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  • Chasing the high

    I hear it all the time "I hate running." To be honest, I didn't like it too much either until five years ago when it was taken away from me. My only goals back then were to run track for Clemson University and make it to the Olympics; it consumed me. I pushed myself to train six days a week even through shin splints. Then, before I knew it, I had
  • Through Airmen's Eyes -- Language Enabled Airman Builds Partnerships with Kazakh Military

    Kazakhstan. Until operations kicked off in Afghanistan in 2001, this country wasn't at the top of the locations of strategic importance to the United States. Since that time, Kazakhstan has steadily grown in regional importance and as an international security player. They have evolved as a nation and have matured as a military. As a participant in
  • The Strive for Acceptance

    Congratulations to Marine Corps Sgt. James Hayes, Marine Corps Detachment, for winning the Top 3's essay contest on Women of Honor. This is the article he submitted.One of the most powerful female recruiting posters of all time was introduced during World War II. "Be a Marine, Free a Marine to Fight" was publicized to the world displaying a very
  • Thrill of the eight-second ride

    It's not Christmas; it's not my birthday; it's rodeo. The count down 10, 9, ... , 3, 2, 1, and the rodeo starts. I've seen it many times, and it never fails to get my adrenaline going. For some, the lure of the rodeo is the carnivals or the concerts. For me, it's the riders, the ropers and the wrestlers. We may not be Houston, San Antonio or the
  • How many motorcycles did you see today?

    For people who don't own or know anyone who owns a motorcycle, they tend to be overlooked while driving around town. Motorcycles have a smaller profile and as a driver in a larger profile vehicle approaches, it seems slower. If you don't ride or associate with anyone that does, I'd like you to do me a favor: count how many motorcycles you see while