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Chaplain’s Thoughts

Posted June 20, 2014 by Chaplain (Capt.) Joseph Fisher

“In life, the question is not if you will have problems, but how you are going to deal with your problems. Are you going to fail forward or backward?” ~ John Maxwell How are you doing at failing forward? What, you’ve never failed? Just wait, you will fail at something at some time. It’s part…

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AETC Commander: Airmen must eliminate sexual assault

Posted May 4, 2012 by by Gen. Edward Rice Jr.

Integrity First — it’s our first core value and the cornerstone of our ability to eliminate sexual assault from our service. Integrity is about doing the right thing and as we focus our attention on sexual assault this month, we must renew our commitment to uphold the dignity of, and respect for, every human being….

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If only I’d just seen ‘Twilight’

Posted June 22, 2012 by Commentary by Senior Airman Toby Demarigny

On a Thursday night in July 2010, my wife and I decided to go to the movie theater to see Twilight. Since we arrived early, we decided to get some drinks at a restaurant near the theater.

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Leadership, take care of people

Posted August 3, 2012 by by Col. Larry Evans

Leadership sometimes comes to those who really didn’t expect it and for the most part probably didn’t ask for it. But, when the opportunity arises, take it and run with it.

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Chaplain thoughts – October 5, 2012

Posted October 5, 2012 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theadore Wilson,

“Riches don’t make a man rich; they only make him busier.” ~ Christopher Columbus A basic definition of contentment is being satisfied with what you already have. I believe this is something most people need to learn a little bit more. Now don’t get me wrong, wanting to better ourselves financially or professionally is OK…

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Chaplain thoughts – November 30, 2012

Posted November 30, 2012 by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theadore Wilson,

“Some people are making such thorough plans for rainy days that they aren’t enjoying today’s sunshine.” ~ William Feather Are you an optimist or a pessimist? I hope and pray you are an optimist … and a planner as well. Rainy days will certainly come (maybe you’re even having one now, maybe it even feels like…

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Chaplain thoughts …

Posted March 1, 2013 by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theadore Wilson,

“The external deserts in the world are growing, because the internal deserts have become so vast.” ~ Pope Benedict XVI How do our moral and ethical values today compare to those just a decade ago? Why have our “internal deserts” become so vast? Why is there a spiritual crisis in our nation? Whatever the reasons…

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If it isn’t you, it’s the person next to you

Posted April 26, 2013 by Senior Airman KELLY GALLOWAY

WESTOVER AIR RESERVE BASE, Mass. – “Hey sexy … you single?” I turned to see a fellow Airman in training; standing about 5 feet 8 inches tall, dark hair and eyes. Over the next four months, I heard this fellow classmate repeat the same line more than a couple dozen times. It wasn’t just me he had…

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Chaplain thoughts

Posted June 28, 2013 by Chaplain (Maj.) David Barnes,

“A living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm.” ~Mahatma Gandhi This past weekend Nik Wallenda became the first person to cross the Grand Canyon on a wire without a safety tether or net. He had to balance and walk on a two-inch wire stretched across the 1,400 foot canyon. While crossing…

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‘Short Term 12’

Posted August 30, 2013 by Macario Mora

Destin Daniel Cretton’s “Short Term 12” is a simple film – short, concise and gut-wrenchingly real. At roughly an hour and half long, you find yourself completely engrossed in the nocuous youth led by Grace (Brie Larson) and the rest of the 20-something staff members at a short-term foster-care facility – hence the title. Grace,…

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