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  • Coordinating a smooth move into privatized housing

    The transition from local community into privatized housing is a substantial change that may affect many Ellsworth military families as new homes become available on base this year.The 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron personal property office is working to make the transition as smooth as possible by instructing members on a few details needed
  • Ellsworth remembers The Caged Bird during Women’s History Month

    Author, poet, dancer, actress, film and television producer, rights activist - all describe the late Maya Angelou. In observance of Women's History Month, we honor her life and recognize her accomplishments.Maya, born Marguerite Annie Johnson, was born in St. Louis, Mo., April 4, 1928. The nickname Maya was given to her by her older brother and she
  • Saluting African-American scientists, culture during recognition month

    Historically, African American inventors and scientists have received little to no recognition for their work and contributions to society. This is especially true if the impacts of their inventions and discoveries were taken for granted. In my time studying industrial engineering, I learned about many accomplishments of well-known scientists and
  • What I've learned, an Airman's perspective

    When I raised my right hand and swore to defend my country, I wanted to travel the world and continue my education.I managed to accomplish the first, spending the first two years of my enlistment at Kadena Air Base, Japan, and Osan Air Base, South Korea but my ever-changing education goals remained nothing but an on-again, off-again
  • I am not dieting

    If you are like me, the holidays mean two things - family and food! However, our bodies cannot consume as much as we wish they could when it comes to food no matter the holiday.But all the pie, turkey, and potatoes can be hard to resist. Pecan pie and coffee for breakfast? Count me in. Recently, however, I have begun a path to healthier eating,
  • More than a bullet

    Volunteering opportunities may seem like just another task to complete in order to fulfill a bullet on an upcoming performance report, but many overlook the positive impact volunteering has within the community and how much it means to the lives you touch.I spent part of the weekend volunteering for the organization Habitat for Humanity. Yes, I was
  • How an email changed my life

    I have a confession to make - I automatically delete a large amount of the flurry of e-mails I receive daily, sometimes even the ones shared from the 28th Force Support Squadron outlining the upcoming activities made available by Outdoor Recreation.As soon as I see an email from them pop up in my inbox, muscle memory takes over and, unless I
  • Inconvenience claims help offset delayed HHG shipments

    Airmen and their families are no strangers to moving day -the movers pack and load household goods onto the moving van and for the moment it appears your family survived the many challenges of a permanent change of station.But then fast forward a few weeks to three days past the delivery date on all your paperwork, including the government bill of
  • Celebrating women of character, courage, commitment

    Historically, the achievements of women and the contributions they have made to society have gone largely unrecorded. In fact, most of their work and efforts have been discounted. These role models, along with countless others, demonstrate the importance of recognizing the significance of Women's History Month. That is primarily why the theme this
  • Gambling in the workplace - don't do It!

    It's that time of year again, sports fans! College basketball conference tournaments are in full swing and "March Madness," the NCAA men's basketball tournament, starts this week. It's time to send out that e-mail to the squadron and let them know who the point of contact is to collect everyone's $5 entry fee, right? Wrong. Like it or not,