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  • Protect your family from fire!

    What's the best way to protect your family from fire? Be ahead of the game, of course.With more than 360,000 residential fires reported in the United States in 2009, according to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association, your best defense is a good offense. That's why Eielson's Fire Department is teaming up with the NFPA Oct. 9 through
  • Holocaust remembrance month: remembering Berga

    April is Holocaust remembrance month, and as military members, it's important to take a few moments to reflect on the sacrifices made by those who came before us.Many are not aware that during WWII about 2,200 American POWs were taken by the Germans in the first week of the Battle of the Bulge. These soldiers were taken to Nazi concentration camps,
  • What is the point?

    "Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown." - Ross Perot "I wouldn't give a fig for the simplicity on this side of complexity; I would give my right arm for the simplicity on the far side of complexity" - Oliver
  • Extending holiday greetings to Alaska‚Äôs military family

    As we reach the end of another year, it's a great time to reflect on the events of the past year while embracing the magic of the holiday season here in Alaska. One of the things I will remember most about 2010 is the many ways the people of our community stepped up to meet the many challenges we faced. At Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Airmen
  • Enjoying an Alaskan winter

    Well, here you are, at Eielson. You've just recently arrived and you are still trying to figure out just where Eielson AFB is on the map, let alone adjust to the assignment. Fall is in full effect and before you know it, the long cold winter has set in. Common misconceptions that some have here at Eielson AFB are that due to the extreme winter
  • 101 CDOS Week 1: Drinking and driving

    It was a sunny, cool, autumn day in Lawton, Oklahoma. I was 16 years old pimping in my beige 1981 Datsun 210 - with the dark brown fur seat covers - hey, it was the 80's. Attempting to show off to my girlfriend and buddies, I peeled out of the Eisenhower High School parking lot - and then was promptly pulled over for speeding 10 mph over the limit
  • Remembering the Holocaust

    It has been more than 60 years since the holocaust. To survivors, the Holocaust remains real and ever-present, but for some others, sixty years makes the Holocaust seem part of ancient history. Year-round we try to teach and inform others about the horrors of the Holocaust. We confront the questions; What happened? How did it happen? How could it
  • The Power of One

    Have you ever wanted a chance to speak directly, yet anonymously with the Wing Commander? From now until March 19, the 354 FW Equal Opportunity Office will provide you your chance. The 354 FW/EO has sent out the wing Unit Climate Assessment, a commander's tool which provides an assessment of the human relations climate at the installation. The UCA
  • Preparedness: are you ready?

    I've learned sometimes you have to deal with problems, and sometimes you have to deal with Alaskan-sized problems. We have all dealt with regular problems; driving your car on empty, running to the commissary moments before it closes or staying up late watching over a newborn. But Alaskan-sized problems aren't so easy to tackle.Last week, a broken
  • Taxes are constitutional

    We are fortunate to live in a country where we get to pay taxes. Those taxes pay for our highways, law enforcement, armed forces and many other public services that sometimes we take for granted. Just about every day you can hear news about countries that don't have such services . . . Imagine living in such places.The federal government's power to