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Disability Employment Awareness Month: Wounded Service Member Initiative

Posted October 12, 2012 by TRICARE Computer/Electronic Accomodations Program

Recognizing the potential of its workforce, the Department of Defense established the Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program to eliminate employment barriers for people with disabilities. Since 1990, CAP’s mission is to provide assistive technology and accommodations to ensure people with disabilities and wounded servicemembers have equal access to the information environment and opportunities in the DOD and…

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Pride luncheon honors LGBT service members past, present

Posted July 3, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photo by Rebecca Amber Team Edwards was invited to attend a pride luncheon for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community during LGBT Awareness Month June 26 at Club Muroc. Members of Team Edwards were invited to show a little pride for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community at an awareness month…

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Troops’ investment in the Exchange pays off for entire military community

Posted October 26, 2012 by Chris Ward

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is paying dividends in more ways than one as Troops and their families exercising their benefit by dining at and shopping at Exchange facilities last year generated a dividend of $203.3 million. These funds are critical to Army, Air Force, National Guard, Marine Corps and Navy morale, welfare…

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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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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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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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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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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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Blackbird Airpark offers inside look at spy planes 50 years after Cuban Missile Crisis

Posted April 20, 2012 by by Laura Mowry

n 1962, after unsuccessful attempts were made by U.S.-backed Cuban exiles to overthrow the Cuban government, Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev made Cuba an offer they couldn’t resist – an agreement to defend against an...

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412th MXS lands new boss

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Air Force photograph by Chris Neill Col. Robert Weaver, 412th Maintenance Group commander, hands the 412th Maintenance Squadron guidon to Margaret Fleming in a change of leadership ceremony held in Hangar 1600 June 7. Fleming takes over for Tye Lockard who moved on to a new position in Arizona. Fleming comes to the 412th MXS…

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