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  • Holocaust Days of Remembrance: A reminder and a warning

    During this time of the year, people often ask me what it is like being a Jewish person on Holocaust Remembrance Week, and what it means to me.To me, this week is a reminder that evil - true, unbiased, malicious evil - exists in this world. Even the most casual search for information on the Holocaust reveals an ugly history with descriptions of
  • Learning from the Holocaust: Choosing to act

    This year, April 12 to 19 marks the observance of the Holocaust Days of Remembrance, with the official Day of Remembrance taking place April 16.The Days of Remembrance were established by the U.S. Congress in 1980 to memorialize the six million Jews, as well as millions of non-Jewish victims, who were murdered in the Holocaust and suffered Nazi
  • Your part in the movement to end sexual assault

    April 2015 marks the eleventh annual observance of Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month (SAAPM) in the United States. Like many of our stateside civilian and military counterparts, the 8th Fighter Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) office is offering a wide variety of observance events throughout the month for Kunsan Airmen.
  • The day "My Dream" came true

    February is African American Black History Month, a time set aside to highlight the achievements of African Americans. As an American I am more than proud of the contributions made by my ancestors to making this world a better place to live.The life that I live now would not have been tolerated in the early to mid-1900s. Inter-racial relationships
  • Martin Luther King Jr. holiday: A day on, not a day off

    "Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."      Reverend Doctor Martin King Jr. was a great man, and his legacy continues to live on.  He was a leading pillar that
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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,
  • 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
  • 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
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