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  • Manager leads team to second AFSC Innkeeper Award

    Walking through the lodging bedroom, he checks for the most minute imperfections; from the baseboards to the ceiling, from the foot of the bed to the mint on the pillow, Hank Williams inspects to ensure the quality of the room. The Vandenberg Lodge manager heads up a team that is no stranger to success. For the second consecutive year, the
  • MGI Bill Buy-up Program lowers price of higher education

    Do you know the cost of college text books for four years? In just one semester of college, a person can spend from $600-$1100 on average. Having the Montgomery GI Bill kicker will cover that cost for the four years a person is in college. The Montgomery GI Bill Buy-up Program offers an extra $5,400, on top of the base $38,700, to help further the
  • Preventing alcohol incidents a must for effective mission

    The Air Force tells its Airmen to drink responsibly for their safety, much like when a parent tells a child not to touch the hot stove. When a child does it anyway, the effect is a burn that causes visible damage; but the damage caused by alcohol can be largely unseen. When alcohol affects an Airman, it doesn't stop at bad breath or an amusing
  • Those haunted by addiction keep working against relapse

    "If an addict who has been completely cured starts smoking again, he no longer experiences the discomfort of his first addiction. The dead drug leaves a ghost behind. At certain hours it haunts the house."  said Jean Cocteau, French novelist and filmmaker. Even when the habit is gone, the addiction doesn't go away.  Any recovering addict
  • Vandenberg joins AFSPC medics in relief mission

    Guatemala is a developing Central American nation with a rich culture and history, but a volatile political environment and a 36-year guerrilla war has taken a toll on its people. A small, heavily populated country, Guatemala was once home to the powerful Mayan civilization. Today, most of its people live in rural areas among sugarcane fields,
  • Stick it to stress by sticking with fitness

    Even though 47 percent of the Air Force is overweight, with 12 percent stepping over that critical line to becoming obese, it's interesting to some that the leading cause of fit test failure is not what people think."The main reason most Airmen fail the Air Force fit test is not because of a high body mass index, but because they cannot pass their
  • Forecast bright, sunny for weather squadron

    In the fiery display of a rocket lifting off from its temporary land-based home, the day-to-day operations prior to that spectacular site sometimes get lost in the mix. Prior to lift-off, rocket scientists, technicians, logisticians, and the many others are hard at work planning, fixing and tweaking every last detail. One group that works quietly
  • Eyes in the Sky: Helicopter Squadron's diverse training aids in mission success

    Whether they are fighting fires, rescuing the stranded or lost, sweeping the base for trespassers or helping to search and destroy millions of dollars worth of illegal marijuana, members of the 76th Helicopter Squadron are constantly in the air. Being in the air is where they are most comfortable.While the 76th's primary mission is to aid in base
  • Present Arms! VAFB Airman joins USAF Honor Guard

    While standing firmly at attention in the middle of a stadium somewhere in the heart of Los Angeles, one Airman watches as thousands of cheering fans, athletes, celebrities and news broadcasters fall silent, stop what they're doing and stare directly at him. While some would be a nervous wreck in this type of situation, this Airman doesn't mind the
  • Eagle Eyes program elicits help from base, community

    Nearly five years after 9/11, the threat of terrorism still rings hard in the ears of Americans; especially with more sophisticated weapons and deadly terrorist attack plans being foiled. The Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 804 here encourages every military member and civilian employee to participate in the Eagle Eyes
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