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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…

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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…

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Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted March 20, 2015 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Contemplation is a lost art. Most people can manage some type of prayer but contemplation is much harder to do.  Medieval teacher Hugh of St. Victor says that “what prayer asks, contemplation finds.” Contemplation then is marveling at the wonder,…

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Cybercrime: How it affects you

Posted March 13, 2015 by Special Agent Monte Stephens

Cybercrime is the fastest growing and most dynamic area of crime. Ever-increasing reliance on cyber technology is allowing criminals to operate with virtual impunity across a range of criminal activities and jurisdictions. Although the types of crimes are not necessarily new (theft, fraud, extortion, drug proliferation and sex-based exploitation), the technology provides criminals an unprecedented…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted March 13, 2015 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Don’t you wish you had a few moments of peace and quiet? Sounds nice but that may not be reality. The weekly journal Nature recently reported, “Given the choice, many people would rather give themselves mild electric shocks than sit…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted March 6, 2015 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – If you could purchase anything what would it be?  A new car or maybe the Harley you have dreamed of riding?  Maybe it is something as simple as a new kitchen appliance or as elaborate as the latest home theater…

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Know what love is, what it’s not

Posted March 6, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Ceaira

“If you don’t leave him he’s not going to stop until you’re dead,” my mother said. With sadness in her voice my aunt replied: “I know.” I remember sitting in the backseat of the car as my mother and aunt whispered to each other. While my aunt cried, I looked at her and the fresh…

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Just American: A century of Black life

Posted February 27, 2015 by Daisy Jones-Brown

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted Harvard-trained historian Carter Woodson. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially…

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Don’t underestimate the importance of sacrifices

Posted February 27, 2015 by Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Lusson

As I was reviewing some enlisted performance reports and decorations today, I started contemplating a huge event in my life that occurred almost 20 years ago. In April of 1995, I asked my then girlfriend Tiffani, a fellow Airman at the time, to be my wife, for better or worse. We were married later that…

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

Posted February 27, 2015 by

– What captures your attention?  We look forward to better homes, better jobs, families that don’t fight.  We plan for retirement and hope to live out our days in peace.  But as one person so aptly states, “we plan for happiness, but we’re formed by suffering.”  A foundation that does not give way to the…

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