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There is a percentage of the American population that feels President Joe Biden was fraudulently elected. We witnessed the depth of their conviction on January 6 as they stormed Capitol Hill. I witnessed a mob breaking windows, assaulting Capitol police, and overtake the Senate floor. I saw the Confederate flag and remembered some Americans still honor the leaders of a rebellion that led to a civil war. Statues and buildings bear Confederate general’s names, and there are military installations named in their honor. There was an outcry this summer over removing these statues and renaming military installations. Supporters of the…


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Photo taken by Cameron Cox

One night during dinner, my 10-year-old son asked, “Why are the police so mean?” We were watching NBC Nightly News while eating dinner, and the video of Roderick Walker being beaten by a Georgia sheriff deputy aired. I hesitated while I thought of a suitable answer, then I said, “Not all police officers are bad.”

My son has had limited interaction with the police, and I didn’t want to instill fear in him based on my experiences. My brother is an Orange County sheriff’s deputy, and we have other family members that are officers as well. As I talked to…


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Parachutes during WW2 Market Garden Memorial

The door opened, and the wind swirled through the plane. It sounded like a freight train. It was the first time I’d taken off in a plane with no intention of landing in it. I peeked through the door at the bright blue sky, and fear gripped me. My heart raced, and my legs felt cemented to the plane. I heard a small voice in my head say, “what are you doing?”

We all face many fears in life that we must overcome. We also have negative thoughts, likely, many times a day. Negative thoughts are a hindrance to achieving…


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Photo taken by Bob Smith

In the Air Force, Airmen stand on the carpet when being held accountable for their actions. The death of George Floyd has sparked outrage throughout the United States. CMSAF Kaleth Wright, the second African-American Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, took to Facebook with a moving “Who am I” piece. General Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, as the most senior ranking member, followed up CMSAF Wrights’ piece, with his own words. Then together, our most senior leaders in the Air Force, conducted a town hall on Facebook. …

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