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This Week in History

Posted July 18, 2014 by Rick Griset

July 20, 1969: Apollo XI On a hot July evening, my dad hauled our 12-inch portable black and white TV out onto the patio, where he grilled dinner. From that vantage point, my family watched the first manned landing on the moon and the first steps on the moon. Apollo XI launched Monday, 45 years…

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Fly Over: ‘Kingdom Hearts’ and ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’

Posted September 5, 2014 by Marcy Copeland and James Hensley

‘Kingdom Hearts’ “Kingdom Hearts” was released in 2002 for the Play Station 2 gaming console. The game introduces the main character, Sora, who travels from various worlds to unlock the keyholes of each and to stop the Heartless from leading the universe into darkness. Sora, along with his friends Riku and Kairi, dream of leaving…

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U.S., Singapore partnership standout

Posted October 17, 2014 by Lt. Col. JOHN FORINO

The 425th Fighter Squadron is an operational squadron comprised of elite U.S. Air Force and Republic of Singapore air force personnel. December of 2013 marked the 20-year anniversary of this partnership in excellence based right here at Luke Air Force Base.

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Chaplain’s Thoughts

Posted December 12, 2014 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

What’s your net worth? That’s a very American question, a very western question. It conveys the idea that one’s value is determined by the bottom line. We play a silly game in our culture that goes like this. We ask the question, “What would we be worth if we cashed it all out, sold the…

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Don’t get ‘Promotion Remorse’

Posted February 20, 2015 by Senior Master Sgt. LEROY RIDGEL

The day I closed on my first house, my realtor and I did a final walk through to ensure there were no last-minute issues that needed addressing. Since I was a first-time home buyer, I didn’t know what to look for, so I finished my walk-through in 20 minutes. My realtor insisted on staying to…

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Make time to mentor your Airmen

Posted April 10, 2015 by Staff Sgt. MATTHEW WERNER

The Air Force is comprised of Airmen with many skills and talents. The backbone to our continued success is our men and women who strive to be excellent on a daily basis. However, there are times when our focus is derailed by our own personal and professional guidelines. I was taught as a young Airman…

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AF core values bond, unify us

Posted June 5, 2015 by Senior Airman SPENCER BROCKMAN

Integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. The Air Force core values are much more than minimum standards. They remind us what it takes to get the mission done. They inspire us to do our very best at all times. They are the common bond among all comrades in arms, and…

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Movie Review: 21 Jump Street

Posted March 26, 2012 by Capt. Tristan Hinderliter

“21 Jump Street,” the new action/comedy flick from directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, starts off strong and has some truly funny moments, but it ultimately proves uneven, falling prey to the pitfalls of this hybrid genre. The film is a remake of the 1987-1991 TV series of the same name, with a few modern twists and a few more laughs. The movie stars Jonah…

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Fly Over: ‘Everything Must Go’

Posted May 24, 2012 by by Capt. Tristan Hinderliter

What’s the success rate for marriage when one person gets sober and the other doesn’t? Almost zero, we’re told by Frank Garcia (Michael Pena), the 12-step sponsor for relapsed alcoholic Nick Halsey (Will Ferrell), who discovers for himself the wages of alcoholism and the toll it can take on relationships when he comes home one…

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Fired up to vote with FVAP

Posted June 29, 2012 by by Master Sgt. Larry Morgan Jr.

Mark your calendar for Nov. 6. It is an important date to remember this year. This date is commonly known as Election Day. Americans across the nation will be casting their ballots. This constitutional right is also just as important for uniformed service members and our families. There’s no better way to exercise this right…

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