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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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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

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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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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: ‘Blurred Lines’: Is it all hype?

Posted April 4, 2014 by Kimberly Shirley

“Everybody get up, everybody get up, hey, hey, hey … hey, hey, hey … hey, hey, hey” and the lyrics go on. Many of you can hear the catchy tune and are singing the song in your head right now. Yes, it’s “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke in his chart-topping song. The chorus goes on…

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100 pounds later: The new me

Posted March 28, 2014 by Master Sgt. April Lapetoda

Courtesy photo A before and after photo of Master Sgt. April Lapetoda, who lost 100 pounds and has since completed a marathon and several half marathons. She is the superintendent of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing public affairs. SOUTHWEST ASIA – I never used to push myself physically. Even as a high school athlete, I…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – The traits of the fruit of the Spirit mentioned in the New Testament (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control) are seen positively by our culture. You can find multiple examples for these traits in our movies, songs,…

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Senior leaders challenge Airmen to reaffirm commitment to core values

Posted March 21, 2014 by Deborah Lee James

Being an Airman is more than a job. When we voluntarily raised our right hands and took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, we became members of the profession of arms.

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Successful PCS secrets

Posted March 21, 2014 by Senior Master Sgt. André E. KillKelley

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. - Permanent change of station season is almost upon us, and with it being a busy time in a military family’s life, it is good to start preparing ahead of time. The secrets to a successful PCS are preparing early and personally taking control of your household goods movement. The best place…

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

Posted March 21, 2014 by

- Have you ever heard of the fruit of the Spirit?  It is found in the New Testament and states, “the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.”  Are these virtues automatic or easy?  The answer is found in the last item of the fruit: self-control.  If the…

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