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This Week in History

Posted August 8, 2014 by Rick Griset,

Courtesy photo North Vietnamese motor torpedo boats attack the USS Maddox Aug. 2, 1964. August 1964: Gulf of Tonkin Fifty years ago, American involvement in Vietnam hit a major trip wire, the Gulf of Tonkin incident. American involvement began before the end of the First Indochina War in 1954. The breakup of French Indochina created…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted September 26, 2014 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

Luke Air Force Base held a ceremony to honor America’s prisoners of war and missing in action Sept. 19. There are 83,189 personnel still unaccounted for from conflicts dating back to WWII, according to the Defense Prisoner of War and Missing Personnel Office. These numbers represent countless American families who grieve because they do not…

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Fly Over: ‘In Country’ and ‘Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles’

Posted November 14, 2014 by Nestor Cruz, and Stephen and Vanessa E. Delgado

On Netflix: ‘In Country’ SD: We’re going into the movie vault to 1989 to take a look at a motion picture that flew under the radar at the time, but I recommend getting it from Netflix. “In Country” stars Bruce Willis and Emily Lloyd. It is directed by legendary and award winning director, Norman Jewison,…

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Chaplain’s thoughts …

Posted January 23, 2015 by Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler

Courtesy photo The story is told of a college student who received a paper after grading. The student was happy with the grade for he had received a perfect score; but was troubled by the note written by the professor. The note read “You are a thief.” The student was appalled. He knew that he…

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Set S.M.A.R.T. goals for success

Posted March 20, 2015 by Master Sgt. ARTHUR BALDONADO

“Goals are dreams with deadlines.” ~ Diana Scharf Hunt What personal or professional goals do you want to achieve this year? Do you want to run a marathon? Do you want to make that next rank? Goal setting is a powerful tool that can turn a vision of the future into reality. Top athletes and…

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Fly Over: ‘Wolfstein – The Old Blood’ and ‘Resist’

Posted May 29, 2015 by James Henley and Deborah Leuthold

In games: ‘Wolfstein – The Old Blood’ Nearly a year after the dramatic ending of “Wolfenstein – The New Order” comes another addition to the story released for Xbox One and Playstation 4: “Wolfenstein – The Old Blood.” In this new story, you once again take on the role of William B.J. Blazkowicz, a U.S….

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How do you stack up?

Posted July 24, 2015 by Master Sgt. NICK LEDESMA

With upcoming changes to the enlisted performance report and Air Force promotion system, it’s important to understand how you stack up against your peers, not only within your job, but within your unit as well. The days of receiving time in grade and time in service points are numbered. They are being replaced with a…

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Fly Over – ‘Brave’

Posted June 29, 2012 by by Senior Airman C.J. Hatch

The story of Merida, the princess of DunBroch, starts simple enough with the recounting of her childhood playing hide-and-seek with her mother and getting a bow and arrow for her birthday. After shooting an arrow into the woods she sets off to find it and gets lost.

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Leadership necessary for Airman morale in 21st century

Posted August 10, 2012 by by Staff Sgt. Andrew Coddington

It is our duty as NCOs to ensure that we maintain high morale in ourselves and our Airmen.

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LRS keeps mission moving

Posted October 12, 2012 by by 2nd Lt. JASON THOMAS

Attention to detail is a must in preparing for a mission. Every aspect must be done following specific technical orders, regulations and policies.

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