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Opinion

  • By LISA SMITH MOLINARI

  • When I worked at U.S. Africa Command, the organization took steps to connect its member countries and cultures, to include referencing local proverbs during meetings.

  • Is there a day of the year that is not dedicated to a cause, an awareness or a holiday?

  • What is it going to take for the Soldiers and civilians of Fort Knox to start abiding by Army Regulation 190-5 which states “(3) Driver distractions: Vehicle operators on a DOD installation and operators of government owned vehicles will not use cell phones unless the vehicle is safely parked or unless they are using a hands-free device.”

  • By LISA SMITH MOLINARI

  • Ten nursing Soldiers at Fort Bliss, Texas, created a stir across the media in September when a photo of the ACUs-clad moms holding their children to their discreetly covered breasts appeared as a trending news story on Facebook.

  • It starts with respect—specifically, to hold in esteem or honor, to show regard or consideration for someone’s rights or preferences.

    Not by accident, each of the military services has a set of core values to live by; they include the words “respect,” “service before self,” or “honor.” Just as each service branch has its set of core values, so should every relationship, personal or professional.

  • My husband loves scary movies. I, on the other hand, get scared too easily to enjoy them. I once agreed to watch a scary movie with him but after watching the opening previews for other movies had to stop. It was too much. The previews. I’m a chicken.

  • Every year about this time, I go on a half-hearted crash diet involving tuna fish, hard-boiled eggs, and colon cleansing rabbit food. I dig frantically through the neglected stash of garments in the back of my closet in hopes of finding a dress that still fits and a pair of shoes that won’t make me walk like a Sleestak.

  • As uncertainty hangs over defense budgets and the impacts on the troops, service members remain ready and able. Regardless of decisions at the highest level, a Guards-man is the steward of his own career. Kentucky’s State Command Sgt. Maj. David Munden has some advice for the coming year.

  • Editor’s note: For the protection of the author, this piece was submitted on the condition of anonymity and the authors name has been changed. Domestic violence affects many aspects of the victim’s life—to include their feeling of security. If you are a victim of domestic abuse, contact a victim advocate at (502) 624-2635, or the National Domestic Violence hotline at (800) 799-7233 or visit www.safehelpline.com.

  • By LT. GEN. DAVID HALVERSON

    Commander, U.S. Army Installation Management Command and Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management

    and COMMAND SGT. MAJ. JEFFREY HARTLESS

    U.S. Army Installation Management Command

  • By LISA SMITH MOLINARI

  • She was a hero. She was someone who had the courage to act when it mattered most. She was a true wingman. She saw the warning signs of de- pression and suicidal ideations in a friend, she made the right calls, made the right decisions and her friend’s life was saved.

  • By COL. NELSON IRIZARRY

  • By LISA SMITH MOLINARI

  • By COL. DAVID VANDERJAGT

  • By LISA SMITH MOLINARI