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Chief's Commentary: Trophy denied October 2, 2015 — In 2008, my son, Aaron, decided he wanted to play soccer.  We signed him up at the local recreation center in North Las Vegas.  We got him fitted with all the nicest apparel.  Of course, the nicer the apparel, the more points you'll score and wins you get, right?I joined him at his practices and games in the ungodly desert heat.  Before you knew MORE

September is National Preparedness Month September 15, 2015 — "Don't Wait.  Communicate.  Make Your Emergency Plan Today," serves as a reminder that we must take the necessary steps to be prepared not just today but throughout the year. September is National Preparedness Month.  It is a time to prepare yourself and those in your care for the hazards that may affect our JB MDL community.You see almost daily in MORE

Military Members and the Political Process September 15, 2015 — The 2016 presidential campaign is underway, it is a good time to refresh our memories on the rules governing political activity by military service members.As military personnel, we enjoy the same rights to participate in elections as any other citizen.  Those rights are protected by the U.S. Constitution that each of us has taken an oath to MORE

JB MDL hosts 9/11 Remembrance September 14, 2015 — Dozens of service members, civilian employees, families, retirees, emergency responders and other community members attended the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony Sept. 11 at the Dix Chapel here.Keynote speaker for the event was retired Chap. (Col.) Jacob Z. Goldstein, who spent five months coordinating relief efforts at Ground Zero in New York City MORE

Commentary: Let us sing May 28, 2015 — Every morning in basic training we would recite the Airman's Creed and the Air Force song.It always gave me chills.Standing with my flight, my wingmen, we would cry out the verses - our voices echoing off the drill pad walls. It was our motivation to get through another day of training. We were unified and banded together by where we were, and who MORE

Forgotten by the Sandman January 7, 2015 — Do you need more sleep?  If so, you are not alone. Sleep is critical to our health and development, yet we spend so little time with it. Quality sleep can evade us.  However, we can make changes in our lives that will help us gain control over our sleep. First, let's briefly take the National Sleep Foundation's Sleepiness Test, using experiences MORE

A day in the life of a Weapons Safety manager November 20, 2014 — If an explosive detonates when you don't want it to, it changes everything!My job as the Chief of Weapons Safety at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JB MDL) is to ensure that the people who work with explosives do it in the safest possible manner. The challenges present themselves every day. JB MDL is America's only "tri-service" installation, MORE

JB MDL safety advises community to beat heat July 30, 2014 — Warmer weather is quickly approaching and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst personnel who work and exercise outdoors need to become familiar with the signs and symptoms of heat related illnesses and what to do. Muscle cramping might be the first sign of heat-related illness, and may lead to heat exhaustion or worse heat stroke. Signs of heat MORE

JB MDL Safety Office: swim safe July 23, 2014 — It's summer time! When the weather is gorgeous and the days are long, we are naturally drawn to the water. Whether it's a water park, the pool, the river or the ocean you're headed to this summer, there are things to keep in mind as you plan your outing.No matter where you're going this summer, check the weather first. If it's going to storm and MORE

Airman Comprehensive Assessment: user’s perspective July 22, 2014 — "Hey ma'am, can we have a feedback session before you leave for your course?"Most of us would not ask their supervisors to initiate feedback, but the new Airman Comprehensive Assessment promises supervisee input and that promise is tempting enough to initiate feedback.Although it seemed a bit daunting at first to learn how to use the new form, I MORE

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