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Stay connected with social media without sacrificing career

Posted July 26, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Zachary Vucic

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) – Engaging in social media can be a positive experience that entertains, keeps people connected and allows opinions to be expressed on a wide variety of topics. In some cases though, social media can ruin personal reputations or careers, and create an open window for criminals to access personal…

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Holding Airmen accountable: Mandatory discharge for sexual assault

Posted July 26, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AFNS) -The Air Force recently adopted two new measures to eliminate sexual assault from within the ranks, including requiring discharge for Airmen who commit sexual assault, and requiring the Air Force’s most senior commanders to review actions taken on these cases. According to Capt. Allison DeVito, chief of JAG’s victim issues and policy…

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AF encourages Airmen to be key part of SAPR solution

Posted July 26, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AFNS) — In an effort to address the growing concern of sexual assault in the Air Force, the service has kicked off an initiative to give Airmen the capability for their voice to be clearly heard called “Every Airman Counts.” “I believe Airmen are a key part of the solution to this,” said….

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CSAF says readiness harmed by steep cuts

Posted July 26, 2013 by Claudette Roulo

WASHINGTON (AFNS) – The rigid requirements of sequestration spending cuts have made it difficult for the Air Force to maintain readiness, the service’s top officer said yesterday. Speaking to CNN’s John King at the annual Aspen Institute Security Forum in Aspen, Colo., Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III said each service…

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National Guard Bureau campaign targets sexual assault

Posted July 12, 2013 by Air Force Maj. Gary Arasin

ARLINGTON, Va., – The National Guard Bureau here has launched a comprehensive campaign designed to assist National Guard units in combating sexual assault as part of a military wide effort to protect victims and eradicate the crime from the ranks. “We are helping the states with training and development of programs to address this problem…

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AF leaders stand behind civilians during tough furlough times

Posted July 12, 2013 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III send the following furlough message to the Airmen of the United States Air Force: As you all know, Department of Defense civilian furloughs begin this week. With few exceptions, our civilian Airmen face…

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Dempseys emphasize importance of supporting military children

Posted July 12, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

Military children are a great strength of the armed forces, the chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff said today at the kickoff of the Military Child Education Coalition’s 15th National Training Seminar

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Military One Source – Total Force Fitness

Posted July 12, 2013 by

Everyone knows that military service is a physically demanding job. Service members are constantly pushed to the limit physically in order to maintain strength, speed and agility. In recent years, though, the Department of Defense has adopted a more holistic approach to health and wellness that goes beyond the physical health and mental wellbeing of…

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Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Michael Quiboloy
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163d Medical Group treats island locals in joint exercise

Posted July 5, 2013 by Senior Airman Michael Quiboloy

Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Michael Quiboloy Maj. Maria Ignacio, nurse practitioner, 163rd Medical Group, California Air National Guard, March Air Reserve Base, checks local man Ernesto Leano for ear disease using an otoscope at the Iao Intermediate School in Wailuku, Hawaii, last month. More than 500 U.S. service members spread across Hawaii for Tropic…

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Fanning becomes acting Air Force secretary

Posted July 5, 2013 by tomlear

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Undersecretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning became the acting secretary of the Air Force June 21, succeeding Michael Donley, who departed the position after more than five years. Fanning was confirmed undersecretary by the Senate April 18 and, under federal law, automatically assumes the job of acting secretary until the president…

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