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Great American Smokeout 2014 Tobacco Cessation
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention maintains that there are more deaths caused each year by tobacco use than by all deaths from HIV, illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides and murders combined.  Every year, smoking causes about 480,000 deaths in the United States.  It is estimated that an adult male smoker loses
0 11/18
2014
Gen. Lori J. Robinson, Pacific Air Forces Commander New COMPACAF shares focus, commitment to Airmen
Last month, I was presented the greatest opportunity of my Air Force career -- I became commander of Pacific Air Forces.I want to tell you how honored and humbled I feel to be here. Standing in front of our Pacific Airmen and accepting the PACAF flag from General Welsh was an incredible experience, and I can't tell you how proud I am to serve
0 11/04
2014
More than 80 Okbong Elementary School children take turns using a water hose as Airmen from the 8th Civil Engineer Squadron and Republic of Korea air force 38th Fighter Group fire departments provide fire safety training alongside Gunsan City fire fighters, Oct. 7, 2014. The 2014 Fire Prevention Week theme is ‘Working smoke alarms save lives, test yours every month.’ As part of fire prevention week, Kunsan Air Base’s fire department conducted more than 10 fire drills and provided fire safety training Oct. 5-11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Katrina Heikkinen/released) Fire Prevention Week
 "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives, Test Yours Every Month".· Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration (a large disastrous fire) that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8,
0 10/13
2014
Chaplain (Maj.), Jonathan Hurt Dealing with disappointment
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."-- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.We all have to deal with disappointment at some time in our lives. Truly, we deal with disappointment on a regular, even a daily basis. That meal wasn't as good as it looked. That relationship was an epic fail. That car you bought turned out to be a
0 9/21
2014
Bill Goins, 8th Medical Operations Support health promotion program coordinator, bikes over a bridge as part of a nine-person team during a 125-mile bike ride from Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, to Kunsan AB, Aug. 30, 2014. Goins and Wolf Pack Airmen have been making the annual trek for seven years. (Courtesy photo by Bill Goins) Quit...or press on? Osan to Kunsan Ride - 7th Edition
On a hot Thursday in August 2008 it began. I had been in the Republic of Korea for about seven months, was a pretty active cyclist and loved to explore. I had never ridden further than 70 miles. On this Thursday, in a passing conversation, a much more accomplished cyclist in the medical group mentioned that he was planning to ride from Kunsan Air
0 9/18
2014
Default Air Force Logo The Courage to Continue
The Courage to Continue Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood...and I--I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. -Robert Frost        Robert Frost reminds us that some roads are similar but you can only travel one, therefore, take your time
0 9/10
2014
Default Air Force Logo The five "P"s to overcoming and avoiding running injuries
Readiness in the military is critical to success.  Part of being "ready" is being as fit as possible at all times, on any given day.  We never know when we may have to call on our physical fitness to "Defend the Base, Accept Follow-on Forces, and Take the Fight North."     One of the most popular ways to improve and maintain our fitness levels is
0 8/08
2014
Default Air Force Logo Recognition
I often get asked the question, "Why are awards so important?" The text book answer is they recognize sustained performance on and off duty. Imagine coming to work and never receiving a "thank you" or pat on the back for a job well done. Most of us dislike being recognized in public, especially in front of our peers. Yet, if recognition were not a
0 7/15
2014
Master Sgt. Nicole Randall, 8th Logistics Readiness Squadron maintenance support chief, receives a dental clearance exam administered by Senior Airman David Tierney, 8th Medical Operations Squadron dental technician, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 28, 2014. The 8th Medical Group continues to focus on comfort for both the patients and providers as they prepare for upcoming manning gaps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Taylor Curry/Released) Dental care: did you know?
According to the Academy of General Dentistry, the average person only brushes their teeth for 45 to 70 seconds a day. The recommended amount of time is two to three minutes and at least twice per day. Worldwide, one in four adults over 60 has lost all of their permanent teeth. A good oral hygiene program can prevent tooth loss and should include
0 6/29
2014
Default Air Force Logo Kunsan court-martial shows complexity of sexual assault
On May 22, 2014, the 8th Fighter Wing stood down flying operations to focus on sexual assault prevention and response. In the Kunsan Air Base courtroom, however, military justice operations were running at full force for a sexual assault general court-martial. Over the course of four days, a panel of six officer and enlisted members heard from 17
0 5/29
2014
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