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  • Department of the Air Force recognizes Energy Awareness Month

    Energy Awareness Month gives the Department of the Air Force the opportunity every October to look at the critical role energy plays in its combat capabilities and readiness. This year marks the final iteration of the three-year observance theme: “Energy Able, Mission Capable.”

  • Hopeful in the face of uncertainty : A true story of resilience

    A terrifying realization is not being able to achieve your dreams. An even scarier thought is possibly not getting the opportunity to start due to cancer.Diagnosed a year after just starting his new married life, Senior Airman Eleazar Hernandez, 2nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment

  • Entropy & Grit: Resilience tools help us move forward

    I first learned about the concept of entropy in my high school physics class. Embarrassingly, my understanding of the concept and the other laws of thermodynamics have not matured over the years. I understand entropy as a process of gradual decline in energy over time to the point where it cannot be

  • CSAF and CMSAF see first-hand the readiness of Minot AFB

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright visited Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, May 14, 2020. They saw how Team Minot has remained mission-ready and resilient throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. “There is no more important

  • Five Minutes to Thrive: Addressing Kids’ Emotions

    It’s not easy to put feelings into words, even for adults. Children in particular struggle to talk about their feeling, especially when they are intense or complicated. Here’s an activity for parents and caregivers to use to help children open up and sort through their emotions in response to

  • Five Minutes to Thrive: 35 Things To Do During “Social Distancing”

    During this time of uncertainty, many of us may be stuck indoors as schools, businesses, and restaurants close their doors. A review of the research on the psychological impacts of quarantine published in the February edition of the journal Lancet found that confinement, lossof usual routine, and

  • Five Minutes to Thrive: Recharge Your Battery

    At what point do you look at your battery on your cell phone & think, “I need to plug my phone into the charger?” Is it 60%, 50%, or do you allow it to drain completely before recharging?Admittedly, often times I look at my phone & when I see it is at 49% my immediate thought is “I have got to

  • Air Force Recognizes Energy Action Month 2019

    October is Energy Action Month, an opportunity to highlight why energy is a critical enabler to combat capability for the U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense, and to encourage smarter energy use and management for installations, ground vehicles, and aircraft. Unveiled this year, the Air Force