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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted June 19, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

“Resiliency” is the present day focus of our military service. Leaders at all levels want their followers to be resilient. Why? Because, resilient people bounce back from the adversities of life more quickly. In our Air Force “resiliency” is embodied in the Comprehensive Airman Fitness program. CAF has four domains, four key aspects, that when…

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Fly Over: ‘Battlefield Hardline’ and ‘The L Word’

Posted June 19, 2015 by James Hensley and Grace Lee

‘Battlefield Hardline’ In “Battlefield Hardline” you take on the role of Detective Nick Mendoza in the story mode. Unlike the previous “Battlefield” games which featured military warfare, in this “Battlefield” the play style resembles a cops and robbers storyline. In story mode, Mendoza faces off against the world of drugs and corruption in his police…

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Two-Airman family can be adventure

Posted June 12, 2015 by Maj. ROCHELLE SMITH

“You’re both in the military? When do you plan to get out?” When I meet someone new, these are common questions I hear. As someone who has been in the military for 13 years and married to a fellow Airman for 12 of those 13 years of service, my marriage has been a big part…

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Continuous self-development means improvement

Posted June 12, 2015 by Staff Sgt. MARK SMITH

I am writing about something that might inspire Airmen to challenge themselves both personally and professionally. I want Airmen to participate in continuous self-development. Why is this important? Aside from making yourself competitive for the next rank or employment outside the military, it is important for personal growth and happiness. I am sure many people…

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This week in history

Posted June 12, 2015 by Rick Griset

Fifty-five years ago Luke Air Force Base Airmen began using one of the iconic buildings on base, Bldg. 1150, more commonly known as the Blockhouse. It is one of the remnants of the Cold War.

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted June 12, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) David Barns

The power of the penny It has been said, “Money can’t buy happiness.” While that may be true on an individual level, I believe that in community it can provide a measure of happiness. In Africa many children have been orphaned by the AIDS epidemic. I dare say there is not much happiness in the…

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Fly Over: ‘The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt’ and ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’

Posted June 12, 2015 by James Hensley and Luther Mitchell Jr.

At the Luke Library: ‘The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt’ I was bored with a number of games I had and wanted to try a new one. I kept hearing about “The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt” and how it put other role-playing games to shame. I can say at the very least, it’s a fun game…

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Find best solution for your organization

Posted June 5, 2015 by Maj. SCOTT HALL

Technology can play a tremendous role in the development and effectiveness of any organization. With the seemingly endless supply of technological solutions commercially available nowadays, how can we best leverage existing and new technologies to enhance our organizations? And how can we avoid the potential pitfalls of relying too heavily on technology? These are questions…

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AF core values bond, unify us

Posted June 5, 2015 by Senior Airman SPENCER BROCKMAN

Integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. The Air Force core values are much more than minimum standards. They remind us what it takes to get the mission done. They inspire us to do our very best at all times. They are the common bond among all comrades in arms, and…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted June 5, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) David Barns

Life can be scary … Last weekend I took 13 families on a retreat in the mountains. During one of our sessions we focused on an event from both the Jewish and Christian traditions; Daniel in the lion’s den. Daniel was thrown in the lion’s den by the king for doing the right thing. The…

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