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Obama activates reserves for Operation United Assistance

Posted October 24, 2014 by Nick Simeone DoD News,

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — President Barack Obama has authorized the Defense Department to call up a small number of National Guard or reserve troops that possess special skills needed to aid efforts in stopping the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa. Obama issued an executive order yesterday authorizing the secretaries of Defense and…

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Halloween safety tips for 2014

Posted October 24, 2014 by U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Here are a few safety tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission can protect children who plan to go trick-or-treating this Halloween. Costume Designs: Purchase or make costumes that are light and bright enough to be clearly visible to motorists. For greater visibility during dusk and darkness, decorate or trim costumes with reflective tape…

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Are Airmen’s ghosts still around?

Posted October 24, 2014 by Linda Welz

Portrait of John J. Pershing by French painter Léon Hornecker (1864-1924), oil on canvas, 1903.(This work is in the public domain in those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 80 years or less.) (Fourth in a five-part series on things that go bump in the night) Chaplain Dave Sarmiento, 163rd…

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Cyber expansions create security considerations

Posted October 24, 2014 by Air Force Public Affairs Agency,

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Technological advances have put the world at the fingertips of anyone with connection to the Internet and during cyber security awareness month, Airmen and their families are reminded to remain vigilant when posting personal information. “You have to assume that everyone is looking at it,” said Col. Mary Hanson, the senior information…

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News Briefs October 24, 2014

Posted October 24, 2014 by

March Exchange gets face-lift (U.S. Air Ftorce Photo/Sean Dath) Col. Russell A. Muncy, commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, joins employees of the March ARB Exchange for the Grand Re-opening of the store, Oct. 21. The exchange recently received $867,000 in updates, including upgraded restrooms in the mall, new carpet, a fresh coat of paint and…

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Knowing the facts: National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Posted October 17, 2014 by Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute

Today, National Disability Employment Awareness Month is celebrated every October to raise awareness about disability employment issues and honor the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.

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452nd felt early frost in Cold War

Posted October 17, 2014 by Chief Master Sgt. Matt Proietti

(Ninth in an 11-part series that was first run in the Beacon in 2007) Two weeks after the D-Day invasion, 47 B-17s from the 452nd Bombardment Group and other Army Air Forces units were destroyed by German aircraft at a largely undefended Russian airfield. The attack, which began about 12:30 a.m. June 22, 1944, destroyed…

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Air Force to implement TDY policy changes

Posted October 17, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Amanda Dick

The Air Force recently implemented two TDY policy changes that will impact travel reimbursements for Airmen. The first change, which took effect Oct. 1, made changes to the Joint Travel Regulations, Reimbursable and Incidental Expense Policy. The second will be a change in long-term TDY per diem expenses and take effect Nov. 1. Under the…

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Lacing up: Finding your ‘WooHoo’ moment

Posted October 17, 2014 by Col. Beena N. Maharaj

What started out as a quest to maintain military fitness, turned into a passion and is now a way of daily life for me. I struggled with my first Fit to Fight test, barely squeaking by. Now years later, I have improved in all measured areas of the F2F test.

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Domestic Violence awareness Month: How to help a friend who is being abused

Posted October 17, 2014 by

Here are some ways to help a friend who is being abused: •Set up a time to talk. Try to make sure you have privacy and won’t be distracted or interrupted. •Let your friend know you’re concerned about her safety. Be honest. Tell her about times when you were worried about her. Help her see…

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