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If only I’d just seen ‘Twilight’

Posted June 22, 2012 by Commentary by Senior Airman Toby Demarigny

On a Thursday night in July 2010, my wife and I decided to go to the movie theater to see Twilight. Since we arrived early, we decided to get some drinks at a restaurant near the theater.

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Fly Over: ‘Rock of Ages’

Posted June 22, 2012 by by Capt. Tristan Hinderliter

“Rock of Ages,” a love letter to 1980s classic rock music, has come to theaters this summer with an all-star ensemble cast and plenty of lip-synching. With a few exceptions, however, the much-hyped big-screen adaptation directed by Adam Shankman fails to strike the same chord as the 2006 Chris D’Arienzo Broadway musical of the same…

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Fly Over: ‘Prometheus’

Posted June 22, 2012 by by Macario Mora

“Prometheus” is a visually epic film that fails just as epically with its incoherent storyline. The plot is filled with more holes than craters on the surface of the moon. Ridley Scott’s prequel to “Alien” felt like a more aesthetically pleasing episode of the History Channel’s “Ancient Aliens,” but an hour longer and even less…

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Chaplain thoughts June 22, 2012

Posted June 22, 2012 by Chaplain (Maj.) Scott Jobe 56th Fighter Wing deputy chaplain

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.”  ~ Andrew Carnegie   TEAM — Together Everyone Achieves More. As leaders we are called to build cohesive teams that are working together for a common goal. As leaders, we lead with a vision and capitalize on the God-given gifts of our team members…

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56th CONS civilian salutes military father’s lessons

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Mary Peetz

When I was a senior in high school, my father served as the Hill Air Force Base commander. Understandably, the unwelcomed public scrutiny of a teenager’s life that occurs when your father is the base commander naturally created tension at times. As my father approaches his 80th birthday though, my reflection on that period provides…

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Don’t be shy: If you write it, own it

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Maj. Allen Herritage

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Two past stories on the Air Force’s web page drew significant reaction in the site’s comments section. Both a story on finance troops being awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the news that Air Force Space Command was ending wear of flight suits by nonaircrew personnel drove more comments than any…

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Chaplain thoughts June 15, 2012

Posted June 15, 2012 by Chaplain (Maj.) Scott Jobe 56th Fighter Wing deputy chaplain

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”  ~ John Quincy Adams   A leader is defined by those under his or her leadership. Do you inspire others to be better? From whom do you get your inspiration? Many get inspiration from the foundations…

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Fly Over: ‘That’s My Boy’

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Macario Mora

In “That’s My Boy” Donny Burger (Adam Sandler) conquers the Mount Everest of adolescent quests – his math teacher Ms. Mary McGarricle (Eva Amurri Martino). An educator preying on her student is a serious crime, but then again what teenage boy hasn’t fantasized about a teacher or two? The difference between Donny and the rest…

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Fly Over: ‘The Giant Mechanical Man’

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Capt. Tristan Hinderliter

Chris Messina is the only redeeming element (and even then, only partly redeeming) in the lackluster 2012 romantic comedy, “The Giant Mechanical Man,” an independent film that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. Messina has good on-screen presence, but unfortunately his performance doesn’t...

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Like Boy Scouts, be prepared

Posted June 8, 2012 by by Chief Master Sgt. Scott Leach

The Air Force does a great job in preparing Airmen when a deployment tasking comes down. Our members perform weapons qualification, ancillary training and even enact wills and powers-of-attorney for family members. The irony of this issue is that we do this to get ready for a deployment, but many Airmen forget to stay prepared…

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