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  • Spiritual fitness: A Jewish perspective

    The term "spiritual fitness" can mean something different for everyone, depending on a person's background and spiritual beliefs. For Jews, this term fits nicely with some of the words that Airmen hear every day: integrity, wingmanship and balance.Growing up in a Jewish home, I was encouraged to "do the right thing." Although this article addresses
  • When are you planning your next vacation?

    When was the last time you took a vacation? I don't mean simply using your leave and taking a day off work, but an actual chance to get away and relax?I ask this question for a few reasons. First, most people know by now that the amount of leave you can carry over at the end of the fiscal year recently been reduced from 75 to 60 days. This may not
  • Commander's Presidents Day message

    At Whiteman we are, and must continue to be, committed to developing Airmen leaders across all levels. After all, the number one job of a leader is to grow more leaders!Inspired Airmen leaders build confidence throughout our team and enable us to not only persevere through adversity, but also to tackle tough challenges.Leaders have vision - they
  • Sexual assault prevention: Own it!

    When we talk about preventing the crime of sexual assault, we are talking about before the crime happens. We've all participated in sexual assault education through mass auditorium in-person programs, smaller focus group discussions and one-on-one interactions with your local Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARC). Keeping that type of
  • Trading pain for a purpose

    Every time I run a marathon, I cringe just a little bit as I contemplate the back half. I think about the back half a lot, and by back half I mean miles 17-26.2. I'm just an average runner, but marathons have taught me almost as much about spiritual growth as seminary training.In a marathon, the first 13.1 miles are somewhat euphoric if you have
  • Pins, posts, tweets: Social media etiquette

    Basically everybody that's a part of Team Whiteman uses social media these days. Our folks are all over Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and probably dozens of other sites I don't even know about.Not a real news flash, right? Understood. But what you might not know is that our Air Force thinks that's a good thing!Social media and social networking sites
  • Overcoming failures

    You will fail. The question is, how will you respond? This reminds me of a parable of the carrot, egg and coffee.A senior irman was distraught when he learned he did not make Staff Sgt. after his first time testing. His staff sergeant supervisor saw a teaching opportunity and the next day he filled three pots with water and placed each on the
  • Comprehensive Airman Fitness 2015: Spiritual fitness

    Avengers ... step aside! Of recent it seems that Hollywood has become interested in the biopic stories of war heroes, such as Chris Kyle, Marcus Luttrell and Louis Zamperini. Certainly, they have not replaced the fictional characters of Iron Man and Thor who battle intergalactic war criminals. Yet, box offices around the country hint to the kinds
  • The Base Community Council: Serving those who serve

    There are many aspects of Whiteman AFB that make it unique - like its mission and its ability to project power all across the globe.  And we all know that mission can't happen without the hard work and dedication of Team Whiteman. However, there are some members of Team Whiteman whose hard work and dedication is not focused primarily on the
  • MWR programs have historical lineage but uncertain future

    As community partners, your continued support of Whiteman Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs is crucial. The MWR fund supports so many programs around the base, including the library, the club system, the child development center, the bowling alley, the golf course, the auto hobby shop, outdoor recreation, the archery range, and many