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An extra set of eyes watches over Super Bowl, homeland 24/7

Posted February 1, 2013 by by Tina L. Pendell

The Air and Marine Operations Center (AMOC), a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence, is the foremost aviation and maritime-oriented law enforcement operations /coordination center in the U.S. The AMOC discovers and anticipates criminal use of non-commercial, air and marine conveyances throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico and then mitigates these threats by coordinating…

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Fiscal cliff legislation affects military, civilian paychecks

Posted January 11, 2013 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The legislation President Barack Obama signed Jan. 2, postponed the fiscal cliff and means changes to military and civilian paychecks, Defense Finance and Accounting Service officials said, Jan. 4. The legislation increases Social Security withholding taxes to 6.2 percent. For the past two years during the “tax holiday,” the rate was 4.2 percent. The increase in…

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Air Force Week kicks off in New York City
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Pearl Harbor: Air Force legacy on day that would ‘live in infamy’

Posted December 14, 2012 by by Tom Budzyna

FORT MEADE, Md. — “It was the first time I had ever seen a plunging dive bomber and it was an awesome sight. Nothing in warfare is more frightening,” said Pvt. Wilfred D. Burke, 72d Pursuit Squadron, Wheeler Field, whose experience in the attacks on Pearl Harbor are recorded in 7 December 1941: The Air…

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National Parks free to all for Veterans Day Weekend

Posted November 9, 2012 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. — America’s 398 national parks will offer the public free admission Nov. 10 to 12, during Veterans Day weekend in honor of those who serve and have served in the U.S. military, according to a National Park Service news release. “National parks preserve places that commemorate our country’s collective heritage — our ideals,…

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President proclaims November as Military Family Month

Posted November 9, 2012 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “In our military families, we see the best our country has to offer. They demonstrate the virtues that have made America great for more than two centuries and the values that will preserve our greatness for centuries to come,” President Barack Obama said in his proclamation issued declaring the month of November…

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President proclaims Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day

Posted October 5, 2012 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON D.C. — President Barack Obama asked the nation to “rededicate itself to upholding the sacred trust we share with our Gold Star families and the heroes we have laid to rest,” in his proclamation issued declaring Sept. 30, as Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day. The proclamation reads: From the revolution that gave life…

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Federal voting assistance program eases registration, ballot process

Posted September 14, 2012 by By Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON, D. C. — With Election Day about two months away, absentee military and overseas citizen voters can enjoy a streamlined process to register, obtain a ballot and exercise their right to vote, a Federal Voting Assistance Program official said in a Pentagon news conference, Sept. 5. Pam Mitchell, the program’s acting director, outlined new…

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President proclaims Patriot Day, Day of Remembrance

Posted September 14, 2012 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON D.C. — President Barack Obama signed a proclamation designating the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States as Patriot Day and National Day of Remembrance, Sept 10. Here is the president’s proclamation: On September 11, 2001, a bright autumn day was darkened by the worst attack on the…

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New rules mobilize AF reservists for national emergencies

Posted August 31, 2012 by by Col. Bob Thompson

WASHINGTON D.C. — Officials are putting new policies and programs in place to mobilize Air Force reservists in response to national disasters and emergencies. ...

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Home loans: Look before you leap

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Capt. Young B. Yim

It seems in this economy that more and more people are gearing up to purchase their first home. We hear virtually every day that property values have bottomed out and that now is the time to buy. While there are no guarantees that prices will not continue to drop, you might be in the market…

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