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Micro to macro – What’s the smallest thing you care about?

Posted March 22, 2013 by Lt. Col. KURT KOCHENDARFER

What’s the smallest thing you care about in your job here at Luke Air Force Base? Many times in our work centers the “big things” have a way of prioritizing themselves, at least at first glance. Regardless of your work center, you know what the big things are. You are probably ticking them off in…

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Fly Over: ‘When in Doubt’, and ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’

Posted May 17, 2013 by Christine Tuler and Macario Mora

In bookstores: ‘When in Doubt’ My female hormones sometimes hijack my body. On one such occasion, I decided to read “When in Doubt, Add Butter” by Beth Harbison. The novel was like romantic crack, laden with optimism and romantic sweetness. It satisfied my hormones but left a bad taste in my soul, momentarily tricking me…

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Fly Over: ‘The Conjuring’, and ‘Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles’’

Posted July 26, 2013 by Jayson Burns and Nestor Cruz

‘The Conjuring’ Why do I see horror movies in theaters? There will always be that 15-year-old girl who screams at every sound and that jerk who’ll take out his incredibly bright cell phone. Ironically, horror is the one genre better seen in a quiet, tense setting; so, you know, bring the kids. That nightmare aside,…

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Fly Over: ‘Jayden’s Revenge: A Story of an American Family’, and ‘Insidious 2’

Posted September 13, 2013 by Macario Mora and Jayson Burns

In print: ‘Jayden’s Revenge: A Story of an American Family’ Despite their length, I would argue that short stories are more difficult to write than full-fledged novels. Not that novels are easy (believe me …), but short stories are constrained by their general need to be self-contained, focused and, well, short. Dirk Knight’s first short…

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Fly Over: ‘Saints and Soldiers’, and ‘Windtalkers’

Posted November 8, 2013 by Grace Lee and Jayson Burns

On DVD: ‘Saints and Soldiers’ Many World War II movies have been produced since the actual war. This makes sense, of course, when one realizes how important that time was for the world as well as the individual. Despite some hiccups, 2005’s straight-to-DVD “Saints and Soldiers” does a good job at showing both of these,…

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Evergreen State

Posted January 17, 2014 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Also known as the state where TV show “Grey’s Anatomy” is set in, Washington is filled with a ton of local eateries, including fresh seafood, places to shop and offers up a dynamic nightlife on weekends.

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Fly Over: ‘Robocop’, and ‘The Lego Movie’

Posted February 28, 2014 by Nestor Cruz and Jayson Burns

In theaters ‘Robocop’ Honestly, I have never seen so much hate for a movie. In the months before 2014’s “Robocop” release I heard people complain over and over again about this thing or that thing, every little tidbit the studio released to the public (in a few cases, I’ve seen people complain about things that…

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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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