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  • Families drive the mission

    Although the Department of the Air Force has preached “mission first” for a long time, we have recently seen a change from commanders and their messaging. More emphasis has been placed on taking care of service members and their families.

  • Reflecting on Wingman Day

    The repetition of routine demanded by duty regimens can bring about a malaise, and the biannual Wingman Day offers a unique respite with the purpose of boosting morale and fostering a spirit of fellowship.

  • Employee Assistance Program: One-stop resource for support

    The Air Force’s new Employee Assistance Program provides civilian employees and their families with free, confidential resources and support to help manage normal everyday life challenges that may affect job performance and personal well-being.

  • Million-dollar babies

    When the excitement of the news sank in, the reality of very real health issues set in, which forced Staff Sgt. Susan Edwards-Aagaard, 21st Operations Support Squadron intelligence analyst, to slow down. With her fierce independence, she said she never would have asked for help, but her squadron

  • Simple safety practices reduce home, holiday injuries

    As we enjoy a holiday season of celebrations and travel, I hope every Airman will take some time to reflect on the accomplishments of the year, and take the opportunity to make some lasting memories with your families and friends.As you plan holiday activities, keep in mind that the excitement and

  • Premature twin miracles refuse to accept medical odds

    “It was the worst day of my life,” said Capt. Matthew Douglas, Air Force Space Command logistical and support officer at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Every pregnancy has its up and downs, however, sometimes the low points affect the rest of the lives of both the parents and the children. This

  • HISPANIC HERITAGE: A culture of support

    Even though she was born and raised in the U.S., Senior Airman Laura Perez knows the struggles of feeling like an outsider. Her father is from Mexico and her mother from El Salvador, both of whom contributed to her dedication to hard work and strong sense of family.

  • Continuing a long, blue line

    After 11 years in the Air Force, Tech. Sgt. Sean Dastas, 21st Operations Support Squadron, decided to stay in what could be called the family business, by re-enlisiting for another four years. The ceremony was performed by Capt. Stephanie Lawton, 9th Medical Operations Squadron, Beale Air Force