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  • Commentary: Maintaining a legacy

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Commanders are often asked how they see their mission from a top-down perspective. These questions give a context of mission priorities and objectives that are understood at every level. The answers we give communicate where we believe our personnel should focus their best efforts, as well as to invest their
  • Commentary: Sharing stories and laughter: Making friends at the Veterans Center

    This year was my first time my family and I went to the Veteran's center to celebrate Christmas. On Dec. 22, as soon as we walked into the facility, we were greeted by the friendly staff, and the Vets made us feel relaxed and right at home.The residents had unique and interesting personalities. While listening to their stories, we begged for more
  • Commentary: Veterans: True superheroes

    I consider the approximately 300 Veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf Wars who live at the Norman Veterans Center in Norman, Okla., to be superheroes.These men and women come from all walks of life, yet all served their country as a team. It's a special feeling to deliver gifts to the residents and to show them that others appreciate