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  • Foundation of Freedom

    The U.S. Constitution is the Foundation of Freedom.
  • Leadership and followership

    This month, I will be celebrating my thirtieth year as a member of the United States Air Force. To say that today’s Air Force is the same one as the one I joined in 1986 would be true to a degree, but also a fallacy. We may be the same in name, but we certainly aren’t the same in spirit.
  • Help is here: Protecting members from dishonest lenders

    Each year, thousands of people throughout the country fall victim to unscrupulous lending practices. Fortunately for active-duty, reserve component members, and their families, Office of Servicemember Affairs, provides assistance with consumer financial challenges through education, monitoring of complaints, and coordinating with federal and state agencies on military protection measures.
  • Fathers Invest in Their Children

    June marks the midpoint of our trip around the Sun. This is the month that we transition from spring to summer, and if you live in Alabama that brings mixed feelings. Long summer days also mean unbearably humid, hot conditions. If you are guarding a post or working on the flight line, these upcoming hot days may not be seen as very pleasant.
  • Strength from within

    We have come a long way in the two short years I have had the privilege of commanding the best C-130 tactical airlift wing in AFRC! The proud men and women of the 908th have a long heritage of being the best and I, for one, would not argue that fact.
  • Farewell friends, family

    The Greatest Generation? Oh yes you are! From day one, and for the last 15 years You, the Reservist and your Guard brethren, have carried the load of this war. YOU have deployed several times leaving family and friends behind, YOU continue to volunteer to go into harm’s way, YOU return home and do your very best to assimilate back into a society who simply cannot comprehend what you have seen and done and YOU continue to give this old man confidence that our country will be OK … there will always be rough spots, but YOU will make sure we prevail.
  • Spring is here again

    Spring time is upon us. With it, there are many fun outdoor activities in which we can engage. We must remember to add safety to minimize the potential for accidents. Risk management comes into play, no pun intended.
  • Affordable Care Act form in myPay

    You may have noticed in myPay that there is another form under Taxes: the IRS Form 1095. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law 23 March 2010. The ACA enacted many changes to health care availability for employees and many reporting requirements of employers. Under the ACA, U.S. citizens and legal residents are required to obtain and maintain a minimum standard of health care insurance, called minimum essential coverage.
  • Building Relationships

    Relationships can be a very fulfilling experience. Some can be very positive and some can be, unfortunately, just the opposite. The key to having positive relationships is to have insight on the background of the people we meet which is not always readily available. Also establishing a rapport will help to make conversations that would not
  • Can Your Mouth Go Mobile?

    A deployer's guide for dental readiness:You must be Dental Class 1 or 2 to deploy (Class 1: you have had a dental check-up and cleaning within the past 365 days. Class 2: you've had a check-up and need some dental work, but are not likely to have unbearable dental pain or swelling within a year).Your current dental exam must not expire (current for