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As of 30 May, many of the COVID-19 restrictions as mandated by the governor have been lifted.  We will continue to wear masks indoors for the consideration of all, but are no longer required to observe the previous distancing guidelines.  All new information is updated on this site.  

Up or Out

by: Don Carmichael

10/11/2021

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Up or out is an old (1947) military expression of tenure.  As there are only so many positions, and a balanced structure of rank, being equivalent to recruits, levels of training and technical experience, and leadership, then one must look and plan upward mobility — or depart.  This keeps the workforce moving and growing. And yet, despite its drawbacks, it’s also something we need to do: look up and look forward.  Looking up and out, planning for tomorrow, climbing up, pla...
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The Green Monster

by: Don Carmichael

10/04/2021

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I don’t know if you have ever seen a green monster, but I have!  That’s what the induction center at Lackland Air Force Base was called when I first went through.  Green uniforms were passed out to each, sizes based on what the person behind the counter calculated.  Imagine that.  From a clothing perspective, we were fully equipped, against cold and rain, nothing lacking.  Ready to move out for the next phase of being equipped with knowledge and skill sets.But how do we be...
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CPI Revisited

by: Don Carmichael

09/26/2021

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The purpose of a hotwash, lessons learned exercise, or continual process improvement (CPI), is a better tomorrow; a better next time around, so as to not be limited by whatever went wrong or better yet, even what went right!  Right?!  Even high schoolers have been here!  How did your day yesterday go? How about last week and month and quarter?What about an additive?  Is there something we can add like a stabilizer or injector cleaner like we can add to gasoline; or a diffe...
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Taking Notes

by: Don Carmichael

09/20/2021

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What do you think of when you see or hear this word?  Music?  A speech?  Certainly not a transcript! Notes include the recording of a thought via voice or virtual, perhaps even a scribble on a “post-it” or the back of an envelope or business card, whatever you have handy.  We take notes with a purpose, to help us remember! a name or a thought with the end result being an action.  Yes!  Is it easier to remember a note or two or an entire page of a “commander’s intent” or co...
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Men's Event

by: Don Carmichael

09/17/2021

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Thanks to the men that came together to share what God has been doing in their lives.

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Justice

by: Don Carmichael

09/13/2021

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Do ends really justify the means?  Does the end result justify the methods of obtaining that result?  Not normally, unless it’s from our own perspective; and yet, that does not mean absolute truth.  In fact, we have closely come to the point as a nation of acting as though truth is what we think, having no connection with the One Who is Truth personified. The spiritual DNA of Adam, which each of us has, one of rebellion toward God Himself through disrespect and disobedienc...
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Paid in Full

by: Don Carmichael

09/06/2021

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Those of you who have bought a car or house, or anything else of value and have paid off a bank loan know the finality (and relief) of such an event.   It’s done.  No more payments!  A heavy but uplifting thought.  Finé!  Finished!  Yea!  You may even receive a copy stamped, “Paid in Full” in red ink.Perhaps you have never received a traffic fine of some kind.  JBut if you have, it was due to an infraction of the law.  Someone had to pay your fine.  For me, it was me!  Rig...
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Tomorrow

by: Don Carmichael

08/30/2021

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Who can help but think about tomorrow?

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Equip America!

by: Don Carmichael

08/28/2021

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What a blessing to all who shared in this training environment -- both on site and off site! A simple presentation of the good news of Jesus, and trusting HIm for the free gift of Heaven (not free to Him). If you missed this event, learn how simple it is to share God's love and free gift. 

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Knock, Knock

by: Don Carmichael

08/23/2021

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How could we ever forget a child yelling for an adult to play "knock knock."  With  "knock knock” on their mind, the child was ready for more!  What a funny and thankful memory. One of the critical elements of defense training is preparedness — being ready, already trained up.  When the Iraq War began, there was little support infrastructure, but there was a backbone of relationships that had been established, years in the making, who worked to quickly bring in the right p...
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Family Food Boxes

by: Don Carmichael

08/21/2021

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Thanks to all of those that helped with our distrobution this past weekend. May God bless you for your service.

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CPI

by: Don Carmichael

08/16/2021

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Continuous process improvement — or not.  If we’re not continuously improving our processes, we’ll be left behind!  However, if we’re not moving, we’re not even “processing,” if that makes sense.  So we must be moving forward in order to improve something, which is neither standing still, be it at rest on our accomplishments, nor regressing.  So how do we “become” better teachers and practitioners, advisors and students, even parents or children? CPI.Here’s an example on t...
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Aide-de-Camp

by: Don Carmichael

08/09/2021

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A military aide as such is more than a personal assistant, rather, a trusted assistant in a leader’s inner circle.  Nehemiah was such a person, later to be assigned the trusted position of governor in the land of Judah.  Similarly was Joshua to Moses, even being allowed to be on the mountain of God’s presence with Moses, as well as his chosen successor.  No one else was allowed.  Aide-de-Camps; not an insignificant position of assignment; a steward found faithful.As God Hi

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Results

by: Don Carmichael

08/02/2021

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Results.  End state.  Fruit.  Are these not the purposes for what we do, projects and programs with goals and objectives, processes and procedures, and all of the associated activities?  Yes!  Results!  We even take “holidays” for a reason, whatever is the desired result, fun or rest or “re”created.  We spend an inordament amount of time digging and building and producing results, even in relationships. God Himself is focused on results, being fruit in our lives.  God told...
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VBS 2021!

by: Don Carmichael

07/30/2021

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How wonderful to be out together from under the major constraints of COVID-19!   We spent the week exploring exactly why God created us and the importance of refining our spiritual habits so we can be all we are supposed  be for Him.  After the year we had last year it was an amazing blessing to see all those little faces again eager to begin their VBS journey.  A huge thank you to all who prayed, volunteered, and played any part in making VBS happen.  This is a team effor

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