional story as part of the “JA Kirt” series, and is intended to provide brief legal guidance to Airmen. For more information on the issues presented in this column, please see AFI 51-902, Political Activities by Members of the US Air Force.
Today’s Tiger Airmen should look upon the proud history and heritage of the 377th Air Base Wing and follow in the footsteps of those who served before them.
This year’s energy awareness theme of “Protect the Power” is a call for members of the Air Force community to practice energy-efficient habits in our daily lives.
As we moved The Museum of the American Military Family into its new location in Tijeras, my husband mentioned the irony of moving a museum directly into the path of the raging Doghead Fire. I retorted that we might have to keep the U-Haul we’d rented for the museum move to evacuate our home,…
This month, as we prepared to celebrate our nation’s independence and to contemplate all that we hold dear as Americans, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter made the announcement that the Department of Defense was opening military service to transgender Americans.
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE — The summer months equate to a seemingly insatiable appetite to get outside and have some fun. Good weather, warm temperatures and the extra daylight hours instinctively drive people to a wide variety of outdoor activities, which simply put, are a lot of fun.
Evaporative cooling principles have been used for centuries in hot, dry climates all over the world, but if you are new to the Southwest, evaporative cooling is probably new to you.
When the law known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was formally repealed on Sept. 20, 2011, gay and lesbian service members were able to be open with their peers for the first time.
In the book “A Fighter’s Mind: Inside the Mental Game,” Sam Sheridan says, “The defining moment for a fighter isn’t victory, but the way he deals with defeat.”
With the weather getting warmer, kids will be out and about more and some families will do spring cleaning, so there are more opportunities for kids to get hurt.
From the very beginning in 2011, the Museum of the American Military Family had a lot of support from a small group of military brats who’d experienced similar growing pains a little over a decade earlier.
February, as African-American Heritage Month, is a great time to reflect on the contributions of African-Americans to our country, particularly their influence in our nation’s military endeavors.
Were you a creative child who liked drawing technical things such as rockets, submarines, airplanes, robots and houses? Maybe you even drew pictures with Star Wars as your inspiration?
In the cold winter months, the temptation to stay indoors wrapped in fleece, sipping hot cocoa grows stronger. It’s a time for reading books or indulging in TV series marathons and watching the weather outside from the warmth of the living room window.
W ith North Korea reportedly testing a thermonuclear weapon Jan. 5, the importance of the nation’s nuclear arsenal should not be in doubt.
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kansas — I joined the military to provide for my family, but I never would have expected the challenges my family would face and how we would evolve.
This time of year inspires me to reminisce about my childhood in Germany and the places my husband and I were stationed during his military career.
I don’t think it would be possible to be any more excited about our upcoming “Science is Everywhere” one-day camps at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History!
As we’ve just celebrated Veterans Day, I am reminded that those of us wearing the uniform have a special bond with those who have worn the uniform — our veterans.