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  • 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 religion, race or political biases. When watching a story on the news about an attack hundreds of miles away, it’s easy to forget that these events can happen anywhere, even federal military installations. In fact, our very own home here at Fairchild Air Force Base was victim to an active shooter in 1994.
  • 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 that quickly identify them as a leader. These are in no particular order, but all four have proven to be critical to being a good leader. Quality Leaders must be an example to others, a problem solver, a servant, and a mentor.
  • 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 effective comparison. Users can adjust 12 data
  • 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 hello. We will miss you all, God Bless You and God Bless America.
  • 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.
  • LGBT Month: Personal Courage

    Personal Courage. It’s one of the seven Army values and one that I’ve aligned several aspects of my life with…except one.
  • Commissary brands to hit store shelves soon

    In a matter of weeks, commissary brands will debut on store shelves, ushering the Defense Commissary Agency into a new era of patron savings, said DeCA Director and CEO Joseph H. Jeu.