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This week in history

Posted May 15, 2015 by Rick Griset,

Forty years ago today, U.S. combat in Southeast Asia ended. Three days earlier, communist Khmer Rouge gunboats seized the U.S.-flagged merchant container ship, SS Mayaguez, off the coast of Cambodia.

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted July 17, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) David Barns

On the brink of disaster I found myself this past week with an unusual load of people going though “life storms.” Dealing with those situations I’m reminded of two things: first, we need to take time to be thankful for all the blessings of life — big and little. Second, sometimes when dealing with heavy…

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Character, good or bad, will be passed on

Posted August 28, 2015 by Master Sgt. JUSTIN KRUITHOF

Your character is who you are when no one is watching. At the same time, your character is who you are when everyone is watching. Your character is the sum of your morals and values and the quality of your character is of the utmost importance when leading others. In addition to your own values…

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Chaplain thoughts May 11, 2012

Posted May 11, 2012 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theadore Wilson

“Show me your hands. Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet. Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart. Have you left a place for divine love?” ~ Fulton J. Sheen We all learned (or were at least taught) as kids that, “it’s better to give than receive.” As parents, are we…

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DUI, how it changed my life

Posted June 22, 2012 by Commentary by Staff Sgt. Antwoin Prater

On Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, a few friends and I attended an Arizona Cardinals game. Before the game started, I had a few beers at a restaurant near the stadium. After the game, we went to a nightclub for more drinks.

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Fly Over: “Total Recall”

Posted August 10, 2012 by by Jayson Burns

As with many other memorable Arnold Schwarzenegger films, the 1990 sci-fi action movie “Total Recall” is for one reason or another, held in high esteem. Could it be possible that this remake starring Colin Farrell might actually make people forget about the original?

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Lead from front

Posted October 5, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class NICHOLAS LIUZZI

Leadership. As Airmen this is a word that we hear all the time. In light of this, the word can sometimes become watered down to where we think we have nothing to do with leadership. Is leadership just a buzz word that we have nothing to offer to affect its outcome? Does leadership strictly apply…

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New info out on requesting Citibank credit balance refunds

Posted November 30, 2012 by 56th Comptroller Squadron

With GTC and CSA accounts merged back under the GTC program, requesting an eligible credit balance refund from Citibank when an account has been overpaid requires several things to think about. Remember … split disbursement is no longer required for 100 percent of travel voucher reimbursement. A traveler should calculate expenses charged to the GTC…

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Servant leadership applied

Posted March 1, 2013 by Master Sgt. ERIK BENSEN

Most of us have had a leadership class of some kind as we continue formal education or complete professional military education. In the process we have been exposed to many different leadership theories and the support behind each one. The Air Force does a great job of sifting through those and passing on the best…

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First sergeant nothing to fear; here to help

Posted April 26, 2013 by Master Sgt. DAVID MEACHAM

This goes out to everyone in the 56th Fighter Wing, “Do not be afraid of your first sergeant.” We are not the people some may portray us to be. I have heard many times during my six years as a shirt that the only people in the shirt’s office are getting in trouble. That is…

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