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Chaplain (Capt.) Jason, Klodnicki, a 99th Air Base Wing chaplain, helps coworkers find a solution to their problems during a counseling session at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 12, 2014. The Nellis chapel will be hosting a relationship seminar Jan. 9, open to all ID card holders -- whether they’re single, married, divorced or wanting to improve coworker relationships -- from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Nellis Club. Contact the chapel at 702-652-2950 for sign up information. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young) Chaplains help build relationships
Relationships come and go -- personal and professional -- yet some of them are too precious, or important, and are worth fighting for when the going gets rough. Many people come to military chaplains with their pains, worries and hardships."I feel misunderstood.""My best friend and I just don't connect anymore.""Is my marriage over?""Will I ever
0 12/17
2014
Default Air Force Logo Running past anxiety
I have never been a skilled runner. I've always wanted to be; however in my mind, running was an anxiety filled, sweat-stained horror.Distance running has always been a dreaded activity for me. I always felt inadequate, uncoordinated and humiliated for finishing last. I'd rarely been the champion of battling away the pessimistic thoughts that ran
0 12/03
2014
The Air Force now publishes sexual assault convictions online. Anyone can go to this website and review more than 100 sexual assault convictions from across the Air Force, to include viewing them by base. (Courtesy graphic)
Sexual Assualt, Everyone's Business
I walked in the bathroom and blood was everywhere. It looked like a murder scene. I looked up and there she was sitting on the toilet hunched over and crying. When I asked what happened she didn't respond. She couldn't talk. I was terrified and confused as to what happened. Why was she bleeding so much, and why isn't she telling me what happened? I
0 12/03
2014
Break the nicotine habit for good by attending the Tobacco Cessation Class 1:30-4:30 p.m., Nov. 13, at the Health and Wellness Center, Bldg. 316.  For more information or to sign up, call Jennifer McMullen at 213-7968 or 213-6420.  (Courtesy graphic)
Blowing away the ashes
Everyone always wonders how it starts. When does a habit become an addiction? What created the problem? What makes someone a smoker?The reasons for each individual may be different. The events that lead me to become a smoker are different, but I never thought it would be a long term problem.A problem that I hope I can make the effort to change Nov.
0 11/18
2014
U.S. Air Force Airmen hold a United States flag during the presentation of the colors at the Carolina Panthers Salute to Service game at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C., Nov. 16, 2014. The colors were presented by service members from all five branches of the military. (Courtesy photo) Carrying the flag
Imagine more than 73,000 people cheering at the top of their lungs, clapping and whistling as five blocks of red, white, and blue are stretched across a pristine field by men and women dressed in their best.Then silence as the Parris Island Marine Band, assigned aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, plays The Star
0 11/18
2014
Default Air Force Logo A day to honor
The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks a monumental time in the history of the United States and our Allies. On that day in 1918, at 11 a.m., an armistice went into effect between the Allied Forces and Germany, marking the end of hostilities in World War I.A year later, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11, as the
0 11/10
2014
The Airman and Family Readiness Center can help servicemembers financially prepare for the holidays. To avoid going over budget and becoming overwhelmed by debt, contact the AFRC at 229-257-3333 for an individual financial assessment. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Senior Airman Sandra Marrero/Released)
Survive holiday season without going broke
The holiday season is approaching, and it seems like everywhere you look, there's an enticing reason to spend money. Television ads, stores packed with holiday items, email and cell phone alerts all serve as a reminder to dip into our bank accounts or reach for a credit card to make those last-minute purchases.But with budgeting, proper planning
0 10/31
2014
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Edgar Perez, 71st Rescue Squadron loadmaster, watches the sun set from the window of an HC-130P Combat King Aug. 28, 2014, in the skies over Georgia. The 71st RQS took part in the search and rescue efforts for a downed Air National Guard F-15C Eagle pilot who went missing after a crash on Aug. 27. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Callaghan/Released) Photojournalist: not that kind of PJ
I showed up at the 71st Rescue Squadron expecting to tag along on a training flight in an HC-130P Combat King: some Airmen were going to be jumping out of the plane, and I was going to take pictures. Airmen were huddled around the operations desk, but the vibe was different today. I could tell something was amiss. There was a visible tension in the
0 10/27
2014
Staff Sgt. Robert Russell demonstrates how to properly check and change the battery in a smoke detector Oct. 1, 2012, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The National Fire Protection Association urges residents to check batteries monthly and change them every six months. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Adrian R. Rowan) Remember to change your smoke detector battery
The staff of the Moody Fire Prevention office is urging everyone to make a potentially life-saving move when they set their clocks back one hour Nov. 2: take a moment to change their smoke alarm batteries.Turning the clocks back will already be on the 'to-do' list for the majority of households. But while timekeeping is a vital part of our lives,
0 10/24
2014
The Air Force reminds us not to post information about deployment departures, locations, and on-going operations.  However, even a simple photo of your family pet can reveal personal information in the metadata, especially when taken with a smartphone.  (Instagram by Master Sgt. Sonny Cohrs/released) Online vigilance helps reduce risk
I received at least five emails last week warning me to secure my social media settings and be aware of what I post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.Why? Do you not like to see what I had for dinner last night? Too many #selfies? Are photos of my dog eating a popsicle offensive? (In my defense, he's a really awesome dog.)No. The warning is
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2014
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