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Dec. 1, 2006

Trotting along

Dec. 1, 2006

DeCA offers gift of groceries

"Gift" is often the operative word during the holiday season and commissary customers have even more options this year at http://www.commissaries.com. Whether it's one of about 100 gift baskets and bakery goods available on the new Virtual Commissary, or a commissary gift certificate, "food is always a welcome gift for your military neighbor next

Dec. 1, 2006

AAFES helps support troops with ‘Gifts from Homefront’

Nothing brightens the day of a Soldier, Sailor, Marine or Airman more than a care package filled with special items from home. Unfortunately, as the holidays approach and well-meaning Americans step up troop support efforts, many of the handwritten cards and homemade cookies take longer to reach their destinations. "Ultimately, the boxes of

Dec. 1, 2006

Legal preparation vital to deployment checklist

With ongoing deployments, it's vital for Airmen to take the necessary steps to protect their assets and their family well before they deploy or receive notification of deployment. The following issues should be addressed in a personal deployment checklist. Will Create or update a will. Airmen should ensure the will names the people they intend to

Dec. 1, 2006

Advent begins Dec. 3

The word advent, means "the coming," in Latin. The Advent season begins the fourth Sunday before Christmas, Dec. 3., and ends the day before Christmas, Dec. 24, at sundown. It is believed that Advent began in the fourth century. Then, Advent was a period of time where Christian converts prepared themselves for baptism. During the Middle Ages,

Dec. 1, 2006

Recognize cold, flu symptoms

Most people consider cold and flu the same thing, but they are actually two separate illnesses. The average American adult catches about two to four colds a year. Children catch between five and nine colds each year, with preschoolers the most susceptible, according to the Mayo Clinic. A cold often includes a runny nose, sneezing, coughing and mild

Dec. 1, 2006

Leaders address quality of life issues, changes

Airmen can still expect high-caliber quality of life programs that will take care of them and their families despite the changes being made within the service, leaders here assured recently. "Quality of life continues to be one of our top three priorities," said Lt. Gen. Roger Brady, Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower and personnel at the

Dec. 1, 2006

71st FS, AMU return from Nellis

Members of the 71st Fighter Squadron and Aircraft Maintenance Unit returned here Nov. 21, ending a month-long deployment to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. While deployed, more than 200 Airmen and 16 Langley F-15C Eagles supported the U.S. Air Force Weapons School -- an opportunity to improve the combat readiness of the unit and the students at the

Dec. 1, 2006

AF announces ‘06 safest year in aviation

Fiscal year 2006 was the safest year in aviation ever for the Air Force. The year marked the lowest number of major aircraft accidents and fatalities within the Department of Defense, said the Chief of Air Force Safety Maj. Gen. Stan Gorenc recently. According to the statistics, the Air Force recorded 19 major aviation mishaps, eight destroyed