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  • Feeling grateful: My cancer survival story

    Cancer is scary, treatment is chilling and nothing about cancer is fun. Every November is Men’s Health Awareness Month, but this “Movember,” it hit so much closer to home.
  • Movember and Men’s Health

    November is upon us, and with the changing of the leaves and college football kicking into high gear, we also begin to see a rise in mustaches. “Movember”, as it is sometimes known, is a campaign seeking to raise awareness for various men’s health issues, specifically certain cancers, by growing mustaches.
  • The indefinite temporary: 2020 teaches lessons in gratitude, personal growth

    In April, as much of the world was cooped up indoors, waiting out the first, deadly batch of cases during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, I was binge watching every episode of the classic American TV show “M*A*S*H.” One of my favorite episodes follows the gang at the 4077th through 1951 in a series of chronological snapshots—doctors innovate a machine to treat kidneys, a knitting project evolves from a potholder into a blanket and Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester III bets overconfidently on a Brooklyn Dodgers team that lost on the final day of the season. Revisiting the show was a nostalgia trip from my childhood. It was a respite in what ranks among the most tumultuous years of our lives.
  • Understanding depression

    This is a stressful, uncertain time.  The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many significant changes to how we live daily life.  Social distancing, quarantine, and isolation can be overwhelming and may cause feelings of insecurity, confusion, hopelessness, and, ultimately, depression.
  • Colonel says thanks before leaving base

    As my time working for the men and women of the 60th Air Mobility Wing and Team Travis comes to a close, I want to say, “thank you.” I have been honored and humbled to help lead the incredible mission that is Travis Air Force Base while focusing on the priorities of Airmen, Team, Pride and Readiness.
  • Chief's time at Travis rewarding, enjoyable

    As my time working alongside the exceptional Airmen and families of the 60th Air Mobility Wing and Team Travis nears the end, I want to offer my most sincere, “thank you.”  As I think about leaving Team Travis, I am reminded of a quote by Winnie-the-Pooh, “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”  Believe me, I feel lucky to have worked for you the past two years, it has been an incredible journey and by far the most rewarding and enjoyable of my 26 years of service.
  • Choose kindness over fear

    On a Monday afternoon, I stood outside a grocery store with about 40 people. Many of us wore masks; some wore gloves.
  • Manage stress before it manages you

    Stress can be fairly terrifying at times and if not managed properly, it can be overbearing and affect your health.
  • Gyms Closed: Work out anyway

    Fitness centers across the United States have closed their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fitness center at Travis AFB shut down operations March 15 to help prevent the spread of the virus.
  • African Americans and the Vote

    To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week.
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