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Hispanic Heritage Month ends October 15

Posted October 13, 2015 by from the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 – October 15 to celebrate the contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. This year’s theme, “Hispanic Americans: Energizing Our Nation’s Diversity,” was chosen by the National Council of Hispanic Employment Managers and invites…

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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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Airman shares Honor Flight with grandfather

Posted July 17, 2015 by by Senior Airman Kevin Mitterholzer

The Honor Flight, a great way to honor veterans for the sacrifice and service they made many years ago,  is an opportunity to take them to visit Washington, D.C. war memorials and spend the day with them, reflecting on their past achievements and learning about their military history. For Capt. Malia M. Hoffmann, logistics readiness…

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Women can succeed in a man’s world

Posted March 27, 2015 by by Pamela Hann

As most women in certain career fields will agree, most days you’ll find that you’re the only woman in the room. Since I chose a career in engineering there were often few women in my classes in college, but generally I was not the only woman in the room. After graduating with a Bachelor of…

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebrates disabled American workers

Posted October 13, 2015 by prepared by Dawn W. Smith

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a nationwide campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities—past and present. The theme for this year—which marks 70 years since the first observance—is “My Disability is One Part of Who I Am.” This month-long observation dates back…

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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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Keep telling your Air Force Reserve story

Posted July 10, 2015 by by Col. Robert Palmer

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. —    Personally Identifying Information in Public Affairs ProductsIn the wake of information operations launched by the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL), I have seen a number of incidents where Reservists have requested to have Air Force news stories identifying them by name and rank removed from Air…

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I appreciate you

Posted March 6, 2015 by by Linda Welz

Today is the 26th annual Employee Appreciation Day. On the first Friday of March managers of all levels are encouraged to support and reward their employees, and to show their appreciation! What?! You’ve never heard of it? Well it’s time to spread the word! In this age of do more with less, employers are often…

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Happy 240th birthday, U.S. Navy!

Posted October 13, 2015 by Defense Media Activity

As the Navy approaches its 240th year of operating both at home and forward (October 13th), focus is brought once again to people platforms, and partnerships. The Navy can respond faster, remain on station longer, and carry out mission without needing anyone else’s permission. In addition to the Navy turning 240, this year also marks…

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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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