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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted November 1, 2013 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Change for the better is something most people desire (but without much effort).  What does real change look like?  One person stated that the evidence for changed hearts in people is that they then become instruments of heart-change in others….

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted January 31, 2014 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Can a human mind become detached like a retina in person’s eye? Theologian and Bishop N.T. Wright claims that is exactly what happens when we put our feelings ahead of reason.  For instance in a contentious meeting we probably say…

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Victim Advocate of the Month

Posted April 25, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Thomas Mitsch

I chose to become a Uniformed Victim Advocate because I have a friend who was the victim of sexual assault.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted July 25, 2014 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Professor Clayton Christensen at Harvard Business School is amazed at the fraction of students who give so little thought to their purpose in life. He recognizes that finding your purpose is not always easy even for Harvard students.  He decided…

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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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Memorial Day a time to celebrate and reflect

Posted May 18, 2012 by by Brig. Gen. Robert C. Nolan II

As we approach Memorial Day weekend, I want to thank each of you for your hard work and dedication to our important mission. For most Americans, Memorial Day has become the traditional start of summer, but this special day is much more than that. Memorial Day began after the Civil War as a way to…

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Rules, regs regarding Private Organizations

Posted November 2, 2012 by 1st Lt. Jenna Perkins

Edwards Air Force Base is home to many private organizations. These POs can greatly contribute to the quality of life on base. However, there are rules governing POs that any group wishing to become a PO, as well as any PO that wishes to remain a PO, should be aware of. POs are governed by…

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Thank you and best wishes

Posted January 25, 2013 by James A. Roy

Fellow Airmen, This week I will retire from active duty after more than 30 years of service. Before I do that, I want to express my sincere appreciation for all you do one more time. Today’s Air Force is an incredible institution. The amazing things you get done every day are a testament to the…

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Ordering monkey food

Posted May 31, 2013 by Jenna Fletcher

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Phelps A monkey looks out of a cage at Ekotepe Organic Farm near Adana, Turkey. A variety of animals reside at the farm including peacocks, chicken, sheep and horses. Several years ago, I had the opportunity to attend an Office Personnel Management leadership academy. During three weeks…

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‘Arm the chute’

Posted August 30, 2013 by Col. Dan Daetz

The following is fictional … but, not far-fetched “Departure, Recover … Controls Release.” The test conductor stared at the telemetry stream while listening for other cues from the pilot through the headset. “30,000 feet,” called the chase pilot, flying in a descending orbit around the test aircraft as it gyrated erratically toward the ground. “Go…

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