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Live the Braveheart life in 2016

Posted January 8, 2016 by by Capt. Tim Jacobs

If you are old enough to remember when the movie “Braveheart” first came out, it may come as a shock to know that it first hit the theaters more than twenty years ago! (Feeling old yet?) But in many ways it set the standard for what an epic film about heroism, courage, and love (and…

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She took a less-traveled career path

Posted October 23, 2015 by by George A. Smith

An actress in Magic Mike, an anchor with NBA TV and a model in a Super Bowl ad all had the same coach in common:  Kim Antos. “What I did is to help them become the best version of themselves, rather than what someone else thought they should be,” said Antos. Antos taught young women…

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From the desk of the 452 AMW Inspector General

Posted May 15, 2015 by by Col. Ray Danowski

Col. Ray Danowski Inspector General Maj. Evert Wells, Deputy Inspector General The success of our FWA program lies with each individual assigned to the base. Support by both military and civilian members is crucial in preventing and eliminating FWA. You must report any FWA or lack of controls that could allow resources to be wasted…

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Baby steps to become better each day

Posted January 29, 2016 by by Chief Master Sgt. Brian Bischoff

As we start a new year we often make new resolutions. We will get in shape, we will lose weight, we will save money, we will finish college, we will enroll in PME, etc., etc. We start out strong and then after a short time we start to lose steam and start playing “let’s make…

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Help available. Reach, maintain tobacco-free living

Posted November 6, 2015 by

The Military Health System has designated November as Smoking Cessation Month as an opportunity to increase awareness of service members, family members and employees of the benefits of tobacco free living. Tobacco-free living is avoiding use of all types of tobacco products — including cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, pipes and hookahs — and also living…

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Armed Forces Day honors all military

Posted May 15, 2015 by from defense.gov

President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps…

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Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American memories

Posted February 19, 2016 by Prepared by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role they have played in U.S. history. The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. Few…

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Nov: National American Indian Heritage Month

Posted November 13, 2015 by Prepared by Dawn W. Smith

National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month celebrates and recognizes the accomplishments of the original inhabitants, explorers, and settlers of the United States. This presentation reviews the historical milestones that led to the establishment of National American Indian Heritage Month, covers various aspects of American Indian and Alaska Native life, and honors the contributions…

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I will always be their mom, she will always be mine

Posted May 8, 2015 by by Linda Welz

My mother is an amazing woman. As a single mother, she raised three children providing my older brother, younger sister and me with everything we needed to become decent adults, able to contribute something worthwhile to society. She taught us basic goodness and compassion. She pulled herself out of the depths of domestic violence early…

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