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

Posted July 18, 2014 by

- What is your purpose?  That question is asked of us throughout the years. Perhaps a better question should be “have you forgotten your purpose”? Professor Clayton Christensen at Harvard Business School states it this way, “Over the years I’ve watched the fates of my HBS classmates from 1979 unfold; I’ve seen more and more…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted October 24, 2014 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – The Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum is a favorite story of millions but it is not the complete story. In fact he chronicles many visits by Dorothy to the Land of Oz and in the fifth book of the series,…

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My journey as a victim advocate

Posted January 23, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Maria Bowman

When I was a teenager, I saw a movie about a college student who was raped by her brother’s fraternity brother at a party. I remember being saddened by what happened to her; not only by the act of sexual assault, but by how the school’s administrators and students treated her when she decided to…

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CC Log

Posted May 18, 2012 by General Hoffman

AFMC Warriors, The 2012 AFMC Air Force Assistance Funds (AFAF) campaign is drawing to a close. This year’s campaign has been a shining example of “Wingmen taking care of Wingmen” throughout the command. The outpouring of generosity to support the four AFAF charities has been nothing short of phenomenal. While the AFAF is run by…

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Disability Employment Awareness Month: Ten Commandments of Etiquette for communicating with people with disabilities

Posted October 26, 2012 by Indiana Governor's Council for People with Disabilities

The following Ten Commandments of Etiquette will help you communicate more effectively with people with disabilities.   1. When talking with a person with a disability, use eye contact and speak directly to that person rather than through a companion or sign language interpreter.   2. When introduced to a person with a disability, it…

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Resiliency = optimism

Posted January 18, 2013 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 resiliency which involves being adaptable, flexible and intelligent. Your…

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