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  • Overcoming Obstacles Through Adoption

    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, FL -- I am Tech Sgt. Kay Carbon with the 927th Aeromedical Staging Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base, FL and this is my family’s story. I still get emotional about it because I’ve realized it’s comprised of many twists and turns you wouldn’t anticipate.The year is 2010,

  • Change For The Better

    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, FL -- I’m truly thankful that I’ve been blessed with a beautiful family, my daughters are my world and my husband is an absolute gem. I can’t imagine what I would do without them.Here’s the thing, I’m from a very small town in Ohio where diversity was just a word in the

  • We Bleed the Same Blood

    I truly thought that I’d never bring this day up but in light of recent events, I think its time to explain how we’re not all equal in the eyes of everyone even if we want to believe we are.The day is June 10, 2013 at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. There were three of us honor guardsmen practicing

  • Talking turkey: Avoiding cyber blunders

    The holiday season is just around the corner. It’s time to live in the moment with family and catch up with relatives, but it’s also a time for sweet deals on the newest and greatest technology of the year. That’s right – Black Friday shopping is just around the corner!

  • You are worth it

    I have been a member of the 136th Airlift Wing for more than 30 years now. It is the only wing I’ve ever known. We have had many successes, and I can tell you the success of the wing has everything to do with the Airmen serving in it. Every Airman.

  • Spiritual Discipline of the Month: Solitude

    The fear of being left alone petrifies most people. In hopes of avoiding loneliness, we are driven to uninterrupted noise and crowds of people hoping to avoid what many identify as “the condemnation of silence.”

  • Hey watch this: A discussion about fireworks

    As we prepare to celebrate our nation’s 243rd birthday, the unbridled enthusiasm we feel to ignite those grills, crack open a refreshing beverage, and throw out our backs in back yard playing football are quite appealing - well, maybe only partially true on the latter example.

  • Eating Healthy the Simplified Way

    March is National Nutrition Month and a great time to start getting onto a healthy eating pattern.  A healthy eating pattern is defined as consuming all foods that fit together like a puzzle to meet nutritional needs without exceeding limits such as those for saturated fats, added sugars, sodium and