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Over the past year, I Corps has made incredible strides and laid the foundation for continued success in the Asia-Pacific region. As we look toward the future, we will continue this momentum to ensure that the “Team of Teams” is globally-responsive, regionally engaged and capable of worldwide deployment. In order to do this, I Corps will focus on the following four priorities in 2014: Invest in the Pacific; Leader Development; Trained, Ready and Resilient Formations; and Build Partner Capacity.

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Published: 12:33PM April 17th, 2014

SOUTHWEST ASIA — Have you set goals for your future? Goals can be short or long-term, personal, professional, spiritual or physical, and are usually specific to a person or group. According to Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor at Dominican University in California, you are 42 percent more likely to reach a goal by writing it down. In short, a goal that is not written down is just a thought.

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Published: 01:39PM April 10th, 2014

At Madigan, patients work with their primary care teams in Patient-Centered Medical Homes as partners in care, to foster a spirit of health, wellness and trust.

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Published: 01:19PM April 10th, 2014

KUNSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — As a young child the horrors of sexual violence arrested my sense of safety, security and the sanctity of my home — robbing me of self-worth, my voice and the development of healthy boundaries.

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Published: 02:26PM April 3rd, 2014

Airmen need feedback, meaningful and purposeful feedback to reach their full potential.

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Published: 02:24PM April 3rd, 2014

CAMP RED CLOUD — As we head into the April, we find ourselves closing in not only on the arrival of spring but on three very worthy events on our nation’s annual calendar: Sexual Assault Awareness Month, National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Month of the Military Child.

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Published: 11:11AM March 27th, 2014

Whether you’re a Soldier, Airman, Sailor or Marine, active or reserve component or retired, throughout your career you’ve been trained to take charge and do what’s necessary wherever you are, on the job or off.

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Published: 11:08AM March 27th, 2014

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — In November 1992, a new chief master sergeant was assigned to my squadron. It caught all of our units’ Airmen by surprise that the new chief decided to move into the office adjacent to the bathrooms when there were much better locations behind “the glass doors.”

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Published: 12:01PM March 20th, 2014

Airmen will often ask me for my opinion on joint basing and my standard response is that joint basing is different. Sometimes different can be challenging, but sometimes different can be good. And sometimes different is just different.

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Published: 11:59AM March 20th, 2014

Mixed emotions filled Soldiers Field House March 14 as 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division leaders cased the brigade and battalion colors, and Soldiers with company and battery guidons marched away.

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Published: 11:57AM March 20th, 2014

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — Our Nation was founded on a belief in equality and justice for all. Our history is replete with examples of women who have challenged injustice, and worked to ensure America’s commitment to the rights, security, and dignity of all its citizens. Many wore the cloth of their country, and shaped the military we proudly serve in today.

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Published: 01:00PM March 13th, 2014

For the past 24 months, the Department of Defense has been transforming the way military health care is delivered. The department’s goals are ultimately to ensure a health care delivery system that integrates the efforts of all the services toward more efficient and effective operation, leading to a system of health that ensures the delivery of high value healthcare to our patients.

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Published: 12:55PM March 13th, 2014

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Many people associate March with St. Patrick’s Day, but as a career diet technician, I think about National Nutrition Month.

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Published: 01:21PM March 6th, 2014

I’ve been fortunate enough to have some really great mentors over the course of my career. One mentor, whom I’ll never forget, really had a way of taking complicated philosophy and breaking it down so that even I could understand it.

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Published: 01:19PM March 6th, 2014

Call it timing or fate, but I was meant to hear this story.

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Published: 01:16PM March 6th, 2014

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. — We hear a lot of buzzwords in the Air Force today. Some of the most recent and heavily used are wingman and resiliency.

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Published: 02:34PM February 27th, 2014

WE have a problem. Sexual assault is eating away at the fabric of trust in our ranks. We need to fix it.

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Published: 02:33PM February 27th, 2014

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — February is designated American Heart Month with the mission to increase awareness about heart health, a growing problem within the Air Force, according to a cardiology consultant to the Air Force surgeon general.

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Published: 10:50AM February 20th, 2014

A former commander of mine loved the phrase, ‘...this is a team sport.’ He would throw the phrase out, at random times, and then expect all hearing to understand. Most of those times I didn’t understand how it applied.

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Published: 12:58PM February 13th, 2014

When I first joined the Air Force, I envisioned myself being able to take flight with Maverick and Goose, experiencing 5 G’s in a dog fight. It didn’t take long for me to understand that few people get to fly in a fighter, so I thought my feet would continue to remain firmly planted on the ground.

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Published: 01:24PM February 13th, 2014

“Why didn’t I hear the base offered free tickets to Iron Man 3?” a military spouse complained to me last summer.

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Published: 01:20PM February 13th, 2014

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — Do you hate living in the dorms? Don’t worry ... it’s OK, I sure did.

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Published: 02:16PM February 6th, 2014

One of the most important decisions families make is where to receive health care. Our Team at Madigan Army Medical Center wants to be the preferred choice for all the health care needs of our beneficiaries.

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Published: 02:14PM February 6th, 2014

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea — Air Combat Command defines the spiritual pillar as strengthening a set of beliefs, principles or values that sustain an individual’s sense of well-being and purpose.

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Published: 11:43AM January 30th, 2014

It certainly has been an eventful 18-months in the 7th Infantry Division. While we officially reactivated the Bayonet Division in October 2012, many of us were working at the Lewis North headquarters in August to get the division up and running appropriately.

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Published: 11:41AM January 30th, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — It’s that time of year again when people resolve to lose weight, get in shape and eat healthier, which takes dedication and determination.

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Published: 01:36PM January 23rd, 2014

The men and women of the 62nd Airlift Wing are off and running in 2014. The ink on 2013 is barely dry and already our Airmen are hard at work around the world.

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Published: 01:34PM January 23rd, 2014

After the Seattle Seahawks clinched the National Football Conference championship Sunday, a number of players took turns around the stadium to shake hands and thank the fans otherwise known collectively as the 12th Man. They weren’t just gestures.

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Published: 01:32PM January 23rd, 2014

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Spiritual fitness is a component of Comprehensive Airman Fitness that is often overlooked by the average Airman. Why? Because it isn’t as up front and easy to understand or exercise as the other pillars. Physical fitness is simple, hit the gym and eat healthily.

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Published: 11:09AM January 16th, 2014

I am truly honored and humbled to continue to serve military service members and their families as the commander of the Western Regional Medical Command.