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  • Meaningful mental health panel works to end minority stigma

    The Hispanic Empowerment and Advancement Team’s Mental Health Real Talk: Mental Health and Minority Communities panel featured mental health professionals across the Department of the Air Force with one common characteristic: they belong to a minority group, which provides them with a unique

  • A short history of integration in the US armed forces

    The 514th Air Mobility Wing Historians Office, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., presents a paper on the integration of the U.S. armed services. This discussion investigates the numerous examples of Black military service, with Black Americans fighting in every United States conflict from the

  • Where does responsibility start?

    The Air Force teaches us as Airmen three core values that are ingrained into our minds from the first “... I solemnly affirm …. So help me God” of our oath to this country: Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence In All We Do.

  • Diversity, inclusion are tools for national defense, not buzzwords

    We live in a dynamically changing and increasingly complex global security environment. In order to maintain ourselves as the world’s leading Air Force, we must continue to adapt and prepare for any potential contingencies — in today’s highly competitive environment.

  • Slow Breathing Techniques

    Don’t you hate it when you can’t seem to formulate the words you really wanted to say due to anger, stress, or anxiety? Did you know there are techniques, if practiced, which can help you improve your ability to think and speak more clearly when faced with moments of increased stress and/or anger?

  • What Black History Month means to me

    The iconic Rosa Parks was born in February (Feb. 4, 1913), and I recently found myself reading her autobiography. The lives she touched and influence she was able to produce in people is profoundly amazing, and the fact that she lived until 2005 is still crazy to me. She walked with Dr. King during