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  • Holocaust Days of Remembrance: Remembering a part of history

    The Holocaust Days of Remembrance observance is scheduled April 12 through 19. The theme this year is "Learning from the Holocaust: Choosing to Act."Each year the community commemorates the Holocaust during a Week of Remembrance, which runs from the Sunday before Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom

  • Prepare today for tomorrow's disaster

    This past winter should serve as a reminder that sometimes the weather can be unexpected and overwhelming in New England. It is not uncommon to have significant weather events like blizzards, floods, hurricanes or even tornadoes and earthquakes. Yet until it happens, it's too easy sometimes to just

  • Cyber Awareness: A Teen's Perspective

    It is becoming more and more important for parents, teens and young children to be aware while online. Cyber bullying is a serious issue a large number of people face today.Before, bullying could only happen if you were near the bully. Victims of bullying might have been assaulted during recess or

  • Crosswalk Safety: Remain alert to avoid injury

    The temperature is getting warmer and the snow is finally beginning to melt. If you're like me and enjoy taking advantage of the warmer weather to go for a walk or run on base, you might want to take some time to think about base traffic safety before you use crosswalks and running paths.A few basic

  • March marks Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Often called one of the "invisible wounds of war," traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the result of a blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Anyone can suffer a TBI, it can happen on the sports field, in your home, or on the job.During March, the Military Health System

  • Antiterrorism: Travel security

    The men and women who serve in the Department of Defense and their family members are our most vital resource. Terrorists have reached new levels of organization, sophistication and violence, often targeting DoD personnel and their families.Their tactics and techniques are always changing and are

  • Resiliency in youth

    Resiliency is a trait children inherently have when first born. Babies display varied levels of hardiness right from birth. For example, babies that should thrive sometimes do not, while other times, fragile babies beat the odds and live.More than that, though, people are also born with an innate

  • Former Airman sentenced to 18 years in drunken-driving death tells story

    He was born into an Air Force family, moving around from Florida, to Okinawa, then to Oklahoma."My parents were strict," said Lane Wyatt, a former airman first class and client-systems technician stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.His father, a retired Air Force major, started off

  • How do you 'spend' Christmas?

    It was October. My wife and I knew Christmas was near, because the holiday decorations had hit the shelves of local retailers and, as reality set in, we both understood that the few remaining weeks before the big day would be checkered with trips to the mall, late nights sifting through sales in

  • Holiday reflection illuminates successful year

    Despite the increased activity the holiday season often brings, this time of year also presents an opportunity for reflection. I would like to thank all AFMC personnel for your exceptional dedication and professionalism in meeting our mission of equipping our Air Force for world dominant airpower. I