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red Col. Jim Kasler, a decorated war veteran passed away April 24, 2014. Kasler’s service spanned 31 years and three wars. He earned 76 awards for valor and service. In addition to being the only man awarded the Air Force Cross three times. He was decorated twice with the Silver Star, a Legion of Merit, nine awards of the Distinguished Flying Cross, two Bronze Star Medals, two Purple Hearts and 11 Air Medal awards. (Courtesy photo)
Man of honor
This story is part of the "Commentaries" section on AF.mil. These stories capture the experiences of Airmen from a first-person perspective. "Anyone can carry his burden, however hard until nightfall; anyone can do his work however hard for one day."These words were penned by Robert Louis Stevenson about one hundred years before retired Air Force
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Guests staying at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa go kayaking at Lake Las Vegas April 26, 2014. Kayaking is one of the activities offered by the hotel to members during the Marriage Care retreat.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte) Nellis chapel hosts Marriage Care retreat
I take you, to have and to hold, for better or for worse, to love and to cherish. I remember saying these exact words to my husband on our wedding day. That day, everything was right in my world and nothing meant more than being together. It was the happiest day of my life.Fast forward almost two years into our marriage, and it has been anything
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Default Air Force Logo Navy leadership visits Las Vegas Navy Reserves
The Las Vegas Navy Operational Support Center was honored to have Rear Adm. Bryan P. Cutchen, commander of the U.S. Naval Reserve Forces Command, as its special guest speaker during a recently conducted drill weekend. The distinguished guest was a beacon of inspiration for the 250 plus Navy reservists who drilled during the weekend and attended the
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Default Air Force Logo April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
Why do I care? I worked for years in Florida in Child Protective Services.I obtained my Master of Social Work in 1996, and I have been a licensed clinical social worker since 2001.I saw children with marks and bruises after they had been beaten with objects. I saw children, after they had been sexually abused, with resulting physical and emotional
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Default Air Force Logo Your BAH at Work
Nellis Family Housing provides military families a quality home environment and amenities including a pool, playgrounds, community center, and fitness center for the enjoyment of the residents.The basic allowance for housing you transfer monthly covers rent, security patrols, fire protection, community amenities, as well as a monthly utility
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Default Air Force Logo Gifts between employees
As the summer permanent change of station season approaches, it is important all Department of Defense employees understand the ethics rules on gifts between employees.Oftentimes, a gift will be given to show appreciation to a departing individual. Although these gifts are common practice, there are applicable regulations that control their
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Default Air Force Logo Stress; coping with Reality
"Deal with it" is a phrase most people know all too well.How does one struggle through the everyday leaps and bounds of life? When the world crumbles at your feet and all feels lost, do you throw in the flag of resistance, or do you cope with the struggles of life and push through adversity? As a flaw, most of us spend too much time immersed in
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Default Air Force Logo Just 'FEZ' It
He was 7,023 miles from his home, serving an air and space expeditionary force rotation in Afghanistan when the news rang out like a mortar attack siren: Maj. Greg "Fez" Dash was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. The diagnosis was terminal. Dash passed away in February, and although he is no longer with us to share his quick
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Default Air Force Logo Keeping family bond throughout deployment
Deployments are different after you have a child. I just never realized how different deployments would be once I became a parent. This deployment I am a mother. Sometimes I wonder how a mother could leave her 1-year-old baby like I have done, as if I am abandoning my child in some way, but then I remember the reason why I do it. I do it not just
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Default Air Force Logo Twenty-eight days to clarity in Black History Month
I found out recently that I'm the first U.S. Air Force Thunderbird who is also the daughter of a former Thunderbird. I also happen to be African-American. So, technically, I'm black and I've made history. I think that's interesting, sure. But important enough to be story-worthy during Black History Month? Well, my supervisor thought so, and I've
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