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When leaders earn their keep

Posted September 26, 2014 by Col. Sean McKenna

It’s no secret that a key to being a good leader, military or otherwise, is taking care of your people. I strongly believe Airmen aren’t able to perform at their peak if their personal lives are in disarray. Whether financial woes, marital issues, illnesses or other troubles, it’s tough to be at your best when…

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Why we wear reflective belts

Posted September 14, 2012 by by Regina Coffey

Approximately 4000 pedestrians are killed in the United States every year and half of those are during the hours of darkness. Also, almost 50 percent of pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. occur between the hours of 6 p.m. and midnight according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Studies show a motorist driving 55 mph…

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A lesson in resilience from Louis Zamperini, an exemplary Wingman

Posted December 14, 2012 by Laura Mowry

When it comes to being resilient and caring for others, there is no finer example than the 95-year-old World War II aviator and American hero, Louis Zamperini. While addressing Team Edwards during a Wingman Day resilience training event Dec. 10, he shared his personal testimony of how his life transformed from a childhood filled with…

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A chance encounter

Posted April 19, 2013 by Retired Gen. Steve Lorenz

As a leader, you must always be observant of what is going on around you. Literally you need to observe, listen and sense in a 360-degree circle in real time. To truly be effective, you need to have your radar up and running at all times because you never know when you can make a…

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Avoiding retreat is cowardly

Posted July 26, 2013 by Jo Rowe

Air Force photo by Senior Airman William OíBrien An Airman salutes the flag during Retreat. KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -It was one of the first beautiful days in a very long while in and around Bolling Air Force Base, District of Columbia. Rain was predicted, but I was hoping it would hold out until…

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My educational journey: I signed up

Posted November 1, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Gabriel Acevedo

While I did not regard learning as my highest priority early on in my life, the pursuit of education has dominated the greater part of it. My educational journey includes training experiences as well as formal and informal education. My mother was big on higher education and I observed her putting in hard work into…

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Wolfenbarger discusses challenges, successes at commanders call

Posted January 31, 2014 by

Challenges that lie ahead and a recap of recent successes highlighted Air Force Materiel Command commander Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger’s commander’s call at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Jan. 23. It was the first of what will be several workforce communication engagements for the general. In the coming months, Wolfenbarger will hold a commander’s call at…

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: The Legal Perspective

Posted April 25, 2014 by Maj. Daniel Watson

Air Force graphic by Naoko Shimoji All sexual assault allegations are taken very seriously by members of the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps, including those of us at Edwards Air Force Base. In recent weeks, you have read articles from other base organizations that investigate and provide assistance to victims of sexual assaults. While…

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Focus on deliberate self-development

Posted July 18, 2014 by Col. Subrina Linscomb

I am an American Airman. I am a warrior. I have answered my nation’s call. These words should resonate with each of us who have the honor and privilege of wearing the uniform. Each time I recite our creed, I feel a sense of pride. I hope every Airman reading this shares my sentiment. Each…

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Nurturing relationships and a culture of caring

Posted October 24, 2014 by Deborah Hall

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. – When life gets challenging, stressors can build and conflicts can escalate, sometimes leading to abuse. Preventing domestic abuse is fundamental to basic relationship maintenance. Partners in healthy relationships work together every day to nurture their relationship, taking care to address issues and concerns when they occur. Healthy relationships should…

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