0
comments
Commentary

Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted April 10, 2015 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Can you guess who said the following?  “In my soul, I feel just the terrible pain of loss, of God not wanting me, of God not being God, of God not really existing.”  This person felt God’s absence more than…

Full Story »

Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Jessica Hines
0
comments
Commentary

What’s your social thumbprint?

Posted April 3, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Jessica Hines

Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Jessica Hines Just as you would lock the front door of your home or secure your wallet, social media users should aim to lockup and secure their online personal information and do regular checkups of their social thumbprint. We’ve all done it; in a vain sense of curiosity to…

Full Story »

0
comments
Commentary

Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted April 3, 2015 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Our culture is surrounded by death.  Our action movies succeed based on the high body count and our daily news thrives off the gruesome details.  We even throw away our toys instead of repairing them.  It can be depressing but…

Full Story »

0
comments
Commentary

Pursuing dreams to fly, fight and win

Posted March 27, 2015 by Lt. Col. Heather Baldwin

Have you ever been told you didn’t have what it takes while pursuing a goal? Did you believe it? I did. My final year in college, the Reserve Officer Training Corps detachment commander met with each senior to discuss our Air Force future. When asked what I hoped to do, like most of my peers…

Full Story »

0
comments
Commentary

Women’s history facts

Posted March 27, 2015 by

As we continue to celebrate Women’s History Month, a few more facts about women’s history for your enrichment. To gain further understanding of the impact these women had in history, a link regarding the fact is provided. In 1918, Opha Mae Johnson became the first woman to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps. At that…

Full Story »

0
comments
Commentary

Everyone has a story to tell

Posted March 27, 2015 by 2nd Lt. Andrew Church

We tend to believe that just because we haven’t won a Nobel Prize, or survived a horrific event, that our stories are not worth telling.  This notion is false; your story is worth telling. We often get caught up on other peoples’ stories, whether it is that of a famous actress or a war hero. …

Full Story »

0
comments
Commentary

Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted March 27, 2015 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – When you are hurting, whom can you trust? Gen. Ulysses S. Grant said, “The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those…

Full Story »

Air Force photograph
0
comments
Commentary

Rosie the Riveter and me

Posted March 20, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow

As we recognize Women's History Month this March, I am struck by the thought that heroes and role models do not have to be one single person but, in fact, can be several people. For me, this truth is especially relevant.

Full Story »

0
comments
Commentary

Celebrating the work that social workers do

Posted March 20, 2015 by

March is nationally recognized as Social Work Month. According to the National Association of Social Workers, since the first social work class was offered in the summer of 1898 at Columbia University, social workers have led the way developing private and charitable organizations to serve people in need. And now, social workers continue to address…

Full Story »

0
comments
Commentary

Naming the ‘unnamed conspirator’

Posted March 20, 2015 by

Have you ever questioned the verdict of a sexual assault trial and wondered what evidence was presented before the court? Did you find the story, or facts as related by the media, believable or unbelievable? According to attorney Anne Munch, societal attitudes play a major role in how we judge and perceive victims of sexual…

Full Story »


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.