• It's okay to ask

    My role as the 50th Operations Group first sergeant allows me the privilege to act as an adviser to six commanders regarding the health, morale and welfare of our Airmen who are charged with delivering global combat effects to defend our nation and its interests.
  • Words Matter - So Think Before You Speak

    How often do you say something you wished could be taken back the moment it left your mouth? Those situations happen all of the time, and to nearly everyone. Sir Winston Churchill, one of Britain’s most influential leaders and speakers, once stated, “We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.” It is so easy to let
  • DLIELC deputy commandant retires after a remarkable 30-year military service.

    The retirement ceremony of Lt. Col. Jeffery D. Steffen, deputy commander, Defense Language Institute English Language Center and commander of the associated U.S. Army element, took place Jan. 30,  after a remarkable 30-year military careerThe day before, Steffen pleasantly offered one of DLI's international students the opportunity to make a
  • In An Instant

    Col James Garret former commander of the Defense Language Institute, English Language Center here shares his eyewitness account of motorcycle accident as a reminder to all of us on motorcycles or off to practice safety on the roads. It was a perfect morning for fishing. The temperature was down just a little from the last few days of intense heat,
  • Leader Speaks against tribal behavior

    6/8/2012 - JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Twenty-first century technology and the 24/7 news cycle has made the world smaller, but over millennia human nature has not changed. We long to identify with and belong to a tribe. The myriad of patches, uniforms, ranks and patchwork of partner nation flags bear witness to that constant within