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Air Force: AFRL bio-signature research may save firefighters’ lives

Posted June 26, 2015 by Michele Eaton

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Imagine facing down a raging fire, up close, with little or no time to save lives and protect property, hauling 75-pound hoses up multiple flights of stairs; carrying victims out and repeatedly putting your life on the line. Then imagine doing it nearly every day. It’s an extreme job…

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Air Force: Career Intermission Program application window opens July 1

Posted June 19, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force Career Intermission Program application window opens July 1 for eligible Airmen interested in taking one to three years off active duty for personal or professional needs. Applications must reach the Air Force Personnel Center no later than Aug. 31, with the total force selection panel…

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DOD Civilian personnel chief discusses future force

Posted June 12, 2015 by Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone Marshall Jr.

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department’s top Civilian personnel policy chief discussed developments intended to address Civilian workforce challenges and improve performance management and resourcing as part of the Future of the Force initiative during a panel discussion held here Tuesday. Paige Hinkle-Bowles, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Civilian personnel policy, participated in “Future of…

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Utility jobs training to open for troops, veterans, spouses

Posted June 12, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department announced Tuesday a partnership to launch employment training for transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses in highly skilled utility industry jobs. The Utility Industry Workforce Initiative is a public-private partnership comprising DOD, the departments of Energy, Veterans Affairs and Labor, and private-sector companies Edison Electric Institute, Center for Energy…

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Air Force: Airmen foster ‘wingmanship’ through gaming

Posted June 5, 2015 by Air Force Airman 1st Class Ryan Sparks

Intramural sports have been a staple of life on Air Force bases for a long time as a way for Airmen to connect with each other and become more involved on base.

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DOD: Secretary of Defense joins Facebook

Posted June 5, 2015 by DOD News Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ash Carter became the first secretary of defense to join Facebook May 29, Pentagon officials announced. In a statement released after Carter joined, officials said the secretary of defense will be able to personally communicate with nearly three million Service members and Civilians on the social media platform. The defense secretary’s…

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Program offers free museum visits to Service members Families

Posted May 29, 2015 by Shannon Collins

City of Sierra Vista Graphic The Henry F. Hauser Museum inside the Ethel Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista, is one of the 26 Arizona museums participating in the Blue Star Museums Program running through Labor Day, Sept. 7. WASHINGTON — Through Labor Day, Service members and their families can visit more than…

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DOD: New peer-to-peer service aims to provide counseling support

Posted May 22, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — Starting this summer, the Defense Department will offer an additional counseling service to help military Service members, transitioning troops and family members deal with a host of issues before they become crises. Peer-to-peer support, which will be available through Military OneSource, will offer assistance from counselors who have at least a master’s degree…

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Air Force:F-35 pilot training begins at Luke

Posted May 22, 2015 by Senior Airman James Hensley

The first ever F-35 Lightning II pilot training class was held at Luke Air Force Base, Phoenix, May 4.

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DOD: Area flyover to commemorate World War II victory

Posted May 8, 2015 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON — America will remember the millions who helped make possible the European theater victory in World War II with a flyover of the Capitol and National Mall area by historic aircraft today. To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of fighting in Europe, or VE Day, aircraft from all periods of World War…

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