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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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Chaplain thoughts – September 14, 2012

Posted September 14, 2012 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theodore Wilson,

“Today, we gather to be reassured that God hears the lamenting and bitter weeping of Mother America because so many of her children are no more. Let us now seek that assurance in prayer for the healing of our grief stricken hearts, for the souls and sacred memory of those who have been lost.” ~…

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Fly Over: “Lawless”, “Age of Aztec”

Posted September 6, 2012 by By Macario Mora and by Jayson Burns

“Lawless” a prohibition-era true story about three bootlegging brothers is a visually compelling and superbly acted film derived from Matt Bondurant’s 2008 family novel “The Wettest County in the World.” Set in the 1930s Virginia backwoods, brothers Forrest, Howard and Jack Bondurant produce a highly intoxicating brand of moonshine, White Lightning, and sell their wares…

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Chaplain thoughts – August 31, 2012

Posted August 31, 2012 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theodore Wilson

“If I have been injured by another, let me think (to) myself – How much better to be the sufferer than the wrongdoer!” ~ R. C. Chapman R. C. Chapman was a great theologian from the mid to late 1800s in England and had a unique way of putting things in a proper and spiritual…

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Fly Over: “Killer Joe”, “Hope Springs”

Posted August 31, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class Grace Lee and by Macario Mora

In theaters: The plot is simple enough. The acting is great, but there is something frustrating about the Lone Star state. Chris Smith (Emile Hirsch) asks his sister Dottie (Juno Temple) “what’s so special about Texas? What is there to do here? It’s big, there’s lots of space to walk.” It sounds rather boring and…

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Leaders must empower those who follow

Posted August 31, 2012 by by Col. NICOLA CHOATE

As military officers, we exist as part of a chain-of-command. As part of that chain we are both responsible to those above us in the chain, to meet their expectations and follow their directions, while at the same time empowering the people below us to make their own decisions and allowing them to grow in…

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Effective leadership requires both iron hand, velvet glove

Posted August 31, 2012 by by Master Sgt. BRIAN VIDRINE

Gen. George Patton said, “A leader is a man who can adapt principles to circumstances.” In short, as varied the situations we find ourselves in as leaders, so too are the potential approaches we take to leadership. When I was entrusted to serve as the 56th Medical Group’s first sergeant, my first emotions were fear…

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Make life after death choices now

Posted August 24, 2012 by by Lt. Col. TIMOTHY FARR

The concept of life after death can vary from person to person. As the Luke Air Force Base mortuary officer, this concept has a new meaning for me. One of my principle responsibilities is to take care of the people who will care for you and your loved ones if you were to die while…

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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 – August 24, 2012

Posted August 24, 2012 by Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theodore Wilson

“(God) has given our people stout hearts and strong arms with which to strike mighty blows for freedom and truth. He has given to our country a faith which has become the hope of all peoples in an anguished world.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt There is no question God has blessed this great nation. We…

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