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Resiliency: Transforming abuse victims from survivors to ‘thrivers’

Posted March 28, 2014 by 56th Fighter Wing Family Advocacy

Resiliency is the key ingredient to shifting people’s lives from survivors, or victims of domestic abuse, to “thrivers.” Recovery from domestic violence is based on the belief that healing from relationship violence is a social, spiritual, cultural and psychological process. Within the context of a supportive community, women and men can transition through stages of…

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Dollars and Sense

Posted May 9, 2014 by 56th Comptroller Squadron

Beginning June 1, deployed Airmen will see the discontinuation of imminent danger pay in the following locations: • Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia and Montenegro • East Timor, Haiti, Liberia, Oman, Rwanda, Tajikistan and United Arab Emirates • Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan • The Persian Gulf and air space above In addition, personnel will no…

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Chaplain’s Thoughts

Posted June 27, 2014 by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theadore Wilson

Courtesy photo Harrry Truman “The seeds of totalitarian regimes are nurtured by misery and want.” ~ Harry Truman I would like to draw down this quote from the context of the Cold War, to us as individuals and the moral and spiritual battles we face daily. What about the seeds of bitterness, the seeds of…

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Chaplain’s Thoughts

Posted August 15, 2014 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

Laughter and leadership I have an old high school buddy I keep tabs on through Facebook. I know, the cool kids are on Twitter, but read on anyway. We have this freedom to pick on each other in a variety of ways from our greying and/or balding heads, to old-man jokes, to the fact that…

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New EPR challenges status quo

Posted October 3, 2014 by Senior Master Sgt. JASON BOYLE

The enlisted performance report is going to drastically change. These changes seek to combat inflated ratings, which have been a prevalent complaint from Airmen over the years. The change is right around the corner and many Airmen are asking themselves, “How will it affect future promotions, and what can I do to prepare my Airmen…

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AF needs Airmen to maintain identity

Posted November 14, 2014 by Master Sgt. SAMUEL SIMIEN

Some of us may remember playing the pool game “Marco-Polo.” Some of us may still use this game to entertain our children at the pool today. One player closes his or her eyes and repeatedly shouts out “Marco” while the other players tread water and respond “Polo.” All the while, they attempt to shift quickly…

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Stay out of rain; see bigger picture

Posted January 30, 2015 by Master Sgt. HEATHER TUFTY

Supervisors, you build and lead teams to the best of your abilities. You hold an umbrella of protection over your people, but what do you do when one of your members runs into the rain via a bad decision? Do you take your protective umbrella from other members to go cover your solo member? Or…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

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

Courtesy photo “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ~ Anne Frank Anne Frank’s posthumously published work, “A Diary of a Young Girl,” painted a picture of the sufferings that she and her family endured as they hid from the Nazi’s. It also showed the…

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Know how to manage your money

Posted May 18, 2012 by by Lt. Col. Brian Jackson

I was listening to the radio the other day and heard a staggering statistic: 78 percent of all NFL players are in some sort of financial distress three years after leaving the NFL. While divorce was cited as the most common cause, “basic financial irresponsibility” played a large factor. While I don’t know what the…

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Chaplain thoughts – June 29, 2012

Posted June 29, 2012 by Chaplain (Maj.) Scott Jobe, 56th Fighter Wing deputy chaplain

  “And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” ~ John F. Kennedy (1917–1963)   Americans willing to put their country before themselves is the epitome of patriotism. As we approach the Fourth of July, let us truly celebrate and remember…

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