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  • Not too late to serve; why a single 38-year-old mother enlisted in the Air Force Reserve

    Nearly 16 months ago, a single mom raised her right hand and swore the oath of enlistment, solidifying a 20 year old dream to join the military, just 23 days before the birthday that would make joining impossible.
  • Overcoming life’s curves, my resilience story

    Resilience. That word is getting a lot of attention now. Why? Unfortunately, suicides in the Air Force and in society as a whole, are increasing. Resilience is being seen as something that can help address this epidemic and perhaps prevent it. What is it? It’s basically the ability to bounce back.
  • 'Thanks for all your hard work over the past year'

    Heroes of the Air Force Reserve:Last month marked my first anniversary as commander of this amazing organization. It has been an incredibly busy year.My focus is taking care of our Reserve Citizen Airmen and their families while ensuring we continue to provide robust capability to the joint force. I have no doubt we are ready for the future
  • Cybersecurity at Home: Defending the Family

    In today’s increasingly connected world, citizens must be vigilant with which devices they and their families use and how they connect to the web. These devices include standard desktops, laptops, tablets and phones, which are commonplace in almost every American home and office but also include many new “smart” technologies that are becoming more prevalent in society.
  • ‘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.
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