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  • The Importance of Exercises

    I remember several years ago during Operation Enduring Freedom, participating in a MOPP 4 exercise while being deployed. At the time, I thought it was pretty silly and redundant. I mean, wasn’t I already in a war zone? Why did I need to exercise “war?” What I couldn’t appreciate at the time was that

  • Message from the New Human Resource Advisor

    Greetings fellow Defenders of Freedom,I have recently been selected at the 182nd Human Resource Advisor. I am extremely excited for this opportunity and would like to thank my predecessor, Chief Marlon Burton, for laying the foundation of the HRA program that I will be building from!

  • Air Force Memorial turns 16

    Honoring the service of the personnel of the United States Air Force and its heritage organizations, the U.S. Air Force Memorial turns 16.

  • Happy Patriot Day

    First, a reminder that for open applications for the Human Resource Advisor position, please contact Maj. Grindel or me if interested.

  • Why do we focus on suicide prevention?

    “No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does goes on, and it will be better tomorrow.” –Maya AngelouSeptember is Suicide Prevention Month, and why do we focus on suicide prevention?

  • Easy ideas for reducing stress this summer

    While summertime is a time to relax and unwind, it can also pose a challenge for parents whose kids now have a lot more free time. For the stay-at-home parents, it might mean your child constantly seeks your attention or demands continuous entertainment. For working parents, it becomes the ultimate

  • After high school: Talking with your young adult about underage drinking

    High school students typically graduate in late May or possibly early June. While they’re wrapping up high school studies, high school seniors make important decisions about the rest of their lives. Some choose to pursue a college degree immediately, and others may decide to join the workforce or

  • Stay strong in your choice

    The other day was the first day of spring. The weather is getting nicer, and it is going to be BBQ and parties around the corner. Ever tried to pass on a drink at a party or bar only to end up as the punchline to every joke or pressured by your friends for the rest of the night?

  • Message from new 182nd Airlift Wing SARC, Samantha Harris, March 4, 2022

    U.S. Air Force civilian Samantha Harris, the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Coordinator with the 182nd Airlift Wing, Illinois Air National Guard, and wing command Col. Daniel McDonough deliver a message to the wing’s Airmen about sexual assault prevention and response in Peoria, Illinois,