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

Posted January 30, 2015 by 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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Metrolink’s Perris Valley Line begins testing today

Posted October 15, 2015 by Riverside County Transportation Commission

To prepare for the start of Metrolink passenger rail service on the new Perris Valley Line, crews will begin testing the trains along the railroad tracks between downtown Riverside and South Perris today, Friday, October 16, and continue through the fall. BNSF freight trains will operate as currently scheduled. Testing will occur at varying speeds…

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The ‘Dirty Dozen’: What it means to serve as an Air Force Reservist

Posted April 29, 2016 by by Carolyn Herrick

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — When I was the spouse of a Reservist (which was the better part of my five years of marriage), I didn’t get it. My husband would work his normal work week, then square away his uniform on Friday night for drill on Saturday and Sunday. Come Monday morning, he…

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March Field Air Museum hosts Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day speaker

Posted December 4, 2015 by March Field Air Museum news release

With the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, The March Field Air Museum will be hosting its annual Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. Two Pearl Harbor survivors will reflect on their personal experiences during “The Day That Will Live in Infamy.” The program begins with…

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Culture shock: Returning to America after 26 years

Posted January 16, 2015 by Commentary by George A. Smith

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 of constant moisture for the land of perpetual sun?” “Well,” I’d say, “Park the tofu and the skateboard and I’ll share…

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month message to Airmen

Posted October 15, 2015 by memo from Lt. Gen. William J. Bender

21st century warfare has quickly extended beyond the traditional domains of air, space, land, and sea. Cyberspace has emerged as the latest domain. From fuel pumps on the flight line, GPS links on weapons platforms, to the computer on your desk – every system that operates in and through cyberspace represents a vulnerability to the…

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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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