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Fly Over: ‘The Dictator’

Posted June 1, 2012 by by Melanie Holochwost

He’s back, fake beard and all. This time, Sacha Baron Cohen plays General Admiral Haffaz Aladeen, supreme leader of the African, oil-rich, fictional country of Wadiya. As Aladeen, Cohen insults as many cultures, religions, countries and species as possible in 83 minutes. So, if you are easily offended, skip this one. However, for those of…

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Fly Over: Magic Mike: In Florida, male strippers earn their keep

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Capt. Tristan Hinderliter

When Channing Tatum was 19, he worked for a while as an exotic dancer in Tampa, Fla., going by the moniker “Chan Crawford,” and wow, does this dude have some moves.

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What kind of leader are you?

Posted August 24, 2012 by by Master Sgt. CAMERON JOHNSON

What type of leader are you? Have you ever stopped to ask yourself the question, “What type of leader am I?” If so, how would you answer? Would you say you’re a team leader, a motivator or a person who inspires? Better yet, if your Airmen were asked what kind of leader you were, what…

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Chaplain thoughts – October 26, 2012

Posted October 26, 2012 by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theadore Wilson,

“The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli Veteran’s Day is not that far off, and I want to take the opportunity these next few weeks to focus on “heroes.” Many would debate what defines a hero. Certainly we can agree that…

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Fly Over: ‘Halo 4’, ‘Call of Duty’ Black Ops 2

Posted January 18, 2013 by Senior Airman Kate Vaughn and Airman 1st Class Devante Williams

In game stores: ‘Halo 4’ – Master Chief back for more Over the last decade, one video game has continuously raised the bar for all others. From its emotionally charged story line, to its unparalleled graphics and online experience, the Halo video game series continues to blow video gamers expectations out of the water. The…

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Promotion wisdom comes from retired chief

Posted March 29, 2013 by Retired Chief Master Sgt.GREG DANIELS

In my 40-plus years serving on both active duty and working as an Air Force civilian, one question seems to surface each time the promotion list is released. What does it take to get promoted? The question applies to our newest Airmen, NCOs and our senior NCOs. Although each Airman’s experiences differ, I believe to…

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Fly Over: ‘The Hangover III’, and ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

Posted May 31, 2013 by by Macario Mora

In theaters: ‘The Hangover III’ The Wolfpack is back, and unfortunately they have nothing new to offer. Granted, I didn’t think the first movie “The Hangover” was really that great – though I’m told it was. The sequel was worse. The third and final film “The Hangover III” falls right in the middle. The boys…

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Slowest of suicides

Posted July 26, 2013 by Airman RYAN CONROY

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy — I’ve been slowly killing myself for the past three years. I intentionally inhale toxins that destroy my lungs and heart. I smoke cigarettes. But, I’m quitting — again. According to the health and wellness center’s tobacco cessation class, the average smoker will attempt to quit five to seven times before…

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There’s value in the struggle

Posted September 20, 2013 by Lt. Col. MATT LILJENSTOLPE

I was watching a video of a motivational speech a few weeks ago and the speaker kept saying the same phrase over and over, “There’s value in the struggle.” In the weeks that have followed, I have found myself echoing those words many times. As an Air Force and a Luke Air Force Base community,…

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We all need to be resilient

Posted November 15, 2013 by Lt. Col. LES HAUCK

If you think you’ve had your fair share of resiliency training, I understand, but I urge you to continue reading and take this article as a book review. My hope is that after you’ve read my message, it will convince you to go to the base library to check out a copy of “Unbroken” by…

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