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Health & Safety

Build a better body through strength training

Posted December 19, 2014 by

Strength training, also called weight training, boosts your metabolism by adding lean muscle, helping you lose weight and keep it off. It can also prevent diabetes, fight aging, keep your bones strong, protect your memory, lower cholesterol and ease many types of chronic pain, including back pain. Beginning a weight-training program is a task many…

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Air Force Fitness Management System slated for upgrade

Posted December 19, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Active-duty, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard officers and enlisted members who want to maintain copies of their pre-July 2010 fitness records need to access the Air Force Fitness Management System (AFFMS) and save or print their records by Dec. 30, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Dec….

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President Obama expresses gratitude to troops, civilians

Posted December 19, 2014 by

President Barrack Obama expressed his gratitude to service members and Defense Department civilians for their service to their country during an event held at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Dec. 15.

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Thanks for giving to the red, white and blue

Posted December 19, 2014 by Jessica Pellegrini

January is National Blood Donor Month, and this year, the Armed Services Blood Program would like to thank you for “giving to the red, white and blue.” “2014 was a great year for the Armed Services Blood Program,” Navy Capt. Roland Fahie, ASBP director, said. “We have you – our donors, volunteers, staff members and…

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Safety, common sense help ensure happy holidays

Posted December 19, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Kathleen T. Rhem

I’ve always felt there are two important things to keep in mind during the holidays: Don’t let baby mistake the light-up nose on your Rudolph decoration for her “Baby’s 1st Christmas” pacifier, and go easy on the rum if you share the eggnog with your cat.

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News Briefs December 19, 2014

Posted December 19, 2014 by

GoRuck Challenge (U.S. Air Force photo/Steve Watson) Participants of the first ever GoRuck Challenge held at March ARB gather for a photo following the event, Dec 3. The GoRuck Challenge is a team event, inspired by the most elite training offered to Special Forces personnel, that takes participants through collective conditions of mental and physical…

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CAL FIRE warns of home heating dangers during winter storms

Posted December 12, 2014 by Daniel Berlant

As a major winter storm prepares to hit California, CAL FIRE is reminding residents to take steps to heat their homes safely. While the cooler weather and rain is a welcomed event during a time of severe drought in California, it also means that many will need to turn on home heating sources to keep…

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Air Force

Gen. Hyten: Future of AF is air, space, cyberspace integration

Posted December 12, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe,

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The commander of Air Force Space Command talked about the fundamental relationship between space operations and everyday life – not only for the military, but for the American people – during a breakfast at the Capitol Hill Club, Dec. 5. Gen. John E. Hyten, the AFSPC commander, explained the complexities of global…

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Prepare for water-wise winter: Tips and ideas

Posted December 12, 2014 by Association of California Water Agencies

When the rain starts, conserving water may be the last thing that comes to mind. Yet given California’s Mediterranean climate, water conservation should be a daily, year-round habit for all of us. Save Our Water, a statewide public education program, offers these tips and ideas on how to conserve water this fall and winter: Change…

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Air Force looks at innovative acquisition processes

Posted December 12, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — With new technologies rapidly coming to the forefront of the global stage, remaining the world’s greatest air force comes at an escalating cost, making responsible spending and cost-cutting initiatives high priorities for Air Force leadership. The Air Force Office of Acquisitions is partnering with industry to realize some of these initiatives and…

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