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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted March 3, 2016 by Courtesy of Chaplain (1st Lt.) Derek VanderMolen

“Discipline teaches us to operate by principle rather than desire.” ~ John MacArthur Jr. Shortly after my wife and I got married, she decided I would be the lesser of two evils to handle our finances. My father-in-law gently, or not so gently, suggested I take a financial planning class by signing me up and…

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Make a difference in someone else’s life today

Posted February 25, 2016 by by Chief Master Sgt. MIKE HEATH

Will you make a difference in someone’s life today? We have all heard someone say, “Take care of your people and their families.” Have you ever stopped to think why we hear this so often? As Airmen, our number one responsibility is to accomplish the mission. However, without smart, dedicated, hard-working people and the unconditional…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted February 25, 2016 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Maj.) David Barns,

Victory over trials Do you want to be victorious over your trials? Do you over/under think things? Do you base your decisions on how you feel? Do you have a will to be successful? Allow me to let you in on a little secret. To be victorious over trials your mind, your emotions, and your…

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‘Eddie the Eagle’ star soars

Posted February 25, 2016 by Courtesy of af.mil

NAVAL AIR STATION JOINT RESERVE BASE FORT WORTH, Texas — Hugh Jackman, star of the upcoming movie “Eddie the Eagle,” received a civic leader flight in an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth from the 301st Fighter Wing Feb. 19 in a display of Air Force Reserve combat capability…

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2nd Lt. Frank Luke: Heritage and readiness

Posted February 25, 2016 by by Master Sgt. MICHAEL HAMILL

On day one, as we lace our boots for the first time, our core values begin to be cemented within us. Every action we take and every decision we make molds the foundation for the path ahead. Our warrior ethos and our Airman’s creed pay homage to those who came before us, those who paved…

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Wolves at the door

Posted February 18, 2016 by by Lt. Col. HANK MCKIBBAN

I’ll start by stating I’m not running for president of the United States. I consciously avoid alarmist reactions. I know that 24-hour cable news is at best, only one part information and two parts entertainment, and I truly believe American ideals apply to all people regardless of age, sex, race or creed. That said, I…

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What is your locus?

Posted February 18, 2016 by Commentary by Senior Master Sgt. OLUWASINA AWOLUSI

Your first thought to the commentary’s title was probably “what do you mean?” Merriam-Webster defines locus as “a central or main place where something happens or is found.” So it basically means center. Now add the words “of control.” Locus of control is a lesson that first sunk in for me when I went to…

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Airpower starts here

Posted February 18, 2016 by by Master Sgt. CHARLES LOFTUS

I walked into a recruiter’s office looking for a change in my life on Feb. 11, 1999. What I knew about the Air Force was very little except what my two older brothers had told me. It all happened fast as I started my first day of Basic Military Training 14 days later. Once I…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted February 18, 2016 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Larry Fowler

Bucket list … I did it! I really did. On President’s Day I actually checked off one of my “bucket list” items. My wife and I went hiking in the White Tank Mountains. Not too impressive but, the fact that I have been on station for more than a year made this minor accomplishment that…

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Pride, professionalism, passion key to moral development

Posted February 11, 2016 by by Senior Master Sgt. JAVIER GONZALEZ

“There has never been a generation of servicemen and women so praised and appreciated as today’s warfighters.” — Senior Master Sgt.  Javier Gonzalez We are asked to internalize the Air Force core values from the onset of our careers and as we progress throughout the ranks. Despite what life puts in your path, we are…

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