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  • Motorcycle safety starts with you

    As the temperature begins to change and becomes more tolerable, more motorcycle riders are going to be occupying the road.As military members, we are held to higher standards of compliance while riding motorcycles and in our everyday lives. To meet these standards, we will need to adhere to training requirements and personal protective equipment
  • Norovirus

    While the H1N1 virus is no longer on the forefront of the media, a new virus has emerged that is causing an increase in the number of gastrointestinal illnesses in the state of South Carolina. Since Jan. 1, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has investigated 13 outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness that are either
  • High blood pressure, DASH diet

    Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is of great concern in the United States. It is estimated to affect almost 90 percent of adults in their lifetime, and lead to 277,000 deaths a year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, high blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease, strokes, heart failure and kidney
  • Four powerful words

    Sometimes the smallest of phrases can make the greatest impact . "I love you.""Look before you leap.""Service before self."While having a discussion with a group of friends, I heard a phrase that outlines a great roadmap for leaders. Second Lt. Angie Maldonado, who is currently attending school to become an intelligence officer, stated that her
  • Rare creature appears in South Carolina

    Now that the cold weather is here, a certain creature will begin to make its appearance in South Carolina. This creature is normally found in most northern states because of the cold and snowy weather in those locations. However, it has been known to migrate south when the winter weather arrives. What am I talking about? The peephole driver. We
  • My protective shell

    I thank God as I stand in my protective shell of Air Force Blue. It's like I work in a building in a city full of other buildings, and I watch them fall down all around me. My building is the Air Force, and the buildings all around me represent the unfortunate decline of our economy. Times are tough and I am grateful for what I have ...
  • Tips for healthy resolutions for the whole year

    As the first few months of the New Year slip away, do you find your resolutions slipping away as well? Resolutions should be reasonably attainable so that you are setting yourself up for success rather than disappointment. Try focusing on small intermediate goals that will ultimately lead you to your primary goal. Do not expect to be perfect and
  • Healthy resolutions for the whole year

    As the first few months of the new year slip away, do you find your resolutions slipping away as well? Resolutions should be reasonably attainable so that you are setting yourself up for success rather than disappointment. Try focusing on small, intermediate goals that will ultimately lead you to your primary goal. Do not expect to be perfect. Aim
  • Saint Nick cell phone safety message

    'Twas the night before Christmas; well, actually the day,And Santa was busy, preparing his sleigh;Loading it down with gifts of good cheerWhile Mrs. Claus took care of all the reindeer.As nighttime approached, Santa grabbed his coat and hat,Then turned on his GPS to look at the map.He hopped into his sled and then flew out of sightAs Mrs. Claus
  • Promoting family resiliency

    Developing military family resilience is a process unique to each military family. No two military families have the exact same struggles and successes any more than any two civilian families. Yet, there are some commonalities that military families share in the quest to build resilience.What is "resilience" and how does the term apply to military
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