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Stay fit through season of celebrations

Posted December 11, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Nestor Cruz

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Tis the season for family get-togethers, office holiday parties and cookie drives. What do these events have in common? Food … lots of food. As people load their plates with cakes and pies, getting a good workout drops on the priority list. Why do people fall into this annual holiday trap?…

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VA expands eligibility related to Military Sexual Trauma

Posted December 11, 2014 by

Washington, DC – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), under authority from the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (“VACAA”),  today announced expanded eligibility for Veterans in need of mental health care due to sexual assault or sexual harassment that occurred during their military service. This trauma is commonly known as military sexual…

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Resiliency in numbers

Posted December 4, 2014 by Dianne Moffett

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Most Airmen have probably heard the expression “there’s strength in numbers.” Most Airmen have also probably heard of Comprehensive Airmen Fitness. When it comes to building resiliency, the two are not unrelated. The four domains of comprehensive fitness are mental, physical, social and spiritual fitness, which enhance resilience…

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Pillars of Resiliency: Holiday budgeting

Posted December 4, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Ariel D. Delgado

Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas — For most, the holidays are a time of joy, celebration, and family reunions. For others, the season can emphasize stressors, such as family separation, traveling, and last minute workload. The holidays are also the toughest time of the year when it comes to financial budgeting. The lights, music, decorations and delicious…

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Click, Click, Boom!

Posted December 4, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Strang

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — It all begins with a duck-face, a peace sign and a selfie. From there, a photo taken in front of the dining facility at Forward Operating Base Wherever is posted to Airman Duck-face’s Facebook wall. It is shared by crazy Aunt Jane, who passes it along to Cousin Joey. Joey is…

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Officials highlight health, wellness resources for Military Families

Posted November 26, 2014 by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 – As efforts continue to strengthen service members and their families, Pentagon officials held a Bloggers Roundtable to highlight the myriad resources available to tackle the unique military and transitional challenges those who serve may face. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy Rosemary Freitas Williams, Marine Corps…

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Maintaining fitness standards during the holidays is important

Posted November 20, 2014 by 2nd Lt. Logan Fleming

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — During the holidays, going to the gym usually isn’t on the top of most peoples’ priority list. Priority is given to visiting families, planning vacations, and most important, indulging in holiday feasts. Going to the gym during the holidays can be more important than you think. Whether you are…

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162nd Wing facilitates interagency training for active shooter exercise

Posted November 20, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Erich B. Smith

Active-shooter exercises are common within government facilities and military bases, and most of them seem to surround a single entity neutralizing a threat by force. Very seldom, however, do these training events involve an entire installation, along with government counterparts, like it did here at the 162nd Wing Nov. 17. “One of the ideas behind…

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Health Benefits Program open season dates set

Posted November 13, 2014 by Janis El Shabazz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Open season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and the Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program will run Nov. 10 through Dec. 8, officials announced recently. During open season employees and retirees will have the chance to review their current plans and make any changes they desire for…

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NDMS exercise brings mass of emergency responders to D-M

Posted November 13, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

D-M partnered with multiple emergency response agencies from the surrounding community for a National Disaster Medical System exercise that took place here Nov. 5. The exercise allowed key stakeholders to improve readiness in the event of a real-world natural disaster. The conditions of the exercise required D-M to be the primary reception site for victims…

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