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    182nd Airlift Wing

    Peoria, IL, US  


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    The five seconds that could kill anybody

    04.03.2016 | Story by Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer
    Last year John suffered a brain injury that makes him go into a daze for about five seconds at any random moment. He was ready when it came time to renew his driver's license, but Senior Master Sgt. Jim Cole, John's son and our base's safety NCO in charge, knew he couldn't allow it. Five seconds of distracted driving was too dangerous.

    Commentary: Adapt and overcome, or die

    02.05.2016 | Story by Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer
    My firstborn child recently turned two months old. Amidst the irresistible joy of having a new little buddy, I look back over these last eight weeks and wonder how my spouse and I survived. I am a writer, but there are no words I can find adequate enough to describe the terror of sleeplessness that was brought down upon us. Remember doing dorm guard duty in basic training? It was kind of like that but instead of one shift a week, we had to...