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  • Bystander syndrome, shockingly real

    Ms. Kitty Genovese was murdered in an alley by her home as more than a dozen people either saw the attack or heard her screams through their apartment windows. Bystander Syndrome, also known as the Genovese Effect, is when a person witnesses a crime, emergency or an individual in need of help and

  • The power behind derogatory terms

    Derogatory comments are comprised of words that tend or intend to detract, disparage, or belittle and can often be considered offensive. Derogatory words have the power to hurt and potentially cause violence or other forms of hostility. The origins of these disparaging/derogatory terms can depend on

  • Changes ahead for Ellsworth Airmen

    We are at a historic economic juncture for the United States Air Force, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the nation at large. Without question, the financial issues that face the nation will directly impact the Air Force and shape our future construct--how we organize, train, equip and resource

  • Profit found by Investing in workers with disabilities

    National Disability Employment Month is celebrated every October. This campaign was first presented as an awareness week in 1945. Forty-three years later, Congress changed the name and extended the week to a month. The theme this year is about the profit that is received when hiring personnel with

  • When I was an Airman …

    "Rainbow rainbow don't be blue, we were once rainbows too." Those are the words I remember hearing as my basic training flight stumbled (can't say marched) to receive a "shorter than average" haircut and our initial uniform issue.This was one of my first memories some 29 years ago when I entered the

  • Legacy of Leadership -- Decade of Dominance

    October 7, 2011, will mark a decade since America began combat operations in Afghanistan. Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) commenced with the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (EBS) as the lead B-1 unit. Ten years later the "World Famous" Thunderbirds are stationed in Southwest Asia with the 379th

  • Many backgrounds, many stories, one American Spirit

    Each year, Hispanic Heritage Month is recognized from Sept. 15 trhough Oct. 15. President Ronald Reagan enacted this special observance month in 1988. Sept. 15 was chosen because of the anniversary of independence for five Hispanic countries. The theme this year encompasses a rich background that

  • 9/11 Remembered | Mari Schwanke

    September 11, 2001 ... I remember everything like it was yesterday. I used to work at the office in midtown New York City. On that day, I was about to take PATH train to the World Trade Center, but for some reason, I felt weird and didn't get on the train. Instead, I took a different route to my

  • 9/11 Remembered | Roy Neal

    In 2001, I was working for a large interactive agency in downtown Minneapolis, Minn., building websites. I was driving to work on the morning of 9/11 when I heard NPR report that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center, but the report seemed to assume it was a small plane, a Cessna. Surely

  • 9/11 Remembered | Katelyn Welch

    On Sept. 11, 2001 I was 13 years old. That morning my alarm clock never went off for whatever reason. I woke up to my sister crying in the living room watching television with my mom. My mom told me that someone had crashed a plane into the World Trade Center. (The second plane had not hit yet) I