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  • Holiday survival: weathering the financial blizzard

    It's that time of year again. As the holiday season approaches, we will be bombarded with alluring advertisements, extensive winter holiday shopping lists from family members and store holiday sales enticing us to spend big.Are you prepared to spend money during the holiday season? Are you nervous because you're still paying bills from last year? 
  • Domestic Violence Reporting Options

    Domestic violence can be called many names: abuse, domestic abuse, intimate partner violence, intimate partner abuse, sexual assault, spouse abuse, battery, assault, or simply "DV". DV may occur between individuals who are currently married, have been married in the past, share a child in common, share or have shared a common domicile, or who are,
  • Leading the way: A spark to start a fire

    As a leader, do not let your ego get in the way.  Stand tall, but not above everyone else.  Do not tell people what to do, show them.  Showing them is what leading is all about.  When you show them, you are creating that spark. Much like a fire, it all starts with a small spark.  It started the minute you stepped off the bus at basic training and
  • Inspiring is leading

    Through every speech and in every article written on leadership most likely somewhere you will see or hear that to lead people you have to inspire them.  There are many ways to inspire people, just like everyone's take on leadership provides a different perspective.   Airmen have a natural desire to perform the duties charged upon them to the best
  • How love ‘blinds’ domestic violence victims

    Growing up, I noticed early on that she was different. Whenever I went to her house, she would   always squint; as she left her can of soda and burning cigarettes to greet me. She strained her eyes and came up close as she tried to detail my face. I noticed her gray eye, the one she is blind in from being physically abused. All I ever was told
  • Think Respect - Stop Domestic Violence! October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    All people have the right to be in safe and respectful relationships. Across the nation and within the Department of Defense, October is designated as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This year's theme at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., is "Think Respect - Stop Domestic Violence!"Respect is the foundation of a healthy relationship. According
  • 9/11: Reliving the moment, never forget

    The hustle and bustle of the nation's busiest city was completely silent and motionless the day the infamous World Trade Center buildings were attacked.Thousands of families lost their loved ones as each building crumbled to the ground destroying anyone and anything in its way.For what I thought would be another long, boring day of school, became a
  • Keep Moody green: It’s not trash, it’s recyclable

    Moody uses 150 tons of garbage a month.According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average Airman creates approximately four pounds of garbage a day. With a base of approximately 5,500 personnel, we accumulate 22,000 pounds of solid waste each day. America is producing enough garbage to cover the state of Texas twice.That was the fact
  • Military Justice Spotlight

    The following information is a summary of nonjudicial punishments given by commanders under Article 15 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice during the months of May and June 2015. The punishments are determined based on the individual facts and circumstances of each case.Article 15's:A staff sergeant from the 23d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
  • Fourth of July Fire Safety

    Fourth of July should be a day of fun and celebration, but it is also one of the most dangerous days of the year. You can keep your Independence Day fun and safe when you follow the proper fire safety. Whatever your plans are for this holiday, be sure you remember these fire safety tips.Fireworks Safety- Fireworks are not authorized for use on