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  • Injuries take the joy out of holiday decorating

    'Tis the season to adorn the home with holiday lights and decorations, but although it's a time for joy, unsafe practices can land you in the hospital instead of around the Christmas tree.The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports about 12,500 people are taken to emergency rooms each year due for injuries -- falls, cuts and shocks --
  • PCS Guide: 20th Fighter Wing, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.

    Shaw Air Force Base is located in South Carolina, about eight miles northwest of Sumter, S.C. Home of the 20th Fighter Wing, the base can provide, project and sustain combat-ready air forces, anytime, anywhere. The wing meets all operational requirements worldwide, maintains a state of combat readiness and operates as the host unit at Shaw by
  • MOTORCYCLE SAFETY - 'What if' technique

    The "What IF" technique is a very good habit to use when riding defensively. I use it all the time and with practice, you really don't notice it much riding in traffic. But as you ride, check your surroundings and ask: "What if that car turns? Will that car turn right or left? What if that car won't stop?" Then think what you would do - check your
  • PCS Guide: Joint Base Elmendorf- Richardson, Alaska

    Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, adjacent to the Anchorage, is the largest Air Force installation in Alaska and hosts the headquarters for the U.S. Alaskan Command, 11th Air Force, U.S. Army Alaska and the Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region.On July 30, 2010, the 673nd Air Base Wing activated as the host wing combining
  • Be an energy owl, not a turkey, this Thanksgiving

    You can almost smell it, can't you? A golden brown, perfectly roasted turkey with stuffing. Mashed potatoes with gravy. Zesty cranberry sauce and green bean casserole. Pumpkin pie. Pecan pie. Cherry pie. It's almost Thanksgiving, and that can mean a big jump in your electric usage. It can mean dishwasher load after dishwasher load of plates and an
  • Lt. Col. Ewe Little comes to life with spouse power

    Every once in awhile you come across someone who inspires you; that someone to me is my neighbor, Sharon Smith. She's a military spouse and stay-at-home mother of five boys all under age 11. That fact alone makes me tired, however, it's not her wonderful abilities as a mom that inspire me, it's her unabashed talent and tenacity as an artist that
  • PCS Guide: Travis Air Force Base, Calif.

    The Travis team includes host unit 60th Air Mobility Wing, the 15th Expeditionary Mobility Task Force, 615th Contingency Response Wing, 349th Air Mobility Wing, and more than 18 other tenant organizations, with more than 14,000 service members and Defense Department civilians. 60TH AIR MOBILITY WING The 60th Air Mobility Wing is the largest air
  • VFW celebrates 112 years serving veterans

    This year marks the 112th birthday for the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, and the organization recently elected a new National Commander-in-Chief whose first direction was to, "Tell everyone who we are and what we do." As the local post commander, I intend to do just that. ABOUT USWe have a rich and colorful history dedicated to the
  • PCS Guide: Second Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, La.

    Barksdale Air Force Base is located approximately 4.72 miles east-south east of Bossier, La.. The Second Bomb Wing conducts the primary mission of the base, with three squadrons of B-52H Stratofortress bombers - the 11th Bomb Squadron, which is the training squadron, the 20th Bomb Squadron and the 96th Bomb Squadron. Together they ensure the Second
  • Become a Family Child Care provider

    Do you love working with children and are looking for a job that gives you the flexibility of working at home?The Child Development Center is looking for you."Family Child Care providers are energetic professionals who truly love and enjoy children," said Yolanda Thomas, Family Child Care Coordinator. "As an FCC provider, you have the opportunity