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?
By James Reddick Special to GUIDON I have a muzzle magnet. As best as I can tell, it’s located just in front of my navel. Firearm muzzles just seem to swing mindlessly toward it whenever I’m in or near a group of shooters. When a shooter carelessly points a muzzle at me, I immediately say something and they usually get upset that I implied they handled their weapon unsafely. Try this … [Read more...] about Control your firearm’s muzzle
Photos and interviews by Sam Campbell “I had a couple of family members who struggled with mental health issues. I saw the difficulty they had accessing care and feeling like they weren’t supported all the time. I really wanted to give back in a way and make a difference in peoples’ lives. I really enjoy celebrating the little victories with my patients. I think that’s my favorite part of my … [Read more...] about Who or what was your inspiration to go into the medical field?
By Chief Warrant Officer 3 Alphonso White Special to GUIDON I was headed home from a 15-month tour in Iraq when I boarded a plane in Stuttgart, Germany. I sat impatiently on the plane, my mind filled with thoughts of seeing my family and friends once again. The trip from Germany was long, but it passed quickly as I thought about home. In all that excitement, not once did I imagine what … [Read more...] about Rest cycles and driving safety