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  • Experiencing an adventure of a lifetime

    Everybody has their idea of what an “adventure of a lifetime” is for them. I got to realize one of those adventures in January 2016 when I was invited to attend the Army’s Basic Airborne Course at Fort Benning, Ga.
  • February Fitness Tips

    Sodium: How much do you need?The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends limiting sodium to less than 2,300 mg a day.Salt is composed of sodium and chloride, which are two electrolytes that help maintain fluid balance and the transmission of nerve impulses. In your intestines, sodium helps your body absorb chloride, amino acids, glucose and
  • The Leadership Laboratory

    Leadership seems to be the answer to everything! When things go right…to some extent a person would say, “it was because of great leadership.” However, if something was to go terribly wrong, it is ultimately the responsibility of leadership, hence, their fault. And how would you fix or repair a problem? Of course, with good leadership!
  • Post-Deployment Health Assessments and Stress

    Since the 1990s, the United States military has deployed hundreds of thousands of troops to the Middle East and other parts of the world. During deployment, military personnel face hostile actions, infectious disease, and many physical and mental stressors. Although the Department of Defense has had a long-term commitment to member health issues, a
  • Maintaining the Dream: The Reality of Freedom

    The year 2018 marks the 70th since Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. entered the nearby Crozer Theological Seminary. A young Martin Luther King, Jr. enrolled at Crozer in 1948 and graduated in 1951 with a doctorate degree. Over the course of just a few years, King not only gained valuable academic training, but through his work within religious
  • Knowing the rules before you post: a social media guide for personal accounts

    Finding a work life balance is critical and at the end of the day we all have an identity that extends beyond the uniform that we wear. Often we enjoy sharing who we are with friends and family through the use of social media, but how much information is too much and where is the line between personal identity and misrepresentation? While there is
  • Trash excuses today, recycle for tomorrow

    With January upon us, of course, most people are looking for ways to become the best, healthiest version of themselves, so why not take this opportunity to start or set an earth-friendly goal of reducing your carbon footprint in the New Year.
  • It’s the most wonderful time of the year – tax time!

    It's about that time of the year again! And I don't mean the Holiday Season. I mean everybody’s REAL favorite time of the year... TAX SEASON!Are you ready to help save military members $40,000 in tax preparation fees? Are you ready to help return $500,000 from tax returns back in the pockets of military members on Goodfellow Air Force Base? If you
  • Fire Safety shares holiday tips

    According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there are simple life-saving steps individuals can take to ensure a safe and happy holiday. By following some of the outlined precautionary tips, individuals can greatly reduce their chances of becoming a holiday casualty. Every year, fires occurring during the holiday season claim the lives of over 400 Americans, injure 1,650 more, and cause over $990 million in damage.
  • AMC command chief reflects on 2017, 30-year career

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Happy holidays! It is a great honor to serve as your command chief. At the end of each year, I take time to reflect on all Air Mobility Command accomplishments over the year – and this command never ceases to amaze me! This year is no different. AMC enjoyed an extremely successful year because of our Mobility Airmen.