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AF leaders stand behind civilians during tough furlough times

Posted July 12, 2013 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III send the following furlough message to the Airmen of the United States Air Force: As you all know, Department of Defense civilian furloughs begin this week. With few exceptions, our civilian Airmen face…

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Health & Safety

Wingman Toolkit promotes healthy, balanced lifestyle

Posted July 12, 2013 by Ian Phillips

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — As members of the military family we all deal with stress. Work, relationships, and money are just a few examples of the things that are on our minds every day. Reservists have the additional responsibility of balancing civilian and military careers. Everyone deals with it differently though. Sometimes people…

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Dempsey calls on Americans to discuss civil-military relations

Posted July 12, 2013 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON, D.C. – America’s all-volunteer military has been a success, but society at large and service members must ensure a shared understanding exists between them, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wrote in a commentary in the Washington Post today. Dempsey described the all-volunteer force as one of…

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163d Medical Group treats island locals in joint exercise

Posted July 5, 2013 by Senior Airman Michael Quiboloy

Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Michael Quiboloy Maj. Maria Ignacio, nurse practitioner, 163rd Medical Group, California Air National Guard, March Air Reserve Base, checks local man Ernesto Leano for ear disease using an otoscope at the Iao Intermediate School in Wailuku, Hawaii, last month. More than 500 U.S. service members spread across Hawaii for Tropic…

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Air Force Medical Service website focuses on Men’s Health Month

Posted June 28, 2013 by Lt. Col. Constance L. Smith

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The Air Force Medical Service has a primary focus on men’s health in the month of June. However, during this month and every month to follow, the AFMS aims to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of diseases among men, such as…

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Caring for oneself

Posted June 28, 2013 by Senior Airman Noelle E. Reyes

When faced with both good and bad stressors, we have the obligation and responsibility to ensure our own well-being. After all, no one knows you better than yourself. Your overall well-being includes maintaining the physical mental, and spiritual balance of your health. Whether you are in celebration or mourning, it is important to develop a…

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Keeping service in perspective

Posted June 21, 2013 by Chief Master Sgt. James Powell

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — If you were approached by a co-worker, civilian or family member and asked the question, “Why do you serve?”, what would your answer be? How would you internalize what you do for the Air Force to the point where you could answer that seemingly simple question? Over the past several…

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Officials battle obesity, tobacco with Healthy Base Initiative

Posted June 21, 2013 by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Defense Department has teamed with the White House, industry, medical communities and installation leaders to assess obesity and tobacco programs for the total workforce, a Pentagon official said. Starting in July, DOD officials will begin evaluating 13 installations to gauge their implementation of the Healthy Base Initiative, said Charles E. Milam,…

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Preparing to survive Wildfire season

Posted June 21, 2013 by Robert Kaschak

Southern California’s unique topography complemented with intense heat, dry soil, acts of nature and human carelessness, all combine to make it extremely vulnerable to wildfires. Every year we standby, ready to combat these demons of destruction. When not actually engaged in a response, firefighters train constantly to improve tactics, communication and working relationships. The drain…

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Air Force leaders congratulate Army on 238 years

Posted June 21, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C — Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody recognized the Army on its 238th birthday, June 14. Donley wrote a letter to the secretary of the Army stating: “Congratulations on the U.S. Army’s 238th…

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