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Sadly and ominously, person-to-person civilized political dialogue with people who think differently than we do has virtually disappeared. For the last 50 years, our country has become increasingly polarized: we tend to only read newspapers that reflect our beliefs, listen to the stations we agree with, and even move to communities because they are populated with those who think the same. MORE >Regardless, it IS possible to understand each other, “get” how other people think, why they vote for that “jerk or jerk-ess” you may despise, where they’re coming from and how they see the world. Trade your anger and frustration for understanding and insight. Learn how to talk to people who are 180 degrees different from you, and why both of you might actually be right.
The City of Phoenix offers free self-defense classes for anyone 8 years or older. Learn how to fight off an attacker with a Kubotan and everyday objects, like a sharpie or marker. The purpose of the self-defense class is to teach our community how to be more aware of their surroundings and gain self-confidence. Anyone can learn these life-saving defense skills! Take control and escape a threat. It could save your life. MORE >
Volunteers are a tradition of American life. They offer countless hours of service and a variety of skills and insights to their organizations, all without compensation. Volunteers need people who understand leadership to show them the way and not bosses that tell them what and how to do it. This presentation will help you understand the difference and how to lead your organization successfully. MORE >
Thunderbird Field II was built in 1942 for the sole purpose of training WWII Army Air Corp pilots. Over 5,500 pilots were trained at Thunderbird Field II between 1942 and October 16, 1944, when the school was deactivated. Many of these young aviators saw military action in Europe and the Pacific. MORE >The Thunderbird Field II Plaza at the entrance to the new Scottsdale Airport terminal, business center and restaurant will include a monument with information on Thunderbird Field II and its military history. The Plaza’s centerpiece will be a Stearman PT-17, the aircraft used for training at Thunderbird Field II. The service plaques for all of our armed services as well as the revered POW-MIA plaque will be on permanent display.
Learn about the history of the 3 Thunderbird Fields, current Scottsdale airport operations & the Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial.