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Tis the season to drink responsibly

Posted December 12, 2014 by Col. Maureen Harback

It’s that time of year when holiday parties and late night celebrations begin to fill our calendars and we look forward to spending time with family and friends to celebrate our own special reasons for the season. Every Christmas Eve, I celebrate my life and I give thanks for being able to share the holiday…

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Finding lifeís new direction after a loss

Posted December 12, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Erica Crossen

Sometimes it takes a difficult situation in your life to not only be reminded of the things you are truly grateful for, but also to serve as a catalyst for change. That moment for me came during the beginning of 2012 when my mother died suddenly at just 43 years old. We had just finished…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Next week the celebration of Hanukkah begins. This eight-day celebration is also known as the Festival of Lights and/or the Feast of Dedication. It is holiday that celebrates the re-dedication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean…

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Sexual assault everyone’s business

Posted December 5, 2014 by Anonymous

I walked in the bathroom and blood was everywhere. It looked like a murder scene. I looked up and there she was sitting on the toilet hunched over and crying. When I asked what happened she didn’t respond. She couldn’t talk. I was terrified and confused as to what happened. Why was she bleeding so…

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To innovate, we can’t be afraid to fail

Posted December 5, 2014 by Col. Robert Novotny

“Throughout history, people with new ideas – who think differently and try to change things – have always been called troublemakers.” – Richelle Mead, author. The Air Force is pushing hard for us to innovate. You hear it when our senior leaders give speeches or post articles imploring us to improve. Examples include the AFSO21…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted December 5, 2014 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Christians are currently in the season of Advent, a term that is not often used outside the church walls.  It is a term that means the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event.  When important events happen or important…

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Protecting your identity online

Posted November 26, 2014 by Ryan Finnegan

With the internet ever evolving, it has become a great source of communication and a convenient tool. While there are many advantages in using the internet, like online shopping or making charitable donations, there are also countless numbers of unknown, lurking threats. One of luxuries of the internet, and a great service for busy parents,…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted November 25, 2014 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – This is the season to be thankful.  Most people could easily rattle of the top 10 “thankful” items in their lives.  But isn’t being thankful more than writing down a list of good items?  Thankfulness is a heart issue; it…

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Airmen Powered by Innovation program launches new site

Posted November 21, 2014 by Gen. Larry O. Spencer

WASHINGTON – Fellow Airmen, Your enthusiasm and ingenuity continues to be our Air Forceís number one weapon system! In April of this year we launched the Airmen Powered by Innovation program aimed at turning your ideas into real cost savings for our Air Force. Since coming online API has received and reviewed more than 2,400…

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STEM: Necessary but not sufficient

Posted November 21, 2014 by Dr. Jim Solti Chief Scientist

I was an active-duty Airman for 15 years before realizing my gut was as valuable as my mind; my intuition as useful as scientific analyses; and my agility, creativity and innovation honed the decision-making necessary to function in complex environments. A scientist by nature and education, I failed to realize the importance of humanities in…

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