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  • Why I Wear the Uniform

    When people ask me why I joined the Air Force, I usually just say it's because I was unsure of what I wanted to do. Getting closer to my high school graduation, nothing I could think of seemed good enough. I joined in hopes of making it a life-long career I could be proud of or use it as a stepping stone to get to where I want to be. The benefits and financial stability alone were enough for me to sign on that line. However, no one asked me why I wear the uniform. There is so much more to it than just free college and healthcare.
  • Stay prepared for life, deployments – “Be O.P.”

    When the phrase “Be O.P.,” (short for Omnia Paratus, which means in all things prepared), was introduced to the 349th Air Mobility Wing as a charge, we had a choice to make.
  • June Fitness Tips

    Calculating Your Training Heart Rate Zones Heart-rate training benefits everyone, from the beginning exerciser trying to lose weight, to individuals trying to improve their cardiovascular fitness, to the highly conditioned athlete preparing for the next competition.The key to making progress is to elevate your heart rate into the correct training
  • Plan ahead, and safely conquer summer!

    The summer season has officially kicked off … barbecues, beach trips, and permanent gridlock from Annapolis to Dewey Beach. As we tackle our weekends, we are warned of the imminent dangers that summer poses. We’ve read, watched and listened to lectures on how to be safe during these critical days. To be honest, summer safety is no different than being safe throughout the year … It often comes down to preparation. One of the safest things we can do is to not barbecue or travel to the beach, opting to stay inside and watch reruns of Game of Thrones or Dr. Pimple Popper. Fortunately, this is not our reality, and there are a few simple steps we can take to conquer summer … safely.
  • Creating high performance through job satisfaction

    Do you like your job? Do your Airmen like their jobs? If you answered no, why? How you answer those questions can say a lot about your organization. Believe it or not, you can create a better workplace for your Airmen.At the bare basics, think about what people need and want from a job. Abraham Maslow’s book “A Theory of Human Motivation,” tells us
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