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56th CONS civilian salutes military father’s lessons

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Mary Peetz

When I was a senior in high school, my father served as the Hill Air Force Base commander. Understandably, the unwelcomed public scrutiny of a teenager’s life that occurs when your father is the base commander naturally created tension at times. As my father approaches his 80th birthday though, my reflection on that period provides…

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Fly Over: ‘Blue Valentine’

Posted June 8, 2012 by by Macario Mora

If you’re a newlywed in the throes of a blissfully romantic honeymoon phase, optimistic about finding your soul mate amongst the billions populating planet Earth, in the process of courting a potential significant other or simply a romantic at heart who still clings to the notion that finding ever-lasting love is somehow more likely than…

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Fly Over: Blu Burger Grille is burger royalty

Posted May 18, 2012 by by Tech Sgt. Meredith Mingledorff

Blu Burger Grille is burger royalty! While it looks more like a trendy Manhattan martini bar than a burger joint its offerings are definitely tailored toward burger blue bloods. The restaurant is located in Peoria in the Park West shopping center at the corner of 99th Ave. and Northern, directly across from…

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Chaplain thoughts May 4, 2012

Posted May 4, 2012 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theadore Wilson, 56th Fighter Wing Chapel

“I am rather tired of hearing about our rights and privileges as American citizens. The time is come, it now is, when we ought to hear about the duties and responsibilities of our citizenship.” ~ Peter Marshall  Peter Marshall was chaplain to the U.S. Senate shortly after the end of World War II. Unfortunately, not a lot seems to…

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Fly Over: “iPic Theaters”

Posted August 3, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class Kate Vaughn

For most moviegoers, the whole theater experience can be frustrating, stressful and tedious. Stand in line for ticket, then stand in line for popcorn, freeze to death in the theater and walk away with someone else’s candy stuck to the bottom of your shoe. No matter how good the film may be, the overall movie…

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Chaplain thoughts – September 28, 2012

Posted September 28, 2012 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theadore Wilson

“Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us.” ~ John Hancock Imagine that just by signing your name to a document in essence you were signing your own death sentence. That is the price that John…

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Fly Over: ‘Skyfall’, ‘Resident Evil: Damnation’

Posted November 16, 2012 by Macario Mora and Jayson Burns

In Theaters: ‘Skyfall’ I’m young, relatively, so I can admit my first James Bond movie starred Pierce Brosnan. The franchise has rolled out 23 installments in 50 years, so I’d be remiss to say I’ve seen every film. I hear Mr. Connery was as good as it gets, but “Skyfall” on its own, is one…

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Fly Over: ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’, ‘Django Unchained’

Posted February 22, 2013 by Jayson Burns and Grace Lee

In theaters: ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ Well, actually hard to die at all Whenever someone lists of the greatest action movies of all time (and, in some cases, greatest Christmas movies of all time), the original “Die Hard” tends to be on that list and with good reason. However, the sequels, to my…

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We can learn from history

Posted April 19, 2013 by Maj. JAMES SCHIESER

The philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist George Santayana once said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” This quote is more popularly credited to Sir Winston Churchill, “Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.” The point isn’t so much who said what as much as the…

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It pays to invest

Posted June 21, 2013 by Airman 1st Class GRACE LEE

Though it’s impossible for money to grow on trees, by investing and with time it can multiply.

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