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Disability Employment Awareness Month: Ten Commandments of Etiquette for communicating with people with disabilities

Posted October 26, 2012 by Indiana Governor's Council for People with Disabilities

The following Ten Commandments of Etiquette will help you communicate more effectively with people with disabilities.   1. When talking with a person with a disability, use eye contact and speak directly to that person rather than through a companion or sign language interpreter.   2. When introduced to a person with a disability, it…

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Resiliency = optimism

Posted January 18, 2013 by Nancy Koch-Castillo

Now that we have entered a New Year what goals do you dare to achieve? What kind of attitude will you portray? Most of you have heard 90 percent of what we accomplish in life is based on our attitudes. Acknowledging your future endeavors coincides with resiliency which involves being adaptable, flexible and intelligent. Your…

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Edwards Critical Days of Summer campaign launches this weekend

Posted May 24, 2013 by Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer

Team, We are approaching the Memorial Day weekend and this year’s Critical Days of Summer campaign. We’ve worked hard this year and you all deserve some relaxation with your friends and families. I just ask you to keep safety in mind when you enjoy recreational activities or as you travel to†and from your destinations. When…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted August 23, 2013 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community   – Have you ever learned another language only to forget it after a few years of neglect?  Speaking another language fluently takes constant practice. The language of “character” is similar.  Neglect it and your life will be dominated by confusion…

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Fueled by innovation? We’ve got some thinking to do

Posted November 27, 2013 by Maj. Jon Hart

Albert Einstein said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” Think about it. In January 2013, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark Welsh III released a new vision for the Air Force: The World’s Greatest Air Force … Powered by Airmen, Fueled by Innovation. Placing…

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

Posted February 21, 2014 by

- How do you face a crisis of conscience?  Do you have a rule (or a set of rules) that will meet every requirement?  Is there a secret formula that will guarantee a clean conscience at the end of the day?  My guess is that one rule or a secret formula does not exist that…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted May 23, 2014 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – This weekend we celebrate Memorial Day where we have the opportunity to remember those who died in active military service. What does it mean to “remember”?  It’s an act of consciously calling to mind something important. The idea that those…

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

Posted August 15, 2014 by

Who are you living for, or in other words who is writing your life’s story?  Do you call the shots in life or is there someone bigger?  The famed writer Wendell Berry says, “the significance – and ultimate quality – of the work we do is determined by our understanding of the story in which…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted November 21, 2014 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Last week, the lesson focused on the famous educator, writer, philosopher and theologian C. S. Lewis and his book, The Four Loves. He stated that “to love at all is to be vulnerable.” This by logical necessity means we will be hurt. …

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I am an American Airman: I will not fail!

Posted July 6, 2012 by by Staff Sgt. Torri Savarese

Early in my Air Force career, I overheard an NCO say, “The only tradition in the Air Force is constant change.” I should clarify that he more grumbled it than said it. I remember thinking how odd of an expression that was, and how the disdain in his voice was unmistakable. I was still very…

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