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  • Shattering stereotypes at the heart of change

    "I was told I'm pretty, or I'll make a good mother...but that's not enough for me. I want to be told I'm smart and I can achieve my goals." This sentiment, provided by Kelly Dominguez, 28th Bomb Wing sexual assault response coordinator, is shared by countless women around the world, and one that captures the struggles many face.Recognizing
  • Children's dental health focus for month

    A healthy smile is important to a child's self-esteem. According to the American Dental Association, tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases - second only to the common cold - among children and teens ages 5 to 17. More than 51 million hours of school are lost every year due to dental-related illnesses. February is National
  • Live for today, plan for tomorrow

    We've all heard the phrase, "change is a part of life." So, if we know it's coming, why not prepare for it? No matter what type of family, financial or educational status you may currently find yourself in, keeping an eye on the horizon is never a bad idea. One key word - both when setting and working to achieve goals - is balance. I try to remind
  • At the crossroads of freedom and equality

    In 1926, Dr. Carter Woodson created what is now known as Black History month - a month that celebrates the contributions that African Americans have made to American history.The theme this year is "At the crossroads of freedom and equality, The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington." This year marks the 150th Anniversary of the 1863
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an activist during the civil rights movement in the 1960s. Although King was assassinated in 1968 outside a hotel in Memphis, Tenn., his vision is still alive today. King's birthday was established as a federal holiday when President Ronald Reagan signed it into law in 1983, though it wasn't recognized until 1986.
  • Are you cooking safely?

    Like so many during the holidays, our family spends a lot of time in the kitchen cooking and preparing some of our favorite dishes. Although the meals we prepare and the guests we host can change from year to year, the one thing that remains the same is our focus on practicing safe cooking. A lot of work goes into organizing and preparing a tasty
  • October National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    In one form or another for the past 67 years, October has been a time to acknowledge and recognize the need to employ those with physical and mental disabilities. In 1945, Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October to be National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week. Congress removed the word "physically" in 1962 to include those
  • Domestic violence awareness focus of October

    October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. Throughout October, communities across the country will mourn for those whose lives were taken by domestic violence, celebrate the tremendous progress victim advocates have made over the years, and connect with one another to achieve a true sense of unity to help put an end to domestic
  • Fishing opportunities on Ellsworth

    Fishing in the base lakes - Gateway, Heritage, and Bandit - is open to everyone on base, however there are some base-specific rules that anglers need to follow. Anyone age 16 or over wishing to fish on base is required to have a South Dakota state fishing license and adhere to all catch and size restrictions of the state. In addition to state
  • Hispanic Heritage Month

    In 1988, President Ronald Reagan designated Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month. During this period, America recognizes the contributions and traditions of the Hispanic culture. Sept. 15 is the start of the observance and it is also the anniversary of the independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador,