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  • Sometimes, it’s the right time to take a break

    The hot days of summer are officially here and with that comes decisions on whether to take a vacation or keep working. According to worldwide studies, Americans work more than anyone else and take fewer vacations.  A recent Skift survey showed that in 2014 over 40 percent of working Americans with

  • Have a safe, memorable Independence Day

    Independence Day is only a few days away.  This year will mark 240 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. In 1776, the Continental Congress declared the thirteen colonies in America as a new nation, separate from the British empire.Independence Day was the beginning of a birth

  • Oh, to be an amazing woman

    March is a month to honor women who have shaped America's history and its future through public service and leadership. I like to extend that honor to women from all walks of life.Recently, President Barack Obama proclaimed, "For too long, women were formally excluded from full participation in our

  • Copperheads observe Black History Month

    February is Black History Month - a month to remind us of the valuable contributions made to our nation by Black Americans.In 1976, President Gerald R. Ford was our Commander-in-Chief. He made a very enlightening statement, "Seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of

  • The best gift

    The holiday season is upon us - sleigh bells are ringing, colorful lights are sparkling, and carols are playing wherever we go.  For some, it can be viewed as a social ritual, but many others see it is as an inspiration of renewed hope.   In the role of a chaplain, I perceive it as God allowing

  • December is the season to celebrate

    Regardless of your culture or belief system, December is a month that is characterized by celebration. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, St. Lucia's Day, Bodhi Day, Yalda or other holidays this is a wonderful month to connect with family and friends. Holidays can be about more than

  • "Why am I here?"- Suicide Prevention Month

    September is National Suicide Prevention Month - a month for reminding our fellow Airmen that they really do matter.If you were to stop by the chaplain's office in building 10, room 227, on base, you would immediately notice a profound piece of artwork on the south wall, "Footprints in the Sand,"

  • Expecting Air Force moms: stay 'fit to fight'

    As an Airman, I take pride in being "fit to fight," but since I learned I was pregnant last year, my priority now is to be "fit to deliver a baby" so I can return to the fight with little delay.Obstetricians agree, women should not stop working out just because they are pregnant and may fear the

  • The Adjutant General: This year, we proudly Muster

    For the first time in over a century, the Arizona National Guard will muster in one formation, and there are 7,531 reasons why I've chosen to revive this time-honored military tradition. I am proud of each Soldier and Airman who voluntarily serves our state and nation, and the time has come to