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  • 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

  • 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,

  • KSC offers diversity, camaraderie

    I recently came across mementos carrying the byline “Kadena Officers’ Wives’ Club,” relics of a bygone era, but one that I’d belonged to.I remember joining my first wives’ club one month into our Air Force adventure.A neighbor convinced me that the membership chairwoman position was easy and didn’t

  • Achieving your New Year's resolutions

    About 45 percent of Americans will make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight, get fit, stop smoking, or to achieve some other goal.According to research from the University of Scranton, only 8 percent of those who make such a resolution will keep it. Why is this rate so low, and are there

  • Maintaining healthy habits over the holidays

    The holiday season brings lots of cheer, spirit and, of course, the holiday celebrations and food.Because of this, it can be easy to get off track with your healthy eating habits. Many people will just wait until New Year’s Day to focus on their nutrition, but the best thing to do is to start

  • Firearms safety and your family

    Recently, an Air Force installation experienced the suicide of a dependent child.  This tragic incident was perpetrated with the use of a parent’s privately owned firearm, reminding us of the importance of protecting our firearms to keep our homes as safe as possible. Storage guidelines state you

  • Proud history, heritage: Continuing a legacy of Tiger PRIDE

    Today’s Tiger Airmen should look upon the proud history and heritage of the 377th Air Base Wing and follow in the footsteps of those who served before them.  The unit was first activated as the 377th Combat Support Group on April 8, 1966, as part of the air arm of Military Assistant Command-Vietnam,

  • Volunteers keep Kirtland's thrift shop running

    Recently, I spent a day at the Kirtland Spouses Club Thrift Shop talking with volunteers, shoppers and consigners.I was there to get a better understanding of thrift shop operations. Part of my responsibility as KSC president is to support each KSC initiative, which includes the thrift shop.Through

  • Kirtland's firearms policy explained

    Across our great nation, more people are deciding they would like to carry a firearm.  As with every decision we make, the decision to carry a firearm comes with positives and negatives. Among the negatives is the need to learn the differing rules among jurisdictions.  New Mexico state law allows

  • Research shows little benefit to ketogenic diet

    Over the past few years, high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diets have become very trendy and popular.Advocates of ketogenic diets claim these diets result in greater weight loss, plus reductions in heart disease, diabetes and cancer risk factors over more traditional diets. In addition, ketogenic