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One Team Edwards member’s educational journey

Posted November 30, 2012 by Capt. Robby Gallegos

In February 2000, I enlisted in the U.S. Air Force at the young age of 19. Unlike many of our young troops today, I entered with no post high school education, not to mention I was married with a son on the way. I had enlistment goals of learning a trade and technical training to…

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Learning while leading

Posted April 5, 2013 by Lt. Col. Colin Connor

Anger, embarrassment, shame, disgust, disappointment…how do you feel when one of your Airmen makes a mistake? All of these are plausible self-expressions that many of us encounter while admitting to making a mistake. While we all are going to make a mistake either in our personal or professional life, the fix action in many cases…

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Every Airman Counts

Posted July 19, 2013 by Gen. Larry O. Spencer

Fellow Airmen, I need your help in fixing a problem that directly relates to our overall readiness – sexual assault. This is a problem each and every one of you has a part in solving. As Airmen in the world’s greatest Air Force, treating each other with dignity and respect is absolutely essential. †Our mission…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted October 18, 2013 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – The ancient philosopher Aristotle developed a list of virtues that would help leaders rightly conduct themselves in the exercise of their offices and help people find happiness (to include courage, temperance, justice, and prudence).  Jesus introduced the concept of self-denial…

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Understanding the Importance of Spiritual Fitness

Posted January 24, 2014 by Master Sgt. Jeffrey Turk

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – From senior leadership to our newest recruits, many of our Airmen today struggle with the concept of spirituality and how it influences their thoughts and behaviors. For many, the word spirituality is merely a synonym for religion or a metaphysical conception that has no real bearing on their lives. However,…

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: OSI’s perspective

Posted April 18, 2014 by Special Agent Andrea O'Connor

Sexual assault is a problem that affects our entire society, especially our Air Force. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations’ role in combating sexual assault includes conducting thorough investigations and providing commanders and the legal team with information to help them make decisions and take appropriate legal action. Unlike the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator…

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

Posted July 11, 2014 by

- How does a person grow?  We know plants require sun, water and food. People need the same elements on the physical level but what about on the spiritual, emotional, and psychological level?  One person recommended this “balanced diet”: scriptures, stories, examples, community, and healthy practices. It is balanced because it relies on proper intake…

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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 famous educator, writer, philosopher and theologian C. S. Lewis wrote in his book, The Four Loves: “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to…

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

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- An article in the Atlantic Monthly asked the readers to think about things that lead them astray.  If we put it in religious categories, the things that typically lead us astray are: lust, fear, vanity, gluttony.  They are in the words of the author, “the fulfillment of momentary and passing desires.” Why are we…

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AFMC Commander’s Log – Drunk Driving

Posted May 4, 2012 by Staff

AFMC Warriors, The number of drunk driving incidents within our command has doubled what it was at this time for each of the past three years. Already at too high of a rate, this number of DUIs/OVIs is very alarming. I expect each member of AFMC to make the responsible decision to not drink and…

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