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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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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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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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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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412th MXG Announces Professional Maintenance Certification Program expansion to FWS employees

Posted September 14, 2012 by Nathan Dixon

The 412th Maintenance Group, in conjunction with Air Force Materiel Command Headquarters/A4D, recently implemented the Professional Maintenance Certificate Program for AcqDemo and GS personnel.

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FHFA announces short sale assistance for military

Posted July 27, 2012 by by Federal Housing Finance Agency

Federal Housing Finance Agency Acting Director Edward J. DeMarco announced June 21 changes to short sale policies that will make it easier for military homeowners with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac...

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New NASA book details human factors in aerospace accidents

Posted May 18, 2012 by by Leslie Williams

The latest offering in the NASA Aeronautics Book Series, “Breaking the Mishap Chain,” debuted at the 83rd annual Aerospace Medical Association conference May 13-7, 2012, at the Atlanta Hilton, Atlanta, Ga. The three authors – Peter…

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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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