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Security clearance investigations to include social media activity

Courtesy photograph People who use social media are constantly reminded to be careful when posting and sharing information. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence recently enacted a new policy under which federal agencies may consider publicly available social media information in connection with an application for a security clearance. People who use social…

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AF uniform office designs for entire force; new modifications underway

When an airman gets dressed for his or her job, he or she dons apparel and equipment that were developed, produced, deployed, sustained, and modified by a group of fewer than 20 people working at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Team March Push-up challenge brings awareness to Veteran suicides

More than 75 Team March members gathered near the main gate Friday morning, April 22, with a common goal – to bring awareness to the high rate of Veteran suicides by performing some push-ups. The event was dedicated to Elias Reyes Jr., brother of Master Sgt. Mario Reyes-Jauregui, 452nd Security Forces Squadron, who led the…

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Gen. David L. Goldfein nominated as 21st CSAF

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced April 26 that the president has nominated Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein to be the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force, succeeding Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, who has served in the position since 2012. “I’m extremely humbled by the…

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May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru…


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Health & Safety

MiCare updates process for personal health record

Posted  April 1, 2016

The Air Force’s secure patient portal, MiCare, also known as RelayHealth, is scheduled to make changes to the Personal Health Record process on March 28. Automatic updates to MiCare PHR will be discontinued, however, electronic health records will continue to be available through the Blue Button feature on TRICARE Online. Beneficiaries can use TRICARE Online…

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Defense

Commissary savings highlight Month of Military Child

Posted  April 1, 2016

Savings, giveaways and nutritional tours for the entire family are on tap for April as commissaries worldwide observe Month of the Military Child. “We know military family life is made better thanks to the commissary benefit, and we’re all about providing our customers with great values, especially for children during April,” said Tracie Russ, the…

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Veterans

Combat Veterans Get Telephonic Health Care Application Option

Posted  April 1, 2016

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has amended its enrollment regulations to allow Veterans to complete applications for enrollment in VA health care by telephone without the need for a signed paper application. The change is effective immediately for Combat Veterans and will be effective July 5, 2016, for all…

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News

California governor announces landmark agreement to raise minimum wage statewide

Posted  April 1, 2016

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. joined legislators and labor leaders March 28 to announce a landmark agreement that makes California the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour statewide. The Governor was joined at the announcement by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León; California Labor…

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Air Force

Employer Flight

Posted  April 1, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joseph Dangidang Crew members from 336 ARS pose for a group photo with civilian employers following an in-flight refueling demonstration of a C-17 Globemaster III from aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker during an Employer Appreciation Fight at March Air Reserve Base, March 19. Employer Appreciation Fights are a great opportunity for…

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