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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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History in flesh better than reading about it

Posted June 8, 2012 by by Lt. Col. Dominic Clementz

Recently, I had the unprecedented opportunity to spend an evening socializing with veterans and family members whose life experiences spanned nine decades. The social brought together an Auschwitz and Holocaust survivor, a D-Day and concentration camp liberator, a Pearl Harbor survivor, a...

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Chaplain thoughts June 8, 2012

Posted June 8, 2012 by Chaplain (Maj.) Scott Jobe 56th Fighter Wing deputy chaplain

  “The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation.”  ~ Corrie ten Boom   What we invest in ourselves, our families, our friends, and those we supervise is part of what defines our life. How have you invested yourself? The dash between the years of birth and death tell…

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Fly Over: ‘Total Money Makeover’

Posted June 8, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class Kate Vaughn

As an airman 1st class who hasn’t hit her two-year mark yet, I think it’s safe to say I can take all the financial advice I can get. I’ll admit that, but I find it difficult, okay, annoying, to listen to advice from my parents or friends. What do they know, right? Well, after running…

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Fly Over: ‘Blue Valentine’

Posted June 8, 2012 by by Macario Mora

If you’re a newlywed in the throes of a blissfully romantic honeymoon phase, optimistic about finding your soul mate amongst the billions populating planet Earth, in the process of courting a potential significant other or simply a romantic at heart who still clings to the notion that finding ever-lasting love is somehow more likely than…

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Focus On Appearance June 1, 2012

Posted June 1, 2012 by Presented by Luke AFB Focus 56

Body piercings: In uniform, Airmen are prohibited from attaching, affixing or displaying objects, articles, jewelry, or ornamentation to or through the ear, nose, tongue, or any exposed body part including visible through the uniform. Women may wear one set of earrings. The same rule applies to all personnel when off duty and on a military…

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Newcomers train from get-go

Posted June 1, 2012 by by Maj. Chistopher Chestnut

I have the great honor and privilege of commanding the 56th Maintenance Operations Squadron, aka Team Roadrunner — “beep beep!” Over the last 24 years I have learned a thing or two that I usually share with my new squadron teammates at our monthly newcomers’ orientation. Now, these items are my opinion and may not…

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From recorder to rifle and back

Posted June 1, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class David Owsianka

About three and a half months ago my supervisor came to me to say I was going to be a 56th Security Forces Squadron augmentee. Augmentees are Airmen from different base units who serve 90 days at the SFS to help during deployment shortages. I worked four-days on, with three days off and a day…

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