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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

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- 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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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most celebrated holidays (along with St. Valentine’s Day).  What most people don’t realize is Patrick was not even Irish.  He was born in Britain and taken as a slave by the Irish when he…

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Distracted driving: ‘I never thought it could happen to me’

Posted March 14, 2014 by Senior Airman Alexis Siekert

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexis Siekert The wreckage of one Airman’s vehicle rests on the access road near the Spangdahlem Main Gate after a distracted driving accident Feb. 19. SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – We all think, “That’ll never happen to me.” We’ve all read the statistics and heard the slogan, “Distracted…

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Think before you act: It only takes a second for your actions to go viral

Posted March 7, 2014 by Christa D'Andrea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Have you ever done something you wish you could take back? Said something mean … wrote something inappropriate … behaved in a way that was disrespectful? I’m sure you have or you wouldn’t be human. However, in today’s society some of these behaviors never go away, even if you…

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Keeping family bond throughout deployment

Posted March 7, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Colleen Urban

SOUTHWEST ASIA †-†Deployments are different after you have a child. I just never realized how different deployments would be once I became a parent. This deployment I am a mother. Sometimes I wonder how a mother could leave her 1-year-old baby like I have done, as if I am abandoning my child in some way,…

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