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  • BEWARE OF COPYING YOUR MILITARY ID

    Copying photo identification cards may seem like a common and acceptable practice, but if it is your military photo ID you should be wary.  Generally, you should not allow your military ID to be copied because it is prohibited by law under 18 U.S.C. § 701. However, you can allow a state or federal

  • Credit Card Theft and Fraud

    This material represents general legal principles. The law is continually changing; although the information in the handout was current as of the date it was drafted, some provisions in this pamphlet may have changed. It is always best to consult an attorney about your legal rights and

  • Fraternization and unprofessional relationships

    The United States military has a long-standing tradition - for more than 200 years - related to officer and enlisted relationships, which is based on the need for effective leadership. There are two distinct types of proscribed off-duty association: fraternization and unprofessional relationships,

  • Independence Day compels reflection

    Independence Day is an appropriate time to reflect on the implications of the Declaration of Independence it celebrates. Perhaps it's also a fitting time to ponder the meaning of independence itself.While the American Revolution was in many ways a conservative revolution -- especially when compared

  • The future of our nation is in your hands

    "Surprise, when it happens to a government, is likely to be a complicated, diffuse, bureaucratic thing. It includes neglect of responsibility, but also responsibility so poorly defined or so ambiguously delegated that action gets lost. It includes gaps in intelligence that, like a string of pearls

  • A little at a time

    For nearly 50 years, Ann Landers dispensed advice in a daily column carried by more than 1,200 newspapers worldwide. When she died on June 22, 2002, her daughter Margo Howard wrote a farewell column. She asked the editors to leave a blank space for the last part of the column as a memorial to her

  • What will you do in 2008?

    Many of us are saying "whew" as we try to catch our breath through or after the holidays. 2007 brought changes to our lives and to the wing. And now our feet are being firmly planted in 2008. New Year's Eve closes a door for one year, New Year's Day opens the door for the next. Dec. 31st is a