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  • The Journey: Response to Commentary

    It is true that every Airman has a story, yet most are too afraid to share it with strangers, mental health professionals, friends, family or even those closest to them. They do this for many reasons: possible rejection, judgment, shame, loss of career, or fear of the unknown. The stigma associated with seeking mental health is much greater than
  • At the Turning Point: A Commentary

    Life happens. At least that’s what people like to say about down times. Grief, anxiety, depression, anger; all symptoms of “life” when things seem to go downhill. What happens when it becomes too much, when your vehicle of life coasts downhill so fast that the brakes are just burnt out? Where is your break, so to speak? Where is that point in the
  • Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month – ride safe

    Beautiful spring weather was a long time coming this year in Ohio. April 13 was the first really perfect day for motorcycle enthusiasts. For one unfortunate rider, it was his last day on earth.
  • Challenge the status quo, if only to ensure it’s the best way of doing business!

    173rd Fighter Wing Commander, Colonel Jeff. Smith, challenges the Airmen of the wing to break out of the status quo. He encourages the more experienced Airmen to look to the younger generation for a fresh set of eyes on the issues we face every day.
  • We are here now: Pa. ANG SARC discusses recent media coverage of sexual assault and harassment

    Marianne Bustin, 111th Attack Wing sexual assault response coordinator, speaks frankly about the recent media blitz regarding sexual assault and harassment. She discusses how members of the Air National Guard can help to create a culture of awareness during this time of heightened attention on the subject.
  • What's Your Why?

    We all need to have a laser focus on our “why.” Our why is what keeps us going when we’re tired. Our why is what gives us the extra boost to get over the top, and our why is what makes us great.
  • An Attendee’s Perspective on the Enlisted Leadership Symposium

    Attendee Master Sgt. Brian Hammell's perspective and lessons learned from the Enlisted Leadership Symposium.
  • Behind a smile; becoming a voice of change

    “People see a smile and think that everything is OK. But a smile doesn’t necessarily mean that things are OK.”
  • Check this to help, for any disaster

    September is National Preparedness Month
  • Service before self, an immigrant’s journey

    This Independence Day we celebrate America’s 241st birthday and I am filled with gratitude for all our nation represents, and the opportunities I’ve been given as a naturalized citizen and as a member of the Arizona Air National Guard.
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