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Fly Over: ‘Dark Skies’, ‘Super 8’

Posted March 8, 2013 by Nestor Cruz and Grace Lee

In theaters: In theaters…. ‘Dark Skies’ Not your common alien invasion story Moviegoers might be pleasantly surprised with producer Jason Blum’s (“Paranormal Activity” and “Insidious”) latest offering, “Dark Skies.” It’s “Paranormal Activity” meets “X-Files” with a hint of M. Night Shyamalan. The story opens with Lacy and Daniel Barrett (Keri Russell, “August Rush” and Josh…

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Following standards, expectations lead to life, job satisfaction

Posted May 3, 2013 by Airman 1st Class JOSHUA BIRD

As Airmen, we take pride in the quality work product and superior performance that naturally accompanies everything we set out to do. How is it though that these characteristics have become so deeply woven into the fabric of our existence as an organization? “Excellence in all we do.” If we desire to satisfy this core…

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Education – it’s free, take advantage of it

Posted July 12, 2013 by 1st Lt. GREGORY THOMAS

One benefit we have as military members is the opportunity for a free education. Surprisingly, many individuals do not take advantage of this and go their entire careers without ever stopping by the education center. This is extremely common, but hopefully this article will provide some resources to those thinking about pursuing educational goals. The…

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Why do you serve?

Posted September 6, 2013 by Maj. RAYMOND CHESTER

People often ask me what I do. That question is quite easy to answer. “I’m an officer in the United States Air Force.” Every once in a while someone will follow up with, “What do you do in the Air Force?” That’s another easy answer. “I command the communications squadron at Luke Air Force Base…

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Do more with less

Posted November 1, 2013 by Master Sgt. CHRISTOPHER MCGHEE

In preparing to write this article, I searched for a quote that I believe exemplifies work ethic. Sam Ewing once said, “Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” I’ve served in many leadership positions. From frontline supervisor to…

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Fly Over: ‘Battlefield 4’, and ‘Escape Plan’

Posted December 20, 2013 by Pedro Mota and Grace Lee

On DVD: ‘Battlefield 4’ This “Battlefield” was hyped up over new features like destructive multiplayer game play and insanely new campaign mode. As a new player to the “Battlefield” franchise, I was not disappointed except for a couple of minor flaws in the game system itself. The multiplayer was nothing like I have ever experienced…

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Fly Over: ‘The Lady Vanishes’, and the new XBox

Posted February 21, 2014 by Devante Williams and Jayson Burns

On DVD: ‘The Lady Vanishes’ Recently, 100 classic horror/thriller movies fell into my possession (belated Merry Christmas gifts), and among said collection are quite a few created by Sir Alfred Hitchcock, a filmmaker that left a pretty big mark on the history of cinema. So naturally, of these 100 films I’ve watched so far, the…

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Chaplain’s Thoughts

Posted April 4, 2014 by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theadore Wilson,

Courtesy photo William James “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” ~ William James Just what do you believe about the value of human life? The statement above does not say belief will create life worth living but will help. This may sound quite pragmatic, but there is…

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Fly Over: ‘Sala Thai’, and ‘Godzilla’

Posted May 30, 2014 by Nestor Cruz and Jayson Burns

Eating out: Sala Thai Where does one go in the West Valley when the craving for exotic Asian food strikes and Chinese super buffets just don’t cut it anymore? Since my wife and I moved to Phoenix a year ago, I noticed more and more people turn to Thai restaurants to get their Asian food…

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Is being good, good enough?

Posted July 18, 2014 by Chief Master Sgt. JAMES CASH Jr.

In today’s Air Force can you settle with just being good? I say, “No.” With the Air Force executing the deepest force cuts since the end of the cold war with programs such as the Quality Force Review Board and the Enlisted Retention Board, what you do and how well you do it matters more…

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