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  • American Indian Heritage Month

       American Indian Heritage Month is observed every November in the United States. What started at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S., has resulted in a whole month being designated for that purpose.   One of the
  • Energy Conservation Pays Dividends

         Chances are very good that if you are reading this article, you are probably utilizing some type of electrical energy. Whether at home or at work, we all use energy and consume energy dollars.          The Air Force alone spends nearly $9 billion annually in energy costs. Assuming that figure increases annually, it is urgent that our demand
  • Gone but not forgotten

         As we approach the holiday season when family gatherings and parties bring memories of good times, we may recall a loved one who will be missing from our midst. Coping with separation from loved ones is a process. This process is evident in the stages of grief like shock, denial, anger, and acceptance. One way to honor those no longer with us
  • Combating Trafficking in Persons

         What is "Trafficking in Persons"? Textbook definition is: A modern day form of slavery, gateway to enabling crimes against the general populations and a form of crime against human rights. Trafficking in Persons (TIP) is the use of force, fraud, or coercion to compel a person to provide labor or services or commercial sex. TIP involves
  • October Fitness Center Tips

         Congrats to all who ran and walked the annual Foxtrot! It is always great to see such enthusiasm doing something healthy, especially when it starts your day off early! The Foxtrot was so much more than winning a race; it's about the end result and seeing it though to the end! If you had any self doubt this year and didn't sign up, drop me an
  • October Chaplain's Reflections

    "Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway." --John Wayne According to a recent Air Force News report, more airmen killed themselves in the first three months of 2012 than in any other first quarter in the past decade. The spike in suicides comes amid an intensive campaign to improve airmen's resiliency and the rollout of the
  • October Retiree Corner

         We had a 'smallish' group of around 40 folks for our September Breakfast, I believe historically this happens to be the day after Labor Day? We had a great indoctrination about Eagle Vision from Lt. Col. Mark Hall, so we all got some Comm. expertise, and an updating about what is happening comm-wise at the Base. It appears there will be some
  • September Fitness Center Tips

    Make sure you bring your snacks to work, so you aren't raiding the vending machines. Remember, eating smaller meals every 3.5 to 4 hours a day prevents you from starving and overeating at your next meal. Healthy a.m. snacks-Apple slices with peanut butter or apple butter-Banana slightly frozen and cut lengthwise, putting peanut butter or apple
  • SCANG celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    "Hispanics have had a profound and positive influence on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work and service. They are doctors and lawyers, activists and educators, entrepreneurs and public servants and brave service members who defend our way of life at home and abroad." -Presidential Proclamation - National
  • September Chaplain's Reflections

    "And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 8:32 (NLT)Have you ever bit into a piece of fruit and found that the beautiful, luscious outside did not reflect the bruised inside? I was enjoying a nectarine with my daughter the other night and I raved about how good they tasted. We used to grow some the size of softballs at my