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‘Lean forward’ to make a difference

Posted February 1, 2019 by by Col. Miguel Colón

Editor’s note: This was first published on Jan. 9, 2013, THULE AIR BASE, Greenland — How many times have you heard a soccer, baseball or football coach tell his players to lean forward? In my experience, a good coach will always provide this advice. You may wonder, what makes this advice so important in sports?…

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Does distance truly make heart grow fonder?

Posted February 1, 2019 by by Tech. Sgt. CHRISTINA STYER

Editor’s note: This commentary was first published on Feb. 11, 2013. SOUTHWEST ASIA – At home, I can barely get him to buy me a $5 bouquet of wildflowers from the grocery store, but now that I am deployed, he goes all out with hidden notes in care packages, daily emails and nightly text messages…

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Local

02/01 In Brief

Posted February 1, 2019 by

Munitions storage area closure The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Munitions Storage Area will be closed March 8 through 15 to conduct a 100-percent munitions inventory. Only emergency issues will be handled during this time. The last date for munitions turn-in is 4 p.m. March 7. Normal operations will resume March 16. For more information, call…

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5 new critical care, emergency trauma nurses added to ‘fight’

Posted February 1, 2019 by by Airmen 1st Class ASPEN REID and ZOIE RIDER

The 56th Medical Group and Honor Health Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center added five new Critical Care and Emergency Trauma nurses to the Air Force during the class 18A graduation ceremony at Honor Health Jan. 17. The nurses were recognized for a culmination of 12 months of training, including 240 hours of classroom time, 10…

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News

Resiliency: Key to productivity, job satisfaction

Posted February 1, 2019 by by SHARON KOZAK

Research shows that moderate levels of stress are healthy and improve productivity while too much or too little stress is damaging to performance, sometimes severely. Resilience is a way of combating stressors in your life. We define it as people’s developable capacity to adapt to change, adversity and stressors in a way that not only…

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‘Alcatraz Gang’ POW leaves legacy of hope

Posted February 1, 2019 by by LISA SMITH MOLINARI

In May of 1966, 21 days after his F-4 Phantom II was shot down over North Vietnam, Sam Johnson arrived at the Hōa Lò Prison. Within hours, he was beaten unconscious by his brutal captors. The unspeakable pain Johnson endured when his broken arm and dislocated shoulders were wrenched backwards was only the beginning. Johnson…

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Local

Street Beat 02/01

Posted February 1, 2019 by emmauribe

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Nov. 26 through Dec. 23, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets SFS issued traffic citations for 20 moving violations and four non-moving violations. Traffic accidents Nov. 28: SFS responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at Bldg. 936. A vehicle was hit but…

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News

Credit Union West announces five scholarships in 2019

Posted February 1, 2019 by

Five high school graduates will each earn $1,000 toward college education As a local financial leader, Credit Union West is committed to supporting Maricopa and Yavapai counties through programs that benefit the community-at-large. In 2019, the credit union is offering $5,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors. These five $1,000 awards will allow local…

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$250 fine in Glendale for cell use while driving

Posted February 1, 2019 by

Glendale City Council joined Surprise on Jan. 9 as another city to pass the Distracted Driver Ordinance. The ordinance will take effect Feb. 7. All hand-held devices must be used in a hands-free mode. Drivers should keep in mind they can be pulled over for having a device in their hand regardless of being in…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted February 1, 2019 by by Chaplain (Maj.) DOUG HESS

“Marital preventive maintenance – Are you doing it?” There I was sitting across the dinner table in our one-bedroom apartment with my wife of four months. Amber had just asked me, “So when are you going to take me out?” To be honest, I was a bit puzzled by her question. In my mind I…

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