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I was determined to live

Posted January 10, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Samantha Saulsbury

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.†-†I don’t mean “the parachute opened in just the knick of time as I plummeted to the Earth” kind of save. I was failing college classes and getting into trouble. I didn’t care if my decisions lead to jail or death. I was too busy recklessly living in the moment while…

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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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Difficult force shaping calls made tougher by undeserved ‘Firewall 5s’

Posted June 20, 2014 by Master Sgt. Ethan Peters

LAJES FIELD, Azores -†I was not a very good Airman in the early days of my Air Force career. I was passably good at my job and very bad at the Air Force. Here is an actual quote from one of my early Enlisted Performance Reports, “Improved responsibility in off-duty affairs would quickly set this…

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Legal Assistance Tip: Wills on the go

Posted September 28, 2012 by by Capt. Thomas Colby by Capt. Thomas Colby Edwards AFB Legal Office

Eligible for legal assistance? The Edwards Air Force Base Legal Office is happy to announce an expedited process for completing a will, advance medical directive or any other type of powers of attorney. In addition to our daily walk-in hours (see below) we will now be taking wills by appointments on Fridays between 9 a.m….

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Air Force leaders issue holiday message

Posted December 21, 2012 by

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy send the following holiday message to the Airmen of the U.S. Air Force: The holiday season is a perfect time to celebrate the many blessings that we enjoy…

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Time is now to donate to AFAF

Posted April 26, 2013 by Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, commander, 412th Test Wing. This year’s Air Force Assistance Fund campaign is in its final stretch and we’re learning about many of our fellow Airmen who have been helped in the past by our four affiliate charities of the AFAF or know someone who has…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted July 26, 2013 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Our brains need a workout just like our bodies.  Take time this summer to read a book, write some poetry, compose a song, or even take up painting. Doing something creative fulfills our calling to be image bearers of the…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted November 1, 2013 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Change for the better is something most people desire (but without much effort).  What does real change look like?  One person stated that the evidence for changed hearts in people is that they then become instruments of heart-change in others….

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted January 31, 2014 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Can a human mind become detached like a retina in person’s eye? Theologian and Bishop N.T. Wright claims that is exactly what happens when we put our feelings ahead of reason.  For instance in a contentious meeting we probably say…

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Victim Advocate of the Month

Posted April 25, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Thomas Mitsch

I chose to become a Uniformed Victim Advocate because I have a friend who was the victim of sexual assault.

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