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Money, manpower and minutes

Posted September 4, 2015 by Capt. David Liapis

I believe anything physically possible can be accomplished with the right amount of money, manpower and minutes. That's right. Anything.

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Suicide Prevention Month

Posted September 4, 2015 by Jonathan Stock

A reminder of our 24/7/365 responsibility to ourselves, each other All Airmen have a responsibility that last much longer than a one-month campaign. This responsibility extends beyond ourselves and includes our work environment, our families, friends, fellow Airmen and our communities. While Suicide Prevention Month is observed across the United States in September, the month-long…

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Remember past to help inform present

Posted September 4, 2015 by Chief Master Sgt. Christopher Toney

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.–Like myself, I am sure most of you have heard the saying, “Don’t forget where you came from.” Several years ago, as I was looking through some boxes of my military memorabilia, I ran across a thank you note from Gen. Stephen Lorenz, who at the time was a lieutenant general…

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Gaining Altitude — Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted September 4, 2015 by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Brendon O’Dowd

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community Labor Day is more than a weekend sales event.  It supposed to remind us to take time to recognize the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.  Sales events typically recognize the value we place…

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Challenge yourself: Never give up, never quit

Posted August 28, 2015 by Chief Master Sgt. Wendi L. McLean

I once read that newly created cells in our bodies do one of two things: they either begin to decay or they become more vital. These cells choose their path based on what we demand of them. If we are sedentary, our brains signal our cells to decay; but if we exercise, our cells get…

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Gaining Altitude — Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted August 28, 2015 by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Brendon O’Dowd

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community Have you ever tried to change your character?  It’s easier to change a behavior, like drinking less soda, than to change a character trait, like using sarcasm to respond to others. Why is it so difficult? One author puts it this…

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Never underestimate your impact

Posted August 28, 2015 by Chief Master Sgt. Zachary Capogna

Every day I visit our great Airmen and every day I come across more than one that underestimates their impact to the mission. There’s the one-stripe maintainer, “just repaneling an aircraft,” for the next day’s flight, or the young personalist, “just issuing another identification card,” or the defender, “just guarding the gate.” The list could…

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‘We’re all in this together’ — A senior NCO’s five constants

Posted August 21, 2015 by Senior Master Sgt. Rodney Bernard

Service in the Air Force today means different things for different people. Depending on your unique circumstances, such as family dynamics, job or upbringing, how you navigate through those dynamics can have a significant impact on your time serving and significantly help you prepare for the day you no longer will wear the uniform, whether…

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Gaining Altitude — Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted August 21, 2015 by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Brendon O’Dowd

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community Facebook and Twitter allow us to communicate whatever we want, whenever we want.  We tend to respond to any issue that frustrates us and tugs at our emotional heart strings. One thing that our posts and blogs typically lack is civility….

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Separated but not alone

Posted August 14, 2015 by Senior Airman Lauren-Taylor Levin

As the dawn broke out over the mountains, I woke up to the sun peeping through my window. Once I got up I went straight to the kitchen to make my family breakfast yet in the back of my mind, all I could think about was, “how am I going to manage taking care of…

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