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  • When the helper asks for help

    Over the last 10 years, I have seen a lot of different reactions when it comes to the topic of mental health. While the attitude toward mental health has changed for the better, I continue to hear some of the same concerns I heard years ago. The one that comes up most frequently is that talking to mental health providers will somehow damage one’s
  • CrossFit: Helpful or Harmful?

    CrossFit is a popular workout routine combining strength training, Olympic style weight lifting, speed work and plyometrics.  The increasing popularity has also led to some extreme opinions about the program. Answering the question whether CrossFit is safe or dangerous has become increasingly complex. Some CrossFit exercises are quite difficult and
  • A resilient Airman’s story

    “It doesn’t matter how many times you fall--what matters most is how many times you stand up, shake it off, and move forward.”   Knowing how to balance physical, intellectual, social, and spiritual areas of our lives is key to building resiliency.   I would like to share story of an Airman, who, despite a broken relationship, was able to recover
  • Hispanic Heritage Month

    Hispanic Heritage month is a time of celebration on how all come together as one; not caring the nationality each of us comes from.  Over 52 million strong, Latinos are affecting every aspect of the national landscape--military, pop culture, the workforce consumption, politics and America's identity as a nation.   But you may ask yourself, why does
  • JOINTNESS - What does it mean to you?

    As I walk around Kunsan Air Base, I can't help but think of the word "joint", whether Sailor, Soldier, Airman, Marine or in Kunsan's case, fellow Korean forces, as we all come together as one team, one fight. I have been assigned to joint commands before and although the missions get tougher, the "jointness" with the other services has gotten
  • Leadership: Is there an app for that?

    The world is growing more and more dependent on technology.  Even our United States Air Force has become automated to improve programs, processes and quality of life for Airmen. We have Facebook, smartphones, BlackBerries, MyMC2(My Military Communities), Twitter, Facetime, Skype, webpages, Sharepoint, EMS (Evaluation Management System) and many
  • Holocaust Days of Remembrance: A reminder and a warning

    During this time of the year, people often ask me what it is like being a Jewish person on Holocaust Remembrance Week, and what it means to me.To me, this week is a reminder that evil - true, unbiased, malicious evil - exists in this world. Even the most casual search for information on the Holocaust reveals an ugly history with descriptions of
  • Learning from the Holocaust: Choosing to act

    This year, April 12 to 19 marks the observance of the Holocaust Days of Remembrance, with the official Day of Remembrance taking place April 16.The Days of Remembrance were established by the U.S. Congress in 1980 to memorialize the six million Jews, as well as millions of non-Jewish victims, who were murdered in the Holocaust and suffered Nazi
  • Your part in the movement to end sexual assault

    April 2015 marks the eleventh annual observance of Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month (SAAPM) in the United States. Like many of our stateside civilian and military counterparts, the 8th Fighter Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) office is offering a wide variety of observance events throughout the month for Kunsan Airmen.
  • The day "My Dream" came true

    February is African American Black History Month, a time set aside to highlight the achievements of African Americans. As an American I am more than proud of the contributions made by my ancestors to making this world a better place to live.The life that I live now would not have been tolerated in the early to mid-1900s. Inter-racial relationships
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