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Yesterday’s Air Force: General Henry “Hap” Arnold

This episode of Yesterday’s Air Force looks at the career of General Henry Harley “Hap” Arnold, the only man to ever hold both grades of General of the Army and General of the Air Force.

General Henry H. ‘Hap’ Arnold: Architect of America’s Air Force


Check Six: F-15 Unveiling – 45 years ago

First F15 flight

New Registered Readers 17.06.26

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Scenes from the 2017 Paris Air Show

From the USA Today website

The 2017 edition of the Paris Air Show is wrapping up this week, and — as usual — a number of interesting storylines have emerged from the latest edition of the event.

Boeing bested Airbus in what Reuters described as “a red hot race for new business” at the show, recording 571 net new orders to 326 for Airbus. The tallies exceeded expectations in what was forecast to be a slow year for orders.

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Off Track: 5 Treats That Are a Matcha Made in Heaven

From the Honolulu Magazine website

Matcha and Red Bean Cake

Matcha is good for you—not only for its health benefits, but also because it is oh, so delicious, especially in the form of a sweet treat.

For our annual Best of Honolulu issue in July, we searched for the best matcha dessert. Here are some of our favorite green tea sweets.

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Peanut Butter Test – The Easiest Way To Detect Early Alzheimer’s

From the Just Random News website

An estimated 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease in 2014, and around 500,000 seniors die each year because of it. University of Florida Health researchers have found a quick and inexpensive way to diagnose this disease at an early stage using the Peanut Butter test.

Please watch this video to spread the awareness

National Guard Magazine: June 2017

The June 2017 edition of NATIONAL GUARD is available online

Special Indeed Army Special Forces outfits bring a unique skill set to the fight. Guard Green Berets do the same, along with some added talents.

All on the Wrist Guard fitness experts say trackers can be a good tool for part-time troops to attain full-time physical readiness.

Lightning Test Air Guard training base hosts joint air-combat exercise pitting the nation’s new fighter against some of the top legacy aircraft.

The Whole Point The Army chief of staff is working hard to prepare the force, including our part of it. He deserves our support.

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Blue Star Museums Offers Free Admission for Eighth Year

From the National Endowment for the Arts website

imagesNEA Chairman Jane Chu and Blue Star Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet announced the eighth annual launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve and their families, from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2017.

The program provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation’s cultural heritage and learn more about their community, especially after a military move.

The list of participating museums is available at This list will be updated throughout the summer as more museums sign up.

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Army busts another general for improper relationship with woman

From the Washington Post website

The Army has demoted the former commander of the 1st Infantry Division for having “an inappropriate relationship” with a junior officer, the latest in a string of episodes in which Army generals have landed in trouble for personal misconduct.

Wayne W. Grigsby Jr., who also served as the commander of Fort Riley, Kan., was reprimanded and demoted from major general to brigadier general after investigators found that he had called and texted a female captain more than 850 times over 10 months and was spending time at her home, according to Army documents obtained by The Washington Post.

Grigsby is the sixth general in the past year whom the Army has punished for sexual misconduct or improper interactions with women. Although Army leaders have been reluctant to talk publicly about the issue, the service in December appointed a three-star general to lead a review of its general-officer corps.

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Retiree Update: James Puu

Kimo Puu and his wife Karen – December 2016

Kimo served in the Maintenance Control section for many years. After retirement, he worked for the State of Hawaii and he recently retired.

Check Six: Maintenance Control in the 70s/80s

When should you retire?

From the Motley Fool website

The short answer is when you’re financially and mentally prepared to do so, but there is much more to it than that. To retire comfortably, you’ll need to know how much retirement income your savings, pensions, and Social Security can sustainably create, as well as how your basic needs will be met, such as healthcare.

Here’s a quick guide that can help you determine what your idea retirement age will be.

The Power of Simple Life Changes to Prevent Heart Disease

From The New York Times website

Billions of dollars are spent every year on medications that reduce the risk of heart disease — the No. 1 killer in the United States.

But some people feel powerless to prevent it: Many of the risk factors seem baked into the cake at birth. Genetic factors can have a huge impact on people’s chances of dying of heart disease, and it has long been thought that those factors are almost always outside of one’s control.

Recent research contradicts this, though, and that should give us all renewed hope.

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Retiree Update: Thomas Ingargiola

Bob Finely and Tom Ingargiola, December 2016

Thomas Ingargiola served as the ANG Assistance to the Commander, Pacific Communications Division (now the J6). He was New York Air National Guardmember on a four-year statutory tour. Tom worked closely with the 201st Combat Communications Group on communications issues.

Before returning to the New York ANG, Tom went to Shaw AFB to serve as an ANG Advisor to the Central Command (CENTCOM/J6).

In 1999, he became commander of the 106th Mission Support Group, part of the 106th Rescue Wing, located in Westhampton Beach on Long Island. In 2000, Tom was promoted to colonel and served until his retirement several years later.

After retirement, Tom has taken to trips on cruise ship with a group of friends.

Great catching up with Tom.

The US Government Is Still Installing Russian Software on Its PCs

From the Defense One website

Congressional concern is climbing—not for the first time—about government agencies using an anti-virus tool made by the respected but Russia-based security firm Kaspersky Lab. The dustup is a case study in why securing government systems is devilishly complicated.

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