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  • Coming to America

    Try to imagine yourself alone on a plane in a foreign country with no friends or family close by. Now try to imagine you are on the way to basic training.This is the situation Senior Airman McThobert Carreon, 17th Medical Operations Squadron public health technician, found himself in when he decided to enlist in the U.S. Air Force. He was born and
  • Service members tackle double life

    The referees blow their high-pitched whistles, sending the crowd into an uproar as the Crossroads Amateur Football League Bowl Championship comes to a close June 20. The outcome is not what the West Texas Scorpions expected as they accept a hard-fought 30-20 loss at the hands of the Edinburg Landsharks. However, several Scorpions walk off the field
  • CDC dedicated to Child Development

    On May 25, the staff of the Child Development Center took part in a Training Day. The day was set up like a mini-conference, where staff rotated through the various sessions. Everyone who works at the CDC requires a great deal of training. This training and dedication sets the CDC apart from programs which just meet the state minimum child care
  • AF selects MTL of the year: Superintendent credits family support

    The superintendent of military training, 37th Training Support Squadron, was recently selected as the 2011 Military Training Leader of the Year.Master Sgt. Alucia Davis received the award for her service as an MTL with the 37th TRSS Airman Transition Assistance Flight in 2011.A native of Donovan, Ill., Davis has been a MTL for seven of her 18 years
  • AF selects MTL of the year: Superintendent credits family support

    The superintendent of military training, 37th Training Support Squadron, was recently selected as the 2011 Military Training Leader of the Year.Master Sgt. Alucia Davis received the award for her service as an MTL with the 37th TRSS Airman Transition Assistance Flight in 2011.A native of Donovan, Ill., Davis has been a MTL for seven of her 18 years
  • Just drive

    Can you read a book and juggle three balls at the same time? Can you cook scrambled eggs and play basketball at the same time? Can you get a haircut while dancing? Most likely, the answers to these questions would be NO. No one would expect you to do two of these things simultaneously, so why would you want to?So, you make the decision to do them
  • Wingman resources

    Going back in time to our forefather's military, if there was a problem with a member, that member was usually told to "toughen up" and was sent on their way. If it had been a negative event, others would have known about it and there were repercussions to follow on top of embarrassment. Talking to someone about stress, alcoholism or even something
  • Stomping out bullying

     How many of us can remember not wanting to get off the school bus, in fear of a group of kids waiting to settle some unknown score? Perhaps a lingering memory still haunts us of that first day in a new school scurrying down unfamiliar hallways, only to overhear an unkind remark about how we looked or dressed. When these or similar occurrences are
  • Lt. Col. Cupp continues to inspire while in fight for his life

    This year's Relay for Life event will mark a meaningful moment for many of us here. The event will bring cancer awareness to the forefront and spotlight many of those who have fought cancer and those who are still fighting. The keynote speaker this year is Lt. Col. Andrew "Dixie" Cupp,17th Training Group Deputy Group Commander, a warrior fighting
  • Near miss stories - Please drive defensively

    A couple of recent near misses experienced by someone in the safety office and a motorcycle rider who works on base:Near Miss 1:I was headed south on Bryant towards 306 this weekend when someone on the phone was sitting at a stop sign up ahead on my right (by Calvert Collision.) As I approached the intersection I watched her since she didn't seem
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