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For information on combating stress and stress-related reactions, contact the 36th Medical Group on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, at 366-9355. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mariah Haddenham/Released) The day America lost its innocence
I was nine years old. I looked up into the blue, September sky, and saw a plane flying overhead. I thought about the people inside, who they were, where they were going, and why they weren't about to go to school like me. I often looked at planes; this was not out of the ordinary for a child who had been deemed "easily distracted." In the hours to
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2014
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- Col. Michele A. Williams, 459th Aerospace Medicine Squadron commander and pharmacist, has 23 years of experience in natural medicine and is an avid cyclist. She currently assists the 459th Air Refueling Wing leadership on the revised Air Force fitness program, which was implemented on July 1, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Steve Lewis) Give a gluten-free diet a try
Back in December I wrote a commentary entitled "Drastic Measures for Drastic Results...User Beware!" and I received many questions regarding my #3 challenge to "Eliminate all wheat products (pasta, bread) with gluten and focus on gluten free products and whole grains like rice."So I would like to focus a while on gluten, and how it can negatively
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2011
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- Col. Russell A. Muncy official photo (U.S. Air Force photo/released) Total Force continues to answer the call
The Air Force has experienced a great deal during the past 10 years. The numerous contingency and crisis actions around the world requiring Air Force assets and assistance continue to stress the need for airpower, and the Total Force continues to answer the call.With the active component asked to do more and more, the Air Force Reserve component
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2011
Default Air Force Logo A way out: My journey from the brink of suicide
I recently celebrated two important anniversaries. On Jan. 30, 2010, I decided when and how I was going to end my life. The night before, I went to bed and slept for two hours, as I had for the previous nine or so months. Once I was sure my wife was asleep, I got out my laptop and researched how long it would take to bleed out from a femoral artery
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2011
Default Air Force Logo Holiday message from the commander
Liberators,As we celebrate the holidays, please take a moment to remember your call to serve and deploy in harm's way, faithfully defending. Be proud of your service and dedication and your family's sacrifice to our nation's defense as Citizen Airmen. As I reflect on our accomplishments over the year, we have much to be proud of.  Through
0 12/23
2010
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- Col. Michele A. Williams, 459th Aerospace Medicine Squadron commander and pharmacist, has 23 years of experience in natural medicine and is an avid cyclist. She currently assists the 459th Air Refueling Wing leadership on the revised Air Force fitness program, which was implemented on July 1, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Steve Lewis) Drastic measures for drastic results: user beware!
There has been and continues to be a considerable amount of buzz regarding revisions to Air Force fitness testing standards this year. What will this mean to unit readiness? What will this mean to individual careers? According to Air Force senior leaders, during the three months following the launch of the revised fitness program July 1, 2010, the
0 12/04
2010
Default Air Force Logo An opportunity to serve
(editor's note: Col. James A. Gray is currently deployed to Southwest Asia)Recently I had the opportunity to serve overseas and directly support our efforts in the Central Command Area of Responsibility at one of the largest and most active bases in the world. While I have 27 years of service with the Air Force, this was my first chance to deploy
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2010
Default Air Force Logo Are you a warrior Airman?
A warrior you say? You may be thinking, "I am not a Soldier or a Marine." You are right, we are Airmen, and we are all warriors. Just because we don't all shoot guns at bad guys or drop bombs on targets does not mean we aren't warriors. Webster's Dictionary defines a warrior as, "a person engaged or experienced in warfare." In our military, today
0 4/05
2010
Default Air Force Logo Have faith, trust in destiny
(Editor's Note:  This commentary originally posted in the "Desert Eagle," the deployed newsletter of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing during Chaplain Moore's deployment.)Can you recall a time in your life when you had a plan, idea or a goal, only to be disappointed by circumstances that did not allow it to come to fruition? Many times in
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2010
TSgt. Rolando E. Sanjur, 69th Aerial Port Squadron, assists in the 459th Air Refeling Wing Military Pay Office, travel claims section.  Wing leadership has instituted a series of changes to improve customer service and claims procedures in the Military Pay Office. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Capt. Rebecca A. Garcia) Update to 459th Military Pay Office
There is a valid, great concern in the 459th Air Refueling Wing about the ability of the Military Pay Office (MPO) to pay our members in a timely, accurate manner. I do not want wing members to think that this concern has been ignored, or that it will never get better. Both could not be farther from the truth. There is good reason why we got to
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2010
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