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Raytheon offers tips on making the most of a military resume

Posted August 17, 2015 by Raytheon Public Affairs

For veterans, finding a civilian job can be the hardest part of leaving the military. But many skills that veterans learn in the service carry over well to the civilian job market. Raytheon employs more than 10,000 veterans, and Raytheon.com asked a few of them for advice on making military experience stand out on a…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant
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Salutes & Awards

Warfighter of the Week: Capt. Sabrina Gonzalez

Posted August 17, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant

Capt. Sabrina Gonzalez, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Operations, plans and assessments, executive officer, was recognized as the Warfighter of the Week, August 10, 2015. Gonzalez, a native of San Antonio, Texas, has been in the Air Force for 10 years and comes from a military family. “The Air Force is all I’ve ever…

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Veterans

VA announces new rules regarding service animals in VA facilities

Posted August 17, 2015 by

WASHINGTON – Today the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has revised its regulation regarding the presence of animals on VA property. The updated regulation will ensure VA practices remain consistent with applicable federal law. It will also assist individuals entering VA facilities in developing a clear and consistent understanding of the criteria governing…

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Commentary

Legal Corner: Avoiding ‘bird-dogging’

Posted August 17, 2015 by Commentary by 2nd Lt. Cynthia McGrath

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Scams aimed at taking advantage of U.S. military members are nothing new; however, one such scam, “bird-dogging,” has re-emerged as a threat to Service members’ financial security. Bird-dogging refers to the act of soliciting sales for a third party and is illegal both on and off base. One example occurs when a…

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D-M rescuers assist with F-16 crash recovery

Posted August 17, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Carolyn Herrick

When help is needed, pararescuemen known as “PJs” and air crew from Air Force Reserve rescue squadrons at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base fly to assist. Sometimes, the outcome is cheerful; sometimes, it is sober. One such sober mission occurred in the dark evening hours of June 24, when two HH-60s got the call to assist…

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Salutes & Awards

Southern Methodist University receives honors from Raytheon

Posted August 17, 2015 by

DALLAS (SMU) – Raytheon Company has named Southern Methodist University (SMU) as a strategic partner in cyber research based on the company’s collaborative efforts with the Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security in SMU’s Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering.   The strategic partnership includes joint research projects in cyber security, Raytheon internships for SMU students,…

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Salutes & Awards

AF selects 13,269 for staff sergeant, release date Aug. 20

Posted August 17, 2015 by AFPC Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force selected 13,269 for promotion to staff sergeant out of 39,260 considered during the 2015 E5 cycle, for a 33.8 percent selection rate. The staff sergeant promotion selection list will be posted to the myPers enlisted promotion page Aug. 20 at 8 a.m. CDT. The list…

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Sports

Face of Defense: New York Guard Officer Becomes Champion Powerlifter

Posted August 17, 2015 by Army Maj. Al Phillips

WEBSTER, N.Y.— What started as a weightlifting hobby at the gym while deployed at Guantanamo Bay in 2011 and 2012 has become a record-breaking event for New York Army National Guard Capt. Jeremy Hillyard. Hillyard, a battle-staff officer in the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team headquarters based in Syracuse, took five prizes in the Aug….

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Events

9th CMSAF laid to rest

Posted August 17, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Daniel DeCook

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va. (AFNS) — “If you’ve met Chief Binnicker, you’ve met an icon — a hero, a legend,” said Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, James A. Cody. Cody said these words as he delivered the eulogy for former Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James C. Binnicker at the Fort…

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Chaplain office supports Rescue mission

Posted August 17, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Carolyn Herrick

The military as a whole prides itself in promoting a “comprehensive fitness” model of health, and one major component is spiritual health. With a goal of supporting each individual’s personal faith beliefs, the U.S. Air Force and Reserve chaplain’s corps encourages members to attend services that enhance their spiritual lives. Ch. (Maj.) Andre Mooney, 943rd…

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