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Fly Over: ‘Dracula Untold’ and ‘Gone Girl’

Posted October 31, 2014 by James Hensley and Marcy Copeland

In theaters: ‘Dracula Untold’ Ever since I was a child, I’ve always had an affinity for the supernatural or the unbelievable. I remember watching the old “Blade” movies and hoping for “Dracula” to appear, and when they finally made it happen in the last “Blade” movie, I was seriously disappointed. They made him look too…

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Dollars and Sense

Posted October 31, 2014 by 56th Comptroller Squadron

Every few years, military families pack up and head out on that next permanent chainge station adventure. Whether you’re moving to Florida’s sunny coast, the remote northern bases in North Dakota, or near the busy metropolis above Virginia, the nation’s housing may have you thinking that buying a home in your new town is a…

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Path to inspirational leadership evolving skillset

Posted October 24, 2014 by Senior Master Sgt. SHELLY BAILEY

Senior Master Sgt. Shelly Bailey At some point in our Air Force career we will assume a leadership role. Leadership is an ever-evolving skillset that you will continue to develop throughout the course of your career. The highest and most effective form of leadership one can hope to achieve is inspirational leadership. This is the…

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Bridges: build, don’t burn

Posted October 24, 2014 by Senior Airman JEFFREY MAKI

Have you heard the phrase “don’t burn your bridges?” This idiom is used to describe the importance of not ending a relationship on a bad note. In this case, the relationship is your military career. For example, when you build professional relationships you are networking or laying the foundation for the building of a bridge….

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Red Ribbon reminder to be drug free

Posted October 24, 2014 by JENNIFER DEANS

Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena was kidnapped, tortured and brutally murdered on Feb. 7, 1985, by Mexican drug traffickers. After the murder of Agent Camarena citizens of his hometown of Calexico, California, wore red ribbons in his honor. This marked the beginning of the oldest and most visible prevention awareness campaign in the…

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Dollars and Sense

Posted October 24, 2014 by 56th Comptroller Squadron

As a new government employee, you have the opportunity to save for your retirement through the Thrift Savings Plan. The TSP is similar to a 401(k) plan in the private sector. Participating in the TSP is easy. You can use the electronic version, such as EBIS or myPay, or fill out the Form TSP-1 (www.tsp.gov/PDF/formspubs/tsp-1.pdf)….

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted October 24, 2014 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

It has been said that when you are struggling you are growing. We see this in athletic pursuits. No one achieves improvement or excellence by lounging about. Rather it is as we push our physical limits that we improve our performance. We see this in our academic endeavors. While our basic intelligence may be static…

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Fly Over: ‘Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter’ and ‘Gone Girl’

Posted October 24, 2014 by Nestor Cruz and Grace Lee

In bookstores: ‘Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter’ Mashup novel has bite but eventually turns to dust *Warning! This review may contain spoilers. ‘Tis the season for books, movies and TV shows featuring the scary, supernatural and unknown. From the latest Dracula movie on the big screen to the return of “The Walking Dead” on the small…

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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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‘Guts’ required to enforce standards

Posted October 17, 2014 by by Master Sgt. LARRY MORGAN Jr.

A few years ago, a fellow senior NCO requested I talk to her subordinate about her appearance, specifically pertaining to her hair. Naturally, I asked about what the issue was and why she couldn’t have a discussion with her own subordinate. The senior NCO replied that the subordinate was African American and she wore her…

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