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Training Tips of a Chief Master #3 – The Wonderful Chart   The path to success will take you through these three steps: create SMART goals write them down use a chart to monitor progress We all know about SMART goals.     Write down your goals so each one meets these criteria: S pecific M […]

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Training Tips of a Chief Master  #2 Who is on your championship team? In this episode, Chief Master Babin explains how to build a championship team of professionals who will help you to the mountaintop of success. TRAINING TIPS OF A CHIEF MASTER   #2                “Who is on your team?” […]

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Training Tips of a Chief Master INTRODUCTION and Tip #1   TRAINING TIPS OF A CHIEF MASTER  #1   BE PREPARED TO BE ALONE I realize that times have changed.   Many regions have several high ranks, as high as 7th or 8th degree, unheard of in my days as a lower rank.   With so many […]

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Helpful thoughts for this difficult time. Chief Master Babin provides a new perspective on our role as instructors of Songahm Taekwondo during the time of COVID-19

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Lesser-Known Players on the Apollo 11 Team:  Frances ‘Poppy’ Northcutt     Northcutt helped get the Apollo 11 crew home safely by verifying the return trajectory calculations. She also broke barriers by being the first female engineer to work in Mission Control. After leaving NASA, Northcutt went on to become a criminal law attorney. (courtesy of […]

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Lesser-Known Players on the Apollo 11 Team: Eleanor Foraker Foraker was a senior seamstress who worked under the International Latex Corporation (ILC)—a division of Playtex (yeah, the underwear brand)—hand-sewing the spacesuits worn by the Apollo 11 crew. Neil Armstrong’s suit is pictured here. Foraker and other seamstresses worked tirelessly on modified Singer machines to sew […]

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    Lesser-Known Players on the Apollo 11 Team: Katherine Johnson   Johnson was a mathematician during her 33-year long tenure with NASA, where she worked on calculating launch trajectories and emergency backup return paths for various missions, including the backup plan for Apollo 11. Some of Johnson’s experience as a NASA employee was also chronicled in Hidden […]

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Lesser-Known Players on the Apollo 11 Team:  Mary Jackson Jackson, a mathematician, aerospace engineer, and badass barrier breaker, was NASA’s first black female engineer. She worked at Langley Research Center in Virginia and was one of the women whose stories were depicted in the hit film Hidden Figures. Jackson’s equations helped the U.S. safely get a man […]

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Lesser-Known Players on the Apollo 11 Team:  JoAnne Morgan NASA’s only female engineer at the time is seen in the control room during the the liftoff of what would become the groundbreaking Apollo 11 Moon landing. (In this photo, Morgan is in the center covering part of her face with her left hand.) Morgan, who […]

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The Speech…… you may never hear from President Trump On June 22 2020, vandals entered the India Palace Restaurant in Santa Fe New Mexico and destroyed the place, adding hate-filled scribblings all over the walls.  The Santa Fe Police Department has classified it as a hate crime and estimated damages to be over $100,000.  The […]

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