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Does it really matter if I wear my uniform properly, with pride?

Posted September 13, 2013 by Chief Master Sgt. Douglas Perry

I have been asked countless times throughout my career and may have even asked the question myself as a young Airman sitting inside a storage area at McConnell Air Force Base. Why does it really matter if Airmen wear their uniform properly and why do the senior NCOs talk about Air Force Instruction 35-10 all…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week Through our character

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An opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – A Christmas reflection: “I realized that songs, good feelings, beautiful liturgies, nice presents, big dinners, and many sweet words do not make Christmas. Christmas is saying ‘yes’ to something beyond all emotions and feelings.  Christmas is saying ‘yes’ to a hope based on God’s…

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most celebrated holidays (along with St. Valentine’s Day).  What most people don’t realize is Patrick was not even Irish.  He was born in Britain and taken as a slave by the Irish when he…

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Know it when it counts

Posted June 6, 2014 by Senior Airman Peter Thompson

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – For the three years I’ve been in the Air Force, I’ve experienced more training then anyone would like. I’ve always questioned why the Air Force insists we be branded with the same information during training over and over. Personally, I thought Self-Aid Buddy Care was one of the least useful to…

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Look past 1947 for Air Force roots

Posted September 19, 2014 by Chief Master Sgt. Matt Proietti

The Air Force officially turns 67 this month, but my uncle Gino thinks it’s older. He’s 90, and the lone surviving brother of my father. Both of them served in World War II, as did two of their siblings. My father was in the Navy, as was his eldest brother, Europeo (his real name, I…

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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 – 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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Commander’s Message: 101 Critical Days of Summer

Posted August 31, 2012 by Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer

To the men, women, and families of the 412th Test Wing, I want to take this opportunity to tell you how proud I am of the great work you are doing here at Edwards Air Force Base. Every day we provide more combat capability to the nation, giving the edge to our Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors…

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CSAF Letter to Airmen November 2012

Posted November 21, 2012 by by Gen. Mark A. Welsh III

November is a proud month! Betty and I stood at the Tomb of the Unknown on Veterans Day as President Obama laid a wreath honoring not just our fallen, but all our nation’s veterans, for everything they (and you) have done to defend American citizens and interests for the past 236 years.

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Taking charge of your future

Posted April 5, 2013 by by Col. Shawn Teagan

Who is in charge of where your life is headed? Is it you, someone else or no one? If “you” is not the answer, read on. Setting goals is a lesson I learned from my parents early in life. I quickly found that I like having control of my future. At first the goals were…

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CMSAF Letter to Airmen – Developmental special duties

Posted July 19, 2013 by James A. Cody

Fellow Airmen, Much has happened over the past 5 1/2 months since I’ve taken the reigns as your Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force. We’ve faced and will continue to face some very significant challenges, none the less each of you continue to do amazing things day in and out to accomplish the mission…

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