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  • Airmail: Why distribute fliers if prices are wrong?

    Q. A couple of times a month "The Nucleus" has a four-color ad insert titled "Commissary Specials." While I was waiting for a transaction today, another customer was told by a clerk that the Kirtland Commissary does not honor the prices in that sales flier. The customer pointed out that someone at the front of the store was passing out the fliers.
  • Career Focus: Assistance program outstanding

    Our Air Force has gone through many changes in 60 years. One of the big changes happened in 1990 when we began downsizing the Air Force. At that time, we had 600,000 Airmen! Early retirements and separation bonuses flourished and many folks leaped at the opportunity to leave. With such a large number of military members re-entering the civilian
  • Commander’s Corner : What can you do to improve your lifestyle?

    As Airmen, whether we wear BDUs, a coat and tie, or blue jeans, we must be fit to fight. For uniformed Airmen, it begins with unit PT. Performing PT with our units is a good start, and it is good for unit cohesiveness, but our overall fitness and health requires much more than just a few jumping jacks and a little running. Last week, I attended a
  • Airmail: Pumps checked for unauthorized use

    Q. Concerning the Aug. 3 article in the Nucleus by Colonel Parhizkar under Commander's Corner: Since the new gas station pumps do not require any identification, doesn't that mean they are available for unauthorized use by guests, visitors, contractors, civilians and federal employees? A. The Army and Air Force Exchange Service has signs posted at
  • Commander’s Corner: What can you do to improve your lifestyle?

    As Airmen, whether we wear BDUs, a coat and tie, or blue jeans, we must be fit to fight. For uniformed Airmen, it begins with unit PT. Performing PT with our units is a good start, and it is good for unit cohesiveness, but our overall fitness and health requires much more than just a few jumping jacks and a little running. Last week, I attended a
  • Commander’s Corner: Spend hard-earned time off with family, friends

    As the kids head back to school, it may seem that vacation opportunities are also winding down. That may be true for longer, extended vacations in the family wagon to see the World's Largest Ball of String, but days off to spend with family and friends are just as important. You have worked hard day in and day out and have earned well-deserved days
  • Airmail: Insult to guards accidental

    Q. The Aug. 10 Nucleus newspaper contained an Airmail article titled "What can be done about high music volume in cars?" Buried in the middle of the article was a statement unrelated to the main point that I feel was an insult to our gate guards and uncalled for. A. The statement regarding security officers at the gates "just collecting a paycheck"
  • Career Focus: Promoting our Air Force

    A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of meeting the fifth Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, Robert Gaylor. An incredibly gifted speaker, he takes command of every audience he encounters. He also has a lifetime of experience leading people. During his visit, he took a few moments from his busy schedule to speak with this year's newest senior
  • Commander's Corner

    It's that time of year again -- the kids are going back to school and the streets and sidewalks will be filled with children excited, or maybe not, to be getting back into the classroom. That means we must be more vigilant in keeping our eyes peeled for youngsters eagerly crossing the street on their way to school. Pay attention to crossing guards
  • Airmail

    Is a prescription drop box possible? Q. Would a drop box at the hospital for prescriptions during down times be beneficial? Some ideas why it might be: After a 100-mile round-trip, a retiree might feel it was not completely wasted. Perhaps a decorated, disabled veteran would feel he still had some worth. New ideas sometimes work. A. Your suggestion
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