New to Lackland Air Force Base? Read This.

Lackland Air Force Base is located in Bexar County, Texas. It is the only entering processing station for Air Force for basic military training and thus its called the “Gateway to the Airforce”. Lackland Air Force Base is part of Joint Base San Antonio which is a union between the United States Army Fort Sam Houston and the United States Air Force Randolph Air Force Base and Lackland Air Force Base, which were merged on 1 October 2010.

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What’s it like during BMT for the AF on Weeks 0-3?

What’s it like during BMT for the AF on Weeks 4-6?

 

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The Greatest Showman

Hugh Jackman leaves the x-men outfit to put on a show and …what a show! perhaps, in the words of the greatest showman “The Greatest Show on Earth?” Hugh had to research the life of “P. T. Barnum” whom he confidently calls “The Father of Pop Culture” to participate in the film about one of most amazing stories of a short era that flashed by.

The Greatest Showman is a 2017 American biographical musical drama film directed by Michael Gracey, written by Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon and starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya. The film is inspired by the story of how P. T. Barnum started the Barnum & Bailey Circus and the lives of its attractions.-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Greatest_Showman

Jackman also commented that it was fun working with Zendaya, and that his daughter is a huge fan! ITs kind of ironic to think that her daughter was more impressed with that than with her dad being Wolverine. 😉

Now for some real stories about the Buzz Making founder of the “Greatest Show on Earth”, a genius showman how came up with the showbiz magic that is still being used today.

Who is Barbie?

” Barbie is a fashion doll manufactured by the American toy company Mattel, Inc. and launched in March 1959. American businesswoman Ruth Handler is credited with the creation of the doll using a German doll called Bild Lilli as her inspiration.

Barbie is the figurehead of a brand of Mattel dolls and accessories, including other family members and collectible dolls. Barbie has been an important part of the toy fashion doll market for over fifty years, and has been the subject of numerous controversies and lawsuits, often involving parodies of the doll and her lifestyle.

Mattel has sold over a billion Barbie dolls, making it the company’s largest and most profitable line. However, sales have declined sharply since 2014.[1] The doll transformed the toy business in affluent communities worldwide by becoming a vehicle for the sale of related merchandise (accessories, clothes, friends of Barbie, etc.). She had a significant impact on social values by conveying characteristics of female independence, and with her multitude of accessories, an idealized upscale life-style that can be shared with affluent friends.”

Michael Jackson´s Life

” Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the “King of Pop”, he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world and was the best-selling music artist at the time of his death. Jackson’s contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.

The eighth child of the Jackson family, Michael made his professional debut in 1964 with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5. He began his solo career in 1971 while at Motown Records. In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. His music videos, including those of “Beat It”, “Billie Jean”, and “Thriller” from his 1982 album Thriller, are credited with breaking racial barriers and transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool. The popularity of these videos helped bring the television channel MTV to fame. Jackson’s 1987 album Bad spawned the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”, “Bad”, “The Way You Make Me Feel”, “Man in the Mirror”, and “Dirty Diana”, becoming the first album to have five number-one singles in the nation. He continued to innovate with videos such as “Black or White” and “Scream” throughout the 1990s and forged a reputation as a touring solo artist. Through stage and video performances, Jackson popularized a number of complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk, to which he gave the name. His distinctive sound and style have influenced numerous artists of various music genres.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson

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Who are the Top 10 Celebrities HORRIBLE to Their Fans?

Did you know these Top 10 Celebrities are HORRIBLE to Their Fans?

Some celebrities love their fans and will do anything – well, almost anything – to make them happy, while others couldn’t care less! Some celebrities like Justin Bieber spit on their fans, and we mean that literally, while others like Lea Michelle straight up ignore those who simply want a picture with her! Whether they refuse to sign autographs, refuse to take a picture with fans, ignore fans, lash out on them, or do their best to snub those who are most loyal to them, these celebrities from music, movies, TV and more are some of the worst offenders.

00:45 #10: Cameron Diaz
01:28 #9: Lea Michele
02:35 #8: Tobey Maguire
03:31 #7: Britney Spears
04:31 #6: Bruce Willis
05:23 #5: Chris Brown
06:26 #4: Kanye West
07:23 #3, #2, #1: ????

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What are the Top 5 Craziest Facts About Shrooms ?

Check out here the Top 5 Craziest  Facts About Shrooms or psilocybe mushrooms!

There are a lot of wacky theories out there about magic mushrooms (aka shrooms or psilocybe mushrooms). Were they sent here from outer space? Did they inspire Christmas? Even the stuff that we kinda, sorta know about them is pretty crazy: could they hold the cure from some mental illnesses? Were they being used thousands of years ago? Watch this episode of Top 5 Facts so you don’t have to go find out for yourself!

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Who are the Celebrities with the Most Tragic Childhoods?

Check out here the Top 10 Tragic Celebrity Childhoods!

Just because these are amongst some of the most successful people on earth, doesn’t mean everything has come easily – let alone happily – for them. These celebrities have some of the saddest upbringings in the world, let alone in the world of famous people! Some of these celebrities grew up with abusive parents, a life of sexual assault, the death of multiple family members or even being born while their mother was in prison!

02:03 #9. Shania Twain
03:04 #8. Demi Moore
04:04 #7. Leighton Meester
04:54 #6. Ashley Judd
06:25 #5. Joaquin Phoenix
07:39 #4. Charlize Theron
08:38 #3, #2 & #1. ????

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What are Coca-Cola´s Craziest Secrets?

Did you know these crazy facts about the Coca-Cola company? Or that Fanta originated from Germany?Pemberton’s French Wine Coca

Pemberton’s French Wine Coca
Before Coca-Cola started trying to make the world happier, Coca- cola was originally called Pemberton’s French Wine Coca and was intended as a medicinal tonic. It was created by pharmacist John Pemberton in Atlanta, Georgia who was injured in the Civil War and became addicted to morphine. In 1884, in an attempt to cure his addiction he created French Wine Coca, a predecessor to Coca-Cola made up of wine, cocaine, and caffeine-containing kola nuts. (Hence the name Coca-Cola). Pemberton was most likely influenced by the success of other Coca Wines during that time such as Vin Mariani, which was a tonic wine that mixed coca leaves and red Bordeaux wine. They all promised to fortify and refresh the body and brain and treat illnesses and addiction. Pemberton’s wine was advertised as being able to cure everything from constipation to chronic diseases, as well as acting as a “most wonderful invigorator of the sexual organs.” On one label Pemberton’s French Wine Coca promised to cure morphine and opium habits and even alcoholism. With wine…

Fun Fact: The Coca-Cola logo was created by John Pemberton’s bookkeeper, Frank Mason Robinson, in 1885.[81] Robinson came up with the name and chose the logo’s distinctive cursive script
Once Atlanta introduced prohibition in 1886, Pemberton changed the recipe and replaced the wine with sugar syrup. The soda was marketed for its medicinal effects and became very popular among high-class white society. It was referred to by many as an “intellectual beverage.”
Despite the claims of the drink’s restorative powers, Pemberton sadly died of stomach cancer in 1888 and was never able to cure himself of his morphine addiction.
After his death, businessman Asa Candler rescued the company and in 1891, became the sole owner of Coca-Cola. Candler is responsible for the marketing tactics that led Coke to its dominance of the world soft-drink market.

Fun Fact: The Coca Cola Company claims that Candler is responsible for developing one of the most innovative marketing techniques in history, the coupon! He hired traveling salesmen to pass out coupons for free Coke, hoping people would drink it, like it, then buy it later on. It obviously worked! He also decided to spread the work of Coca Cola by plastering the logo on everything from calendars to posters, notebooks, bookmarks and anything else he could think of to make it a national brand.
Candler also tried to sell Coca-Cola syrup as a patent medicine, claiming it would get rid of fatigue and headaches. The Coca-Cola recipe was a closely guarded secret, but in 1891, an Atlanta newspaper reported what many had already suspected: Coca-Cola contained cocaine. Coke was forced to change its marketing strategy and began referring to their product as “refreshing,” rather than promoting any medicinal advantages. In 1898 Congress passed a tax on all medicines during the Spanish-American war so Coca Cola was no longer sold as a drug.

Coca-Cola began taking cocaine out its soft drink in 1903 because of racially-promoted fears among white society with white people in the South claiming that black men were using the substance before raping white women.
Cocaine was eventually made illegal in the United States in 1914, but it wasn’t until 1929 that Coca-Cola perfected its formula. Before that year, the psychoactive elements of the coca leaf could still be found in the soda in small amounts.
Quiz Question (?)- Do you know which country consumes the most Coca Cola products?
The current formula of Coca-Cola remains a trade secret and the company produces concentration, which is then sold to licensed Coca-Cola bottlers throughout the world. The bottlers produce the finished product in cans and bottles from the concentrate in combination with filtered water and sweeteners.

Fun Fact: Coke is now sold in every country in the world except Cuba and North Korea. (Even Cuba might be selling Coca Cola soon.)
Darker Side
Merchandise N. 5/Coca Leaves
Ok, so I don’t know if this is supposed to be a secret or not but coca leaf extract is still used today as an active ingredient in coca cola. The ecgonine alkaloid, which gives cocaine its accelerating effect on the brain, is extracted from the coca leaf before processing.
This is done in New Jersey by The Stepan Company (pronounced Steppin) that specializes in chemical processing. It is believed that Stepan owns the sole license from the DEA to import coca leaves into the US.

What are The Craziest Piercings of All?

Do you ever wonder why we stick jewelry in the weirdest places of our body? When you see that video about a tongue or lip piercing going terribly wrong, do you ever want to know how it all started?

Do you know anyone who looks like this?
According to the Guinness Book of World Records Elaine Davidson is the “Most Pierced Woman” with over 9,000 piercings as of 2012. Wow. She might have more by now…
While I just have my ears pierced, I have to say that piercings give people a nice edge. The history of putting objects into the body dates back at least 5,000 years, but why did people do it?
The first record that we have is from Otzi the Iceman, the oldest mummy that was discovered half-frozen in a glacier in Austria by some tourists. It turns out he had pierced ears with holes ranging from 7-11 mm in diameter. He also had over 50 tattoos! It is believed that Ötzi lived around 3,300 BC, so it’s clear that ear piercing has been a relatively constant and important part of our culture practically since the dawn of humanity.
There is a lot of evidence from historical records and archaeological findings demonstrating that ear and nose piercings have been popular around the world. Piercings demonstrated many things from spirituality to wealth, to prostitution, to protection.
Tribes would pierce their ears for magical purposes. Believing that demons and spirits were repelled by metal, the tribes wore metallic ear piercings to prevent the bad spirits from entering through the ear. That’ll show them!
2000 years after Otzi, in ancient Egypt (around the time of King Tut) the trend was still going strong, with the boy king also displaying evidence of wearing earrings, along with many other Ancient Egyptians. They were usually worn to display their wealth and portray beauty. Different types of body piercings were restricted only to the royal family. It is said that only the pharaoh could pierce his navel and anyone else that did so would be executed, but there is not really evidence that this story is true…sorry to disappoint. The rumor is much more exciting!
The first recorded mention of nose rings is in Genesis 24:22. When Abraham decides to find a wife for his son Isaac, Rebekah is given a gold nose ring. It is still a common practice among the Berber and Bedouin peoples of North Africa and the Middle East for the husband to give his bride a gold nose ring when they are married. The size of the ring indicates the wealth of the family, and, if a death or divorce occurs, the wife can use the gold in her nose to sell and support herself. It’s financial security that you can wear!
Mughal emperors brought the practice to India in the 16th century. A stud or ring is often worn in the left nostril by women, as the left side is associated with female reproductive organs. The piercing is supposed to lessen the pain of birth and menstruation.
In Ancient Rome, earrings continued to be in fashion as a mostly male accessory, with Julius Caesar himself wearing them during his reign. Men would also pierce their nipples to signify strength and virility and was a badge of honor that demonstrated their dedication to the Roman Empire. Well if Julius Caesar had them then it must be true…
In the mid-14th century, Queen Isabella of France introduced “garments of the grand neckline,” dresses with such low necklines — sometimes to the navel — that the nipples were often openly displayed. As such, nipple piercing became popular and the jewelry usually matched the dress. Ouch!
In the Elizabethan era of late 16th century Britain, any man of the nobility had at least one ear piercing to show off his wealth. Around Europe hairstyles that showed the ear became popular and earrings became the fashion – you might remember this famous painting –The Girl With the Pearl Earring by Vermeer shown here (also played by Scarlett Johansen in the movie).
Sailors throughout history would also pierce their ears, knowing that if they were to die at sea, the earring recovered from their body could pay for their funeral.

Do Scientists Have Thug Life Moments?

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Richard Dawkins, Stephen Hawking all great and brilliant man, but as we all know they are humans and they have thug life moments! Watch the video and have a funny moment watching these guys.

Who are they?

Neil deGrasse Tyson (/ˈnl dəˈɡræs ˈtsən/; born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City. The center is part of the American Museum of Natural History, where Tyson founded the Department of Astrophysics in 1997 and has been a research associate in the department since 2003.

William Sanford Nye (born November 27, 1955), popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science communicator, television presenter, and mechanical engineer. He is best known as the host of the PBS children’s science show Bill Nye the Science Guy (1993–1998), and for his many subsequent appearances in popular media as a science educator.

Clinton Richard Dawkins FRS FRSL (born 26 March 1941) is an English ethologist, evolutionary biologist, and author. He is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, and was the University of Oxford’s Professor for Public Understanding of Science from 1995 until 2008.

Dawkins first came to prominence with his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, which popularized the gene-centered view of evolution and introduced the term meme. With his book The Extended Phenotype (1982), he introduced into evolutionary biology the influential concept that the phenotypic effects of a gene are not necessarily limited to an organism’s body, but can stretch far into the environment. In 2006, he founded the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science.

Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA (/ˈstvən ˈhɔːkɪŋ/; born 8 January 1942) is an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge.[16][17] His scientific works include a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation. Hawking was the first to set out a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. He is a vigorous supporter of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics.

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming is a 2017 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, co-produced by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios, and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. It is the second reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise and the sixteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Jon Watts, with a screenplay by the writing teams of Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, Watts and Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. The film stars Tom HollandMichael KeatonJon FavreauDonald GloverZendayaJacob BatalonLaura HarrierTyne DalyMarisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter Parker tries to balance high school life with being the hero Spider-Man as he faces the Vulture.

In February 2015, Marvel Studios and Sony reached a deal to share the character rights of Spider-Man, integrating the character into the established MCU. The following June, Holland was cast as the title character, while Watts was hired to direct, followed shortly after by the casting of Tomei and the hiring of Daley and Goldstein to write the script. In April 2016, the film’s title was revealed, along with additional castings including Downey. Principal photography began in June 2016 at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette County, Georgia and continued in New York City before concluding in Berlin the following October. During filming, Watts, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers were revealed as additional screenwriters, and more cast members were confirmed.

Spider-Man: Homecoming premiered in Hollywood on June 28, 2017 and will be released in the United States on July 7, 2017, in 3DIMAX and IMAX 3DHomecoming received critical acclaim, praising Holland and the cast’s performances, the musical score, the light tone and the action sequences. A sequel is scheduled to be released on July 5, 2019.

What are the Top 10 Hottest Songs of 2016?

Check out here the Top 10 Hottest Songs of 2016!

These singles dominated the charts in 2016. Today we’ll be counting down singles from artists like Rihanna, Beyonce, Drake, Twenty One Pilots, The Chainsmokers, Mike Posner, Major Lazer and more. Chances are you’ve heard more than one of these on the radio this year, but which one is your favorite?

00:45 #10: Cold Water
01:50 #9: I Took A Pill in Ibiza
03:04 #8: Heathens
04:11 #7: This Is What You Came For
05:15 #6: Closer
06:29 #5: Sorry
07:31 #4: Work
08:33 #3, #2 & #1: ????

 

Listen to the complete list on the video below!