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  • Putting my faith in Angels

    Someone once said if riding in an airplane is flying, then riding in a boat is swimming. If you want to experience the element, then get out of the vehicle.For me, skydiving was bucket list item no. 34 and a serious sport that takes fellow Guardian Angel Airmen from the Air Force Reserve's 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., to the
  • 5-year clock puts reemployment rights in jeopardy

    Eleven years ago many of us took off our suits, welder's masks, gloves, and donned our uniforms and went off to defend our nation following the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. We didn't know what the future would hold. Our employers told us to go, do our duty. We gladly accepted the challenge. Over the course of those years, many Airmen have been on and
  • 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 your duty. Regardless of your duty status -
  • Gen. Dempsey: 'We are not elected to serve'

    I talk about the importance of "trust" at every opportunity. Trust is the cornerstone of our profession. It binds us with those we serve-the American people and the elected officials who represent them. This trust relationship cannot be taken for granted. We must continually earn and re-earn it every day.One way we earn this trust is by avoiding
  • Education apparently never ends

    One reason I joined the military instead of heading to college after high school was to take a break from all of that learning.It's been 28 years and I'm still waiting.I just completed National Defense University's Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, which I had sidestepped for a few years despite it being a priority for
  • Don't miss 2012 teen leadership summits

    Have you ever imagined going rock climbing, horseback riding, white water rafting, or scaling a high ropes course? How about waking up every morning for a week witnessing the beauties of the snow-capped Rocky Mountains or the fresh smell of pine and the sound of rushing water of a national forest? If you enjoy having fun, meeting people just like
  • Your momma wears combat boots

    On the small-town playground of my childhood, the comeback quip of last resort after being physically or verbally pummeled was "well, your momma wears combat boots."It was the juvenile equivalent of today's profane four-letter bombs but with bigger consequences. If used, the surrounding crowd within earshot would in unison let out an "aahhh, you're
  • Commander sends holiday greetings to Citizen Airmen

    As we celebrate the holiday season, I want to thank you for all that you have done in 2011 and all that you will do in 2012. Your service as America's Citizen Airmen has, once again, been spectacular, and I appreciate it very much.When an earthquake and tsunami rocked Japan early this year, you were ready to shuttle needed goods and skilled rescue
  • A veteran, a hero

    A few years ago I had the experience of a lifetime.I spent an entire weekend with one of my heroes.And for once the hero actually lived up to the title.Growing up, I had plenty of heroes. Most emerged from the world of sports. The walls of my bedroom were plastered with posters of guys like Michael Jordan, Joe Montana, and Larry Bird. My heroes,
  • A journey to strength

    It's been one year since I was stranded on the side of the highway with a dead-end job and no money for school or gas. As I sat in my car, waiting for my ride to show up, I realized I wasn't going anywhere, and it wasn't only because my gas tank was empty. I pictured myself as a stronger person when I graduated high school, but I was dependent on
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