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Ten seconds later and that picture still exists

Posted April 24, 2015 by Liz Jacobson

There is a conversation many teenagers have had with their parents or friends, me included.

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

Posted April 24, 2015 by

- Last year an Oregon woman with a brain tumor made the very public choice to die. But a Colorado woman facing a terminal disease chose to live through it. Kara Tippetts, a 38-year-old married mother of four, knew the fear and pain of a stage 4 cancer diagnosis. Her approach to this trial was…

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Sexual assault survivor: One Airman’s story

Posted April 17, 2015 by

- By a Survivor WASHINGTON — Sexual assault is a hot topic — one addressed in annual training and at commander’s calls throughout the Air Force — yet the details of victims’ stories are seldom mentioned. This is understandable. These crimes against service members are intensely personal. Also, as many survivors have learned, listeners don’t…

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

Posted April 17, 2015 by

- What do you think about church?  Unfortunately many people remember being judged or treated poorly when they attended.  Of course that is the opposite of what church should be.  One person said it this way, what we “need from the Church is a place that not only celebrates our triumphs but also-actually, more importantly-comes…

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Arrive alive!

Posted April 10, 2015 by Master Sgt. Birch Rypka

I have a confession to make. Please don't judge me. I love Airman Leadership School. I love sitting on the First Sergeants Panel, I love going to the mixer. I love the volleyball game (especially when we win!) and I love the graduations. 

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted April 10, 2015 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Can you guess who said the following?  “In my soul, I feel just the terrible pain of loss, of God not wanting me, of God not being God, of God not really existing.”  This person felt God’s absence more than…

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What’s your social thumbprint?

Posted April 3, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Jessica Hines

Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Jessica Hines Just as you would lock the front door of your home or secure your wallet, social media users should aim to lockup and secure their online personal information and do regular checkups of their social thumbprint. We’ve all done it; in a vain sense of curiosity to…

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Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted April 3, 2015 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Our culture is surrounded by death.  Our action movies succeed based on the high body count and our daily news thrives off the gruesome details.  We even throw away our toys instead of repairing them.  It can be depressing but…

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Pursuing dreams to fly, fight and win

Posted March 27, 2015 by Lt. Col. Heather Baldwin

Have you ever been told you didn’t have what it takes while pursuing a goal? Did you believe it? I did. My final year in college, the Reserve Officer Training Corps detachment commander met with each senior to discuss our Air Force future. When asked what I hoped to do, like most of my peers…

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Women’s history facts

Posted March 27, 2015 by

As we continue to celebrate Women’s History Month, a few more facts about women’s history for your enrichment. To gain further understanding of the impact these women had in history, a link regarding the fact is provided. In 1918, Opha Mae Johnson became the first woman to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps. At that…

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