Tue. Nov 12th, 2019

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Living with Paradoxes

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A U.S. Air Force Guardian Angel team assigned to the 308th ERQS, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, conducts a training mission with a U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk aircrew, assigned to the 33rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, in support of Operations Freedom's Sentinel and Resolute Support, March 13, 2018. The Guardian Angel Teams, consisting of combat rescue officers and pararescuemen work with the HH-60G aircrews to constantly maintain the highest levels of proficiency to ensure the successful execution of the personnel recovery/ casualty evacuation mission set. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

“There are moments when we look at our past with an equal amount of fondness and pain. I think for most of us youth seemed largely like something that would never run out. Now that we’re older it seems we live to prevent memory and meaning ebbing from us any longer. We can’t stop the first nor even the second from occurring. When we stop doing heroic things, when we stop trying to make a difference in this world our life seems filled with paradoxes. We seem to only have purpose when we’re moving; life seems less confusing. What should be our purpose? Lost in mazes sometimes but this is true, that we are born to live and die. If we’re going to succeed at whatever we do we’ve got to learn from the past but there is no asylum back there, our place of respite is ahead. New purpose and new meaning are ahead. We must look at the town we left from our place on the hill and make our way fearlessly towards the horizon and that town nearby. What you’re looking for very likely is there. Travel without hesitation Don’t ever give up. Keep moving in order to find your way.”~Michael Kurcina


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