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  • Life ‘compartments’ are important

    April 14 marks the 95th anniversary of one of history's most famous disasters. On its maiden voyage from Southampton, the White Star Liner "Titanic" sank in the iceberg infested North Atlantic Ocean. Thought to be unsinkable, Titanic pulled down 1,496 of 2,208 people aboard, carrying them to a frigid water grave. After the passing of time,
  • Adjusting to change can be stressful

    Most individuals encounter major change at some point in their lives, both in their private lives as well as in their work environment. While serving our military, most of us go through many more changes than the average person. A new marriage, the birth of a child or other changes in the family structure can cause stress on both emotional and
  • A list for success helps today’s battlefield Airman

    Every Marine, a Rifleman! So goes one of the most well known credos of the United States Marine Corps. Like us Airmen, Marines each have their own specialties. But the bottom line for the Marines is that no matter what their specialty happens to be, they are riflemen first. Historically as our nation's first expeditionary force, Marines must be
  • One child can make a huge difference

    I just witnessed something that moved me deeply and I wanted to share this feeling. I hope you do not mind reading this. The other day I was coming home from work carrying a lot of stuff, physical training uniform, shoes, school books and my laptop, when the music for the National Anthem sounded. I was almost inside of the tower where I live. All I
  • Flightline driving is a privilege, not a right

    Any time of the year is a good time to talk about safety, but a couple of recent incidents have highlighted flightline driving as an area of concern. Since the flightline contains over two-thirds of Yokota Air Base's real estate, everyone should be aware of some basic rules. Also, with roads crossing both the north and south overruns, there is a
  • Heritage Month: A history to take pride in and celebrate

    Americans have recognized black history annually since 1926, first as "Negro History Week" and later as "Black History Month." What you might not know is that black history had barely begun to be studied or even documented when the tradition originated. Although African-Americans have been in America at least as far back as colonial times, it was
  • The Air Force Core Values apply daily

    When reflecting upon how we can make improvements to our careers, relationships or daily operations, it is no surprise that the application of our core values is a great way to start. All of us live by the Air Force Core Values but have you ever thought of how to apply them to your daily activities? For example, how can you apply the Air Force Core
  • Are you involved or committed?

    One day I was driving from Macon, Ga. to Atlanta for a routine TDY. While listening to a talk radio show, a motivational speaker used an analogy that was simple and effective in delivering his presentation. He started by asking the question, "Are you involved or committed"? Naturally you would think, am I involved or committed to what...my family,