February 12, 2015
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Office of Senator Chuck Schumer

The Heroic Families of Flight 3407

Above: Office of Senator Chuck Schumer The Heroic Families of Flight 3407 I’ve learned there are many types of heroism. Sometimes it is big and dramatic, […]
December 16, 2014
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Do Something Epic this Holiday Season

Above: Lorrie holds Sara at our wedding reception on June 17, 1989 The holidays remind me that the best thing we can give is often the […]
November 11, 2014
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An Uplifting Visit with the Veterans of Tomorrow

Above: USAFA cadets in a military strategic studies course. Veterans Day has a special meaning for me and my family, as it does for millions of […]
September 30, 2014
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Standing in front of an F-4 jet fighter during my service in the Air Force during the mid-70's.

Connecting Our Veterans to Help Each Other

Our veterans often face unforeseen challenges and difficult life events after leaving the military and returning to civilian life.  The adjustment can raise a series of […]
August 14, 2014
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The Devastating Impact of Suicide: My Personal Reflection

The tragic death of Robin Williams this week brought up a lot for me, as I imagine it has for millions of people who care for […]
June 26, 2014
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Lessons Learned at Great Cost: Will We Act or Just File Them Away?

After an investigation of nearly a year, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded this week that the probable cause of the crash of Asiana Flight 214 at […]
June 11, 2014
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A Lifetime of Learning is a Gift

It’s commencement season, a time of year young people hear a lot of advice and a lot of speeches about the promise and challenges of the […]