LifeTimes

J.D. LEVITE, Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs
January 5, 2017
FALLS CHURCH, Va. — A new year can mean new opportunities, new discoveries and maybe a few new goals. While the New Year’s Resolution is a common tradition, many of them get abandoned long before the new year is gone again. Setting goals for a healthier you is something everyone can do, if you do it right.“Probably the most important thing is setting goals you can achieve,” said Col. Thomas Moore... Read more
Tricare staff, TriCare
January 5, 2017
FALLS CHURCH, Va. — It’s cold outside and you might think that sun protection is for the summer. Even though the temperature is cooler, the sun is still powerful, so continue to wear sunscreen with sun protective factor (SPF) of at least 15 with both UVA and UVB protection every day.Though you may want that sun-kissed look year round, you should stay away from indoor tanning. According to the... Read more
Tricare staff
January 5, 2017
FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Holidays are a time when families come together to eat good food and spend quality time. They also can be a time of stress whether you are worried about having enough money, hosting the largest family get-together of the year, or traveling long distances.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is important to give yourself a break from holiday stress... Read more
AIR FORCE TECH. SGT. DANIEL HEATON, 127th Wing
January 5, 2017
Of the 1,269 enlisted airmen in the 127th Wing here, the college education statistics break down roughly like this: a lot, a few, a handful, and one.A lot of enlisted airmen here – 253 to be exact — have earned associate degrees, either through the Community College of the Air Force or other sources. A few – 86 – have bachelor’s degrees. A handful – 21– have master’s degrees. And one has a... Read more
CAPT. RICHARD PACKER, United States Army Alaska
January 5, 2017
FAIRBANKS, AK — I never knew any habitual smoker who didn’t want to kick the habit. Cigarettes are gross and become less appealing with every drag. No literate American smokes without recognizing they are slowly killing themselves. Graphic warnings portraying this gradual suicide are printed on every pack and are displayed prominently on every advertisement.As I matured past my teen years and... Read more
SALLIE CAUTHERS, DeCA marketing and mass media specialist
January 5, 2017
FORT LEE, Va. — As the calendar flips to 2017, commissary shoppers can easily resolve to save more and eat healthier by not only taking advantage of special in-store promotions and coupons, but also checking out the Defense Commissary Agency’s new Nutrition Guide Program.“Your commissary is always here to help you eat healthier and also save even more on all your favorite name-brand products,”... Read more
CHIEF MASTER SGT. BILL E. FITCH II, 92nd Operations Group superintendent
January 5, 2017
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — In the summer of 2002, my wife Denise taught me the true meaning of service before self. We had just been stationed at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, where I started teaching technical training school. We moved into a house on base, we met our neighbors and I started working … a lot! Wake up, go to the track, run physical training, teach class, type... Read more
Bryan Magana, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
December 29, 2016
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Airmen in the 67th Aerial Port Squadron are experts when it comes to cargo — from building pallets to loading military vehicles onto aircraft. But today they made a special delivery, loading their cars with gifts for students with special needs. Continuing a nearly 30-year tradition, reservists held a Christmas party for the special-needs class at Mound Fort... Read more
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
December 29, 2016
WASHINGTON — Long rows of white marble headstones line the landscape of Arlington National Cemetery, each memorializing a fallen U.S. military member with a unique story of service to the nation.  Nestled within Section 60 of the sprawling cemetery lies a marker for Air Force Maj. Troy Gilbert, an American Airman whose story and long journey home to his final resting place is an unusual one... Read more
LORI A. BULTMAN, 25th Air Force
December 29, 2016
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – LACKLAND, Texas — When Lance Willoughby’s daughter asked him to help with a school assignment, he was more than willing to provide the information she needed through text messages. Little did he know, she would post his comments on Twitter for the world to see. And see, they did.Her post has 19,452 likes and 9,879 retweets, and national media outlets have contacted the... Read more

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