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Finding light through darkness

Posted May 2, 2014 by Senior Airman Dennis Sloan

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman George Goslin Senior Airman Dennis Sloan walks on the flightline in search of a photo May 5, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. A victim of sexual assault, Sloan says his passion for photography keeps him breathing and offers solace from his otherwise painful memories. Sloan is a…

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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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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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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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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted April 25, 2014 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – The movie “Noah” staring Russell Crowe has attracted friend and foe alike. One reporter highlighted something interesting about the director Darren Aronofsky’s thought process in making the movie.  ”When he first heard the story of Noah as a child, Aronofsky…

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: OSI’s perspective

Posted April 18, 2014 by Special Agent Andrea O'Connor

Sexual assault is a problem that affects our entire society, especially our Air Force. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations’ role in combating sexual assault includes conducting thorough investigations and providing commanders and the legal team with information to help them make decisions and take appropriate legal action. Unlike the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week of 18 Apr

Posted April 18, 2014 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Christians around the world are celebrating Easter or Resurrection Sunday this week. Many have a tradition of wearing new clothes on that day as a way to symbolize the newness of life.  You know how it feels to have a…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted April 11, 2014 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – There is an old saying: “Give someone a fish and you feed them for a day; teach someone to fish and you feed them for life.” The same is true in developing character.  You can give a law or command…

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The Emotionless Leader: trusted, respected by Airmen

Posted April 11, 2014 by Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Brown

“I don’t want to hurt her career …” “He’s the best NCO I’ve got. I don’t want to see him lose a stripe …” How many times have you heard someone in a leadership position make statements such as these when contemplating disciplinary actions when an Airman or NCO makes a terrible decision? Whether due…

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A Chaplain’s perspective on sexual assault

Posted April 11, 2014 by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Brendon O'Dowd

Have you ever had your soul torn in two? In other words, have you ever been hurt at such a deep level that you don’t think you will ever be healed again? That is what happens with a sexual assault. It cuts deep into a person so that their very being is damaged in ways…

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