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Default Air Force Logo Celebrating Black History on Offutt AFB
Team Offutt will join bases around the world throughout February to celebrate diversity and pride during Black History Month.Multiple organizations across the base have scheduled events as part of the celebration. On Feb. 15, there will be a food sampling at the Commissary from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. On Feb. 23, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., the Patriot Club is
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Default Air Force Logo Nebraska Attorney Licensing Initiative
Military families are an integral part of every community. Despite being uprooted every few years, they connect to their communities and make great neighbors. But military spouses often struggle to find work to support their families, and those with jobs requiring state-specific licensing have it that much worse. Attorneys are included, as attorney
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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month My struggle to stay alive - Sharing my story for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Nothing can prepare a person to deal with the never-ending attraction to suicide when faced with a lifetime of unending pain. After the realization that my life had been forever altered and the road ahead was filled with pain and medication, a darkness entered my life that was as real as any other illness I had faced. Chronic pain and the
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Courtesy photo used with permission. Reflecting on the military’s shift to more inclusive ranks
I was sitting on the third floor of Building C on my very first day in the Air Force. Master Sgt. Alden Harriman pulled out one of the many pieces of paperwork we were going through and placed it on the desk in front of me. He then went over it, defining what same-sex sexual contact was. He noted that although no one in my chain of command would
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Default Air Force Logo When you decide to hit rock bottom, humiliation is part of the deal
A commentary by an Airman who is being separated after 15 years of service for DUI.
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Default Air Force Logo February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Dating, that word will make any parent cringe, especially when it is being used in the context of their own child.  In the past dating was just that you dated possibly multiple persons until you decided to “go steady” it was a very deliberate act to commit to a relationship even at that age. As a father with four boys, wasting time texting, or
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There were displays set up around Offutt AFB during October to support Domestic Violence Awareness month. The display included the “Silent Witness Display,” also called the “Clothesline Project,” or the “Hidden Hurt Mobile Display,” will be available throughout the month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kendra Williams) Imagine an Air Force free of Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is a serious issue that affects many families in our Air Force community. The month of October is recognized as national Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Team Offutt is having events to bring attention to this problem. The “Silent Witness Display” will be at the 55th Medical Group pharmacy Oct. 3 – 14 and at the Offutt Field
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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Senior Airman Rose Gudex, 21st Space Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, surrounds herself with her Air Force family from Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., during difficult times. Gudex didn’t have a solid support system before joining the military, but found a family in her brothers and sisters in arms. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman) Good night, mom
At the time, I did not realize how important it was to have a support system. I also didn’t understand the concept that family didn’t have to be related and could be anyone who cared enough to make sure you were OK.
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This is the seal for the U.S. Air Force Chaplain Corps. Voices
“I sound just like my mother…I swore I would never say that to my children!”  These are phrases that sometimes grace our lips as we live our lives and grow and experience family.  We sometimes (like history) repeat the follies of our parents and bestow more stories to be told by our own children.What we say and do reflects the internal character we
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Default Air Force Logo Mold: A Common Misconception
Summer’s almost here!  Time to dust off the grills, break out the bug spray, and enjoy the warm weather.  Unfortunately for some of you, summer also means allergy season.  From the pollen in the grass to the pollen in the trees, it seems the only way to enjoy summer is by staying indoors.  However, if you discover mold in your home, you may not be
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