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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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Pentagon salutes Dr. King’s life, legacy

Posted January 23, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Jake Richmond

DoD photo by Casper Manlangit Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work makes remarks during a Martin Luther King Jr. observance at the Pentagon, Jan. 15, 2015. WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Department members gathered Jan. 15 at the Pentagon’s annual observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, ahead of the federal holiday. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob…

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CSAF utilizes new technologies to engage with Airmen

Posted January 23, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force public affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Chief of Staff of the Air Force Mark A. Welsh III teamed up with Google to launch a live discussion with Airmen from bases around the world, using video chat technology. Airmen asked both the general and his wife, Betty Welsh, questions about Air Force life, ranging anywhere from future mission and…

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Culture shock: Returning to America after 26 years

Posted January 16, 2015 by George A. Smith

George A. Smith German autobahn drivers get to drive as fast as they want. In Southern California, it’s good they can’t. When I first came to Southern California after living 26 years in Germany, I heard questions from tanned guys in shorts that went something like, “Dude how does it feel to leave a land…

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