Commentary

August 28, 2014

Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week of 29 Aug

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

- Labor Day is a holiday that is held in honor of working people but we must see work as more than something we do to earn a paycheck.  Work is honorable because God establishes Himself as the very first worker and a master craftsman as well: “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 139:13-14). We are also called to see work as more than a self-serving opportunity.  Paul in the New Testament instructed church leaders to teach their people, that “the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need” (Ephesians 4:28).  So how do you view work?

 

Through our prayers — an opportunity to pray for the needs of our community 

- Pray that God would grant you the ability to see work in a different light this holiday weekend.

 




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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

- Less than one percent of today’s U.S. population has ever served in the military, and that one percent has carried the weight of America’s longest military engagement. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz wrote in a recent book that “for too long too many of us have paid scant attention to the commitment of the brave few...
 
 

News Briefs May 29, 2015

SAPR annual training The next SAPR annual training class, “Respect the Red Line,” is 2 p.m., June 1 at 2.p.m. at the base theater. This training is mandatory for all active duty personnel and DOD civilians. Plan ono arriving early as everyone must sign-in to get credit. Unit training managers will be responsible for tracking...
 
 
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For good measure, base precision lab passes biannual evaluation

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Maj. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, presents the biannual Air Force Metrology and Calibration Laboratory Evaluation certificate to Daniel Tibayan, Test Measurement ...
 

 
Lockheed Martin photograph by Chad Bellay

F-16 test pilots hit the ‘road’ to help train USAFE pilots

Lockheed Martin photograph by Chad Bellay An F-16 from the 416th Flight Test Squadron parked at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., during a Red Flag exercise in 2012. Two F-16 test pilots from the 416th Flight Test Squadron recently ...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber

YF-22A brings in $25,000 for museum move

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Bechtel Corporation presented a check for $25,000 to the Flight Test Historical Foundation at the Air Force Flight Test Museum May 21 to sponsor the YF-22A. (Left to right) Dr. David Smith,...
 
 
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Edwards historian awarded for study of deployed flight test

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Dr. Stephanie Smith received the Robert F. Futrell Award for Excellence in historical publications for her special study, “Deployed Flight Test of the Iraqi Air Force Comp Air 7SLX (C...
 




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