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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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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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Team AFMC

Posted October 5, 2012 by Gen. Wolfenbarger

I’m pleased to declare today [Oct. 1] that AFMC has achieved Initial Operating Capability of the new 5-Center Construct for the command. After 18 months of planning and preparation, today all AFMC units are formally aligned under the 5 centers: Air Force Research Laboratory and Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, both headquartered at Wright-Patterson…

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412th TW commander sends holiday message

Posted December 21, 2012 by Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer

To the Men and Women of Team Edwards, As we all know the holidays are upon us and I will take this opportunity to say, that no commander could be more proud or more grateful, than I am, for the myriad of remarkable things you have done this past year. Whether it is being the…

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Using my voice to find my strength

Posted April 26, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Christina M. Styer

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Tech. Sgt. Christina M. Styer April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. To find an event to participate in contact your local Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. SOUTHWEST ASIA – I felt like everyone knew how stupid I was and because I made bad choices, he got away with it. I…

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Slowest of suicides

Posted August 2, 2013 by Airman Ryan Conroy

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -†I’ve been slowly killing myself for the past three years. I intentionally inhale toxins that destroy my lungs and heart. I smoke cigarettes. But, I’m quitting – again. According to the health and wellness center’s tobacco cessation class, the average smoker will attempt to quit five to seven times before achieving…

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Veterans Day is a day to say ‘thank you’

Posted November 8, 2013 by Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger

The United States greatly values its veterans and has a proud history of supporting and honoring these men and women. That is as it should be. While we should remember these heroes every day, Veterans Day offers a special time to acknowledge the millions of Americans who have stepped up to serve their country. Over…

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