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Health & Safety

Experts recommend healthy diet over vitamins

Posted November 27, 2013 by Health.mil staff

Healthy Base Initiative Good nutritional and exercise habits can help boost energy and prevent illness and combat stress. Some service members take daily minerals and vitamins such as calcium and vitamin D. But are they necessary? The answer varies. Our bodies need a variety of nutrients, but they are usually available in food and our…

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Local

How are you participating in Black Friday?

Posted November 27, 2013 by Linda Welz

Although the economy is less robust than it has been in years past and holiday decorations can be seen in stores before the little ghosts and goblins collect all their candy, shoppers still look to the day after Thanksgiving as the official beginning of the holiday shopping season.

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Commentary

Anatomy of a cylone; why California is safe

Posted November 27, 2013 by Bob Kaschak

With the recent typhoon that devastated the Philippines, we print this article to calm the nerves of those who may be fearful of the same happening here and to educate others. Californians enjoy a relatively stable and predictable weather pattern most of the year. Although our major concern is earthquakes, we watch in awe and…

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Air Force

Best little repair shop in Afghanistan

Posted November 27, 2013 by Capt. Jason Smith

U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Jason Smith Tech. Sgt. Juan Sanchezduarte (left) and Senior Airman Mark Zorich (right), both assigned to the 451st Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, pose with some bicycle tires outside Tan Box Bike Repair at Camp Losano, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 11, 2013. Both airmen volunteer their time and resources so service members…

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Air Force

AF Portal goes mobile, gets face-lift

Posted November 27, 2013 by Justin Oakes

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. (AFNS) — Expected to launch by the end of 2013, the Global Combat Support System-Air Force, or GCSS-AF, is rolling out a revamped portal, which simplifies navigation, improves performance on low bandwidth connections and works from mobile devices. “The old system had become cluttered, difficult to navigate and was in…

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Events

American Indian Heritage Month 2013 winds down

Posted November 27, 2013 by

In honor of National American Indian Heritage Month, here are the facts of the day from the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute website at https://www.deomi.org: Day 27: Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is the oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of…

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Events

News Briefs November 27, 2013

Posted November 27, 2013 by

COMBINED UTA SET FOR JAN. 2014 Due to budget issues, all members assigned to the 452 AMW will report for a combined UTA, Jan. 25-26, 2014. Please see your squadron commander or first sergeant if you have any questions or concerns. ACCESS SELF-HELP WEBSITES WITHOUT COMMON ACCESS CARD By direction of the Under Secretary of…

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Local

Snapshots – What We Do

Posted November 27, 2013 by Linda Welz

  Team March members race to items they want to buy at a recent Non-appropriated Funds sale on base. The 452nd Force Support Squadron holds NAF sales as needed to support NAF employees and the programs available through the Morale, Welfare and Recreation department. At this particular sale, available items were from a building used…

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Commentary

The Rap on Car Wrap Scams

Posted November 22, 2013 by AnhTuan Dang,

As the holiday season approaches, no doubt you may be looking for ways to secure some extra spending money to buy that special someone the perfect gift. As luck would have it, you just received an innocuous looking e-mail asking if you want to make an extra buck just by driving around with some company…

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DoD

Partnership means faster airport screening for service members

Posted November 22, 2013 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Defense Department and Transportation Security Administration officials today announced a partnership to expand “TSA Precheck” expedited screening benefits to all U.S. armed forces service members, including those serving in the Coast Guard, Reserves and National Guard, during their official or leisure travel. As a result of the agreement, these individuals will be…

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