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  • Beating holiday stress by choosing happiness

    Comprehensive Airman Fitness emphasizes the wingman concept of Airmen and families taking care of themselves and each other, and empowers Airmen to hold each other accountable through Air Force core values. This commentary showcases the Mental Pillar.While kids become more excited by the day, holiday preparation isn't necessarily as pleasant for
  • Training group prepares to experience exodus

    Have you have seen the previews for the latest "Exodus" movie?Admittedly, I don't watch a lot of movies, but this one looks to be epic--with lots of big name stars, great costumes, and wonderful special effects.  It looks so real that you practically believe you are right there, experiencing it all.Though I am in no way advertising for this movie,
  • Tis’ the season to drink responsibly

    It's that time of year when holiday parties and late night celebrations begin to fill our calendars and we look forward to spending time with family and friends to celebrate our own special reasons for the season.Every Christmas Eve, I celebrate my life and I give thanks for being able to share the holiday with my family. Nearly 30 years ago on
  • Asking for help is sign of strength not weakness

    Comprehensive Airman Fitness emphasizes the wingman concept of Airmen and families taking care of themselves and each other, and empowers Airmen to hold each other accountable through Air Force core values. This commentary showcases the Mental Pillar.Growing up I was a big fan of Muhammad Ali. He was the world heavyweight boxing champion and
  • Preparation is key to fewer winter worries

    January 2014 was the coldest winter in 72 years.  The base closed for several days due to icy roads and poor driving conditions.  Are we ready for another winter of fun? According to our own weather forecaster, Jim Tart, the National Weather Service predicts another really cold winter due to El Nino.  What is El Nino?  According to NASA, El Nino is
  • Dragon Corner: a military training leader’s journey

    Being stationed at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, there are many opportunities to venture to Washington D.C., such as when the Det. 2 staff attended the Air Force Association Air and Space Conference.My commander and I decided one presentation we really wanted to see was Gen. Robin Rand, Commander of Air Education and Training Command. It is not
  • Active Duty TSP contributions may stop without action

    If you are an active duty member of the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Navy making dollar-amount Roth contributions to your thrift savings plan account, these deductions will stop on Jan. 31, 2015, unless action is taken.How your election requirements will change:An upcoming change in myPay will require you to designate your Roth contributions as a
  • Holiday meals require proper planning

    Thanksgiving is the start of the holiday season; when friends, family and loved ones gather to have one great meal after another. Food is as much a part of holiday gatherings as football, candles and carols.  Don't let this be the holiday season that you skimp on good food safety habits that can either make or break your festivities.  Food safety
  • 335th TRS mentorship programs prepare Airmen for the future

    The 335th Training Squadron "Bulls" are putting into practice some innovative programs to bolster training effectiveness and mentor-mentee roles of senior NCOs and student Airmen. The biggest undertaking is Specialized Team Training. This military training leader initiative redistributes additional duties throughout the staff which gives an extra
  • Program compensates wounded, injured

    Those designated as a wounded, injured or ill service member while on active duty may be entitled to certain benefits. Special Compensation for Assistance with Activities of Daily Living is one such benefit. SCAADL was authorized by the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act and is a special monthly compensation for service members who have
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