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Does the EPR need a bailout?

Posted July 27, 2012 by by Tech. Sgt. Kitsana R. Dounglomchan

What do enlisted performance reports, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America have in common? They suffer from bad brand name recognition. So, what should we do? Should we bail out our EPR system? We should rename the EPR system. We could change the name to Yearly Evaluation Report or YER? Years ago, we hoped a…

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Exercises prepare Airmen for inspections, real-world situations

Posted October 26, 2012 by by Col. Samuel Mahaney

I am so impressed with the attitude and professionalism of this wing. You are all doing a fantastic job and I am proud of you. I hold the leadership throughout the wing accountable for taking care of you. I also expect every member of the wing to do his or her part to facilitate and…

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What’s your reflection

Posted March 25, 2013 by Chaplain Robert Meissner

We pass by them every day. There are probably many throughout your house or apartment. They are displayed in stores, bathrooms, hotels, or cars. Moreover, they show us who we are and what we look like to the rest of the world. Can you guess what they are? If you guessed mirrors, you’d be on…

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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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A movie experience I couldn’t tell you about, until now

Posted December 13, 2013 by Megan Crusher

I realized that the entertainment industry and the military shared many similarities, when I spent several weeks participating in the production of a Hollywood blockbuster. I even saw myself on screen in the movie (disclosed below) when it was released. Here is my story: My show time as an extra in the Hollywood production was…

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Life is all about choices

Posted September 19, 2014 by Lt. Col. Bob Meissner

Back when I lived in the rural Midwest, late September and October was harvest time for the farming communities. For many frantic weeks, farmers would be out in the fields from morning to night, trying to beat the first snowfall, gathering in the crops they had planted earlier that spring. In southwest Minnesota the harvest…

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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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The water’s fine and the sharks are harmless

Posted August 24, 2012 by by Linda Welz

I recently took advantage of a local tour offered by the March Outdoor Recreation office. After signing up for the Saturday kayaking trip to the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, Calif. ...

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Gifts that keep giving

Posted December 7, 2012 by by Chaplain Aaron Klaves

Ancient Jewish rabbi, Moshe ben Maimon, once famously wrote on charity and what was viewed as the many different levels of giving. In the Mishneh Torah, the author stated that the highest level of charity is when a person teaches others how to help themselves. Actions such as offering an interest-free loan, forming a partnership,…

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DEERS streamlined for better efficiency

Posted April 26, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON, D.C.  — A modification in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System is expected to streamline personal records for better efficiency, the director of the Defense Manpower Data Center said. In an interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Mary Dixon said information would now be entered into DEERS in personnel offices, rather…

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