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  • Child of an immigrant, proud Korean-American Airman

    I am the child of an immigrant. I went to a private, Lutheran, predominantly white, upper-middle-class school during the week, and a Korean immigrant church on Sundays. My communities primarily consisted of upper-middle-class white friends from school, and mostly middle-class Korean-Americans from church. I became very used to code-switching: I was as close to white-American as I could get during the school week, and a bit more Korean-American on the weekends.
  • Connect, Detect and Protect: the theme of our latest Wingman Day.

    I’m a big fan of creating and fostering genuine human connections with my coworkers up, down and laterally on the chain of command. I’ve witnessed firsthand, as provider and recipient, that connectedness allows us to detect when someone . . . isn’t quite right; and that detection helps protect our Airmen and their families from internal and external stressors/threats. I live each day believing that we’re all people, doing our best, and we just need to remember to care and be kind to ourselves and to others.
  • Fairchild Special Victims' Counsel stands ready to help

    An American is sexually assaulted every 73 seconds. Every 9 minutes, one of those victims is a child. It is also estimated that 18,900 servicemembers experience unwanted sexual contact annually. (Rainn.org) The Department of Defense has designated April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. This designation has also been used and recognized by civilian sector.
  • Telework commentary

    Fairchild AFB has elevated its Health Protection Condition in response to the fast spread of Coronavirus 2019; in response, Fairchild members and families are encouraged to practice prevention measures.
  • Managing Your Child’s Behavior

    Raising children can be difficult, and even downright maddening sometimes. Young children in particular can test the limits of our patience and sanity. Children begin to question the world around them as part of normal human development around the age of two. They begin to explore what happens when they say “no” to everything and everyone. They begin to touch and discover the world around them. They are becoming little scientists in the big laboratory we know as life.
  • Strength in Tears

    When it comes to who inspires me, I don’t have to look further than my best friend, my wife.
  • The military mom - the warrior wife

    You and I sleep safe at night all because this Warrior is prepared to fight. Some wars are waged within. Knowing just where to begin can indeed be the hardest part…oh where, oh where do I start? Complexity of words in fact an art. Telling you her story a very small part.
  • National Women’s History Month: Making a mark on history

    The theme of Women’s History Month this March is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence.” Recognizing women who have championed these values throughout the years is important as well as understanding how everyone can make their own mark.
  • The effects of domestic violence on the growing child

    Who was your first love? For most of us, we think about our first attraction or our first, non-platonic relationship. I would suggest that our real first love is the bond we form with our parents or caregivers. The ability of a parent to give hope, empathy or reassurance can form a unique and everlasting connection that helps the child trust and show empathy to others. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a period set aside to raise the awareness of the effects of physical and other forms of abuse. It’s also a time to dedicate ourselves to stand up for children living in fear in these hostile environments.
  • October is Energy Action Month

    October is Energy Action Month, which makes this is the opportune time to give an update on the Fairchild Energy Program.