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8,800 Reservists to get Hepatitis B vaccinations

Posted April 25, 2014 by

Approximately 8,800 Air Force Reservists will get Hepatitis B vaccinations due to a recent change in Department of Defense immunization rules. The Defense Department is now requiring all servicemembers be immunized against the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), which causes a potentially fatal liver disease.   According to the Air Force Reserve Command Surgeon General’s office, reservists born prior to 1990 are in the…

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Additional FY14 civilian workforce shaping now parallel with military programs

Posted April 4, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

Air Force officials announced additional civilian workforce shaping initiatives March 26 in compliance with mandatory funding targets and continuing civilian workforce rebalance to meet skill demands for fiscal 2014 and beyond. The programs will run in parallel with military programs, said Lt. Gen. Sam Cox, the Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel…

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Online School—A Choice for Military Families

Posted April 4, 2014 by Katrina Abston

Cyber school, virtual school, digital learning, whatever you call it, this growing educational choice simply works for thousands of California families.

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Five reasons it’s awesome to be a woman in the Air Force

Posted March 28, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Autumn Velez

As a woman myself, I may be biased, but there are numerous reasons why it’s awesome to be a woman, definitely one that serves her country. In honor of National Women’s History Month, here are five reasons why it is awesome to be a woman in the Air Force. 1. Women haven’t always been able…

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We are all YOU-nique!

Posted March 21, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Alexis Boyd

My mom is a fabulous artist. She creates such absolutely beautiful paintings and drawings. One of my favorite sketches of hers is a rose that she quickly just threw together on paper. In what seemed like a matter of seconds, she created this gorgeous rose that I couldn’t have drawn if my life depended on…

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Fitness training anyone can afford

Posted March 7, 2014 by

It is fairly common for a mountain of excuses to stand between people and their fitness goals. Among the most common excuses for postponing exercise are the lack of time, lack of money or both. If you are one of the many people thinking that fitness is just out of reach because you don’t have…

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Know the facts – Black History Month 2014

Posted February 28, 2014 by

Robert L. Carter (1917-2012) This year, America celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, one of the greatest legislative accomplishments of the twentieth century. The Civil Rights Act prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The act did not resolve the problems of discrimination. However, it opened…

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Got PI?

Posted February 21, 2014 by Lt. Col. Beth Kelley

I like pie. Who doesn’t like pie? I like all types of pie – home-made apple, fresh key lime, made-from scratch chocolate, and yes, even store-bought banana cream. I also like PI. Not the 3.1472xxxxx kind of mathematical pi, but PI. P I: Positive Initiative. In today’s fiscally-constrained, resource-reduced era, positive initiative offers a fresh…

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Retired Reservist was at center of the Civil Rights movement.

Posted February 14, 2014 by Sean Dath

Photo from Citizen Airman Web site As a young college student in 1960, McNeil (far left) and three of his friends staged a protest at a lunch counter inside a Woolworth store in Greensboro, N.C. They refused to move when they were told the facility did not serve blacks. Their protest quickly spread to lunch…

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Thinking of nothing

Posted February 14, 2014 by Chaplain (Capt.) John Schuck

This year has opened with cutbacks in defense spending as well as cuts in benefits and personnel. You may be overwhelmed with the additional work you are responsible for, or maybe stressed and wondering where you go from here because you were one of those cut. Before you get to the point of not being…

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