Author Archive
 

Pride
0
comments
Commentary

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month

Posted June 12, 2015 by Dawn W. Smith,

During Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride month, we celebrate our rich diversity and renew our enduring commitment to equity.

Full Story »

Vern Fisher, Monterey Herald
0
comments
Local

Drought exposes Civil War veteran’s grave in Monterey County lake

Posted June 12, 2015 by

Joseph Botts Jr. stepped out of his pickup truck into a scrubby, sunbaked field of salt grass and mustard weed and bent over a granite slab bearing a worn inscription: “Corp’l John McBride.”

Full Story »

 
0
comments
Health & Safety

Men’s Health Month – focus on prostate cancer

Posted June 12, 2015 by cdc.gov

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among American men. Most prostate cancers grow slowly, and don’t cause any health problems in men who have them. A prostate specific antigen (PSA) test may find a prostate health problem, but treatment can cause serious side effects. Learn about prostate cancer and talk to your doctor before…

Full Story »

 
0
comments
Health & Safety

Reduce your risk during National Safety Month

Posted June 12, 2015 by healthfinder.gov

Injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages – and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44. The good news is everyone can get involved to help prevent injuries. During National Safety Month, the 452nd Air Mobility Wing safety office is spreading the word to…

Full Story »

 
0
comments
Air Force

Air Force elevates discharge authority for transgender-related Airmen separations

Posted June 12, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force leaders announced June 4 a change to the decision authority for involuntary separations for enlisted Airmen diagnosed with gender dysphoria or who identify themselves as transgender. “Though the Air Force policy regarding involuntary separation of gender dysphoric Airmen has not changed, the elevation of decision authority to the director, Air…

Full Story »

America’slibrary.gov
0
comments
Commentary

Celebrate “Old Glory’s” 239th year on Flag Day

Posted June 12, 2015 by America’slibrary.gov

Sunday, June 14, is Flag Day! On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14.

Full Story »

101ARW-MANG-photo
0
comments
Events

News Briefs June 12, 2015

Posted June 12, 2015 by

HEALTHY BASE INITIATIVE Courtesy photo Members from the 101st Air Refueling Wing, Maine Air National Guard, participate in a Wellbeats Virtual Fitness Class at the March Fitness Center June 5, 2015 as part of their unit physical training. The Fitness Center has established a weekly schedule for the Wellbeats Virtual Fitness program. RIDE A BIKE…

Full Story »

LGBT_15_Poster
0
comments
Commentary

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month

Posted June 5, 2015 by Dawn W. Smith,

Diversity is one of our nation’s greatest strengths. During Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride month, we celebrate our rich diversity and renew our enduring commitment to equity. The dedication and contributions of our Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) service members and Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) civilians have had immeasurable impact on our…

Full Story »

 
0
comments
Commentary

Distance learning PME demands greater commitment

Posted June 5, 2015 by Master Sgt. Shanda L. De Anda

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The Air Force’s new enlisted professional military education distance learning courses are demanding and require more study time. That’s according to a memo from the Air Force Barnes Center of Distance Education at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. “The new EPME is a game changer,” said Chief Master Sgt. Cameron Kirksey,…

Full Story »

holding_hands
0
comments
Health & Safety

Help available for those grieving the loss of a loved one

Posted June 5, 2015 by Elaine Valentine,

The death of a service member or family member can be a devastating experience, especially in our tight knit military community. Everybody is professionally or personally interrelated to everyone else, and at the end of the day, we all depend on one another to support the mission and each other. Yet whether the death of someone you…

Full Story »