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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

Posted July 12, 2013 by

- “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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AFTC Commander’s Log

Posted July 5, 2013 by Maj. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr.

Team, I hope everyone is enjoying the Fourth of July holiday and a long weekend for most. I know I am. I hope everyone celebrated responsibly the anniversary of this nation declaring its independence and freedom, a freedom that is the envy of every other nation. This time of year†provides us a great opportunity to…

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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 – Freedom is an important value to every American, but we must also remember that the Truth is what will set us free.     Through our prayers — an opportunity to pray for the needs of our community – Pray…

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A July 4th message from 412th CC

Posted June 28, 2013 by Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer

This coming Thursday we celebrate the birth of our great nation and its declared independence.

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‘Lucky’ people take personal responsibility for their own success

Posted June 28, 2013 by Lt. Col. Mickey Evans

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - ”She’s so lucky! He has all the luck!” Just like you, I hear these phrases thrown around from time to time. I’ve often been taken somewhat by surprise when I hear one of these comments. Don’t get me wrong, I think there are times when truly random events of good fortune…

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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 – The cardinal virtues of prudence (calm under fire), justice, temperance (self-control) and courage are important for a strong nation and strong military.  But qualities such as love, kindness and even humility guarantee the cardinal virtues are built upon a proper…

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Filling squares

Posted June 21, 2013 by Senior Master Sgt. Vincent Miller

As Airmen, we are more than familiar with the need to fill the proverbial squares as we strive to progress in our military career. To be competitive for awards and promotions, we must commit ourselves to goals such as education, passing the fitness exam, and community service. It is through completion of these expectations and…

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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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