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Knowing the facts: National American Indian Heritage Month

Posted November 26, 2014 by Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute public affairs

(Official U.S. Air Force photo) Maj. Gen. Clarence L. Tinker was the highest ranking officer of Native-American ancestry and the first general lost in action during World War II. November is National American Indian Heritage Month, honoring American Indians and Alaska Natives. For 2014, the Society of American Indian Government Employees has selected the theme…

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They took a brave path to the United States

Posted July 11, 2014 by George A. Smith

U.S. Navy Photo/Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist John Harrington Jimmy Truong (sitting) and Vien Do escaped from Vietnam and found their way to the U.S. before eventually landing Information Technology jobs at the AFN Broadcast Center at March Air Reserve Base. Getting a job with the U.S. Department of Defense was far easier for three…

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Know the facts – Pride Month 2014

Posted June 27, 2014 by

Official White House photo/Chuck Kennedy President Barrack Obama signs a repeal act in Washington, D.C., Dec. 22, 2010, officially overturning the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell law that he said required gay service members to serve in secrecy and isolation. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month…

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Tax season deadline looms, free filing available

Posted April 11, 2014 by Richard Johnson

On April 15, the regular tax season comes to an end. Unless you qualify for an automatic extension (deployed anytime from Jan. 1 – April 15, 2014), or you file for an extension, you need to have filed your return. Why not let your March ARB Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Center prepare and e-file…

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It’s Washington’s Birthday, not President’s Day

Posted February 14, 2014 by Joe Davidson

President’s Day goes by with little notice, except for some schools and federal employees getting to ‘observe’ the holiday. Supermarkets and retail stores advertise President’s Day sales hoping to draw in those lucky enough to have the day off. However, do you know what the legal name for the holiday is, how it became a…

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Black History Month 2014, Civil Rights Act to turn 50

Posted February 7, 2014 by Sean Dath

Courtesy Photo President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act into law, July 2, 1964. The law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. During the observance of this year’s Black History Month, America will celebrate 50 years since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed into…

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau helps with identity theft, data breaches

Posted January 31, 2014 by timchisham

Headlines about large scale data breaches can be scary, but don’t panic. There are steps you can take to protect yourself. If your information was part of a breach, the most immediate risk is that the thieves may make unauthorized charges or debits to your accounts. Keep a close eye on your account activity and…

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Female Firsts for Naval Warfare Center

Posted September 20, 2013 by Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona Public Affairs

U.S. Navy photo/Greg Vojtko Capt. Eric Ver Hage, background left, and Dr. William Luebke, Senior Executive Service, commanding officer and technical director, respectively, at Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Corona Division, pose for group photo with, from left, Cathy Oaxaca-Hoote, Command Operations department head; Kim Kruzel, comptroller; Laura Hewitt, Performance Assessment department head; Penny Campbell,…

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Dempsey calls on Americans to discuss civil-military relations

Posted July 12, 2013 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON, D.C. – America’s all-volunteer military has been a success, but society at large and service members must ensure a shared understanding exists between them, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wrote in a commentary in the Washington Post today. Dempsey described the all-volunteer force as one of…

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July 4th-A powerhouse and pinnacle celebration…for our posterity

Posted July 5, 2013 by Col. Brian Newberry

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — I often write the words “powerhouse” and “pinnacle” to describe my top commanders and officers on the bottom line of their performance reports. It is one of my strongest compliments. As I reflect on our nation’s 237th birthday and all we as a wing have sacrificed this year, these two words…

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