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  • Eat this not that for the big game

    This weekend's big game is a time to relax, kick back with friends and overload on delicious foods. With Airmen health and welfare at the top of Dyess' priorities, making better choices about what we eat has a huge impact on sustaining personal fitness.Use these alternate meal ideas to make your day healthier.Instead of
  • Take Ownership

    Are you bored at work? Do you complain about your job, school or life? Do you sit back and let others do the hard lifting? Do people, processes or even acceptable "norms" frustrate you? Or do you just feel stuck in the rut of life and want something more? Whatever the situation might be, you can change it. It's a daily choice. Are you a doer or a
  • Smile and Say Thanks

    Everyday we serve our nation, meet mission needs and ensure our Air Force remains the most powerful the world has ever seen. Some days are tougher than others, but there are two very simple tasks that leaders, at every level, can execute to get us through the day ... smile and say thanks.So you ask, why do I need to smile? The answer is rather
  • Commitment to service ensures mission success

    I deployed to Iraq in 2009 to support the Iraqi Training and Advisory Mission - Army. We advised, trained and equipped the Iraqi Army to develop their internal-defense capability and solidify the strategic partnership between Iraq and the United States. I distinctly remember one evening when our commanding general asked us a very simple question
  • Urgent or Emergency?

    If you or your child gets sick or injured, your first instinct may be to go to the emergency room (ER) right away or call 911. These are good instincts in an emergency, but many people use the ER when it is not an actual emergency. This contributes to long ER wait times, high costs and unnecessary medical care. Sometimes, using an urgent care
  • Monthly Safety Tip - Home fires involving heating equipment

    In 2010, heating equipment was involved in an estimated 57,100 reported U.S. home structure fires, with associated losses of 490 civilian deaths, 1,530 civilian injuries, and $1.1 billion in direct property damage. The estimated home heating fire total was down 3% from the previous year and 75% from 1980. Associated deaths were up 3% from 2009 but
  • FOD – The Destroyer of Planes

    Foreign Object Debris, or FOD, is known throughout the aviation world as an ever present danger. FOD is defined as a substance, debris, or article alien to a vehicle or system which can cause significant damage. Some examples of FOD are: rocks, tools, bolts, aircraft parts, birds and the list could go on. Anything that does not belong in an engine,
  • Runway Incursion Prevention

    Runway Incursions are any occurrence in the airport runway environment involving an aircraft, vehicle, person or object on the ground that creates a collision hazard or results in the loss of required separation with an aircraft taking off, intending to take off, landing or intending to land. These incidences have the potential to lead to very
  • The Gift of Gratitude

    There is great irony in the holiday season as people focus their hopes and dreams on things they do not have, but forget to give thanks for all that they already have in their lives. Let us avoid that trap and, instead, give ourselves the gift of gratitude. While individual circumstances may be different, allow me to suggest three areas in our
  • Core Values Made Simple

    Simplicity. Whether born of convenience, efficiency or laziness, there is no denying that increased simplicity breeds greater utility. This is the philosophy I applied to utilizing the Air Force core values as guiding principles in everyday life. The core values themselves are not really complex, but attempting to consciously translate the concepts
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