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Health & Safety

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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Veterans

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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(U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Corrice)
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World

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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U.S.

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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Commentary

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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Health & Safety

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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Air Force

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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Salutes & Awards

Fourth Air Force announces 2014 Raincross winners

Posted December 5, 2014 by Linda Welz

(U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Perry Covington) Col. Mark S. Larson (center), commander, 931st Air Refueling Group, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., accepts the Raincross Trophy at the annual Raincross Awards Dinner in Riverside, Nov. 19. The 931st Air Refueling Group was awarded the trophy as the top unit in 4th Air Force. This marked the…

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Tool to safeguard PII rolls out AF-wide

Posted December 5, 2014 by 24th Air Force public affairs

The Digital Signature Enforcement Tool debuted for Air Force-wide integration today, providing Microsoft Outlook email users with an interactive, automated virtual assistant to help ensure the security of personally identifiable information. “I can’t overstate the operational importance of preventing PII breaches,” said Maj. Gen. B. Edwin Wilson, the commander of 24th Air Force and Air…

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Health & Safety

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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