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Taking care of Airmen: How Air Force mental health services helped an academy leader

Posted December 12, 2014 by

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Chief Master Sgt. Max Grindstaff, the academy’s command chief, said taking advantage of Air Force mental health support services helps him cope today with the deaths of nine Americans he served with in Kabul, Afghanistan. “I sought counseling because I needed it,” the chief said. “If I feel like…

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Air Force News – December 12, 2014

Posted December 12, 2014 by

Texas Twenty-nine officers from various Air Force career fields have been selected for Air Education and Training Command training and recruiting squadron command, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced Dec. 5. Colorado As the Air Force continues to upgrade its most recognizable space constellation in Schriever Air Force Base, a small team is busy testing…

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People First – December 12, 2014

Posted December 12, 2014 by

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, click on the title link. AF selects 38 Airmen for test pilot school Thirty-eight Airmen have…

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Street Beat

Posted December 12, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Poirier,

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Dec. 1 through 7: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 11 moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Vehicle accidents Security forces responded to two minor vehicle accidents. Nonemergency responses Dec. 1: A child was left at school when it was not communicated from the step mother…

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Commentary

Short-term loan interest rates too high

Posted December 12, 2014 by 56th FWJA

To those considering a payday loan or title loan, listen up. A short-term loan should be a last resort because the interest rates are extremely high. If it is an emergency, there are grants and interest-free loans to eligible Airmen and their family members through the Air Force Aid Society. Contact the Luke Air Force…

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2014 Holiday Magic — Good time had by all

Posted December 12, 2014 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

Zoey Bruno, 3, daughter of Maj. Matt Bruno, 56th Operations Support Squadron chief of Intel, plays with snow Dec. 5 during Holiday Magic in the Club Five Six parking lot at Luke Air Force Base. The Holiday Magic and Christmas tree lighting event included a gift bazaar, horse-drawn hay rides, food and beverages, and more….

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Local

Become a VITA Volunteer

Posted December 12, 2014 by

Courtesy photo Volunteers Are Needed for the Upcoming Tax Season. No prior tax experience required and FREE training is provided. Luke Air Force Base is looking for volunteers to support the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program during the 2015 tax season (late January to April 15). Volunteers will assist individuals and families in preparing tax…

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Chaplain’s Thoughts

Posted December 12, 2014 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

What’s your net worth? That’s a very American question, a very western question. It conveys the idea that one’s value is determined by the bottom line. We play a silly game in our culture that goes like this. We ask the question, “What would we be worth if we cashed it all out, sold the…

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Fly Over: ‘Republic Ramen + Noodles’ and ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1′

Posted December 12, 2014 by Nesto Cruz and Grace Lee

Dining out: ‘Republic Ramen + Noodles’ One of my past editors once told me a good writer worth his salt can write a story about a ham sandwich and people will want to read it. So my question is: how does one write a good story about a bowl of soup? There are several places…

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Cookies on the move

Posted December 12, 2014 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Lisa Sloane, left, wife of Col. Jeremy Sloane, 56th Fighter Wing vice commander, instructs volunteers on how to package cookies during the cookie drive Dec. 4. The cookie drive is held in early December to bring a little hominess to Airmen living in the dorms since not everyone can go home for the holidays.  …

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