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July 6, 2012

News Briefs | July 6, 2012

ATTENTION MARCH RUNNERS!

We are two months and 18 days out from the Air Force Marathon! Unfortunately, due to mission requirements, the original allocation of 100 PAX has been scaled down to 86. Currently we have 97 seats filled, which means we are 11 over. Please contact me as soon as possible if you are no longer able to participate. We may have to eliminate people based on first come first serve basis For more information, contact Chief Master Sgt.Terry L. Luzader, chief, NAF Aviation Resource Functional Manager at 951-655-7608.
 

TEN STEPS TO A FEDERAL JOB

Family Services will conduct a seminar for those interested in learning the 10 Steps to a Federal Job in the Mission Support Group Conference Room from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., July 13. For more information, contact Valerie Fioretta at valerie.fioretta@us.af.mil by July 9.
 

FREE YMCA MEMBERSHIPS FOR MILITARY CHILDREN

The YMCA Military Outreach Program receives assistance from the Defense Department to pay for military dependant memberships and respite care for military family members. Active duty, National Guard and Reserve families are eligible to apply. For info and to see if qualified, visit www.asymca.org or contact Military OneSource at (800) 342-9647.
 

YOUTH SERVICE AMERICA OFFERS SCHOOL GRANTS

Youth Service America is currently accepting applications for the 2012-2013 YSA Grant school and program year. The Harris Wofford Youth Award and the Harris Wofford Young Educator Award will be awarded to deserving applicants. For more information, visit www.YSA.org/grants.
 

EMBRY-RIDDLE WAIVES FEE FOR MILITARY

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has waived the fee for active duty military and reservists until Sept. 30. The waiver applies to associates, bachelors and  programs. For more information, please contact the ERAU at March ARB at 951-653-4074.
 

AAFES HAS EARLY CHRISTMAS DEALS

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is giving shoppers the opportunity to beat the December rush while saving big on some 300 toys with its “Christmas in July” toy sale from July 1 to 14. Items will be discounted from 25 to 50 percent. shoppers using their MILITARY STAR® card will receive a 10 percent discount on any toy purchase of $100 or more. For more information call AAFES at (951) 653-3111.
 

MORE THAN 175 POUNDS LOST SINCE JANUARY!

Weight Watchers meets every Thursday at 12 p.m. at the Hap Arnold Club. The group has collectively lost more than 175 pounds since it began in January. Come to a meeting or call Linda Welz at 951-655-2862 or linda.welz@us.af.mil for more information.




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BASH: Protecting our aircraft, Airmen

U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Bari Wald David Briseño, wildlife biologist with the United States Department of Agriculture and head of Marchs’ Bird/Anti-Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) program, prepares to fire a 12-gauge ‘shell cracker’ into the air with his shotgun. Firing ‘shell crackers’ is one of many pyrotechnic methods used in the BASH program to...
 
 

452 AMW lineage began in World War II England

(With the this year’s military ball theme, “A Legacy for the future: 452nd Bombardment Group,” and the ball only 11 weeks away, it seems appropriate to re-print an 11-part series tracing its lineage. The series was first run in the Beacon in 2007. Take this journey with us.) The 452nd Air Mobility Wing started as...
 
 

Official says: Tobacco use harms military readiness

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Because tobacco use is harmful to military readiness, the Defense Department has an added responsibility to curb its use, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs said today, noting that service members are more likely to use tobacco products than civilians. Tobacco use can lead to excess oral cavity disease and...
 

 
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AFN does Comic-Con, brings home the goods

Photo courtesy of AFNMC2(SW/AW) Stephen Hale interviews Adelaide Kane, who plays Mary, Queen of Scots, in the dramatic TV series Reign at the 2014 ComicCon International in San Diego, California. The American Forces Network is ...
 
 

Social media guidance on political campaigns, elections

Reservists on active duty for 30 or more days may generally express their personal views on public issues or political candidates via social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter or personal blogs, much the same as they would be permitted to write a letter to the editor of a newspaper. If a social media site/post...
 
 

Go After the OC!M

“If the only reason you’re avoiding taking on a challenge is because the idea scares you, then that’s the reason to take it on.” That line comes from Steve Farber’s The Radical Leap, a great little book on leadership that follows the journey of a man who stands at the edge of his future but...
 




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