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Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted April 3, 2015 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Our culture is surrounded by death.  Our action movies succeed based on the high body count and our daily news thrives off the gruesome details.  We even throw away our toys instead of repairing them.  It can be depressing but…

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Pursuing dreams to fly, fight and win

Posted March 27, 2015 by Lt. Col. Heather Baldwin

Have you ever been told you didn’t have what it takes while pursuing a goal? Did you believe it? I did. My final year in college, the Reserve Officer Training Corps detachment commander met with each senior to discuss our Air Force future. When asked what I hoped to do, like most of my peers…

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Women’s history facts

Posted March 27, 2015 by

As we continue to celebrate Women’s History Month, a few more facts about women’s history for your enrichment. To gain further understanding of the impact these women had in history, a link regarding the fact is provided. In 1918, Opha Mae Johnson became the first woman to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps. At that…

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Everyone has a story to tell

Posted March 27, 2015 by 2nd Lt. Andrew Church

We tend to believe that just because we haven’t won a Nobel Prize, or survived a horrific event, that our stories are not worth telling.  This notion is false; your story is worth telling. We often get caught up on other peoples’ stories, whether it is that of a famous actress or a war hero. …

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Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted March 27, 2015 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – When you are hurting, whom can you trust? Gen. Ulysses S. Grant said, “The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those…

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Rosie the Riveter and me

Posted March 20, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow

As we recognize Women's History Month this March, I am struck by the thought that heroes and role models do not have to be one single person but, in fact, can be several people. For me, this truth is especially relevant.

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Celebrating the work that social workers do

Posted March 20, 2015 by

March is nationally recognized as Social Work Month. According to the National Association of Social Workers, since the first social work class was offered in the summer of 1898 at Columbia University, social workers have led the way developing private and charitable organizations to serve people in need. And now, social workers continue to address…

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Naming the ‘unnamed conspirator’

Posted March 20, 2015 by

Have you ever questioned the verdict of a sexual assault trial and wondered what evidence was presented before the court? Did you find the story, or facts as related by the media, believable or unbelievable? According to attorney Anne Munch, societal attitudes play a major role in how we judge and perceive victims of sexual…

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Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted March 20, 2015 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Contemplation is a lost art. Most people can manage some type of prayer but contemplation is much harder to do.  Medieval teacher Hugh of St. Victor says that “what prayer asks, contemplation finds.” Contemplation then is marveling at the wonder,…

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Cybercrime: How it affects you

Posted March 13, 2015 by Special Agent Monte Stephens

Cybercrime is the fastest growing and most dynamic area of crime. Ever-increasing reliance on cyber technology is allowing criminals to operate with virtual impunity across a range of criminal activities and jurisdictions. Although the types of crimes are not necessarily new (theft, fraud, extortion, drug proliferation and sex-based exploitation), the technology provides criminals an unprecedented…

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