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  • 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.
  • Talking Politics? Know Your Limits

    Today’s political climate is, to say the least, spirited and vivacious. Whether it’s conversations around the dinner table, on the sidewalk downtown or at your weekly ukulele club meeting, politics seem to have taken center stage. No matter your political leaning, it is important to remember that all military personnel and civilian employees are required to follow DoD and Air Force Regulations concerning involvement in political activities.
  • E-cigarettes: What Does the Science Say?

    An increase in e-cigarette popularity is also observed in active duty populations. In the Air Force, e-cigarette use increased from 4.3 percent in 2017 to 5.4 percent in 2018. Kirtland is no exception to this trend with a 4.6 percent use in 2017 increased to 6.7 percent use in 2018. Some squadrons at Kirtland have e-cigarette usage rates of greater than 15 percent.
  • AMC commander: unleash Airman innovation

    I have had the privilege of working for the men and women of Air Mobility Command for 7 months now. I quickly came to appreciate the incredible capacity of this exceptionally talented force – the force necessary to ensure we continue achieving mobility objectives in any environment.Before I took command of AMC, I reflected on the heritage of the
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