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Stressed Out Lately?

Posted June 8, 2012 by by Staff Sgt. Stacy Irvin

Life can really throw zingers at our game plan, huh? We are so eager to excel in our lives by hoping that certain events will occur, which catapult us to the next and better level. Yet, when a myriad of changes occur simultaneously, we can easily become stressed or overwhelmed. I speak from experience because…

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Candid Comments | June 1, 2012

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Senior Airman Aaron Long Unit: 452 Security Forces Squadron Job: Blue Eagles Honor Guard Hometown: Perris, Calif. Hobbies: Ping Pong, math and karate I am a true connoisseur of ethnic foods, so to celebrate, I visited as many Asian-style restaurants in the area that I can find; sushi is a favorite of mine. On a…

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Stuck between a rock and a hard place

Posted June 1, 2012 by by Capt Ashley P.W. Norris

We had digital and hard copy maps, detailed driving and hiking directions, two GPS devices, two compasses, four cell phones, three camelbacks, walking sticks, two first aid kits, two handguns, sunscreen, lunch, snacks and a cooler full of extra drinks and ice. Despite all of our preparations, we were still confronted with a situation where…

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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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March Minutes | May 12, 2012

Posted May 25, 2012 by

Tech Sgt. Patrick R. Martin KC-135 Instructor Boom Operator/NCOIC, 912 ARS/DOT Unit: 912 ARS Hometown: Louisville, KY 0700 Arrive at the gym for a quick workout to get the day going. 0835 Go on a hunt around the 336/912th ARS squadron building to find my coffee cup 0848 Confirm my 1000 crew show time for an Operational Check…

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Some tax bills might be a mistake

Posted May 25, 2012 by by Gabriel Verhage

We recently became aware of an increased number of military members who reported receiving notices from the State of California Franchise Tax Board, stipulating they owed additional state taxes. While all documents from any government agency should be taken very seriously, several military members have reported receiving erroneous tax bills from the FTB and were…

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Skills, training, attitude help keep motorcycling safe

Posted May 11, 2012 by by Steven W. Duranceau

Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. — Have you ever wondered why a terrible event, such as a motorcycle mishap, could end well in one situation, yet tragic in another? Sometimes it’s just sheer luck. Most often, what influences the outcome is whether or not the motorcycle rider had the right skills, training and attitude. Personally,…

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March team member spends off-duty time as Big Brother

Posted May 4, 2012 by Master Sgt. Sherman Harris

Master Sgt. Sherman Harris poses with Daniel Machado at an annual Big Brother’s Banquet. Why do I volunteer as a Big Brother? Well, it is not the pay, it is not the fame and glory, and it is certainly not because I have a lot of free time on my hands; I do it because…

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Why Wait for Mother’s Day?

Posted May 4, 2012 by Chaplain Aaron Klaves

Next Sunday is Mother’s Day and it’s about time! It almost goes without saying no one is more deserving of a special day than Mom. A popular cartoon illustration pastors like to use that captures the life of a mother shows a psychologist talking to his patient. “Let’s see,” he says, “You spend 50 percent…

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March Minutes | May 4, 2012

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SSgt Collin Everson Swing Shift, 452 SFS HOMETOWN: Hemet, Ca. 0700 Daughter is up… Sleeping until noon is not going to happen! 1000 Time to get ready for work. Hope I’m posted somewhere with a decent view. 1200 Should to be out the door and headed to work, but knowing me, I probably forgot something. 1215 Yep, just as…

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