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New data on autism: Five important facts to know

Posted April 8, 2016 by by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Many children are living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and they need services and support, now and as they grow into adolescence and adulthood. More can be done to ensure that children with ASD are evaluated as soon as possible after developmental concerns are recognized. Findings from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network…

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Let your “Madness” be purposeful

Posted March 18, 2016 by by Lt. Col. Bob Meissner

This is not a reference to our Wing but to the phenomenon of the college basketball tournament that begins this week and will culminate in the Final Four and championship game in April.  It’s mad, not in the sense of anger but intensity. Sixteen games on Thursday, sixteen more on Friday, a gradually shrinking field…

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Credit Education Month: Be in charge of your credit cards

Posted March 18, 2016 by by FDIC Office of Communications

Credit cards can offer numerous benefits to consumers, including a convenient way to pay for purchases, the ability to build a credit history, and the potential for rewards. But to make the most of your credit cards, it helps to be an informed consumer. First, remember that any purchase you make with your credit card…

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Understanding the Hatch Act during election season

Posted March 11, 2016 by by Lt. Col. Alan Goodwin

This is a big year for federal, state, and local elections.  Caucuses and primaries have already begun for the presidential election and will continue through the November general election.  As the election process continues, please remember that all military personnel and civilian employees in the executive branch are covered by the Hatch Act.  For AGR,…

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Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American memories

Posted February 26, 2016 by Prepared by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role they have played in U.S. history. The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. Few…

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Get to know your chaplains and chaplain assistants

Posted February 19, 2016 by by Col. Rick Givens, 452 AMW Chaplain

The 452nd Air Mobility Wing’s chapel team is here to serve you. The chaplains and chaplain assistants assigned to the wing staff are made up of a great group of men and women from various backgrounds and traditions. The common denominator is that they are here to serve you, right where you are. They serve…

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Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American memories

Posted February 19, 2016 by Prepared by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role they have played in U.S. history. The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. Few…

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Baby steps to become better each day

Posted January 29, 2016 by by Chief Master Sgt. Brian Bischoff

As we start a new year we often make new resolutions. We will get in shape, we will lose weight, we will save money, we will finish college, we will enroll in PME, etc., etc. We start out strong and then after a short time we start to lose steam and start playing “let’s make…

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Live the Braveheart life in 2016

Posted January 8, 2016 by by Capt. Tim Jacobs

If you are old enough to remember when the movie “Braveheart” first came out, it may come as a shock to know that it first hit the theaters more than twenty years ago! (Feeling old yet?) But in many ways it set the standard for what an epic film about heroism, courage, and love (and…

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Accident/incident? Keep calm and carry on

Posted December 11, 2015 by by Linda Welz

Ironic as it is, I recently smashed my finger while putting a first aid kit into a vehicle. While preparing for a temporary duty assignment (TDY), I was transferring luggage from my personal vehicle into a government van to prepare for the drive to my TDY location. How was I supposed to know that those…

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