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This Week in History

Posted July 25, 2014 by

July 25, 1944: Operation COBRA For several weeks following D-Day, the U.S. Army was mired in Normandy’s hedgerow countryside. Hedgerows were a mix of woods, small farm fields and winding sunken roads that lay between low banks topped with rows of tall thick hedges. The hedgerows gave the German defenders considerable cover and they used…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted September 5, 2014 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Kittle

Eyes front! According to The Military Dictionary of 1853, this is, “a word of command given after the dressing in line is completed, on which the Soldier is to look directly forward.” I want to encourage us to carry out this command in our daily lives. The Apostle Paul summarized his goal in life as…

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Dollars and Sense

Posted October 24, 2014 by 56th Comptroller Squadron

As a new government employee, you have the opportunity to save for your retirement through the Thrift Savings Plan. The TSP is similar to a 401(k) plan in the private sector. Participating in the TSP is easy. You can use the electronic version, such as EBIS or myPay, or fill out the Form TSP-1 (www.tsp.gov/PDF/formspubs/tsp-1.pdf)….

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Work, family balance success marker

Posted December 19, 2014 by Master Sgt. DANIEL CARTER

“Being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can’t truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.” — Zig Ziglar In our careers, we frequently hear about the importance of having balance in our life and job. Some common…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted February 20, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

“I, state your name …” With these words we begin the oath of office. During our Air Force careers we periodically stop and take this oath; at re-enlistments and officer promotions we take a vow, we make a promise. Notice with me that every Airman begins this oath with their name. One’s name is a…

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Fly Over: ‘Divergent’ and ‘NO Excuses’

Posted April 17, 2015 by Marcy Copeland and Grace Lee

On Netflix ‘Divergent’ After a devastating war that is believed to have destroyed most of the world, a sole colony has survived and thrived, safe-guarded by a giant wall encircling the city. The founders of the city created five factions in which to divide the population based on aptitude scores which determine the faction best…

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What company do you keep?

Posted April 20, 2012 by by Master Sgt. Jason Champagne and 2nd Lt. Christopher Clawson

“I didn’t get here on my own.” It is a common statement that Airmen hear at nearly every promotion ceremony. Many people helped them along the way. These include supervisors, mentors and family members. The bonds they form with other Airmen are unique to military life. We have more than just coworker and supervisory relationships;…

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History in flesh better than reading about it

Posted June 8, 2012 by by Lt. Col. Dominic Clementz

Recently, I had the unprecedented opportunity to spend an evening socializing with veterans and family members whose life experiences spanned nine decades. The social brought together an Auschwitz and Holocaust survivor, a D-Day and concentration camp liberator, a Pearl Harbor survivor, a...

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Outcomes successful when everyone knows ‘Big Picture’

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Chief Master Sgt. Bill Peck

When I enlisted in the Air Force 29 years ago, I didn’t really know my organization’s overall mission. At the time I didn’t understand what my leaders or the organization were trying to achieve. I was but one small cog in a large machine. I thought all I needed was to do what I was…

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Chaplain thoughts – September 14, 2012

Posted September 14, 2012 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theodore Wilson,

“Today, we gather to be reassured that God hears the lamenting and bitter weeping of Mother America because so many of her children are no more. Let us now seek that assurance in prayer for the healing of our grief stricken hearts, for the souls and sacred memory of those who have been lost.” ~…

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