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  • ABCs of Mental Resilience

    As I sat there holding the letter, a whirlwind of emotions flew through me. I felt angry, hurt, bewildered, confused, annoyed, and a myriad of other feelings I couldn't even describe.I could not wrap my thoughts around the idea that in 2014, we still have people who hold so strongly to their personal values and beliefs that they would be intolerant
  • We are Fame's Favored Few: "Higher, Stronger, Faster"

    As I reflect on my time in command of the mighty 92nd Air Refueling Wing, I could not be prouder of you rising to the occasion each and every time over the past two years. What makes me most proud as your commander was you answered your nation's call and in the process, despite challenges that were as numerous as any time dating back to 1994, you
  • What “Gay Pride” means to me

    When we think of pride, what are we talking about? As children we are taught that if we always do the right thing, we will be praised for our actions. Eventually, this emotion turns into pride. Pride is something that we as a society feel about our inner self. I remember in my youth, I was always praised to the highest standards for anything that I
  • Let Freedom Ring

    Today, on our nation's 238th birthday, we need to stand taller than ever and be proud of our nation as a symbol of freedom; even as we see threats to freedom globally mount daily. "Let Freedom Ring" needs to echo across the globe as a calling for those who believe that our best days are ahead of us. We are a bold nation who put a man on the moon
  • Independence Day - Bold and Innovative Leadership

    As we take a moment to spend time with family and friends over the long holiday weekend, let us not forget what Independence Day truly represents-the birth of our great nation, as bold leaders stood up and declared our independence. Our nation fought for and declared its independence 238 years ago, paving the way for the freedoms we still enjoy
  • Where I feel pride

    When you look up pride in the Webster dictionary, you get two definitions:1. A feeling that you respect yourself and deserve to be respected by other people.2. A feeling of happiness that you get when you or someone you know does something good, difficult, etc. Everyone has something they are proud of. For some, it's being a parent, their career or
  • Fairchild had a missile squadron… Who knew?

    When most think of Fairchild's rich heritage, they think of aircraft. Those who are young at heart but with a few more greys will remember Fairchild's role first as an air depot repairing aircraft during WWII and then later as a bomber base with the arrival of B-29 Superfortress bombers in 1947. Since then the base transitioned to B-36 Peacemakers
  • LGBT Pride Month: Turning back discrimination, prejudice everywhere

    This June marks the sixth year recognizing Pride month. In 2009, President Barack Obama proclaimed June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month.Many people mistakenly assume Pride month is about celebrating one's sexual orientation. However, Pride Month is about turning back discrimination and prejudice everywhere it
  • Learn how to care for your mind, body

    This May is Mental Health Month and the Fairchild AFB Mental Health Clinic is raising awareness for the role mental health plays in our lives by providing tips and resources so anyone can take steps to promote good mental health.These include remaining physically fit with your mental health in mind through ensuring you are eating right, sleeping
  • 18th Air Force Commander’s Intent

    Ours is a time of great challenge and great opportunity - there has never been a more important time to lead our Airmen. During this time, I need each Airman in the 18th Air Force to lead with their sights clearly set on our mission and our people, while ensuring an environment of integrity where everyone can contribute to their maximum