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Spiritual Fitness: Finding your ‘happy place’

Posted January 24, 2014 by 1st Lt. Scott T. Engman

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska†-†Spiritual fitness is a component of CAF that is often overlooked by the average Airman. Why? Because it isn’t as up front and easy to understand or exercise as the other pillars. Physical fitness is simple, hit the gym and eat healthily. Social fitness is all about developing healthy relationships with others….

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AF acquisition chief nominee testifies

Posted January 24, 2014 by Ed Gulick

U.S. Air Force photo Dr. William A. LaPlante is the principal deputy, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition), Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON – Dr. Bill LaPlante testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee Jan. 16 during his nomination hearing to be the next assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition. Ive spent over 28…

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How to make scheduling an appointment easier

Posted January 24, 2014 by

Scheduling a medical appointment with a healthcare provider can sometimes be a frustrating task for patients. Whether its long hold times due to high call volume or the inability to get an appointment that meets the patient’s needs in a timely manner, frustration can sometimes carry over to the appointment resulting in patient dissatisfaction. The…

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Understanding the Importance of Spiritual Fitness

Posted January 24, 2014 by Master Sgt. Jeffrey Turk

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – From senior leadership to our newest recruits, many of our Airmen today struggle with the concept of spirituality and how it influences their thoughts and behaviors. For many, the word spirituality is merely a synonym for religion or a metaphysical conception that has no real bearing on their lives. However,…

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Virtual TAP curriculum available for separating service members

Posted January 10, 2014 by Janis El Shabazz

Separating service members can participate in the transition assistance program online, Department of Defense officials announced. TAP – now called Transition GPS-Goals, Plans and Success – is designed to help prepare separating and retiring members for life outside of the military. It includes a variety of seminars from dressing for success to financial independence. The…

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Resilience = optimism

Posted January 10, 2014 by Nancy Koch-Castillo

Now that we have entered a New Year what goals do you dare to achieve? What kind of attitude will you portray? Most of you have heard 90 percent of what we accomplish in life is based on our attitudes. Acknowledging your future endeavors coincides with resilience, which involves being adaptable, flexible and intelligent. Your…

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‘Operation Play and Sleigh’ a success

Posted January 10, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The 412th Security Forces Squadron Training Section held a Ruck March and Toy Drive Dec. 20 for children at the A. Miriam Jamison Childrenís Center in Kern County, Calif. Participants carried their donations down a route for 3.5 miles, beginning and ending at the Center of Excellence. The 412th…

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Christmas Chapel

Posted December 13, 2013 by

Catholic Dec. 15, Las Posadas: 5 p.m., Chapel 2 Dec. 15, Penance Service: 6 p.m., Chapel 2 Dec. 24, Childrenís Mass: 5 p.m., Chapel 2 Dec. 24, Midnight Mass: Midnight, Chapel 2 Dec. 25, Christmas Mass: 9 a.m., Chapel 2 Protestant- Gospel Service: Sundays, 8 a.m., Chapel 1 Dec. 18, Advent Evening Prayer: Wednesdays 6:15-6:45…

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AFMC encourages workforce to stay safe, drive sober for the holidays

Posted December 13, 2013 by

Whether going over the river or through the woods or along America’s highways during the upcoming holiday season, drinking and driving can result in serious or deadly consequences. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 10,332 people were killed in crashes involving drunk drivers during 2012. “If you’re traveling to spend time with family…

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Edwards AFB Typhoon Relief Effort

Posted December 13, 2013 by

Edwards AFB will be collecting donations for the Philippines Typhoon relief effort until Monday night Dec. 16. The main collection point will be at the Higher Grounds in Bldg. 2511 between the times of 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Donation boxes will also be staged around base. Examples of items needed:…

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