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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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,
  • 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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