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  • How Much Did That Drink Cost You?

    An arrest for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) can cost you big. Whether an Airman is caught off-base or on-base, the impacts can greatly affect one's career. Automatically, your on-base driving privileges will be revoked for a year. And the consequences only begin there. If you are arrested off-base, you face points against your license, fees,
  • Teen dating violence is real

    February is National Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month. Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experienced physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year. One in 10 high school students reported being hit, slapped or physically hurt purposefully by a boyfriend or girlfriend. One quarter of high school girls have been victims
  • Officer court-martialed at Moody

    The Air Force's core values are simple and we all should know them by heart: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do. Following those three basic principles will keep you on the straight and narrow and set the example for all to follow. However, if you fail in that quest and violate these fundamental concepts, you proceed
  • Commander lays out inspection plan, survey

    I'm extremely proud of the combat record and readiness of the 23d Wing. Our legacy is no accident. You and your families shape and ensure our success every day.That's why I strongly believe the new Air Force Inspection System is a good thing for our wing and the Air Force. Inspection readiness is no longer a separate labor to be endured. You've
  • Mil-to-mil marriage can cost $100K

    Recently, I sat in a teleconference on Service member's Group Life Insurance training. That may not sound interesting, but believe it or not, it was! We were refreshed on how SGLI, Family Service member's Group Life Insurance,), Veterans Group Life Insurance and Traumatic Service members' Group Life Insurance, for traumatic injuries suffered while
  • AF holds sexual assault offenders accountable, convictions now online

    I want you to be aware that the Air Force now publishes sexual assault convictions online. Anyone can review more than 100 sexual assault convictions from across the Air Force, to include viewing them by base. After a few minutes of reviewing the facts of these cases, you may soon see that many cases are very similar: They involve the use of
  • Love is not Abuse

    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 is "Love is not Abuse." Domestic violence is against the core values of the United States Air Force. It violates an individual's privacy, dignity, security and humanity due to the
  • Achieve fitness through combat

    In today's society, there are a lot of workout programs that advertise "get into the best shape of your life," and I have to admit I have tried many of them. It wasn't until recently that I discovered an ancient sport that delivers a full body work out.Punching, kicking and throwing may not be typical workout terms, but fitness through combat
  • The Sun Does Feel Good...

    As with all things in life, the good must be taken with the bad, and the sun is no exception to this rule. The sun allows life to flourish on our blue planet. However, the ultraviolet (UV) radiation it emits can be harmful to skin and eyes.From 1970 to 2009, the rate of skin cancer, specifically melanoma - the most deadly type in the U.S., has
  • Atheist ponders spiritual fitness

    On May 17, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., held the next in a series of Comprehensive Airman Fitness (CAF) Days, each focusing on a different pillar of CAF. This time, the pillar and focus for the day was spiritual fitness. Air Combat Command states that spiritual fitness is about having a sense of purpose and meaning in life. For the majority of people