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  • My return from an active duty tour

    Greetings, 182nd family! It has been several months since I have seen or communicated with many of you. For six months, I had the opportunity to serve alongside our active duty Airmen and Guardians at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson (JBER) in Anchorage, Alaska. It was an amazing opportunity and

  • Take a mindful approach to your nutrition

    We all know that during the holiday season we eat and drink more… try being mindful!Mindfulness encompasses the ability to give attention to what is happening while it is happening. Mindfulness extends to our eating habits as well.

  • An Illinois National Guard journey to Poland

    Imagine your nation was attacked and your military was severely outmatched. After a few weeks of resistance and hard losses, your country was taken over. Your government – gone. Your borders – gone. Your land, your home – taken away. When the world map is unrolled, the name of your nation is no

  • God Fights for Us

    Recently I was reading some Israeli history from the Bible (1 Samuel) where Israel prayed (actually demanded) to have a king like the other nations. Even though they were warned what a bad idea this was, they insisted, “No! We want a king so that we will be like all the nations, and so our king may

  • Chaplain Corps offering free online relationship enrichment training

    Our 182nd Chaplain Corps is hosting and facilitating two upcoming Saturday Seminars full of free online relationship enrichment training. The schedule is arranged so that any who are interested can attend any, or all, of the training sessions virtually. You can come and go as you please.

  • With spring comes new opportunities

    The 17-year cicadas (locust-like insects) are about to reemerge in the Midwest from the ground after 17 years of very slow development. Once they emerge, their songs produced could be as loud as 100 decibels.