“My favorite period of Army history is the Civil War. I have a Master’s degree in American History with an emphasis on the Civil War. Today, I get to take noncommissioned officers and officers to Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield on Staff Rides, so I get to use a Civil War battlefield as an outdoor classroom for today’s Soldiers.” “The Mexican ‘Punitive’ Expedition, 1916 to 1917 after Pancho … [Read more...] about Viewpoint: What is your favorite period of Army history and why?
By Missouri Department of Transportation Special to GUIDON Whether driving a vehicle, walking or biking, keep your head up and be alert — you don’t want to miss what matters. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety is announcing a week-long campaign Monday through June 16 focusing on pedestrian safety. The campaign will be geared toward pedestrians and drivers, educating both about … [Read more...] about MoDOT: Don’t miss what matters
“I would say working with the kids and being able to help them with the things they have weaknesses in, and in being able to compliment them and encourage them on the things they have strengths in, whether it’s sports or arts and crafts. The best part is the mentoring program we have here.” “We get to go actually have fun with the kids and watch them grow. We have kids that start in 6th … [Read more...] about Viewpoint: What is the best part about working with Child and Youth Services?
By Environmental Protection Agency Special to GUIDON Like humans, pests need three critical elements to survive: food, water, and shelter. Before using pesticides, try these three simple steps to control or kill pests: Starve them out Pests will eat just about anything, but they might leave you alone if they don’t have easy access to food: — Seal up boxes and bags of food. Roaches … [Read more...] about EPA: Do you really need to use a pesticide?
By Chief Warrant Officer 3 James McDevitt Special to GUIDON I remember it like it was yesterday — the day I nearly killed myself and my best friend while driving to a favorite turkey-hunting spot. We worked for a concrete construction company that usually gave us the day off during bad weather. On this particular day during the height of Missouri’s turkey season, it was pouring rain. … [Read more...] about The dangers of low-water crossings
Photos and interviews by Amanda Sullivan Guidon Volunteer “Helping families through the most difficult time of their lives. Putting lives back into a new normal and helping in any way possible.” “Serving America’s finest — our service members. It’s an honor to serve these service members’ families. These service members have sacrificed so much for our country. We are accountable to … [Read more...] about Viewpoint: What is the most fulfilling part of your job?
By Maxcy Hanna Special to GUIDON I love to lift. I’ve been following a high-intensity interval training program for about 12 years and continue to see positive changes in my ability to handle difficult physical tasks. I will never compete, but I do enjoy it — so much so that I built my own backyard gym. I track my workouts carefully and measure key metrics every six months. I honestly … [Read more...] about Preventing weight training injuries
“History is what makes a society. Without history, you don’t have a society. How did all societies exist? Because someone recorded their history.” “It provides a connection, a personal connection. The artifacts that we collect, people are more generally apt to connect with (human) examples. We use artifacts for studying. There are examples of current conflicts where the terrain is such … [Read more...] about Viewpoint: Why should society preserve history?
By Eric Pilgrim Special to GUIDON My son’s frustration grew with each move, but I chose to ignore it. I had a new job with unique stressors to focus on, so I didn’t feel I had the luxury of devoting time to my son’s feelings; he would get through it. By the time we reached Fort Knox in September 2017, his frustration had reached a tipping point. “Dad,” he said shortly after we … [Read more...] about Take time to listen to children during moves, deployments
Interviews by Sam Campbell “EEO is important because it enforces federal regulations regarding equality in the workplace that everyone is treated fairly throughout their employment. It is about addressing the balance so everyone feels equal, treated fairly and ensures that employers do not discriminate against employees based upon characteristics, such as race, color, religion, national origin, … [Read more...] about Why is equal employment opportunity important?
Photos and interviews by Amanda Sullivan “I love working with military dependents – they have a wealth of experiences to draw from. Their excitement and enthusiasm are infectious. I also appreciate the outstandingly positive culture at Partridge Elementary. I truly love my job and can’t imagine doing anything else.” “My favorite part of teaching is building those relationships with … [Read more...] about Viewpoint: What do you love most about teaching?