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Taking care of yourself

Posted November 7, 2014 by Master Sgt. TIM OGAN

I was trained early as an airman first class to manage my career and take care of myself professionally. It wasn’t until this past year during our Enlisted Retention Board review that I absorbed the big picture of what I was taught. The first thing I was taught was from the now Chief Master Sgt….

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Fly Over: ‘Apocalypse Now’ and ‘Fury’

Posted November 7, 2014 by Marcy Copeland and Grace Lee

On DVD: ‘Apocalypse Now’ The movie opens with a beautiful scenic view of a Vietnamese jungle. A guitar is heard softly playing “The End” by The Doors. Helicopters buzz past the jungle which then ignites in huge clouds of fire. This is the beginning of the critically acclaimed movie “Apocalypse Now,” directed by Francis Ford…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted November 7, 2014 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

I just received a phone call with a recorded message telling me that my son’s school was in a “soft” lockdown, the police were on hand, the students were in their classes and there was no need to come to school.” That is not my idea of a great phone call. Despite my very logical…

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Dollars and Sense

Posted November 7, 2014 by 56th Comptroller Squadron

Have you ever wanted to invest money into a retirement account that was guaranteed to never lose value? During a 2014 State of the Union address by President Obama, the U.S. Treasury will have authority via executive order to create a MyRA program. MyRA will be a Roth account (contribution after-tax) with initial investments as…

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Warrior ethos puts will to test

Posted October 31, 2014 by Capt. ANDREW STOLTEN

It is important for us as warriors to put our physical fitness test in proper perspective. Airmen need to be physically able to do their job, and currently the Air Force measures their fitness with a simple test. This article is not to debate if the current test actually gives an accurate indication of fitness…

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You, too, can empower innovation

Posted October 31, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. CHRIS DEGRUYTER

Innovation is the lifeblood of progress. Without it we wouldn’t have the automobile, airplane or computer. We may have never made it to an industrial revolution. At every level of our species, from the individual level to the societal level, compelling change is how we grow, and it is innovators that drive this. In the…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted October 31, 2014 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

Boo! Each year we celebrate Halloween. From cute to gory, from charming to horrifying we find numerous ways to observe this day. Halloween, like many American holidays, seems to mean many things to many people; it deftly spans the continuum from comical to horrifying. Many people of faith back away from the celebration of this…

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Fly Over: ‘Dracula Untold’ and ‘Gone Girl’

Posted October 31, 2014 by James Hensley and Marcy Copeland

In theaters: ‘Dracula Untold’ Ever since I was a child, I’ve always had an affinity for the supernatural or the unbelievable. I remember watching the old “Blade” movies and hoping for “Dracula” to appear, and when they finally made it happen in the last “Blade” movie, I was seriously disappointed. They made him look too…

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Dollars and Sense

Posted October 31, 2014 by 56th Comptroller Squadron

Every few years, military families pack up and head out on that next permanent chainge station adventure. Whether you’re moving to Florida’s sunny coast, the remote northern bases in North Dakota, or near the busy metropolis above Virginia, the nation’s housing may have you thinking that buying a home in your new town is a…

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Path to inspirational leadership evolving skillset

Posted October 24, 2014 by Senior Master Sgt. SHELLY BAILEY

Senior Master Sgt. Shelly Bailey At some point in our Air Force career we will assume a leadership role. Leadership is an ever-evolving skillset that you will continue to develop throughout the course of your career. The highest and most effective form of leadership one can hope to achieve is inspirational leadership. This is the…

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