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  • I am Independence Day

    I am an American Airman. Americans have celebrated the Fourth of July for 241 years. It’s a reminder of our freedom and liberty, and a symbol of hope.I am a warrior.We fought to win our independence from our oppressors and we won. Why? Because we are a nation willing to defend what is right.I have answered my nation’s call.Airmen across the globe
  • Balance, agility training help prevent ankle sprains

    Since May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, let’s talk about a sports-related injury: ankle sprains. Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries in civilian populations. In military members, the rate of ankle sprain is over five times higher than in civilians.
  • Riding safety is an attitude more than a program

    The Air Force requires its members with motorcycle endorsements, or those looking to gain an endorsement, to undergo rider training to ensure their safety per AFI 91-207.
  • Healthy food, exercise provide better detox than diets

    When you hear the word “detox,” what do you think?Do you think about juice cleanses, weight loss and dieting? You are not alone.The “detox diets” have taken over as one of the most popular diet and weight-loss trends today. The claims they make include cleansing your body, giving you a “jump-start” into healthy eating and, of course, losing body
  • Healthy lifestyles work better than supplements

    Dietary supplements (DS) are certainly big business.For example, in 2014, sales of DS in the U.S. totaled $36.7 billion. In 2015, global sales were estimated to be nearly $100 billion.Nearly 50 percent of the U.S. civilian population takes at least one DS, and rates of DS use in military populations are even higher (60 to 70 percent).Last year, a
  • Airmen prohibited from participating in political events

    The following column is a fictional story as part of the “JA Kirt” series, and is intended to provide brief legal guidance to Airmen.  For more information on the issues presented in this column, please see AFI 51-902, Political Activities by Members of the US Air Force.Hi there, my name is Kirt, an employee at Kirtland AFB.  Boy, do I have a story
  • Core principles: Minimize sit-ups in training

    Developing a strong core musculature is important for injury prevention, as well as for performance on the physical training test.However, there are many mythologies regarding core training.One of these is that it is possible to isolate the upper front core from the lower front core with specific exercises. This isn’t the case.The entire front core
  • KSC scholarships help lessen costs of college

    Like many high school seniors, for me it was never a question of whether I would go to college, but rather which college or university I would attend.I knew the degree and major I wanted, and I had found the perfect school for me. I had all of the answers, except one.I found myself wondering exactly how I was going to pay the $23,280 tuition, not
  • Fad diets don’t help with health, fitness goals

    With the New Year upon us, there are a lot of ads and marketing about the most popular nutrition fads and diets.However, most of these are marketing ploys and/or fad diets that just don’t work. You need to look into the background before following one.Here is a list of some of the more popular nutrition and diet fads and why they are just that:
  • AFGSC announces Year of the Family

    Air Force Global Strike Command is dedicating 2017 to Airmen, their loved ones and the total force at large. We are calling this year “The Year of the Family,” and will focus our efforts on areas that greatly affect our Strikers and their families. These areas include where our Airmen live, learn, play, pray and receive care.
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