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  • Staff Sgt. Crystal Hardy in Silver Talon Spotlight

    Name:  Staff Sgt. Crystal HardyHometown:  Macon, Ga.Organization:  71st Comptroller-Contracting SquadronDuty title:  Budget analystTime on Silver Talon Team:  One yearWhat has been the best part of serving on the Silver Talon team? "The awesome feeling that I get after any detail -- funeral or retirement ceremony -- where the family comes to us and
  • Tech. Sgt. Richard White in Silver Talon Spotlight

    Hometown:  Tucson, Ariz.Organization:  71st Communications SquadronDuty title:  Maintenance Operations Center NCO in chargeTime on Silver Talon team:  Three monthsWhat has been the best part of serving on the Silver Talon team?  "Being able to mentor the Airmen."What do you enjoy about the Air Force?  "Being a supervisor and being the best at my
  • 2009 H1N1 and Seasonal Flu: What to do if you get sick

    This flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expect the 2009 H1N1 flu to cause illness, hospital stays and deaths in the United States along with the seasonal flu. In response, the CDC has recognized the symptoms, warning signs and procedures of treating the H1N1 virus.H1N1 symptoms can include all or some of the following signs:
  • Airman 1st Class Dylan B. Brandt in Silver Talon Spotlight

    Hometown:  Fort Collins, Colo. Organization:  32nd Flying Training Squadron Duty title:  Aviation Resource manager Time on Silver Talon team:  Six months What has been the best part of serving on the Silver Talon team?  "The camaraderie." What do you enjoy about the Air Force?  "I enjoy that the Air Force really takes care of its people. If you
  • Internet security myths busted

    The following information was taken from the Air Force Space Command's Cyber Threat Bulletin.MYTH: Greasy-haired, maladjusted kiddy-scripters are vandalizing your computer. BUSTED: "Kids" are no longer the culprits of today's hacks. Hackers no longer yearn for 15 minutes of fame; organized criminals growing more sophisticated daily are after your
  • Airman 1st Class Ryan Murphy in Silver Talon Spotlight

     Hometown:  Palmer, Alaska Organization:  71st Comptroller-Contracting Squadron Duty title:  Customer Service Technician Time on Silver Talon team:  8 months What has been the best part of serving on the Silver Talon team?  "Being able to give back to the community and honor our fallen brethren." What do you enjoy about the Air Force?  "I enjoy the
  • Master Sgt. Robert Rodriguez in Silver Talon Spotlight

    Hometown: Houston, Texas Organization: 32nd Flying Training Squadron Duty title: NCO in charge, Squadron Aviation Resource Management Time on Silver Talon Team: 16 months What has been the best part of serving on the Silver Talon team? Being a part of an elite group of military members paying the final respect and honor to our military citizens who
  • Medical corner: Jaw pain – an overview of TMD

    One of the common complaints I encounter as a dentist is "TMJ." Patients usually mean that their jaw hurts. Literally, TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint, the joint that allows the jaw to move. The sometimes painful symptoms associated with the jaws are called "TMDs," or temporomandibular disorders, and can be the result of many different
  • Medical corner: Colorectal cancer screening

    Colon cancer is cancer of the large intestine, also called the colon. Rectal cancer is cancer of the rectum, which is the part of the large intestine closest to the anus. Because these cancers have many common features they are often referred to together as colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the
  • Medical corner: Mosquitoes can spoil summer fun

    Whether you enjoy backyard barbecues or backpacking, cycling or just sitting by the pool, summer is the time to enjoy the outdoors. And nothing spoils the fun faster than that tiny creature known as the mosquito. Not only are mosquitoes a nuisance, but they also can carry diseases that pose a threat to your family's health. More than 2,500 species