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  • The balancing act of life

    Have you ever wondered how you were going to get through the day, week, month or even year? Every day we face all types of challenges that drive us to decide which path to take. Some of these challenges are easier than others, like what clothes you will wear today, what food you will have to eat or what reality show you will watch tonight. Then
  • Are your medications harming you or your children?

    At least 1.5 million Americans are sickened, injured or killed each year by errors in prescribing, dispensing and taking medications, the influential Institute of Medicine concluded in a major report (Washington Post, 2006). Many medical errors occur as the result of medication mismanagement. Medication errors occur in all environments of care to
  • POL Rides for Randy

    Earlier this summer, the 7th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels management flight hosted "Ride for Randy." This event raised funds for the Wounded Warrior Project in honor of Master Sgt. Randy Gillespie, who was killed in action July 9, 2007, in Herat, Afghanistan. The 7th LRS fuels flight wanted a way to celebrate and remember the ultimate
  • All I Ever Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

    Robert Fulgham's words are so true. After my attendance at his Broadway smash-hit performance, I have taken some (off-duty) time to reflect on my youth, the important life-lessons I learned and the significance of having a role model and mentor. So what did I learn in kindergarten? Borrowing the words from Robert Fulgham:Share everything. Play
  • Education...Start Now!

    I would like to personally challenge everyone to think about his or her education priorities. As a first sergeant, I regularly brief Airmen who are new to the Air Force and new to Dyess. I can tell you first hand that education is atop the list of priorities for many Airmen, as it should be. We all know it is important but for various reasons, many
  • Welcome home, job well done

    With Veteran's Day upcoming, it's a good time to reflect upon the tie that binds everyone who has served their nation, that every generation is called upon to purchase freedom for the next. For answering that call to duty, our armed forces are held in high regard in all corners of our nation. We have served the nation well from conflicts in Iraq,
  • “Safety” Does Not Mean “No-Risk”

    Did Mr. Wylie really just say that? Yes, I did say safety does not mean no-risk, and I meant it. We in the safety community are often accused of trying to put the workers in a roll of bubble wrap to protect them against hurting themselves or breaking something. Really, think about being wrapped up. One, you could not do work! Two, you would be
  • 7th LRS Back to Basics

    The 7th Logistics Readiness Squadron is at it again. After a stunning display of Air Force heritage, with their pass-in-review change of command ceremony in June, the 7th LRS continued their dedication to our Air Force legacy on Sept. 17, 2012 with a morning formation for reveille. As the sun peaked over the horizon, approximately 250 Team LRS
  • Fire Prevention Week

    Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871.According to popular
  • Innovate, Airmen innovate!

    The Air Force must innovate its way into the future, today! It's been nearly two decades since Joel A. Barker wrote his book Paradigms in which he describes a state where business and organizational cultures become stagnant and fail to adapt to rapidly changing environments, essentially getting stuck in a self-perpetuating status-quo paradigm. The