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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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Happy birthday, George Washington!

Posted February 13, 2015 by (Taken from archives.gov)

(archives.gov) George Washington, copy of painting by Gilbert Stuart, 1931-1932, RG 148, Records of Commissions of the Legislative Branch, George Washington Bicentennial Commission. George Washington’s Birthday is celebrated as a federal holiday on the third Monday in February. It is one of eleven permanent holidays established by Congress. Federal holidays apply only to the federal…

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Same-sex couples can claim new benefits by October

Posted February 15, 2013 by By Karen Parrish

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Military members and retirees with same-sex partners will qualify for up to 24 new benefits under policy changes Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced, Feb. 11. In a memo to the service chiefs outlining the new policy, Panetta noted the department has “essentially completed” repeal of the so-called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”…

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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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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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Carter takes oath of office in White House ceremony

Posted February 20, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

DOD screen shot Vice President Joe Biden swears in Ash Carter as the 25th defense secretary as Carter’s wife, Stephanie, looks on during a private ceremony at the White House, Feb. 17, 2015. WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2015 – With his wife, Stephanie, holding the Bible upon which he swore to support and defend the U.S….

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UPS Supports Guard and Reserve
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UPS pledges support to those who serve

Posted February 22, 2013 by by Senior Airman Christina Bozeman

ATLANTA, Ga. — The United Parcel Service and the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve held a statement of support signing ceremony at the UPS World Headquarters, Feb 12. Air Force Reserve officers joined with UPS senior executives and other Guard and Reserve military branches in continuing a 40-year-old ESGR mission of gaining and…

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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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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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Navy Reserve celebrates its centennial

Posted March 20, 2015 by Megan Crusher

U.S. Air Force photo/Megan Crusher The Navy Operational Support Center, Moreno Valley celebrated the Navy Reserve’s 100th birthday with a ceremony held at their facility, Mar. 14, 2015. Festivities began with the posting of the colors and playing of the National Anthem. 452nd Air Mobility Wing Commander, Russell A. Muncy, was in attendance along with…

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