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Resiliency, a way of life for World War II aviators like Zamperini

Posted December 7, 2012 by Dr. Joseph Mason & Laura Mowry

There was nothing easy about life for those in the Pacific Theater during World War II, especially for B-24 Liberator crew members like Capt. Louis Zamperini. It was risky, the quality of life was minimal at best, and crew members knew if something went wrong, there was a good chance they would never make it…

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National Preparedness Month Tip

Posted September 19, 2014 by

Eat the food in your freezer after the food in your refrigerator. Why? Even though prepared Americans typically will have a well-stocked supply of emergency preparedness food and water, it is advisable to eat and drink what you have in your home BEFORE you break into these supplies. Eat and drink what is available in…

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A fact about Black History Month

Posted February 15, 2013 by

Photograph courtesy of www.africanamericanhistory.gov Carter G. Woodson One of the first African Americans to receive a doctorate from Harvard was Carter G. Woodson. Born in 1875 in New Canton, Va., Woodson dedicated his career to the field of African-American history and lobbied extensively to establish Black History Month as a nationwide institution, giving him the…

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Contribution Factors – AcqDemo needs your feedback

Posted October 3, 2014 by

As the AcqDemo project design is prepared for permanency, AcqDemo is interested in getting your feedback on a number of design initiatives under consideration. To solicit this feedback, every couple of weeks information will be posted to the AcqDemo site along with questions about a different design idea or feature, both to inform you about…

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African-Americans in the military: from the American Revolution to integration

Posted February 15, 2013 by Dr. Robert Kane

Many are familiar with the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II, but they were not the first African-Americans to serve in the American armed forces. African-Americans have continuously served in the U.S. military since colonial times. After the fighting began in 1775, the British offered to free any African-American slave who served with them, leading…

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Fall back Nov. 2

Posted October 31, 2014 by

U.S. Air Force graphic by Rebecca Amber At 2 a.m., Nov. 2, Daylight Saving Time ends for 2014. “Fall back” by setting your clocks back one hour. When you adjust your clocks, those civilians who are scheduled to work will gain one hour of work. Those employees must be compensated by either overtime, comp time…

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TPS students ready Auto ACAS for initial testing

Posted April 5, 2013 by Laura Mowry

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Six students from the United States Air Force Test Pilot School recently helped the Air Force Research Laboratory and Lockheed Martin refine the Automatic Air Collision Avoidance System, which is scheduled for initial testing with the 416th Flight Test Squadron next January. Members of the United States Air Force…

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Scholarships for Military Children applications available Dec. 15

Posted November 26, 2014 by Cherie Huntington

As the Scholarships for Military Children Program enters its 15th year, more than 8,000 students have shared nearly $13 million in scholarships. Applications for the 2015-2016 school-year awards become available starting Dec. 15 at commissaries worldwide or on the Internet at http://www.militaryscholar.org . As one of last year’s recipients said, the scholarship will help her…

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SecDef says furlough days reduced for civilians

Posted April 5, 2013 by Nick Simeone

The Defense Department has revised from 22 to 14 the number of days hundreds of thousands of civilian employees could be furloughed this year because of the budget sequester, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced March 29. In addition, a senior Defense Department official speaking on background told reporters the start of the furloughs will be…

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Federal employees must adhere to federal laws prohibiting marijuana use

Posted December 19, 2014 by

Recently, several states have decriminalized the use of marijuana, allowing the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes or for limited recreational use. These changes to state law resulted in inquiries from a number of individuals about the impact to adjudications of persons proposed for eligibility for access to classified information or eligibility to hold a…

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