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

Posted June 7, 2013 by

- Rules do matter but they can’t change the heart.  You can regulate (or force) someone to be nice but you will never really know why they are being nice and if the niceness will even last.  A changed heart will always fulfill the intent of the rules and endure over time.   Through our…

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My educational journey You can never have too much education

Posted September 6, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Treverly S. Ford

My educational journey began before I joined the military. As a teen mother, I was determined to finish college; I wanted to be a role model for my son. I managed to complete a year and a half of college before being a full time student, working full time and being a mother began to…

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Develop a study plan that works for you

Posted December 6, 2013 by Chief Master Sgt. Patrick Edem

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea – The weighted airman promotion season is back; chief master sergeant promotion testing period has just ended while senior master sergeant, master sergeant, technical sergeant, and staff sergeant cycles are fast approaching. My message, if you don’t read any further, is to study for promotion – I mean really study…

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

Posted March 7, 2014 by

- It is one of the most difficult concepts to grasp, but character is more often than not developed through suffering. It is when we are stretched to our limits that we find we have the ability to go even farther.  Every coach or teacher knows and counts on this to achieve greater performance.  Perhaps…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted June 6, 2014 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – What is it about patience that we love in others but hate for ourselves? Maybe because we know it is a discipline that is greatly admired but rarely practiced. Whether it is at the checkout line at the store or…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week of 29 Aug

Posted August 28, 2014 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Labor Day is a holiday that is held in honor of working people but we must see work as more than something we do to earn a paycheck.  Work is honorable because God establishes Himself as the very first worker…

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What’s your story?

Posted August 3, 2012 by by Col. Jonathan Sutherland

I remember the phone call three years ago like it happened an hour ago. My sister called to tell me our dad had died unexpectedly in his sleep. Among the many emotions I encountered shortly thereafter, I distinctly remember reflecting on my dad’s Air Force service as I watched his flag being folded by sharp…

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My educational journey Take advantage of the benefits available to you

Posted November 16, 2012 by Mark Bacon

One of the saddest things I’ve witnessed during my 35 years with the Air Force – including over 23 years active duty, as a contractor, and now as an Air Force civilian – has been people who stay with our service as a career, yet never use the many educational benefits available to them. My…

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Lemonade and boxing: two approaches to tough times

Posted March 22, 2013 by Chief Master Sgt. Richard Parsons

We have all heard the old adage, “when life serves you lemons, make lemonade.” While this is easier said than done, it is sometimes the best approach. We face very difficult times, and I am not here to debate how we got here or even the best approach to getting out of the situation. We…

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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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