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  • Childhood obesity: An hour a day goes a long way

    Physical activity is the key to a healthy lifestyle. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services advises that individuals between the ages of 6 and 17 should take part in at least one hour of exercise or physical activity each day. However, it seems that as children transition into adolescence, their participation in physical activity
  • Suicide Prevention Month: Preventing Suicide is Everyone's Responsibility

    The Air Force has designated September as Suicide Prevention Month. During this time, everyone is asked to remain vigilant and to reach out to those around them.Life is full of highs and lows, it's a fact.  But there are times when the lows seem unbearable; the stressors are too much to handle. It's during these times that we must reach out to our
  • When summer safety ends, fall safety begins

    The critical days of summer have come to a close, but that doesn't mean we can store away our bicycle helmets and start weed whacking in sandals. The campaign exists to emphasize safety during the time of the year when more hazardous activities are easier or more popular because of the nice weather.As we move in to fall we must prepare for a new
  • Altus honors POWs, those MIA

    Airmen of Altus Air Force Base participated in a POW/MIA recognition retreat ceremony at Wings of Freedom Park, Sept. 19, 2014.The ceremony was conducted in honor of National Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day, which is observed on the third Friday of September."We gather as a Wing, as Americans and as Airmen to honor our prisoners
  • Celebrating 67 years of innovation

    Sept. 18, 2014 marks the 67th anniversary of the implementation of the National Security Act of 1947 under President Truman, which created the Air Force as a separate military service in 1947.For 67 years, the Air Force has seen remarkable innovations that have impacted our ability to maintain our effectiveness through our core missions of air and
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