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Default Air Force Logo Are you prepared to weather the storm?
We are now in February and by now you have either kept your New Year's resolution or you have already dropped it; let's hope you have kept your promise. It is difficult to stay focused on resolutions, such as saving money, enrolling in a higher education program, or starting a new fitness program. We always seem to encounter challenges and
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2010
Default Air Force Logo A story of hope in Haiti
In the aftermath of Haiti's devastating earthquake, a hopeful story emerged from the ravaged country. The story involves two heroic sisters, government officials and politicians, medical crews and the U.S. military.The two American sisters, Jamie McMutrie and her younger sister, Allison, had been volunteering for years at one of Haiti's orphanages
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2010
Default Air Force Logo Shadowing the base commander
I work as a 316th Force Support Squadron lodging guest service representative, but on Jan. 13, I shadowed Col. Steven Shepro, 316th Wing/Joint Base Andrews commander for a day.Our day started at 6:30 a.m. with CrossFit in the Tactical Fitness Center. Eventhough, I'm not a stranger to the many workout routines, every CrossFit workout is challenging
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2010
Default Air Force Logo Visit an Air Force 'memorial'
I recently attended the "Stars and Bars" gala, where 78 lieutenants and captains gathered with generals to learn from their experiences.The evening's main speaker, Maj. Gen. Darrell Jones, Air Force District of Washington commander, answered the often asked question, "What do I need to do to be successful?" The general's answer was to visit an Air
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2010
Default Air Force Logo Leaving a Legacy
To be effective leaders, we should set standards that will help us in making moral decisions and imparting the necessary tools for leaving a legacy to our future Airmen.Inherent in our military culture are core values. Let's look at them as if looking at the structure of a house: When building a house, you must have a solid foundation. The first
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2010
Default Air Force Logo Even in a war zone, life can bloom
It was my first deployment as a military rabbi to Afghanistan, outwardly to celebrate Hanukkah with other Jewish personnel. Yet, despite the joyous holiday celebration, my most vivid memories center on other experiences at Bagram Air Base. I'd like to share some of these memories with you.Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles -- I had never seen
0 1/15
2010
Default Air Force Logo Ways to keep a resolution
According to some recent news articles, 40 to 45 percent of Americans make at least one New Year's resolution. And, apparently, most of us make it to Valentine's Day before giving up. Fortunately for Joint Base Andrews, we have year-round services at our disposal to make most of our resolutions a reality. Let's take a look at what USA.gov listed as
0 1/08
2010
Default Air Force Logo Turning the Corner
We celebrate another holiday season - already - and reflect on the end of a year and a decade. It has been a time of war and adversity, but it has brought out the best, strongest and bravest side of our military community. Moreover, Andrews looks back on a remarkable year - after determined pursuit of increased pride, teamwork and fitness, it is
0 12/18
2009
Default Air Force Logo Tips for holiday spending
As we approach the holidays, the air is filled with the sights and sounds of festivities, which help put us in the mood to make others happy. And, as we all know, it is not uncommon to do so by bestowing gifts on our loved ones. Gift giving is a great gesture, and as a leader, I encourage you take care of the ones close and dear to you. However,
0 12/11
2009
Default Air Force Logo The Crucible of Thanksgiving
We have seen a year of change in our nation, at Joint Base Andrews, and surely in our personal lives - and we should take this time to reflect. In doing so, we count our many blessings, old and new, because they give us perspective that can elude us amidst life's pains and losses. Do we take time to also reflect on these challenges and are we,
0 12/04
2009
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