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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: OSI’s perspective

Posted April 18, 2014 by Special Agent Andrea O'Connor

Sexual assault is a problem that affects our entire society, especially our Air Force. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations’ role in combating sexual assault includes conducting thorough investigations and providing commanders and the legal team with information to help them make decisions and take appropriate legal action. Unlike the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week of 18 Apr

Posted April 18, 2014 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Christians around the world are celebrating Easter or Resurrection Sunday this week. Many have a tradition of wearing new clothes on that day as a way to symbolize the newness of life.  You know how it feels to have a…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted April 11, 2014 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – There is an old saying: “Give someone a fish and you feed them for a day; teach someone to fish and you feed them for life.” The same is true in developing character.  You can give a law or command…

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The Emotionless Leader: trusted, respected by Airmen

Posted April 11, 2014 by Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Brown

“I don’t want to hurt her career …” “He’s the best NCO I’ve got. I don’t want to see him lose a stripe …” How many times have you heard someone in a leadership position make statements such as these when contemplating disciplinary actions when an Airman or NCO makes a terrible decision? Whether due…

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A Chaplain’s perspective on sexual assault

Posted April 11, 2014 by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Brendon O'Dowd

Have you ever had your soul torn in two? In other words, have you ever been hurt at such a deep level that you don’t think you will ever be healed again? That is what happens with a sexual assault. It cuts deep into a person so that their very being is damaged in ways…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted April 4, 2014 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – We don’t like people to be insincere. But how do we know when a person is insincere?  George Orwell said long ago, “The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s…

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: ‘Blurred Lines’: Is it all hype?

Posted April 4, 2014 by Kimberly Shirley

“Everybody get up, everybody get up, hey, hey, hey … hey, hey, hey … hey, hey, hey” and the lyrics go on. Many of you can hear the catchy tune and are singing the song in your head right now. Yes, it’s “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke in his chart-topping song. The chorus goes on…

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100 pounds later: The new me

Posted March 28, 2014 by Master Sgt. April Lapetoda

Courtesy photo A before and after photo of Master Sgt. April Lapetoda, who lost 100 pounds and has since completed a marathon and several half marathons. She is the superintendent of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing public affairs. SOUTHWEST ASIA – I never used to push myself physically. Even as a high school athlete, I…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted March 28, 2014 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – The traits of the fruit of the Spirit mentioned in the New Testament (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control) are seen positively by our culture. You can find multiple examples for these traits in our movies, songs,…

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Senior leaders challenge Airmen to reaffirm commitment to core values

Posted March 21, 2014 by Deborah Lee James

Being an Airman is more than a job. When we voluntarily raised our right hands and took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, we became members of the profession of arms.

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