Finding Other Ways to Say Thanks

Finding Other Ways to Say Thanks

Last month, we observed Memorial Day – once known as Decoration Day. The internet was rife with heartwarming messages of support for our military community, discussions about past wars, and many stories about someone’s granddad, or aunt, the draft, and so on. It got me thinking about whether that path could have been right for […]

The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre

The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre certainly is a surprise to many the first time they venture about on our installation. How is it a military community would support the arts? Surely there’s a catch? Compromises in set design, choreography, or talent? Less than professional productions? Poor production selection? Nope. The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre has […]

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A Time of Transition: Moving Beyond 1968

The Gates Commission was the deciding factor in removing the draft from the Army recruitment process. Gates was quoted as saying “The cost of an all-volunteer force was “a necessary price of defending our peace and security [and that conscription was] . . . intolerable when there is an alternative consistent with our basic national […]

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End Domestic Violence – Recognize It, Report It, Prevent It.

Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior perpetrated by an intimate partner against another. It is an epidemic affecting individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality or educational background. Violence against women is often accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior, and […]

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Colonel Samuel G. Anderson: Trust, Loyalty and Responsibility

I asked the Colonel – father to two young girls – what it was about the Army that really hooked him; “It was the values of the organization; the “Esprit de Corps” and the professionalism – the Ranger Regiment in particular created an environment whereby everybody understood the mission, each others’ roles, trusted one another and achieved great things.”

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