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Three pounds, 11 ounces of resiliency

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — As military members we are inundated with training and speeches about resiliency. We hear it so often that...

‘I really shouldn’t be here’

Editor’s note: This commentary was first published Jan. 31, 2015. FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — A couple of feet and a half a second....

New year, new you? Tips for successful resolutions

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. (AFNS) -- Have you ever gone into the new year certain this will be the year you change your...

D-M Airmen make lily pads

TUCSON, Ariz. -- It can be hard having to spend time in the hospital.  There is the room you aren't familiar with, the tests while hospital...

Exposing invisible wounds: a personal story about PTSD and healing

Tech. Sgt. Joshua Brooks landed at Balad Air Base, Iraq, for the first time in January 2010. An airman 1st class at the time,...

The art of work, life balance

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — As we progress through the enlisted and officer ranks, we start to gain additional tasks, duties and personnel...

Hearts of strength

She heard the dull and tiresome beep from a heart monitor as she lay in a dark hospital room March 12, 2014, in the...

Lessons from failure

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Thirty-two. Thirty-three. Thirty-four. Thirty-five -- time’s up. Somewhere in Texas a senior airman failed his fitness test. He...

Juneteenth celebrates abolition of slavery

WASHINGTON — “Juneteenth, the annual observance commemorating the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery, represents what is possible,” Navy Vice Adm....

Air Force everything

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb.  -- On an average day, I eat, sleep and breathe Air Force.  My family is Air Force, my friends...

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