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  • Facing the choices of force management: Three important steps

    Tough choices lie ahead - for many of us individually and for the Air Force as a whole.Due to financial constraints, Air Force leaders have made the tough choice to downsize the force. Right now, we do not know how many people will be let go, but this number may grow to as many as twenty-five thousand. As the Department's budget solidifies, the
  • Free Tax Preparation for Kunsan Members

    Tax season is upon us. As a military member stationed overseas, you have until June to file, but why wait? Your unit tax advisors are trained and ready to answer any questions you may have and file your income taxes today.Last year, the program saved Kunsan Airmen more than $18,000 in preparation fees and returned to them $247,623 in refunds. This
  • Traffic accidents in Korea: Do you know what to do?

    Do you have car insurance to drive off-base in Korea? Do you know what kind of coverage you purchased? Do you know what to do if you are in an accident off-base? It is incredibly important for you to be able to answer these questions. Korean law differs from American law. Under Korean law, drivers are responsible for the safety of pedestrians and
  • Would you like fries with that sex?

    What color? What age? That'll cost $500.Today, people order other human beings just as they would order a Whopper at Burger King. It's fast. It's easy. And you get choices.As sick as that sounds, it is reality. In our consumer-based society, marketing people has become extremely lucrative. It is so profitable that trafficking in persons is now the
  • Resilience and the Path We Choose

    Recently, I began viewing the television series "The Little House on the Prairie," a favorite television show from my childhood. Mrs. Oleson is one of the featured characters: a wealthy antagonist and a brute of a woman. After viewing each episode I found myself wondering how an individual becomes to be like Mrs. Oleson: unpleasant, self-centered
  • Hope in the darkest hour

    I recently heard a story of a young man who woke up every day and asked himself what he had to live for. Most would think that was a fairly common question. For this young man however, the difference was the number of reasons he could come up with to live for determined the number of bullets he would put into the clip of his handgun. If he could
  • Trick or treat for teeth

    When you eat or drink sugary food and beverages, do you ever wonder how it can affect your teeth? Sodas, candy, and starchy carbohydrates can have a tremendous impact on healthy teeth. When you drink sugary beverages and eat starchy foods, you're not only feeding yourself, but you are also feeding bacteria. A mild acid byproduct is a result of
  • Stand by your pan

    How often has the doorbell rung or a friend interrupted you while you were cooking, causing you to forget about the chicken you left sizzling on the stove - until smoke filled the house?If this scenario or a similar one sounds familiar to you, you may want to think about it a little more because it's likely that you, a friend or family member has
  • Red Cross keeps Airmen, families ready

    Disasters can strike at any time. While some disasters such as typhoons or hurricanes give people time to prepare, pack, and evacuate, others like a house fire can happen quickly with no warning. Fleeing your residence in the middle of the night is a devastating and scary experience. Imagine having only one or two minutes to grab and go. In those
  • Immerse yourself

    All my life, I've craved adventure. I've been to several European countries and Canada, and can now add the Republic of Korea to my list of life travels as well. Recently, 11 Wolf Pack Airmen and I were given the opportunity to join 23 other ROK airmen on a two-day tour. The tour included travelling to Sunchang Gochujang Village, ROK, Mount
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