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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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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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Air National Guard teaches Airman civilian trade

Posted October 13, 2015 by by Master Sgt. Julie Avey

California Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Jessica Abrego has a valuable skill set, which is an asset to her unit while paying dividends in her civilian career. “I joined the Air National Guard because I had a rough childhood and it was my way to do something better for my future,” said Abrego. Abrego, of…

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Mandatory Flu vaccine

Posted October 13, 2015 by by Maj. David Haupt

The 452 AMW Flu Vaccination Campaign will begin on the October A Unit Training Assembly and will continue through the December’s UTAs. The Flu vaccination is mandatory for all Airmen unless exempted by medical staff. Airmen no current with their Flu vaccination after the December UTAs will potentially be placed in a no point no…

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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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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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How being a military dependent helped me prepare for my future

Posted June 26, 2015 by by Mackenzie Welz

“You’re going to be the man of the house now,” are the words one may hear a military father tell his son before deployment. However, it’s different when the mom is the one leaving her daughter because of a deployment. She has to leave her little girl and miss important life moments, while her daughter…

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Teamwork, commitment, goals, success

Posted June 19, 2015 by by Mackenzie Welz

The start of my freshman year, at a new school and not knowing a single student, was terrifying. Going from a small, private, Christian elementary school and middle school to a public high school was going to be a life changer. I wasn’t a very social person and making friends was going to be a…

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Taming the TDY beast of single parenting

Posted May 29, 2015 by by Capt. Perry Covington

Greetings my fellow service members. I have just come from the belly of the beast and I would like to share my experience with everyone. You may be wondering what ‘beast’ I’m referring to. It is an experience that many of you have probably had— one that many have successfully survived with much more grace…

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Armed Forces Day honors all military

Posted May 15, 2015 by from defense.gov

President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps…

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