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Thanksgiving: A time to count your blessings

Posted November 16, 2012 by by Maj. Bob Meissner

What will your Thanksgiving be like this year? Perhaps it will include the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, marathon naps, or lots of football. Will it involve preparation for the next day, early-morning, bargain shopping? On the other hand, will you, after consuming 3,500 plus calories from all of the turkey, dressings and pies with whipped…

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If it isn’t you, it’s the person next to you

Posted April 12, 2013 by Senior Airman Kelly Galloway

WESTOVER AIR RESERVE BASE, Mass. – “Hey sexy… you single?” I turned to see a fellow Airman in training; standing about five foot eight inches tall, dark hair and eyes. Over the next four months, I heard this fellow classmate repeat the same line more than a couple dozen times.  It wasn’t just me he had an eye…

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ARkStorm – California’s hypothetical other “big one”

Posted August 9, 2013 by Bob Kaschak

Over the past several weeks, we have discussed high temperatures, wild fires and resulting heat related issues. For now, I would like to put the “hot stuff” on the “back burner” so to speak and discuss something totally different, but relevant to Californians; ARkStorm, California’s other “Big One”. Since this may be the first time…

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Fitness training anyone can afford

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It is fairly common for a mountain of excuses to stand between people and their fitness goals. Among the most common excuses for postponing exercise are the lack of time, lack of money or both. If you are one of the many people thinking that fitness is just out of reach because you don’t have…

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Domestic Violence awareness Month: How to help a friend who is being abused

Posted October 17, 2014 by

Here are some ways to help a friend who is being abused: •Set up a time to talk. Try to make sure you have privacy and won’t be distracted or interrupted. •Let your friend know you’re concerned about her safety. Be honest. Tell her about times when you were worried about her. Help her see…

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Remembering Memorial Day

Posted May 25, 2012 by by Chaplain Aaron Klaves

Consider yourself dead. Some of you won’t come back from this mission. Some of you will, but you’ll be the lucky ones.” That was an excerpt taken from a 15th Army Air Force briefing given to a squadron of B-17 aircrews before a bombing mission over Germany during...

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We take honor in laying our fallen veterans to rest

Posted September 7, 2012 by by BU2 Marco Valdovinos

For most, the start of their duty day brings about a new beginning, a new chapter in life; however, for those in my line of duty, it closes a chapter by putting the kindred souls of our nation’s heroes to rest. ...

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In hurricane’s wake, cynic learns lesson

Posted December 21, 2012 by by Shawn J. Jones

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. — Prior to Hurricane Sandy, I thought the Air Force’s wingman concept was just a gimmick that encouraged Airmen to poke their noses into my business, or worse, required me to poke my nose into someone else’s business. For goodness sake, I thought, can’t an Airman just have a bad day without another…

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Presidential Proclamation — Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2013

Posted May 10, 2013 by

Each May, our Nation comes together to recount the ways Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders helped forge our country.

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Who ya gonna call?

Posted October 11, 2013 by Linda Welz

Courtesy Photo Senior Airman Mathieu Beaulieu, 912th Air Refueling Squadron (left) and Senior Airman Jose Mora, 452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron, prepare to set up a digital voice recorder during a September 2013 paranormal investigation at March Air Reserve Base, Calif. Beaulieu, an active duty mechanic, and Mora, a reserve medical administration technician, joined forces to…

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