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National Women’s History Month: Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives

Posted March 20, 2015 by Dawn W. Smith

(Part 3 in a 4-part series) Courtesy Photo Nancy Ruth Mace First female cadet to graduate from the Citadel The National Women’s History Project’s 2015 theme is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.” In this ongoing series, we highlight individual women who made a difference in the fabric or our nation’s history. This week we…

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Every March, I mustache myself a question

Posted March 13, 2015 by Capt. Zach Anderson

U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jeffrey McMillen The author sports an ill-fated attempt at a mustache during a deployment to Central America in 2014. The attempted facial hair did not accompany him back home to the United States, nor will it be making a reappearance this March. 3/4/2015 – MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan….

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I appreciate you

Posted March 6, 2015 by timchisham

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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National Women’s History Month: Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives

Posted March 6, 2015 by Dawn W. Smith

Each year, the National Women’s History Project selects a theme that highlights the achievements of distinguished women.

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Hollywood’s Oscar shout outs for U.S. military

Posted February 27, 2015 by George A. Smith

AFN courtesy photo From left, Eric Gabriel, Army Maj. Rosy Poulos, Patrice “Rock” Grant, Air Force Staff Sgt. Rob Harden and Fabian Montgomery, American Forces Network employees, work the red carpet at the Oscars to provide ‘shout outs’ for the troops. An hour before actors started the walk down the red carpet into the Oscars,…

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A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture

Posted February 20, 2015 by Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute

(Final in a three-part series) Courtesy Photo Astronaut Guion “Guy” S. Bluford Jr. becomes the first African American to travel in space, as a mission specialist aboard the space shuttle Challenger. He will ultimately complete four shuttle missions. Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by African…

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A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture

Posted February 13, 2015 by Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute

(Second in a series of three) Courtesy Photo Thurgood Marshall and family 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 Great Migration of African Americans from the South to industrial…

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President Abraham Lincoln: Feb. 12, 1809 – Apr. 14, 1865

Posted February 6, 2015 by

Taken from the Presidential biographies at whitehouse.gov February 12th marks the 205th year since the birth of Abraham Lincoln, the United States’ 16th President. Although his birthday does not have a national holiday, as does President George Washington’s, Lincoln is no less important. It was on Jan. 1, 1863 that he issued the Emancipation Proclamation…

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Overcoming failures: Don’t be a carrot or an egg

Posted January 30, 2015 by Maj. Eric Tucker

You will fail. The question is, how will you respond? This reminds me of a parable of the carrot, egg and coffee. A senior airman was distraught when he learned he did not make staff sergeant after his first time testing. His staff sergeant supervisor saw a teaching opportunity and the next day he filled…

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McKenzie, Faley take command

Posted January 30, 2015 by Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan

The 452nd Operations Support Squadron and 452nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron held formal Assumption of Command ceremonies at March Field on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Col. Mark Sigler, then commander of the 452nd Operations Group, passed the guidons to Lt. Col. Nick R. McKenzie, who accepted one as the new OSS commander, and to Lt. Col….

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