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  • 4th SLS Airman preserves heritage, donates memorabilia to AF museum

    A 4th Space Launch Squadron facility technician here never thought of himself as a part of Air Force heritage. However on May 8, Tech. Sgt. David Reedy preserved a bit of it when he sent a package to the Enlisted Heritage Museum at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Ala., containing an almost complete rare set of unissued 1955 Airmen test stripes he
  • Wise griller: a fool who grills is a fool who gets burned

    As weather begins to warm up, barbecue enthusiasts and grilling aficionados line their shelves with charcoal, lighter fluid and matches. This behavior is normal, but if a person is not careful it can be dangerous. Most fires involving grills can be prevented by being proactive and using common sense. SAFE BOUNDARIES Outdoor grilling is responsible
  • Short term burn, long term disease means not-so-fashionable tan

    During the summer, Airmen and their families spend more time in the outdoors while participating in activities, but the sun can burn or even worse. Prolonged exposure to the sun can cause detrimental effects, damage to skin's surface and inner structure after prolonged exposure to harmful Ultraviolet-A or B rays, causing premature aging, vision
  • Command post: commander's eyes and ears on call 24/7

    The time was about 1:30 p.m. when 30th Space Wing Command Post got the call from fire dispatch. A fire was raging in the woods near building 12000. Without rain for weeks, the tinder-dry grass beneath the trees quickly spread the blaze. Responding to the call, Airman 1st Class Rhea Amante and Senior Airman Alexis King in the command post pulled
  • Manager leads team to second AFSC Innkeeper Award

    Walking through the lodging bedroom, he checks for the most minute imperfections; from the baseboards to the ceiling, from the foot of the bed to the mint on the pillow, Hank Williams inspects to ensure the quality of the room. The Vandenberg Lodge manager heads up a team that is no stranger to success. For the second consecutive year, the
  • MGI Bill Buy-up Program lowers price of higher education

    Do you know the cost of college text books for four years? In just one semester of college, a person can spend from $600-$1100 on average. Having the Montgomery GI Bill kicker will cover that cost for the four years a person is in college. The Montgomery GI Bill Buy-up Program offers an extra $5,400, on top of the base $38,700, to help further the
  • Preventing alcohol incidents a must for effective mission

    The Air Force tells its Airmen to drink responsibly for their safety, much like when a parent tells a child not to touch the hot stove. When a child does it anyway, the effect is a burn that causes visible damage; but the damage caused by alcohol can be largely unseen. When alcohol affects an Airman, it doesn't stop at bad breath or an amusing
  • Those haunted by addiction keep working against relapse

    "If an addict who has been completely cured starts smoking again, he no longer experiences the discomfort of his first addiction. The dead drug leaves a ghost behind. At certain hours it haunts the house."  said Jean Cocteau, French novelist and filmmaker. Even when the habit is gone, the addiction doesn't go away.  Any recovering addict
  • Vandenberg joins AFSPC medics in relief mission

    Guatemala is a developing Central American nation with a rich culture and history, but a volatile political environment and a 36-year guerrilla war has taken a toll on its people. A small, heavily populated country, Guatemala was once home to the powerful Mayan civilization. Today, most of its people live in rural areas among sugarcane fields,
  • Stick it to stress by sticking with fitness

    Even though 47 percent of the Air Force is overweight, with 12 percent stepping over that critical line to becoming obese, it's interesting to some that the leading cause of fit test failure is not what people think."The main reason most Airmen fail the Air Force fit test is not because of a high body mass index, but because they cannot pass their