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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 – This Friday we celebrate St. Valentine’s Day. Although commercialism dominates the celebration, there is a historical background to the day that can benefit us. The holiday is named after Valentinus, a third century Roman who was imprisoned for performing “illegal” weddings for…

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Be proud of your role this Independence Day

Posted June 29, 2012 by by Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, starting the colonies on the path to freedom. The next day, John Adams wrote to his wife, describing the time as “the most memorable epoch in the history of America” and saying he was “apt to believe that it will be celebrated by…

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Veterans Day honors a truly elite group

Posted November 9, 2012 by Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger

Because we are Airmen, and are surrounded by the military on a daily basis, it can sometimes be easy to forget how incredibly significant it is to be a veteran. The approximately 22 million living veterans in this country make up only about 7 percent of the population. And less than 1 percent of Americans…

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Deadline for 2013 Scholarships for Military Children fast approaching

Posted February 15, 2013 by Tammy L. Reed

In today’s economy, it’s hard to find the money for what many could consider the luxury of a higher education. Getting a scholarship to help pay for your investment can really help. That’s why the Defense Commissary Agency wants to remind you that the Feb. 22 deadline for students to apply for this year’s Scholarships…

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Filling squares

Posted June 21, 2013 by Senior Master Sgt. Vincent Miller

As Airmen, we are more than familiar with the need to fill the proverbial squares as we strive to progress in our military career. To be competitive for awards and promotions, we must commit ourselves to goals such as education, passing the fitness exam, and community service. It is through completion of these expectations and…

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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 – Yom Kippur, or literally Day of Covering, falls on Sept. 14 this year.  It is a Jewish holiday also known as the Day of Atonement. Many people of Jewish faith spend the day fasting and praying, seeking forgiveness.  It should…

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Holidays offer a time for reflection

Posted December 20, 2013 by Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger

As the holidays approach, it’s a fitting time to reflect on the past year. With all of the budget cuts/uncertainties and the corresponding furloughs and recent force management announcements, 2013 was a year filled with many challenges. It was also a year filled with many successes. Through the extraordinary determination and dedication of each and…

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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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ZAF senior leaders stress safety over Labor Day weekend

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Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy issued the following message to all Air Force personnel: “As our nation pays tribute to American workers during Labor Day weekend, we thank all Airmen for your dedicated…

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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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