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  • Developing resilient leaders

    Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, Chief of Air Force Reserve and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command,  recently outlined his vision, mission, and priorities for Reserve Citizen Airmen. One of which was to develop resilient leaders.What does that mean? Develop resilient leaders…in my 33 and counting years in the Air Force, of which 20 have been with the
  • Set Goals, Not Resolutions in 2019!

    Every year, we set resolutions for the new year – the most popular resolutions include losing weight, paying off debt, saving money, exercising more, and quitting smoking. While we select these resolutions with the best of intentions, most New Year’s resolutions are forgotten and left to the wayside by upcoming spring. Why is this? According to
  • Overcoming holiday blues

    The holiday season is upon us once again, and it is often a busy season. It is filled with shopping, gifts, festivities, joyous music, holiday parties, decorations, and many opportunities to be with family, friends, and coworkers as we close out the old year and welcome the New Year.
  • Winter Nutrition Tips

    In the winter, we tend to reduce our physical activity, spend more time indoors, and consume higher calorie and sugar holiday comfort foods. This can set us up for poor nutrition/lifestyle choices. Also, when body temperature decreases it increases your appetite, as eating generates heat and helps warm your body. This can lead to over-eating and weight gain. Eating healthy in the winter is important for staying warm, keeping your immune system up, and to maintain a healthy weight.
  • Holiday season reflections, recommitting to live by the Air Force core values

    The holiday season provides us with an opportunity to reflect on many things, including the accomplishments of the past year and the opportunities the New Year will bring. Each of us should take time to do an end of year self-assessment to determine how we’ve done and to look for ways to do even better in the coming year.
  • Deer crossing: It’s that time of year again

    Because it is autumn and the temperatures are dropping, deer movement is picking up.
  • Building on a Solid Foundation

    Heroes of the Air Force Reserve: Our success as an organization and our achievements as individuals depend on having a solid foundation. A solid foundation provides a basis for us to continue building, the flexibility to adjust to changing conditions, and as Hurricanes Florence and Michael recently taught us, the faith that we can survive and rebuild after even the worst of storms.
  • Air Force senior leaders send holiday letter of thanks to Airmen

    Happy holidays from the Secretary, Chief of Staff, and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force.
  • Gone but Not Forgotten

    When I attended basic training 25 years ago, I purchased a small metal band to wear on my wrist. With the exception of a wedding ring, it was the only piece of jewelry we could wear during training.
  • Blended Retirement System – Crash course on what you should know

    The Uniformed Services Blended Retirement System took effect on Jan. 1, 2018. Since then service members have the option to opt into the new retirement system. Those who have not decided yet have until Dec. 31, 2018 to make their final decision or remain in the legacy retirement system.With only two months left, the big question for some people
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