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Dirt not four-letter word for retiring employee

Posted February 22, 2013 by

Air Force photographs Robert Wood speaking at the 65th Anniversary of the Air Force Flight Test Center Oct. 14, 2011. For Bob Wood, dirt isnít a four-letter word. In fact heís shouldered the responsibility of cleaning the dirt at Edwards for as long as the base has had an organization set up for that purpose….

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted June 28, 2013 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – The cardinal virtues of prudence (calm under fire), justice, temperance (self-control) and courage are important for a strong nation and strong military.  But qualities such as love, kindness and even humility guarantee the cardinal virtues are built upon a proper…

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

Posted September 20, 2013 by

- Last week our country remembered the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama and the death of four young girls. At their funeral, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. offered a thought provoking perspective when he stated: “God still has a way of wringing good out of evil”…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted December 20, 2013 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Do you know what took place every year from 1910 to 1950 at the department store Wanamaker’s in Philadelphia this time of year?  More than 14,000 would walk through huge double doors and take their seats as an organist led…

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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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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted June 20, 2014 by

- Toleration seems to be at the forefront of every argument and hot topic in our culture today. We demand toleration on every issue under the sun. But toleration costs nothing to the person making the demand. It is built upon thoughts and philosophies and not relationships. And everyone knows relationships are messy and uncontrollable. However…

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

Posted September 26, 2014 by

- What if you were sick and couldn’t come to work?  Would you have a friend who could bring you a meal?  Now which one would truly meet your needs: the meal or the friend?  Author Randy Alcorn says it this way, “without your friend, there would be no meal; but even without a meal,…

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Losing your future to sexual assault

Posted September 7, 2012 by Col. Tom Posch

“I knew the minute our eyes met that she was the ‘one.’ We exchanged numbers and set up a date. It was planned to perfection. She was the ‘one.’ And then she Googled me. . .and told me never to contact her again. That’s life as a registered sex offender. My face, my name, my…

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A dream cut short

Posted December 7, 2012 by Airman Blake Hubbard

As I stood, sweating outside the Military Enlistment Processing Station on a hot day June 24, 2010, I knew I had made a very important and life changing decision; the decision to join the United States Air Force. I joined the Air Force to attend school, travel, and grow as an individual. I left for…

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If it isn’t you, it’s the person next to you

Posted April 12, 2013 by SrA. Kelly Galloway

“Hey sexy… you single?” I turned to see a fellow Airman in training; standing about 5 foot 8 inches tall, dark hair and eyes. Over the next four months, I heard this fellow classmate repeat the same line more than a couple dozen times. It wasn’t just me he had an eye for; it was…

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