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DOD launches the 2014 Health Related Behaviors Survey for Reserve Component

Posted December 5, 2014 by

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The Department of Defense has launched the third iteration of the DOD Health Related Behaviors Survey for the Reserve Component. The purpose of the confidential survey is to gather lifestyle and health related data from randomly selected Reservists and National guardsmen in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam. This is…

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RNC announces holiday wreath laying, gravesite decorating schedule

Posted December 5, 2014 by Jim Ruester

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Riverside National Cemetery (RNC) will once again be the site for Wreaths Across America, a campaign begun in 2006 that invites people across the country to decorate the gravesites of Veterans interred in the 131 national cemeteries, with holiday wreaths created by the Worcester Wreath Company of Maine. Cadets of the Civil…

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Knowing the facts: National American Indian Heritage Month

Posted November 26, 2014 by Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute public affairs

(Official U.S. Air Force photo) Maj. Gen. Clarence L. Tinker was the highest ranking officer of Native-American ancestry and the first general lost in action during World War II. November is National American Indian Heritage Month, honoring American Indians and Alaska Natives. For 2014, the Society of American Indian Government Employees has selected the theme…

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VA implements second phase of Choice Card Program

Posted November 26, 2014 by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs public affairs

Washington, DC – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it began mailing Veterans Choice Cards on Nov. 17 to Veterans currently waiting more than 30-days from their preferred date or the date that is medically determined by their physician for an appointment at a VA facility. “VA continues to focus on implementation…

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Red Cross shares top safety tips for Thanksgiving

Posted November 26, 2014 by American Red Cross

Millions of people will travel to spend their Thanksgiving holiday with loved ones and the American Red Cross has steps they can follow to help make sure they have a safe trip. The holiday is also a time when cooks spend a lot of time in the kitchen and there are tips they can use…

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Officials Highlight Health, Wellness Resources for Military Families

Posted November 26, 2014 by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON – As efforts continue to strengthen service members and their families, Pentagon officials held a Bloggers Roundtable to highlight the myriad resources available to tackle the unique military and transitional challenges those who serve may face. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy Rosemary Freitas Williams, Marine Corps Sgt. Maj….

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DoD highlights warrior, family care during Warrior Care Month 2014

Posted November 21, 2014 by Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

The Defense Department recently hosted a rehabilitation expo as part of Warrior Care Month as it continues its commitment to supporting wounded, ill and injured troops, their families and caregivers. James Rodriguez, deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Office of Warrior Care Policy, discussed his office’s role in supporting wounded warriors, Warrior Care Month…

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Virtual Hope Box mobile app grows in popularity

Posted November 21, 2014 by Beth Schwinn

A free smartphone app that helps people in crisis remember good things in their lives has been downloaded 13,000 times in the past six months, according to data from app stores. That’s good news for experts at the National Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2), which developed the Virtual Hope Box app to help users…

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Tinker epitomized Native American strength, leadership

Posted November 21, 2014 by Randy Roughton

Courtesy Photo Maj. Gen. Clarence L. Tinker was a natural leader who personally led his Airmen into combat missions during the early days of World War II. He perished, along with his crew, during the battle of Midway. The nation’s highest-ranking Native American general didn’t have to be on the ill-fated mission in the Pacific…

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AF tests first all-electric vehicle fleet in California

Posted November 21, 2014 by

(U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Corrice) Airmen from Los Angeles Air Force Base learn how to use charging equipment for the base’s new electric vehicle fleet during a training demo Oct. 31, 2014, in El Segundo, Calif. When not in use, the vehicle’s batteries can switch charging direction and feed their energy back to the base’s…

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