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Forging ahead: Female military physicians inspire others

Posted March 25, 2013 by Sandra Lea Abrams

As the military recognizes its female members as part of Women’s History Month in March, few groups are held in higher esteem than its women physicians, as evidenced by an award the Military Health System initiated in 2010 to honor them. The Military Health System’s, “Building Stronger Female Physician Leaders in the Military Health System”…

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Betty ‘Tack’ Blake: Only surviving member of 1st WASP class

Posted March 15, 2013 by by Randy Roughton

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — A young female U.S. Air Force pilot recently showed her 91-year-old guest the F-16 Fighting Falcon she flies at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. During the tour, the pilot continually gave praise to “Tack” Blake, which was odd, because  the guest was that very person – Betty “Tack” Blake. As…

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Sequestration pinch includes tuition assistance suspension

Posted March 15, 2013 by by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Though budget woes led the Army, Marine Corps and Air Force to suspend their tuition assistance programs and the Navy continues to consider its options, the program is important to the Defense Department and to service members, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said. “The program enables the professional and personal development of…

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Military relief organizations and emergency financial help

Posted March 15, 2013 by Military OneSource

Sometimes the challenges of life, especially satisfying financial responsibilities during the current fiscal crisis, can become overwhelming. Fortunately, military relief organizations exist to help service members and their families, in every branch of the military, in times of financial emergency. Depending on the circumstances, these organizations can provide interest-free loans, grants, or a combination of…

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452d Aeromedical Staging Squadron: Our reward is our job

Posted March 8, 2013 by by Darnell Gardner

If the U.S. Armed Forces are to remain the leaders of global engagement, they must maintain a force that stands ready to deploy at a moment’s notice. This type of commitment involves the selfless acts of those whose calling is to serve their country without question or mental reservation. Hardest hit are forces assigned to…

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Air Force cuts aviation support at public events

Posted March 8, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the Air Force braces for the impact of sequester, leadership has cancelled all aviation support to public events for at least the remainder of the fiscal year and is standing down the Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team to save flying hours to support readiness needs. As of Mar. 1, active-duty, Reserve and…

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Task force established to close gaps between active, Guard, Reserve

Posted March 8, 2013 by by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Air Force senior leaders recently constructed a task force to develop the best ways to bring the active, Reserve and Guard closer together to achieve the most capable force possible. To meet the challenges of the future, the secretary and chief of staff of the Air Force directed the stand-up of the…

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2012 climate survey shows overall satisfaction with jobs, leaders

Posted March 1, 2013 by by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — More than 163,000 Airmen voiced their opinions in the online Air Force Climate Survey conducted May 11 to June 22, 2012, with results indicating Airmen are satisfied with unit performance and trust their leaders, Air Force Personnel Center officials said, Feb. 19. Conducted every two years, the climate survey is designed…

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AF implements enlisted date of separation rollback

Posted March 1, 2013 by by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force will implement the enlisted date of separation rollback program this fiscal year, in addition to several voluntary force management programs that were announced early in Feb., Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The rollback will accelerate the date of separation for senior master sergeants and below, who…

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AF releases criteria for new combat medal

Posted March 1, 2013 by by Senior Master Sgt. David Byron

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Air Force officials released nomination criteria for the new Distinguished Warfare Medal, Feb. 15, following defense officials’ announcement of the new decoration days prior. The DWM will be awarded to honor individuals for single acts of extraordinary achievement, not involving acts of valor, that directly impact combat or other military operations approved by the secretary…

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