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Civ-Mil Group builds bonds with Team Edwards

Posted February 14, 2014 by Master Sgt. Eric Jackson

Many of you haven’t personally heard of the Civilian-Military Group or know who they are composed of, but I can attest and ensure you that hundreds of Edwards Airmen and their families have been the recipients of their generosity and unwavering support. As an Air Force First Sergeant, I’ve had the distinct pleasure and honor…

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Specialized training, specialized equipment, specialized personnel – The Big Three

Posted May 16, 2014 by Jacob McAfee

PALMDALE, Calif.-When you think of the firefighting profession the first thing that comes to most minds is fire, but what you may not know is that today, more than ever, the fire service provides a large spectrum of other services the average person does not even realize. Air Force Plant 42 Fire and Emergency Services…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted August 8, 2014 by

Professor Clayton Christensen at Harvard Business School makes this observation about what truly matters in life.  “If you study the root causes of business disasters, over and over you’ll find this predisposition toward endeavors that offer immediate gratification. If you look at personal lives through that lens, you’ll see the same stunning and sobering pattern:…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted November 14, 2014 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – The famous educator, writer, philosopher and theologian C. S. Lewis wrote in his book, The Four Loves: “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to…

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

Posted February 20, 2015 by

– An article in the Atlantic Monthly asked the readers to think about things that lead them astray.  If we put it in religious categories, the things that typically lead us astray are: lust, fear, vanity, gluttony.  They are in the words of the author, “the fulfillment of momentary and passing desires.” Why are we…

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Have you really joined the Air Force yet?

Posted May 15, 2015 by Chief Master Sgt. David Wolfe

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska–For those of us in uniform, particularly enlisted members, memories of how we came to be in the military are fairly easy to call to mind – whether the process was more than 20 years ago, or closer to 20 months ago. As I recall the experience, that trip to the Military…

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Celebrating freedom with pride this July 4th

Posted June 29, 2012 by by Chief Master Sgt. David VanVlack

This story starts 11 days before the 4th of July on June 25, 1996. I was in the U.S. Air Force, deployed to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. On that night, I was bare-chested, clad in jeans and tennis shoes as I turned my back to a sliding glass door. The…

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A Letter to the Team

Posted November 9, 2012 by

Team I’m sure everyone is looking forward to the upcoming 3-day weekend. The long weekend provides us a great opportunity to relax, enjoy ourselves, spend some time with family, and recharge our batteries. I actually plan to do all of those myself, and I hope you and yours get the opportunity to do something fun….

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Plan ahead for those you love

Posted February 22, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Alexander W. Riedel

Last year, I dealt with the death of two people close to me. In September, my father passed away unexpectedly at the age of 59, due to an illness. The man I thought to be indestructible, suddenly was gone. Almost exactly two months later, a long-time friend also passed away in the hospital when complications…

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Combating stress

Posted June 21, 2013 by Lt. Col. Paul Tombarge

Stress. The Oxford dictionary defines stress as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.” We’ve all experienced it; some more than others. With the continuing budget shortfalls, uncertainty of sequestration furloughs, a pending compliance inspection and the upcoming summer move cycle, many of us are feeling…

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