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  • The fast times of social media

    This commentary is part of a Comprehensive Airman Fitness development series.It's become a bit of a cliché to point out that times are more different than ever, but it rings true: with the advancement of the Internet, and the creation of social media, we really do live in an unprecedented time of connectivity and sharing.In seconds we can connect
  • Asking for help is sign of strength not weakness

    Growing up I was a big fan of Muhammad Ali. He was the world heavyweight boxing champion and unashamedly referred to himself as "The Greatest." I vividly remember a reporter asking Ali, "When did you know that you were 'The Greatest?'" Before Ali could answer, the reporter offered, "Perhaps it was when you knocked out George Foreman in 1974?"Ali
  • Joining others to advance yourself

    The leadership on base constantly remind junior enlisted to be a part of the Airmen Committed to Excellence, because they know the various ways it can help us.However, it's those same junior enlisted giving numerous reasons why not to go. Oftentimes, I hear that it's just a waste of time, but it's from the Airmen who've never given it a shot. I'll
  • The Air Force's Quiet Energy Revolution

    Modern catch phrases  like 'energy security' and 'energy independence' have had a renewed urgency  in recent years as Americans felt  the pinch of high oil prices and considered the benefits and risks of the domestic boom in natural gas and oil production.But here at the Air Force, energy's role in national security has always been top of mind,
  • Energy awareness is for everyone

    Have you thought about how you can help save energy? October is Energy Action Month, a good time to not only start thinking about it, but to do it as well.Sometimes it's as simple as turning off the light when you leave a room and other times it's more complicated such as sharing a fridge in the office. But don't let the complications stop you from