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  • Drugs will ruin your career

    It’s a Friday night, the base exercise is over, and you go to a party with your friends and co-workers in Airway Heights. Sometime in the night one of your friends comes up and asks you to smoke some marijuana. They tell you it is legal in Washington State, so you cave to peer pressure and take a

  • Take action: Change the cycle of violence

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For some, the month will pass with little consideration to the issue of family violence and the impact it has on all of us.

  • Summer Safety: Mosquito-borne diseases

    With summer in full swing in the Inland Northwest, more people are heading out to explore and enjoying the great outdoors. These warmer months and longer days not only bring fun in the sun, but set up a great environment for the breeding of nasty pests such as mosquitoes.

  • U.S. Air Force Eagle Eyes Program

    In today’s world climate, the threat of spontaneous attacks is at an all-time high. Terror organizations like ISIL, Al-Qa’ida, PKK, and even lone wolf parties such as Timothy McVeigh or Dylan Roof have been carrying out attacks all over the world at an alarming pace. Some attacks are in the name of

  • Qualities of a Leader

    Airmen often ask me what qualities make a good leader. There have been thousands of books and articles dating back to antiquity regarding these types of questions. I can’t add to this impressive list but I can share some insights from my career. There are four characteristics of a person’s character

  • Your pets during PCS season

    Permanent change of station season is rapidly approaching! Many overseas locations have very specific requirements for importing and exporting pets.

  • Blended Retirement System: Comparison Calculator

    What does the DoD BRS Comparison Calculator provide service members?The BRS Comparison Calculator will allow service members to compare estimated benefits under both retirement plans prior to making a decision. The comparison calculator walks service members through key information needed to make an

  • Col. Meg Carey farewells

    After 26 years of service to the United States, there is so much more I would like to say, but I will stop here. On your travels, if you ever see Curt and I traveling around in our RV, hanging at the beach, fishing off the pier or whacking the white ball on the golf course, please come by and say

  • LGBT Pride Month: Silent Service

    I was 18 years old when I enlisted in the Air Force. I knew I was gay, but I had yet to begin accepting that part of myself. All I cared about was getting out of my hometown and forging my own path. At the time, I was unable to even care about my sexuality.

  • MHS Genesis and you

    June marks the four month point for the 92nd Medical Group’s transition to the new electronic health record, MHS GENESIS. We are the first in the DoD to bring on this new cutting edge system as we strive to provide the safest, most efficient health care that we can.