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  • Remembering Women's Equality Day, August 26

    "Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind," by Rigoberta MenchĂș Tum (1959- ), Guatemalan social

  • Attitude inspires success

    When I was in seminary, the professor who taught church administration and management said, "There are three keys to success." As I waited on the edge of my seat anticipating his profound words, he continued, "Attitude, Attitude, Attitude!" I thought to myself, "Really? You've got to be kidding ...

  • A little ESGR education can go a long way

    Upon completion of my five-level seasonal training, I submitted my application for reemployment to my employer, asking to return to my pre-service position. I received a warm welcome and everyone in the shop expressed appreciation for my service to our country. During my reintegration back into the

  • Drinking and driving from an offender's perspective

    The social pressures of drinking are ever present, but should not infringe on the need for responsibility to yourself and the community at large. Unfortunately, drinking and driving is an extremely common case in today's society, and has caused many senseless injuries and deaths. The laws have

  • Will things ever be the same? Have they changed?

    As I make my rounds and have had an opportunity to talk to members of the 302nd Airlift Wing there are always two prominent questions I've asked myself: What happened to"Customs and Courtesies" and "Are we heading in the right direction?"Growing up in a military family, I was introduced to customs

  • 302nd Airlift Wing's citizen Airmen are ready to fly, fight, win

    After two years of planning and preparing, this October our Wing was put to the test. It was time to deploy and execute our mission. It was time to show our Air Mobility Command inspectors the members of this Wing have what it takes to deploy, position, employ and sustain forces -- and survive and

  • Medical group implements smoke-free campus

    Fellow Airmen, welcome to absolutely wonderful time of year in Colorado and for our nation. Especially with the World Series upon us, football kicking off, cooling temps, chili in the crock...and yet again all eyes on America's Team, the Dallas Cowboys, pushing toward another Super Bowl

  • Obscure offenses in the UCMJ can endanger Airmen's careers

    Ignorance of the law is no excuse -- Airmen must understand the Uniform Code of Military Justice or risk destroying their careers. The 21st Space Wing Base Legal Office briefs incoming enlisted Airmen on the basics of the UCMJ, but many of the lesser-known offenses are harder to remember. Most

  • It's time to focus on ORI

    This is it. We are now just days away from the start of the ORI. We've been planning and preparing for this for quite some time. The ORE, which was held at the start of the June UTA, was a great opportunity for each of us to put our skills and preparations to the test in a deployed environment. The

  • Service obligation starts by telling employer

    In any relationship, it's important to have open lines of communication. That's particularly true for Citizen Airmen when they deal with their civilian employers.When you are going to be away from your civilian job for military service, you are required by law to notify your employer before starting