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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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Perils of being ‘not-so-innocent’ bystander

Posted November 14, 2014 by Master Sgt. Jason W. Edwards

I was accused of sexual assault. Even after 21 years, it’s still not easy to admit that. It was 1993, and I was a young airman basic at Lowry Air Force Base, Colo. I was in technical school, learning how to be a U.S. Air Force photographer. My class consisted of eight male Airmen and…

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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 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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Do you ‘really’ know who you are talking to?

Posted November 7, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Taylor Bourgeous

When you’re young, you don’t think much about online safety. At 19, I didn’t have a care in the world; I just wanted to meet new people. Little did I know my care-free attitude online would change my life forever. In January 2013, I made an account on a social media site my friends recommended….

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

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The Economist magazine wrote an article about how to achieve (or not achieve) success.  They recognized that the “biggest threat to their success may lie within. They [the CEOs] need to cultivate the art of seeing themselves as others see them.”  One executive, Kevin Sharer, the former boss of Amgen, a biotech company, kept a…

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Nurturing relationships and a culture of caring

Posted October 31, 2014 by Deborah Hall

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. – When life gets challenging, stressors can build and conflicts can escalate, sometimes leading to abuse. Preventing domestic abuse is fundamental to basic relationship maintenance. Partners in healthy relationships work together every day to nurture their relationship, taking care to address issues and concerns when they occur. Healthy relationships should…

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Taking a stand: Help win the fight against sexual assault

Posted October 31, 2014 by Gen. Larry O. Spencer

WASHINGTON – Just as Airmen broke the sound barrier and pioneered new paths to space, Airmen will pioneer new ways to prevent sexual assault in the Air Force. Preventing this crime is not easy; if it were, you, Americaís Airmen, would already have eliminated it from our force. As we begin this new fiscal year,…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted October 31, 2014 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – It is estimated that Halloween will bring in approximately $10 billion this year to the U.S. economy.  It has officially become a major holiday for Americans.  Of course everyone knows of the costumes and candy but many of us forget…

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Online vigilance helps reduce risk

Posted October 24, 2014 by Master Sgt. Sonny Cohrs

I received at least five emails last week warning me to secure my social media settings and be aware of what I post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Giving ‘gift of groceries’? Think Commissary gift cards

Posted October 24, 2014 by Jessica Rouse

No matter the occasion, Commissary gift cards are always available to help family members, friends and organizations give the gift of groceries. “Our gift cards are versatile,” said Randy Chandler, the Defense Commissary Agency’s sales director. “They can help a young family in need, offer wholesome eating options to a young service member or make…

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