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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted October 16, 2015 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Capt.) James Lanford

Take a break and rejuvenate Three weeks ago, I had the opportunity to take some time away from work and enjoy the beach, beautiful sunsets, friends and the stillness of holding my wife’s hand without kids on our anniversary getaway.  It was a time to relax, remember how it all started, celebrate the many milestones,…

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#YOLO You only live once: Be willing to take risks

Posted October 9, 2015 by by Maj. LEWIS SORVILLO

While unpacking from another permanent change of station, I came across a folder filled with clippings I have been carrying around with me since my early days in the Air Force. Flipping through it, I stopped on one of my favorites, a commentary written 18 years ago by Army Col. Mark Blum. In the piece…

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SHIRT’S CORNER

Posted October 9, 2015 by by Master Sgt. SHANE CUMMINS

In each of our offices or shops, we work alongside some of the brightest and hardest working people in the world. We work long hours together in all types of adverse conditions. In our down time, we get to know each other and each other’s families personally. We build relationships, dare I say friendships, with…

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It’s a political world …

Posted October 9, 2015 by by Senior Airman JOSEHUA BIRD

It’s the most wonderful time of the [every four] year[s]. That magical period when you cannot enjoy seven minutes of your favorite sitcom without hearing all the juicy details describing presidential hopeful “X” stiffing his waitress on that tip 45 years ago. You get to engage in those riveting political discussions that turn you against…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted October 9, 2015 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Maj.) David Barns

“Example is leadership. Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” ~ Albert Schweitzer We all set an example for others everyday as we live our lives. We may set a good example or we may be the poster child of what not to do. No matter your age,…

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A premier alliance: 425th Fighter Squadron

Posted October 2, 2015 by by Lt. Col. JON FORINO

Aug. 9, 2015, marked the 50th Anniversary of Singapore’s Independence. The 425th Fighter Squadron is an operational squadron comprised of elite U.S. Air Force and Republic of Singapore air force personnel designated by an agreement between the U.S. and Republic of Singapore as PEACE CARVIN II. December of 2013 marked the 20 year anniversary of…

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Put the “I” in Airman

Posted October 2, 2015 by by Master Sgt. CHARLES LOFTUS

It is often spoken that each one of us is important to our mission. It may seem cliché when you hear it, but think about the impact of that statement. I am one of many master sergeants on this base, and the same can be said for any rank. So how is it that so…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted October 2, 2015 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Larry Fowler

What’s on your bucket list? Two weeks ago I went on a chapel sponsored event to the Grand Canyon with Airmen from several bases. It was an inspiring event, and I particularly enjoyed making a trek into the canyon. I chose to turn around at the 1.5 mile mark — a decision I did not…

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AF, Navy join forces to protect

Posted September 11, 2015 by by Maj. SCOTT HASELDEN

Following force reductions in 2014, career fields around the Air Force likely experienced manpower strains in daily operations – the 56th Security Forces Squadron was no exception to these cuts. In September 2013, the squadron was authorized 185 active-duty members. By October 2014, the unit was reduced to a mere 136 active-duty members. With these…

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Labor Day: How it all began

Posted September 11, 2015 by by Airman 1st Class AUDRA STANTON

The first Monday of September we celebrate the holiday that recognizes the rights of the everyday worker. Labor Day is the product of the labor movement and dedicated to the social and economic achievements of Americans. It stands as a tribute to the contributions workers made to earn the working rights that exist today. In…

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