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Dec. 8, 2006

Langley prepares for eco-disaster

A yacht striking the Langley fuel pier would be a tragedy, but the ecological aftermath of such an accident could be catastrophic if a large amount of jet fuel was released into the Back River. Langley personnel drilled Nov. 29 to counter that exact possibility, exercising the base response to a fuel spill into the waterways around the base. The

Dec. 8, 2006

Vipers leave after week-long fight with Raptors

After a week and a half of training at a deployed location, nine F-16s, 15 pilots and more than 75 maintainers will journey back to home station Dec. 8. Members of the 523rd Fighter Squadron and Aircraft Maintenance Unit from Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., will leave Langley today after completing 10 days of dissimilar aircraft training against 1st

Dec. 8, 2006

Education center discontinues proctor services

The Langley Base Training and Education Center will discontinue test proctoring services beginning Dec. 21 due to new mission requirements. The education center has offered proctoring, where a student takes an exam administered by a third party, for servicemembers taking online or distance learning through numerous civilian universities despite not

Dec. 8, 2006

Forces to stay in Iraq ‘until job complete’

U.S. leaders will consider all options on moving forward in Iraq, but three tenets of U.S. Iraq policy "remain firm and they're fixed," President George W. Bush said after a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki Nov. 30 in Amman, Jordan. He also reiterated that U.S. forces would remain in Iraq "until the job is complete, at the request

Dec. 1, 2006

Diabetes prevention is possible

Currently, 21 million Americans have diabetes, and each year, an additional one million new cases are diagnosed. Nevertheless, diabetes is preventable by adjusting daily habits. The American Diabetes Association, www.diabetes.org, has an online questionnaire that allows individuals to determine whether they are at risk for developing diabetes.

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,