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My educational journey: Education is power!

Posted March 15, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Nellie Black

Education is power! I now understand this statement because I’ve empowered myself with education. My struggle with school began early compared to my peers. My mother’s limited education impacted my academic growth; however, I eventually became a first-generation college graduate. As a young child, I never cared for school – my teachers merely provided childcare…

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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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Squadron Officer School: Tax dollars well spent?

Posted October 4, 2013 by Lt. Col. Jeff Donnithorne

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – †At a time when every dollar counts, the Air Force continues to spend scarce resources to send thousands of captains every year to Squadron Officer School. With flying hours slashed, we are prioritizing eight-week TDYs to Maxwell instead of converting JP-8 into thrust, lift and airpower. Can SOS really…

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Resilience = optimism

Posted January 10, 2014 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 resilience, which involves being adaptable, flexible and intelligent. Your…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted April 4, 2014 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – We don’t like people to be insincere. But how do we know when a person is insincere?  George Orwell said long ago, “The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s…

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Is the Air Force in you?

Posted June 20, 2014 by Chief Master Sgt. Edward Edgar

OXON HILL, Md. – When I think about being a good Airman first, there are two quotes that have framed my focus. The first came from Chief Master Sgt. A.C. Smith, the command chief master sergeant for the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. It was part of his address to the…

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Hispanic Heritage Month questions, answers

Posted October 3, 2014 by Senior Airman Joe Hernandez

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Senior Airman Joe Hernandez, 31st Test and Evlauation Squadron, reads stories in English and Spanish to pre-schoolers at the Child Development Center Sept. 26 for Hispanic Heritage Month. In today’s society, Hispanics, Latinos and Chicanos are defined as people from Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, South or Central American and…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted January 9, 2015 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community The 12 days of Christmas officially ended Jan. 5. During this time many Christians celebrate the Feast of the Holy Innocents on Dec. 28, a day set aside to remember the babes of Bethlehem slaughtered by King Herod. Why remember something so…

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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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Never saw this coming: Lessons learned in trying times

Posted March 23, 2012 by Staff

I had the world by the tail: U. S. Air Force Academy graduate, Air Force pilot, six-time commander, 30-year Air Force career, and two stars; fit, healthy and strong. But subtle problems appeared out of nowhere: occasional vertigo, mild persistent headaches, cognitive challenges, having to stop during a hard run. I went to see the…

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