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  • Founding fathers' ideals of independence still preserved

    To mark the July 4th holiday -- ournation's 237th birthday -- many of us will get together for a cookout or towatch fireworks with friends and family. While we certainly look forward tothose activities, we should also use the holiday as an opportunity toreflect on exactly why it is we're able to celebrate.Certainly we owe a great deal to the men
  • Consider the incentives

    From day to day, incentives drive every action we make. What is the incentive for drinking a cup of coffee? Coffee helps keep you alert. What is the incentive for hunting? Hunting can be fun and provides food. What is the incentive for pulling a prank on your boss? To get a great laugh or to pay him/her back for that well planned April Fool's Day
  • Arnold Police give cyclist ‘Rules of the Road’ during National Bike Month

    Whether it's to save money or time; to preserve your health or the environment; to explore your community; raise funds for charity or get to your destination, National Bike Month is a great time to ride! Tennessee ranks 17th in biker friendliness nationwide, but it's only fun when it's safe.The League of American Bicyclists offers six Rules of the
  • Memorial Day a time to reflect on service and sacrifice

    Throughout my Air Force career, I've often reflected on what it means to serve. I'm proud of the work we do and the sacrifices we make every day so all Americans can continue to enjoy our many freedoms. However, each Memorial Day I am sharply reminded of just how great the sacrifice is for some.Since the founding of our country, more than one
  • Every Dollar Counts Campaign

    Team Arnold,You know that we are living in a time in which we are pinching every penny and looking for ways we can continue our mission and exceed the expectations of our customers. Today and for the future, I am asking each of you to do something more: Tell us--not just Arnold AFB but the Air Force--where we can do without and how we can do better
  • Motorcycle safety: Share the road

    May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reminds motorists and motorcyclists to "share the road" to help prevent motorcycle crashes.Such crashes are a leading cause of death and injury on roadways. Be on the lookout for increased presence of local law enforcement throughout May to be sure
  • AEDC's Raabe warns personnel of personal spring hazards

    With spring suddenly upon us and summer right around the corner, comes a whole new set of hazards around the house and yard that can ruin your day or life!Most of us are itching to get outside and do some needed yard work or attempt those postponed house repairs. I know because I started this weekend as well as all of my neighbors.If there is one
  • Distracted driving: Where’s your mind?

    Distracted driving is any activity that takes your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel or your mind off your the primary task of driving safely.While texting and driving has been at the forefront when it comes to publicity, a recent study by the Erie Insurance Group says it's actually not the number one cause of distracted driving
  • We're not talking about your dad's Old Spice

    In the small backroom of Hemp World, a head shop in Marytown, Tenn., a worker dutifully arranges an array of ceramic pipes inside a well-lit glass case. Another clerk cranks up the Greatful Bed music just before pulling out a new shipment of bongs and vaporizers. It's unusually warm outside and the owner knows it's going to be a good day for Hemp
  • Commentary: Holidays - a time to be thankful

    For many, gathering with friends and family for the holidays often leads to discussions of the things we are thankful for. As you think about the blessings you've enjoyed in the past year, I ask that you also remember the men and women who defend our freedom, one of the greatest gifts of all.Today the Air Force has more than 32,000 Airmen --