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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 – It is reported that South African golfer Gary Player responded to a critic describing him as “lucky” by saying, “yes, and I’ve noticed that the harder I practice, the luckier I get.”  Our character is formed in the same way….

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Leap to your limits

Posted July 26, 2013 by Lt. Col. Oliver K. Leeds

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -†One of the lessons I carry around with me every day is something I learned from the jumping events in high school track and field. I was intimidated by the high jump. Unlike the long jump, where every leap into the sand pit could be measured and faults were not…

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Avoiding retreat is cowardly

Posted July 26, 2013 by Jo Rowe

Air Force photo by Senior Airman William OíBrien An Airman salutes the flag during Retreat. KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -It was one of the first beautiful days in a very long while in and around Bolling Air Force Base, District of Columbia. Rain was predicted, but I was hoping it would hold out until…

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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 – 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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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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Every Airman Counts

Posted July 19, 2013 by Gen. Larry O. Spencer

Fellow Airmen, I need your help in fixing a problem that directly relates to our overall readiness – sexual assault. This is a problem each and every one of you has a part in solving. As Airmen in the world’s greatest Air Force, treating each other with dignity and respect is absolutely essential. †Our mission…

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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 – When it’s hot outside, the TV seems like the best option.  But did you know TV programs are carefully designed to be enticing while requiring no mental exertion.  They train you to avoid hard work, and instead help you “go with…

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Leading change

Posted July 12, 2013 by Lt. Colonel Rodney Jorstad

How many times have you been waiting in a line for service wondering why something takes so long when it seems like it should be an easy process? Or worse, you waited in line and finally get to the customer service representative and find out you are missing a document and must come back later?…

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

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- “If I look at the mass (collection) of people I will never act. If I look at the one, I will.” – Attributed to Mother Theresa. It is easy to become numb to the news of all the hurting people in the world because we realize we can do little to help and we…

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Be a Wingman: Understand the signs and symptoms

Posted July 5, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Brandon Shapiro

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brandon Shapiro Understanding the signs and symptoms of substance abuse is one of the many integral ways we accomplish the ìWingmanî ideology and make sure our brothers and sisters are stable. Whether it be alcohol, illegal substances, or prescription medication abuse, we must be well versed in recognizing…

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