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  • Charging into the new year

    It is now January 2012. It is the beginning of a new calendar year and the beginning of the second quarter of FY12. The BRAC legislation of 2005 that had such a significant effect on this unit ended on Sep. 30, 2011.Its effects, on this unit and us personally, will continue for many more years and perhaps decades.  There is no doubt that many past
  • Looking forward

    In today's economic and political environment it is easy to see only doom and gloom around the corner.  President Obama had to sign a Continuing Resolution just to keep the federal government running until the middle of November due to the gridlock in Congress, the ongoing Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, the spreading of the European debt
  • Cut, paste, delete, and save often

    Have you ever written an article for the Falcon's View or another publication? If so, was it easy, difficult to get started, or a lot of deleting and hitting the back button? I have experienced all of these while writing various articles.  Sometimes the words just flow; sometimes I hit the back button just as much as the letters for words.  Even
  • Reintegration...

    Feeling a little sleep deprived these late summer days? If you answered yes, you are in good company.  A recent study conducted by the American Psychiatric Association examined the sleep patterns of 69 service members who returned from Iraq and Afghanistan between 2006 and 2008. The study concluded that there is a "higher incidence of people
  • Change can be good

    STOP THE PRESSES. Well we at the 183rd are stopping the presses for good on the Falcon's View. We will continue to issue the Falcon's View, but now it will only be distributedelectronically. For some this will be a painful change. No longer will one be able to catch up on the news of the 183rd with the feel of paper between their fingers.  One will
  • Exercise safety

    With warmer weather here many will return to the great outdoors for exercise and recreation. Many enjoy riding their bicycle for either fitness or just fun. With that in mind let's go through some items to make your time in the saddle a little safer. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that, in 2005, 784 bicycle riders were
  • Our brothers' keepers?

    Are we our "Brother's keepers"? That seems to be the message from last month's stand down. Its primary focus was to focus our attention on suicide prevention and vehicular accidents by becoming good "wingmen" to other Air Force members. But as a means of preventing suicides, what do we have to do to be good wingmen? We need to be on the lookout for
  • "E pluribus unum" - "Out of many, one"

    "There is no I in Team" - that is a saying that most of us have heard at one time in our lives - and probably in the military setting too. As I reflect back on military experiences, I think about the teamwork it took to accomplish the goal or complete the mission. It might have been an ORI, Basic Training, an AEF rotation, PME, or organizing a Wing
  • Fireworks safety

    The American traditions of parades, cook outs, and fireworks help us celebrate the summer season. However, fireworks can turn a joyful celebration into a painful memory when children and adults are injured while using fireworks.According to the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) an estimated 5,000 fireworks-related injuries (or 70% of
  • Headaches -- What's on your mind?

    There are several types of headaches today that have been established over the years. According to the National Headache Foundation, over 45 million Americans suffer from chronic, recurring headaches each year. One hundred and fifty billion people each year are unable to work and 10 million Americans visit their doctor each year, all because of