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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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Pentagon Spokesman: Public Affairs must change with times

Posted August 2, 2013 by Karen Parrish

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department is facing a once-in-a-generation change, and its public affairs practitioners around the world need to communicate that change clearly, the Pentagon’s chief spokesman said today. George Little, assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs, spoke to commissioned, enlisted, civilian and contract employee defense public affairs professionals gathered…

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Chaplain’s Corner

Posted August 2, 2013 by

At some point in our lives, our hearts are unexpectedly awakened…by a dream. I’m not just talking about some ordinary dream consisting of illogical and random scenarios in the middle of the night; but a vision or glimpse of something that speaks directly to YOU, as if you are getting a piece of something that…

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Where there’s a will…

Posted July 19, 2013 by Maj. Deric Prescott

The last thing your family needs to worry about after you pass away is settling your legal affairs. With the complications that may arise when dealing with an individual’s estate, it can never be too early to think about estate planning. However, knowing exactly what instruments you should have ready can be confusing. Making a…

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Military aviation salute signals bond between aviator, maintainer

Posted July 12, 2013 by Lt. Col. Michael M. Moeding

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – There is a long and proud history between aircraft air crew and ground crew. This strong relationship predates fixed wing flight and military aviation as we know it today. Even on the very first powered flight, Orville and Wilbur Wright had to decide who would be first to fly their craft…

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Fighting to be fit: the Total Fitness concept

Posted June 28, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Carrie M. Peasinger

Fitness means something to every Air Force member, with Fit 2 Fight as the leading doctrine to ensure members receive the most up-to-date information pertaining to health and fitness. To remain mission-ready all members must meet certain standards. While this is nothing new to members, it is a requirement we need to remain conscious of…

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Senior leaders honor, bid farewell to Donley

Posted June 28, 2013 by Karen Parrish

WASHINGTON, D.C., – Outgoing Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley is a person of courage and character, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said at Donley’s farewell ceremony at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Donley, who’s led the Air Force the past five years, is retiring after 35 years of public service. “Our country will miss him,”…

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You can become an advocate of change from within: Don’t succumb to your environment

Posted June 28, 2013 by Darnell Gardner

Growing up in a low-income neighborhood plagued by high crime rates does not exactly set the foundation for a fruitful beginning in life.

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Keeping service in perspective

Posted June 21, 2013 by Chief Master Sgt. James Powell

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – If you were approached by a co-worker, civilian or family member and asked the question, “Why do you serve?”, what would your answer be? How would you internalize what you do for the Air Force to the point where you could answer that seemingly simple question? Over the past several…

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Officials battle obesity, tobacco with Healthy Base Initiative

Posted June 21, 2013 by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Defense Department has teamed with the White House, industry, medical communities and installation leaders to assess obesity and tobacco programs for the total workforce, a Pentagon official said. Starting in July, DOD officials will begin evaluating 13 installations to gauge their implementation of the Healthy Base Initiative, said Charles E. Milam,…

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