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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted June 20, 2014 by

- Toleration seems to be at the forefront of every argument and hot topic in our culture today. We demand toleration on every issue under the sun. But toleration costs nothing to the person making the demand. It is built upon thoughts and philosophies and not relationships. And everyone knows relationships are messy and uncontrollable. However…

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

Posted September 26, 2014 by

- What if you were sick and couldn’t come to work?  Would you have a friend who could bring you a meal?  Now which one would truly meet your needs: the meal or the friend?  Author Randy Alcorn says it this way, “without your friend, there would be no meal; but even without a meal,…

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Tis the season to drink responsibly

Posted December 12, 2014 by Col. Maureen Harback

It’s that time of year when holiday parties and late night celebrations begin to fill our calendars and we look forward to spending time with family and friends to celebrate our own special reasons for the season. Every Christmas Eve, I celebrate my life and I give thanks for being able to share the holiday…

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Losing your future to sexual assault

Posted September 7, 2012 by Col. Tom Posch

“I knew the minute our eyes met that she was the ‘one.’ We exchanged numbers and set up a date. It was planned to perfection. She was the ‘one.’ And then she Googled me. . .and told me never to contact her again. That’s life as a registered sex offender. My face, my name, my…

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A dream cut short

Posted December 7, 2012 by Airman Blake Hubbard

As I stood, sweating outside the Military Enlistment Processing Station on a hot day June 24, 2010, I knew I had made a very important and life changing decision; the decision to join the United States Air Force. I joined the Air Force to attend school, travel, and grow as an individual. I left for…

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If it isn’t you, it’s the person next to you

Posted April 12, 2013 by SrA. Kelly Galloway

“Hey sexy… you single?” I turned to see a fellow Airman in training; standing about 5 foot 8 inches tall, dark hair and eyes. Over the next four months, I heard this fellow classmate repeat the same line more than a couple dozen times. It wasn’t just me he had an eye for; it was…

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Leap to your limits

Posted July 26, 2013 by Lt. Col. Oliver K. Leeds

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -†One of the lessons I carry around with me every day is something I learned from the jumping events in high school track and field. I was intimidated by the high jump. Unlike the long jump, where every leap into the sand pit could be measured and faults were not…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted October 25, 2013 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Snacks are not meals.  Snacks may see you through a hungry afternoon but it will not sustain you for days on end.  It should be obvious that humans need regular meals to stay healthy.  The same is true for reading…

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Life is a journey

Posted January 24, 2014 by Master Sgt. Cecil L. Tonguet

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea-Air Combat Command defines the spiritual pillar as strengthening a set of beliefs, principles or values that sustain an individual’s sense of well-being and purpose. The Air Force initially fueled my sense of purpose and gave me a foundation. For many years the simple act of wearing the uniform and…

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Every Airman has a role in preventing sexual assault

Posted April 25, 2014 by Gen. Larry Spencer

Every April we recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month, using it as an opportunity to renew our commitment to treating each other with dignity and respect.

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