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  • The courage to act

    Over the last few months, we in the 349th Medical Group have had the privilege of recognizing two members that came to the aid of civilians in the local area. Utilizing her Air Force training, Senior Airman Erica Torres provided life-saving care to a bullet wound victim to control extensive bleeding. Last month while leaving the base, Senior Airmen Jeremy Derrick witnessed a motor vehicle accident where he and others provided care to a mom and her two children who were trapped in the car that had rolled onto its side. These types of events are not limited to the folks in the Medical Group. Many throughout this Wing have similar stories.
  • Continuous improvement in the digital age

    The 21st Century digital age opened the door for each of us to stay connected almost continuously - barring a lost cell signal in the barren desert. That is an amazing and wonderful development for society. However, an unintended consequence of the digital age is that expectations changed with regards to how we execute our daily duties; I believe this applies across the full spectrum of society. My default setting is “always on.” I suspect that is true for most Airmen, from E1 to 4-star general. Speaking for myself only, I find it difficult to find time for professional and personal development.
  • VOLUNTEERISM: affecting positive change in the lives of others

    Volunteering doesn’t have to be a big, formal program or event; it is oftentimes a simple act we may take for granted that is received with the most thanks.
  • Veteran's Day - a time to pay tribute

    This month we will take time out, as we always do on Veteran's Day, to pay special tribute to the millions of veterans who served and are still serving this great nation. From Private Frank Buckles, who passed in March of this year at age 110, and was the last known surviving World War I veteran, to the youngest recruit who took a solemn oath, to