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‘He was a warrior’

Posted November 7, 2014 by Col. RUSSELL BOESTER

Those were the last words spoken by Russell Nichols before he left the podium Oct. 17 at his son’s memorial service. Those words, and the passion with which they were spoken, have been with me since that service. As I reflect on the meaning of the words, it really makes me think about why we…

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Financial responsibility — vital to readiness

Posted January 23, 2015 by Lt. Col. MICHAEL EBNER

In the “Band of Brothers” miniseries, there is a line in the movie where the soldiers are told to make sure they sign up for life insurance to ensure their next-of-kin gets $10,000 upon the soldier’s death. While none of us are about to make a combat jump in 1944 to fight the Nazis, Airmen…

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Fly Over: ‘Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria’ and ‘The Running Man′

Posted March 13, 2015 by Nestor Cruz and Marcy Copeland

At Park West: ‘Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria’ Pizzerias are commonplace across America. The landscape is dotted with commercial pizza chains and the occasional “Mom and Pop” spots. But Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria rises above the others like the legendary Phoenix. Grimaldi’s has multiple locations in Nevada, Texas, Florida and South Carolina, and several across Arizona….

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Off-base activities build your CAF

Posted May 1, 2015 by Senior Airman SPENCER BROCKMAN

The Critical Days of Summer draw near. I know that in our shop this kicks off a slew of safety briefings about how to minimize the chance of injuries and stay out of danger. However, this shouldn’t discourage you from going out and exploring the Valley of the Sun. Luke is an amazing base because…

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Respect — want, earn, give, but don’t lose it

Posted June 26, 2015 by Lt. Col. DAVID LEMERY

Lt. Col. David Lemery We all want it, some earn it, some are given it and some lose it. Respect can be defined as a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities or achievements. As a commander, I look at respect in four ways — self-respect, respecting my subordinates,…

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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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