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  • Learning ICBM roots through airpower history

    A few years ago while attending a military education course at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, one of my classes was being led by a civilian instructor who was a previous attorney.   He was teaching us about the history of airpower and did so by guiding the class through a case-like explanation of airpower and how it shaped strategic bombing
  • Spring fire safety tips for home, office

    Information has been provided by the National Fire Prevention Protection Association  Spring is just around the corner in Montana, and with a new season comes new fire risks and safety concerns to keep in mind for both homes and businesses. Spring cleaning starts and outdoor activities like grilling begin. In Montana, the windy conditions create an
  • Obtaining command sponsorship before an overseas tour

    One of the benefits of military life is the unique opportunity to experience life in different parts of the world - the chance to create a nest in a new place. Moving overseas is an adventure that others only dream about, but it does require some planning and organization. Tap into all the resources available through Military OneSource to master
  • Adjusting to a foreign culture

    The Air Force has a specific cycle timeline for assignment notifications to overseas locations. But we all know that you can receive an assignment notification on any given day. If you spend any length of time in the military you will eventually change stations. If you’re lucky, at least one of these moves will be to another country. Living abroad
  • Teeth, a life-long care approach

    The early years of a child’s life are the most influential part of their development, from learning how to walk, eat and talk, to forming life-long behaviors such as taking good care of their teeth. The impact caregivers have in molding these norms affect how children ultimately maintain healthy teeth. According to the American Dental Association,
  • Make savings a habit

    How much money do you have in your savings account? Did you know it is recommended military members have at least three months’ worth of their salary in savings?  You never know when an emergency will occur.  The recent government shutdown was a perfect example of needing to be prepared. Set a goal, make a plan, save automatically. Make savings a
  • Struggling with high functioning depression

    When you hear that someone is depressed, what comes to mind?  You may likely conjure an image of someone who looks sad all the time.  You may picture someone who does not want to get out of bed in the morning, is minimally productive at work or frequently calls in sick, but this is not always the case, especially in the military.From the first day
  • Leadership lessons from the battlefield

    This story is comprised of personal viewpoints and in no way implies Air Force or Department of Defense endorsement of the company mentioned, its products or services provided. “You must own everything in your world… there is no one else to blame,” the deep, gravelly and passionate voice of former Navy SEAL Jocko Willink echoed off stage. This
  • What nuclear deterrence should mean to you

    “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” These are the words former President Theodore Roosevelt spoke about his style of foreign policy and it’s still relevant today. The United States has been a nuclear deterrent since the 1940s. Many have questioned whether it’s necessary to possess nuclear weapons, however, I believe it is necessary in order for
  • Keep driving forward

    Bruce Lee said, “…Be formless, shapeless, like water. Now you put water into a cup it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Water can flow, or it can crash. Be water my friend.” I can’t think of a better way to look at life. Ever since I heard him say these words they have