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  • Airman empowerment

    403rd Wing,I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to take command of the 403rd Wing, and my family is right there with me in that excitement! This wing is our extended family and it brings me so much joy that my primary duty is to care for its members.At the ceremony in June, I said that every time you hear “Wing of Choice” I want you to think, “I have
  • Pride through a lens

    By definition pride is a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired.It is also a consciousness of one’s own dignity.Colloquially, in the LGBTQ+ community, Pride is a rainbow-heavy, month-long
  • Mental Health Awareness Month: Helping resources

    Wing of Choice,I hope everyone had a great May Unit Training Assembly and enjoyed the time back together. It almost felt like normal.Since May is Mental Health Awareness month, I wanted to push out some of the many resources available to you all as part of the 403rd Wing and military community.You may not need help yourself, but according to the
  • Command Chief bids wing farewell

    For those participating in person this weekend, it’s been a while, and it will be nice seeing your faces again even if you are masked up! Welcome back; but sadly, goodbye as well. This will be my last Unit Training Assembly as the 403rd Wing Command Chief. As always, change happens. For those who aren’t aware, a command chief tour is normally three
  • Chat Money—Seize the Pandemic Opportunities

    Editor’s note: Kristy Tubbs, AFC, FFC, provides financial briefings for Air Force Reserve Command Yellow Ribbon events. As the founder of Piece of Heart Financial Counseling, she has been providing wealth building budgeting and financial workshops to service members and their families for the past 31 years.  Kristy is a member of the Association of
  • 'Tis the season ... Happy Holidays!

    ‘Tis the season for the three Rs.No, I’m not talking about reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmatic. I’m talking about the need to refill, rejuvenate, and reconnect.With all that 2020 threw our way, it’s understandable that we’re tired, worn out and frustrated. That’s why - this year in particular - it’s even more important than ever to take some time over
  • Turn COVID+ into a positive: donate plasma

    So, you tested positive for Covid-19 and immobilized your whole shop for two weeks?It happens.Okay maybe it doesn’t, but it happened to me.At the beginning of October I got a call from a friend I had recently been around. They tested positive and were doing their due diligence to alert those they had been in contact with.Despite the fact that I was
  • Be mindful

    As we begin to make strides to return to “normal” functioning we want to keep in mind current events that are going on around the world as they relate to COVID-19, race relations, and the sensitive but important topic of equality and justice.
  • Coping with COVID, getting mission accomplished

     I can’t begin to tell you how impressive your performance has been despite all of the COVID challenges. But don’t take my word for it – Lt. Gen. Richard W. Scobee, commander, Air Force Reserve Command, called me personally to congratulate you on your efforts to mobilize aeromedical evacuation Airmen to help with the pandemic, continue to prepare
  • Being Resilient

    Resiliency isn't something you practice when you're in control and going through your daily routine of life. It's the strength you need to push through during times of change and uncertainty.
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