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  • ‘Reaching out is invaluable’: All Airmen have role in preventing suicide

    Preventing suicide starts with concern, reaching out.
  • Resiliency begins with good psychological health

    In these times of uncertainty and constant change Airmen may find themselves struggling to find the resiliency to cope with all that is unfolding before them. Resiliency is how we “bounce back” from a difficult situation.
  • Women’s Equality Day: On the road to women’s right to vote

    Women’s Equality Day is August 26 and commemorates the proclamation of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in 1920. The 19th Amendment states "the right of citizens of the United States shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex." Women's Equality Day gives not only women, but everyone, the opportunity to reflect on many of the obstacles women have faced to get where we are today.
  • Volunteering opportunity becomes lasting memory

    They say those that volunteer their time to serve others often end up feeling as much or more blessed than the ones they serve. This was my experience the night I got to act as an escort for an extraordinary gentleman the evening of June 20, 2019.
  • Maintaining optimal physical preparedness: Key to reducing PT related injuries

    I’m sure everyone has heard a peer or coworker say, “I have my PT [physical training] test in a couple of months, so I’d better start getting ready.” This mentality has unfortunately become a commonality amongst many Airmen.
  • New leaders poised to do great things for the command

    The success of any organization depends on its leaders. The Air Force Reserve is comprised of numerous units, and each has its own set of leaders. Some manage a section, others helm a numbered Air Force, but all are leaders. We rely on each and every one to conduct our day-to-day operations and provide outstanding support to our Airmen and their families.
  • Why we should sing a loud service song

    The initial verse to The U.S. Air Force song was submitted by Robert Crawford in July 1939. Should we sing it louder?
  • Instructor duty: Times are changing

    Thick skin. Selfless perspective. Fearless leadership. When asked what I wanted my officer trainees to leave Officer Training School with, these three concepts defined my expectations.
  • Backyard barbecue safety tips

    Seven out of every 10 adults in the U.S. have a grill or smoker, which leads to a lot of tasty meals. But it also means there’s an increased risk of home fires.In 2013-2017, fire departments went to an annual average of 10,200 home fires involving grills, hibachis or barbecues per year, including 4,500 structure fires and 5,700 outside or
  • Hey watch this: A discussion about fireworks

    As we prepare to celebrate our nation’s 243rd birthday, the unbridled enthusiasm we feel to ignite those grills, crack open a refreshing beverage, and throw out our backs in back yard playing football are quite appealing - well, maybe only partially true on the latter example.
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