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

Posted February 27, 2015 by by George A. Smith

An hour before actors started the walk down the red carpet into the Oscars, hundreds of people ignored rain, chill and elbows to cheer, then chant for the U.S. military. It was a result of the Oscar’s Red Carpet announcer asking the crowd to “show some love” for the U.S. military.  An American Forces Network…

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebrates disabled American workers

Posted October 15, 2015 by prepared by Dawn W. Smith, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute

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. Alan Shepard was the first American in space and the fifth person to walk on the moon. His hard-charging nature made him successful throughout his career….

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New data on autism: Five important facts to know

Posted April 8, 2016 by by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Many children are living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and they need services and support, now and as they grow into adolescence and adulthood. More can be done to ensure that children with ASD are evaluated as soon as possible after developmental concerns are recognized. Findings from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network…

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