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Dollars and Sense

Posted April 11, 2014 by 56th CPTS

Retirees, did you know that the Defense Financial and Accounting Service is the primary payroll office for military retired pay and annuity accounts? The 56th Comptroller Squadron Financial Customer Service section can assist in the transition from active-duty to retired status and make determinations for some entitlement programs. However, once retired, DFAS becomes the primary…

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Fly Over: ‘Below Paradise’ by Tedashii’, and ‘Kill Bill: Volume 1′

Posted June 6, 2014 by Grace Lee and Timothy Boyer

Available on iTunes or www.reachrecords.com: Below Paradise by Tedashii A protégé of Grammy-winning rapper Lecrae, gospel rap giant Tedashii released his newest album, “Below Paradise,” on May 27. The album deals with an array of life’s problems from a refreshing perspective that is lacking in not only most music today, but in society as a…

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Fly Over: ‘The Princess Bride’ and ‘La Bamba’

Posted July 25, 2014 by Marcy Copeland and Nestor Cruz

On DVD: ‘The Princess Bride’ This 1987 romantic comedy fairytale stars Cary Elwes (Westley/The Man in Black), Mandy Patinkin (Inigo Montoya), Chris Sarandon (Prince Humperdinck), Wallace Shawn (Vizzini), Andre the Giant (Fezzik), Robin Wright (The Princess Bride/Buttercup), and Billy Crystal (Miracle Max). The movie begins with a grandfather (Peter Falk) visiting his sick grandson (Fred…

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Chaplain thoughts April 20, 2012

Posted April 20, 2012 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theodore Wilson, 56th Fighter Wing Chape

    Maj. Gen. Edward King was commander of American forces at the time of surrender just prior to the Bataan Death March. In surviving the ordeal and later looking back at the horrific experiences of his men, he reflected upon the courage that was still demonstrated by a defeated force. Many of us have…

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Chaplain thoughts June 8, 2012

Posted June 8, 2012 by Chaplain (Maj.) Scott Jobe 56th Fighter Wing deputy chaplain

  “The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation.”  ~ Corrie ten Boom   What we invest in ourselves, our families, our friends, and those we supervise is part of what defines our life. How have you invested yourself? The dash between the years of birth and death tell…

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Chaplain thoughts – July 20, 2012

Posted July 20, 2012 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.)

“At the highest level, prayer not only is a supplication for strength and guidance, but also becomes an affirmation of life and thus a reverent praise of God.” – Walt Disney It was this week in 1955 that Disneyland opened in California. Walt Disney was an amazing man who also had a deeply religious side….

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Fly Over: ‘Madden 13’, ‘Bunraku’

Posted September 14, 2012 by by Jayson Burns and Airman 1st Class Devante Williams

In stores: ‘Bunraku’ by Jayson Burns Once in a while I will come upon a movie by pure chance, either randomly searching through Netflix or looking at the “suggestions” column on IMDB.com. Most of the time, the movie wouldn’t be any good, completely worthy of its obscure status. On those rare occasions I find something…

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Teaching children attitude of gratitude

Posted November 9, 2012 by 56th Medical Operations Squadron Family Advocacy

Some parents may reach out this time of year to teach their children to be thankful knowing that being thankful is a year-round activity. But, Thanksgiving is a good time to kick-off a time for learning and practicing thankfulness that will last beyond the holiday season. To improve an attitude of gratitude: Give a thankful…

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Fly Over: ‘Movie 43’, ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’

Posted February 1, 2013 by Jayson Burns and Devante Williams

In theaters: ‘Movie 43′ I’ve always been a little wary of movies with a big ensemble cast, and recently I’ve begun to hold the same feelings toward anthology films (thanks in part to the horrible V/H/S). “Movie 43,” however, looked to be a pretty decent comedy at the least, with all these famous actors getting…

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AF core values: Our guiding light

Posted April 12, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. BRIAN TISDALL

When someone mentions the Air Force core values, often I hear the phrase “doing the right thing when no one is around.” But that is only one of our values. There are two others that get lost in the shadow of integrity first. Service before self and excellence in all we do are often forgotten;…

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