Somehow it’s harder to think about work when I’m in Tampa–which I am. My wife and I were stationed in Tampa for 7 years when I was on active duty. I spent 4 years assigned to US Readiness Command at MacDill Air Force Base (which we called Fort MacDill). I was the Mideast war planner. Then I was offered and took the Professor of Military Science (Department Head of the Army ROTC) at the University of Tampa. Since then we tend to return to Tampa for Spring Break to visit friends and enjoy the sun. We often stay on base at MacDill, as we are this year. It’s a pleasure to be back in a military community where service to our nation is the norm and pride in our flag and accomplishments is part of the culture. I do believe that every young person should be required to serve our nation.