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A Letter to the Team

Posted November 9, 2012 by

Team I’m sure everyone is looking forward to the upcoming 3-day weekend. The long weekend provides us a great opportunity to relax, enjoy ourselves, spend some time with family, and recharge our batteries. I actually plan to do all of those myself, and I hope you and yours get the opportunity to do something fun….

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‘Core Values Spotlight’: Integrity

Posted April 5, 2013 by Master Sgt. Brian Potvin

As members of the U.S. Air Force, we have all heard the standard definition of integrity, “doing the right thing even when no one is looking.” Another way to think of integrity, as the famous humorist Will Rogers said, is to “Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted July 19, 2013 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – When it’s hot outside, the TV seems like the best option.  But did you know TV programs are carefully designed to be enticing while requiring no mental exertion.  They train you to avoid hard work, and instead help you “go with…

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Note to breast cancer: ‘I am not your victim’

Posted October 25, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Russ Scalf

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Russ Scalf Capt. Candice Adams and her fiance Maj. Ryan Ismirle say their goodbyes before Adams is taken to surgery for a bilateral mastectomy on May 5, 2011. I’m sure by now most people don’t need to be reminded that October is breast cancer awareness month. How could you…

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Spiritual Fitness: Finding your ‘happy place’

Posted January 24, 2014 by 1st Lt. Scott T. Engman

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska†-†Spiritual fitness is a component of CAF that is often overlooked by the average Airman. Why? Because it isn’t as up front and easy to understand or exercise as the other pillars. Physical fitness is simple, hit the gym and eat healthily. Social fitness is all about developing healthy relationships with others….

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My educational journey: Education isn’t my thing!

Posted September 7, 2012 by Master Sgt. Joseph Carello

I left college in 1992 for multiple reasons, but mainly because of money; I was the only person in class that could not purchase the required books and equipment. I came to the conclusion that education just wasn’t my thing, so I decided to enlist in the Air Force in April of the same year….

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This is how we do

Posted November 30, 2012 by Chief Master Sgt. Michael Warner

The other night I was driving home from work listening to the radio. A commercial came on for Mountain Dew and Jason Aldean, a popular country singer, said, “This is how I Dew” – then went on to explain his life philosophy. Later I saw a commercial with another music star that was advertising for…

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Physical fitness: Struggle between mind, body, pain

Posted January 18, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Jared Trimarchi

Losing weight isn’t easy. It took almost five months to accomplish my goal of losing 40 pounds. I am physically average, but mentally I am tough. To lose the weight, I motivated myself after I experienced a humiliating personal setback. I was serving in a position my old eating habits did not support. In June…

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Memorial Day a time to reflect on service and sacrifice

Posted May 24, 2013 by Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger

Throughout my Air Force career, I’ve often reflected on what it means to serve. I’m proud of the work we do and the sacrifices we make every day so all Americans can continue to enjoy our many freedoms. However, each Memorial Day I am sharply reminded of just how great the sacrifice is for some….

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Get to know your Airmen

Posted August 23, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Anthony Hyatt

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C.†-†”It all starts with great NCOs and great supervisors who understand every Airman does have a story,” said the general. A part of taking care of people is knowing their stories. “Learn their stories. I am absolutely convinced that if we knew each other better, we would care for each other more,”…

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