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The emotionless leader


By Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Brown 65th Communications Squadron “I don’t want to hurt her career.” “He’s the best NCO I’ve got. I don’t want to see him lose a stripe.” How many times have you heard someone in a leadership position make statements such as these when contemplating disciplinary actions when an Airman or noncommissioned […]

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Sports nutrition


By Senior Airman Catherine S. Scholar 59th Medical Wing What do Muhammad Ali, Yani Tseng and other athletes have in common? They exert more energy than the average person, and their physiques need extra nutrients to recover from their strenuous activities. These nutrients include carbs, healthy fats and proteins. A combination of all three nutrients […]

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Providing eyes for another


By 2nd Lt. Samantha Morrison 4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs The rope cinched tightly around my waist. Patricia Walsh, a paratriathlete, clung to my elbow entrusting me, not only with her life, but also the end result of the race. I was terrified. Knowing that I was about to race a mile in the murky, […]

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Celebrating USAFA’s 60th anniversary


By Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson United States Air Force Academy superintendent As we celebrate the Air Force Academy’s 60th anniversary, I salute all of the proud servicemen and women who have devoted themselves to producing leaders of character for our Air Force and our nation. As the United States’ youngest service academy, our Air […]

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I will no longer be a victim

We stand together against sexual assault

By Skytina Felder-Jones 8th Fighter Wing As a young child, the horrors of sexual violence arrested my sense of safety, security and the sanctity of my home — robbing me of self-worth, my voice and the development of healthy boundaries. At the age of four I became a guilt-riddled, withdrawn and a painfully shy child. […]

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