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Know your part, do your part

Posted April 21, 2016 by by LORINDA PIRRIE

PETERSON AIR FORCE AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Working in the field of sexual assault prevention and response, it’s presumable that I think about the subject more frequently than the average person. As such, my children have been subjected to a plethora of discussions regarding risk reduction and effective bystander intervention — far too many…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted December 10, 2015 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Larry Fowler

The blending of family holiday traditions It’s the holiday season, and many newlyweds are discovering the harsh reality that not everyone celebrates the same way. A few years back I experienced this in my life. I was an incredibly happy newlywed about to enter into my first Christmas season with my beautiful bride. I thought…

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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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Balancing work, life strengthens identity

Posted June 30, 2016 by by Maj. NAOMI HENIGIN

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — As the Air Force focuses on resiliency for our Airmen and their families, concepts like work-life balance have received renewed consideration. The health benefits of maintaining a balance between our career identity and our “true self,” the one typified by the activities we engage in outside of work, has…

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Get out of the dorms

Posted October 16, 2015 by by Airman 1st Class AUDRA STANTON

One of the biggest issues with today’s generation is getting out of bed in the morning and staying away from electronics. That said, the military today is no different. Ask any Airman living in the dorms what plans he has for the weekend and most of the time you will get an answer similar to,…

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Wake up, smell the empty coffee pot

Posted January 14, 2016 by by Col. IDA MCDONALD

Let’s face it, we are not going to get every resource we need or ask for, no matter how hard we try. Therefore, it is of paramount importance to be able to recognize your limitations regarding money and manpower in this time of economic uncertainty. Having an effective and efficient decision-making approach or coping procedure…

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How to be happily married to the military

Posted March 24, 2016 by 393rd Bomb Squadron spouse

For those who have been married, do you remember when you got engaged and people would give you all kinds of unsolicited advice? I remember my aunt telling me that when you marry a man, you don’t just marry him … you marry his whole family. No one ever tells you that when you marry…

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Chaplain’s thoughts … November 13, 2015

Posted November 12, 2015 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Larry Fowler

November is the month in which the United States celebrates Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a civil holiday, yet it has deep spiritual and religious roots. It is a great time to express gratitude not only to the people whose lives have made a difference in our own, but more importantly, it is a time to thank…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted February 11, 2016 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Larry Fowler

Sing a song Full of the faith that the dark past Has taught us, Sing a song Full of the hope that the present Has brought us. ~ James Weldon Johnson These lyrics from the hymn “Lift Every Voice and Sing” were written by James Weldon Johnson. This song, often called the Black National Anthem,…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted April 28, 2016 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Larry Fowler

Earlier this month I attended the Air Force Chaplain Corps Summit. The chaplain summit is the annual gathering of Air Force, major command and wing-level chaplain corps leaders to hear from Air Force leadership, review the needs of the force and determine ways to meet those needs, from our perspective as providers of spiritual care….

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