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Time is now to donate to AFAF

Posted April 26, 2013 by Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, commander, 412th Test Wing. This year’s Air Force Assistance Fund campaign is in its final stretch and we’re learning about many of our fellow Airmen who have been helped in the past by our four affiliate charities of the AFAF or know someone who has…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted July 26, 2013 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Our brains need a workout just like our bodies.  Take time this summer to read a book, write some poetry, compose a song, or even take up painting. Doing something creative fulfills our calling to be image bearers of the…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted November 1, 2013 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Change for the better is something most people desire (but without much effort).  What does real change look like?  One person stated that the evidence for changed hearts in people is that they then become instruments of heart-change in others….

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted January 31, 2014 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Can a human mind become detached like a retina in person’s eye? Theologian and Bishop N.T. Wright claims that is exactly what happens when we put our feelings ahead of reason.  For instance in a contentious meeting we probably say…

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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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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted July 25, 2014 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Professor Clayton Christensen at Harvard Business School is amazed at the fraction of students who give so little thought to their purpose in life. He recognizes that finding your purpose is not always easy even for Harvard students.  He decided…

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Giving ‘gift of groceries’? Think Commissary gift cards

Posted October 24, 2014 by Jessica Rouse

No matter the occasion, Commissary gift cards are always available to help family members, friends and organizations give the gift of groceries. “Our gift cards are versatile,” said Randy Chandler, the Defense Commissary Agency’s sales director. “They can help a young family in need, offer wholesome eating options to a young service member or make…

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Lessons learned in protecting social media accounts

Posted January 30, 2015 by Brig. Gen. Kathleen Cook

On a Saturday afternoon in late November, I was informed about a political remark that appeared on my Director of Public Affairs Twitter feed. A staff member called to ask if I was aware of the re-tweet. At the time, I was on leave, out of the state, tending to my daughter who had had…

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Ten seconds later and that picture still exists

Posted April 24, 2015 by Liz Jacobson

There is a conversation many teenagers have had with their parents or friends, me included.

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Challenge yourself: Never give up, never quit

Posted July 17, 2015 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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