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Thunderbolts run for Sandy Hook

Posted January 18, 2013 by Staff Sgt C.J. HATCH

Airman 1st Class David Owsianka Airman 1st Class David Owsianka Luke Air Force Base members begin a 5k run Dec. 21, 2012, at the 944th Fighter Wing headquarters building. The run raised money for the Sandy Hook Elementary School Newtown Victims Relief Fund. The event and others on base raised $2,553. More than 150 Thunderbolts…

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Life experience leaves lasting impression

Posted December 21, 2012 by Lt. Col. DANIEL SMITH

Easter vacation had begun, I had a good 6th grade term report card in hand and my mind was filled with multiple ideas of how I would use the forthcoming week of freedom as I walked home from school. Mom had told me she would be off doing errands, and I was to come straight…

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Leaving comfort zone deals with doldrums

Posted December 14, 2012 by Master Sgt. TRACY BUECHLER

Do you feel stagnant in your job and don’t know what to do, or do you just have that fear of something new? You will never know how things will turn out until you make that move and take a step. We tend to not want to venture beyond our comfort zone; however, if we…

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Steps to finding federal job easy

Posted December 14, 2012 by STEPHEN DELGADO

Often the task of finding a job with the federal government seems overwhelming. A person can have the feeling of not knowing where to begin, but it’s not as daunting a task as many people fear it to be. It is a fairly straight forward process. Cari Morrison, 56th Force Support Squadron Human Resources specialist,…

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Sharing geographic information big payoff for stakeholders

Posted December 14, 2012 by TERESA WALKER

When separate agencies working together have a greater outcome than the sum total of each part, there is a big payoff. So when the 56th Range Management Office hosted its annual meeting with 27 geographic information systems professionals at the Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field in November, it was a time to acknowledge their…

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AF leaders brief BMT sexual misconduct investigation findings

Posted November 16, 2012 by Master Sgt. JESS HARVEY

WASHINGTON — Air Force leaders announced Wednesday to members of the press the results of the commander-directed investigation regarding the occurrences of sexual misconduct within basic military training between October 2010 and June 2011. The CDI was commissioned by Gen. Edward Rice, Air Education and Training Command commander, June 20 based on substantiated reports of misconduct…

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Captain asks: Why bother voting?

Posted November 2, 2012 by Capt. TODD ZIELINSKI

Why should I bother voting in elections? What does my single vote matter? It’s an all-too-common sentiment in the U.S. as voter turnout rates have historically remained very low in elections held every two years. Low voter turnout is especially surprising when considering the millions of people in the past who have fought and died…

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Credit score: Good to have, use wisely

Posted August 10, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class Grace Lee

Having good credit can be beneficial in many ways, and when used correctly it can be an important tool to help pay for college, a new vehicle, furniture or a home. According to Cory Carmichael, 56th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center community readiness specialist, credit is what permits one to borrow money…

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People First – August 3, 2012

Posted August 3, 2012 by anradmin

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story.   Special…

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Ultimate SO-CAL experience

Posted August 3, 2012 by Photos and story by Denise Willhite

Find a full day of action-packed entertainment all in one place: theme park rides, shows and a real working movie studio at Universal Studios Hollywood. It’s a unique experience that’s fun for the whole family.

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