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Gaining Altitude — Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted April 1, 2016 by Chaplain (Maj.) John M. Von Almen

Downtown, you may see signs at local churches proclaiming today, April 1, as “National Atheists’ Day.” These are based on a scriptural text from the Judeo/Christian tradition that states, “The fool says in heart, ‘there is no God …’” They think it is “funny.” Your Wing Chaplain thinks it is disrespectful. As Airmen we come…

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Challenge yourself: Never give up, never quit

Posted July 17, 2015 by by Chief Master Sgt. Wendi L. McLean

I once read that newly created cells in our bodies do one of two things: they either begin to decay or they become more vital. These cells choose their path based on what we demand of them. If we are sedentary, our brains signal our cells to decay; but if we exercise, our cells get…

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Gaining Altitude — Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted February 5, 2016 by Chaplain (Maj.) Jason Knudeson

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community What is your legacy? Her name was Dean Cornett. Very few people outside of the tiny village of Paint Lick, Ky., know who she was, but those in the village remember how she became one of President George H. W. Bush’s 1,000…

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What are you thankful for? What are you favorite Thanksgiving traditions?

Posted November 25, 2015 by

“What am I most thankful for this year? My family, God’s protection over them especially being split with my kids being in northern Virginia and then my wife and my youngest son here. And I’m thankful for this job and being able to take care of Edwards. It really is an honor and a blessing; I get up every day and thank God for this opportunity to serve.”

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‘Under Pressure’

Posted February 26, 2016 by Lt. Col. Mark Reynolds

We saw 2016 begin with the loss of rock-n-roll legend David Bowie, and while listening to my satellite radio’s “Bowie tribute” last month I was inspired to title my article after one of his hit songs. I find it particularly relevant because everyone, whether yourself, co-worker, family member, or the person waiting next to you…

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Innovation: Never stop improving

Posted October 23, 2015 by Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station commander

CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN AIR FORCE STATION, Colo.–“Another article on innovation?” you say. I don’t have to tell you that there are more challenges across the Air Force than any time that I can recall: manning reductions, reduced budgets, infrastructure we can no longer afford, new requirements; response to advanced cyber threats, and the cherry on top,…

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A puzzle called ‘me’

Posted January 8, 2016 by Senior Airman Shane Mitchell

U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Shane Mitchell MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho–It was early October when I entered the waiting room, and I wasn’t in the best of moods. The past two months had been the worst of my life; I made some very poor decisions and my personal, financial and professional…

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Leadership requires balance

Posted April 1, 2016 by Maj. Andrew Mackenzie

That is an easy question, right? I am sure the average person ponders over just this type of question for hours in between Walking Dead episodes. Let’s try something a little more specific and perhaps easier to answer: What is my leadership philosophy, and why? While this is purely an academic exercise, its timing is…

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Separated but not alone

Posted July 31, 2015 by by Senior Airman Lauren-Taylor Levin

As the dawn broke out over the mountains, I woke up to the sun peeping through my window. Once I got up I went straight to the kitchen to make my family breakfast yet in the back of my mind, all I could think about was, “how am I going to manage taking care of…

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The 2016 election year is here

Posted February 5, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Donald Trump vs. Ted Cruz! Marco Rubio vs. Jeb Bush! Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders and, you know, that other guy! Forget the Super Bowl for a second, we’re about to see the Super Bowl of election years! I can’t remember an election season with so many televised debates and candidates. The drama, the excitement,…

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