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  • Commissaries ‘go pink’ for breast cancer awareness

    Commissary shoppers will see lots of pink in October."Throughout October, our customers will find samplings and demonstrations in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month," said Tracie Russ, DeCA's director of sales.In observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, DeCA's industry partners - vendors, suppliers and brokers - are
  • Safety begins by reading labels

    Summer is traditionally a popular season to work on do-it-yourself projects, from everything to home improvements to online self-assembled crafts. While people are eager to get started, the most important aspect of any project isn't making a supply list, or finding the best deal; it's safety first. "Anytime directions or instructions are involved,
  • Taking pride in Americans

    (Editor's note: This is part 2 of a 2-part series recognizing LGBT month)As Pride Month continues, it is important to recognize the achievements of individuals; past and present, which have made a difference in the lives of every American. It is this history that has defined the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and its movement in
  • Vindication comes to scientist 60 years later

    Although not that long ago, it's somewhat difficult to imagine a world without global positioning systems, Google Earth or the Internet.It's harder still to visualize a 21st century scientific research laboratory without super computers, high definition microscopes or fully-digitized equipment.Yet, without all those significant technological
  • Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month honors service, luau

    Asian American and Pacific Islander month occurs in May, nationally and within the Department of Defense. During the month, many events are scheduled at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, to honor the devoted service and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, both past and present.According to the Library of Congress, the
  • 10 hurricane preparation tips to know

    The ingredients for a hurricane include a pre- existing weather disturbance, warm tropical oceans, moisture, and relatively light winds aloft. If the right conditions persist long enough, they can combine to produce the violent winds, incredible waves, torrential rains, and floods we associate with this phenomenon. The official hurricane season for
  • 'Here comes the boom'

    Although it is a job that has been glorified by Hollywood in recent years, the men and women who have earned the right to call themselves Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians know that the job is anything but. It's flat out hard work.With temperatures reaching into the mid-90s on a supposedly "spring-like" day, the EOD technicians from the 386th
  • Team Patrick-Cape walks a ‘mile in her shoes’

    Team Patrick-Cape volunteers place 1,046-marker flags near the track at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., April 18, 2014, to symbolize the number of reported sexual assault victims in the Air Force in 2013. The 45th Space Wing hosted a "Mile in her Shoes" run-walk, in conjunction with other Sexual Assault Awareness events during April. (U.S. Air Force
  • In the dawns early light: Honor Flight connects past with present

    Imagine being 93 years old and still doing more by 9 a.m. than most people do all day. That phrase has long been a military motto; and is as true now as ever. Local World War II and Korean War veterans headed off to Washington D.C. in true hero fashion, as part of the Honor Flight program, where a crowd of roaring military personnel, volunteers,
  • Marathon Man: Air Force major to complete 75th marathon in 9 years

    One man. Nine years. 74 marathons.For many, this sounds like an unattainable goal, but Maj. Joel Fenlason has no plans to slow down just yet. Running is his therapy, and each marathon presents a new challenge.He started running marathons in 2005 when he was 31 years old. His goal was to complete 50 marathons by his 40th birthday. Now 40, he is