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  • Child Abuse Prevention Month

    April is Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness month. Many of you are probably not accustomed to hearing about child abuse in the context of prevention. Typically, we hear about child abuse through the media after an unfortunate incident has occurred. The emphasis of this month is to concentrate on what we can do to keep child abuse from
  • Car Seat Safety

    The joys of parenthood are endless, but they come with concerns for the well-being of your little one. One of the concerns that many parents, or soon-to-be-parents, have is about car seat safety. As a Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST), there are several common questions I have received about car seat safety. Today’s market can be
  • Don’t let the holiday season turn you into ‘The Grinch’

    The holiday season can be an extremely busy, stressful time of the year. The season is packed with obligations, activities and expectations. In order to manage holiday stress, in a positive way, consider the following tips. Prioritize Think about what matters most to you during the holidays — family, travel, traditions, relaxation, etc. Focus you
  • 2016 Recommended Holiday Season Mailing Dates and Tips

    U.S. Air Forces Europe, Air Force Africa postal patrons should plan ahead and mail early to ensure letters, cards and packages arrive to intended U.S. destinations in time for the holidays. Customers can avoid long lines at the post office when they mail early and can take advantage of using the cheaper, although slower, space available mail
  • Local Christmas markets begin Eifel's holiday season

    Annual Weihnachtsmaerkte, or Christmas markets, are springing up in many towns throughout the country, to include the Eifel area. Almost every mid-size town has its own unique Christmas market offering the aromas of fresh fir, Christmas baked goods, waffles, candies and sweet breads, which help people get into the Christmas spirit. Vendors and
  • Triple-ribbon 5K to tie in observance month

    October is a full month in terms of awareness: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Prescription Drug Misuse Awareness Month, to name a few.  The purpose of awareness months is to bring to light issues that may be easily overlooked or forgotten.  In honor of the above mentioned awareness months, there will
  • Commentary: Winter Safety car care

    Fall is steadily approaching. The leaves are turning amazing shades of red, orange and yellow. The smells of freshly chopped wood, bonfires, fire places and baked apple and pumpkin pies linger in the brisk, cool air. Soon enough these smells will change to scents of cocoa, pine, peppermint and fresh bread and sounds of jingle bells and caroling will fill the air. However, with all the wonders winter brings, the season also brings dangerous road and weather conditions.
  • Caring over Knowing – Approaching Suicide Prevention

    When helping a Wingman in crisis, how much you care matters more than how much you know. September is Suicide Prevention Month, and different organizations across the world will raise awareness and promote information and resources via events and media outlets. However, if you were to ask the average Airman, they might tell you every month feels
  • One mom's journey: National Breastfeeding Month

    When I found out I was going to be a mother, I was overcome with several different emotions— joy, excitement, and fear – to name a few. Still, I immediately knew that I wanted to breastfeed my baby once he was born.  Having a background in public health, I was aware that breastfeeding my son would provide him with tailor-made nutrition and
  • 52nd CS leads large force employment information network operation

    The future of the 52nd Communications Squadron is rapidly evolving, and its cyber warriors are leading the charge to revolutionize the role of communications squadrons across the Air Force through an initiative called “the Comm Squadron Next.” As part of this initiative, the 52nd CS is identifying and focusing on the protection of key cyber
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