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  • Military spouses - a key part of our community

    In honor of Military Spouse Month, I would like to take a moment to thank the military spouse volunteers of Vandenberg.During my career, I have been assigned to 10 different bases, and I can tell you that Vandenberg has the strongest sense of community I have ever seen. I credit much of that to our military spouse volunteers who provide their heart
  • VAFB sweeps western region CGOC awards

    The Vandenberg Company Grade Officer's Council was recently selected as the Western Region CGOC for the first quarter of 2015.In addition to securing this CGOC Award, 2nd Lt. Casey Gomez, 2nd Range Operations Squadron, was selected as the Western Region's CGO of the first quarter, 2015 for her outstanding contributions and accomplishments on and
  • Don't forget about your family while serving our Air Force

    Don't forget about your family while serving our Air Force.Over my 25 years of active duty service I have been truly graced to be able to raise seven children.My wife, Nicole and I have been through many of life's challenges raising our seven children, ages six through 24, as a blended family.Four girls and three boys are a lot of responsibility
  • Decision making: are we asking the right questions?

    One of the unique privileges of serving as a staff judge advocate is helping people make decisions that affect both their own professional and personal lives, as well as decisions that affect the way they lead people. The types and implications of these decisions vary greatly. From what I've seen, most of us wrangle with the same fundamental
  • It starts with one

    If you read the headlines, overhear a conversation, listen in a meeting, or talk to co-workers, you will hear a litany of issues affecting each and every one of us, every single day. Listen carefully, and you realize that the topics involve things like stress, abuse, not enough time, money, people, or resources, too much going on, and too much
  • Fitness, an Airman’s duty

    With the month of March being deemed National Nutrition Month, we as members of the armed forces are provided with yet another valuable opportunity to reflect on any poor fitness habits we may have.Although the month focuses on eating healthy, it serves as reminder that good nutrition should be the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle and fitness
  • Central coast happenings

    The central coast of California is a great place to be any time of year, but is especially delightful during the winter months.This week I would like to focus on special ways to celebrate Valentine's Day, whether with family, friends, or just for couples.On Feb. 14, at 10:00 a.m. the Guadalupe Dunes center will host the 3rd annual Huell Howser
  • The season of love, loving thoughts

    St. Valentine's Day is upon us, giving us yet another opportunity to express our affection for the loved ones in our lives.The history of St. Valentine goes back centuries, and to confuse things even more, it appears there may have been more than one saint named Valentine.One of the legends is that of a Roman priest who lived during the reign of
  • Ten minutes with Herschel Walker

    As children, we idolize many people growing up. Some of us admired actors, while others were enamored with their favorite musicians. I've always been starstruck by professional athletes; the extremely talented men and women who play my favorite sports, who I'd never dream of meeting in person.What if you finally got to meet one of those people you
  • We aren't there yet

    Monday, Jan. 19, commemorates the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The work he accomplished and his vision have permanently altered the country we live in today.Despite the magnitude of his accomplishments and the drastic changes that have taken place since his renowned "I have a dream" speech, his vision is just as relevant