Listen

Sometimes it is amazing what you can learn if you just take the time to listen. Listen to what people, friends, family, coworkers and/or wingmen around you are saying. All too often, many of us allow our preconceived bias, prejudice or even sometimes our pride to filter what we actually hear. We all need to practice that art of listening as there is so much to learn out there. Additionally, history has shown us time and again, no particular group or class of folks has any sort of monopoly on good ideas or deep thoughts.
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Discovery is Ready to Roll

At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, preparations for space shuttle Discovery's rollout from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39A are under way. Teams are not working any issues that would delay the shuttle's move.

First motion to the pad is expected at 8 p.m. EST and will be shown live on NASA Television (www.nasa.gov/ntv).

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Viewpoint: Air Force runners learning and teaching more efficient running

Most individuals in the Air Force recognize the importance of fitness to our mission, especially given our deployment tempo. What you may not know is running rose to the number two cause of recreational injury in the U.S. Air Force in 2010. What you may also not know is the fitness assessment failure rate is above 10 percent Air Force wide and as high as 28 percent at some bases. The overall cost of injury and fitness assessment failure is high when medical, physical therapy, administrative time, etc, are all factored in.
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AFNIC Legends Panel links past, present communications Airmen

Air Force Network Integration Center Airmen had a unique opportunity to meet with and ask questions of some of the organization's past commanders and members of the Communications and Information Hall of Fame during the AFNIC Legends panel session here Jan 26.

The panel was part of a two-day heritage event the center hosted in which eight Communications and Information Hall of Fame members, past commanders and superintendents gathered to learn more about the organization's new mission as the AFNIC, as well as share ideas and discuss emerging challenges and technologies in the cyber and communications and information world.
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Discovery Rolls to Pad Tonight

At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery will be moved from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39A, with first motion scheduled for 8 p.m. EST. ‪

Meanwhile, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, the STS-133 crew is in the virtual reality lab today rehearsing robotic techniques that will be conducted during the second spacewalk by Mission Specialists Steve Bowen and Alvin Drew.

Discovery and its six astronauts are targeted to launch on the STS-133 mission to the International Space Station on Feb. 24.

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