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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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It’s a Family Affair

photo courtesy/Master Sgt. Margarita Jimenez Master Sgt. Margarita Jimenez, 452nd Force Support Squadron Unit Training Manager, is reenlisted by her daughter 2nd Lt. Krystal Jimenez, 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs Officer at McConnell AFB, KS  during the March Field AirFest, April 16.


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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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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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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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News Briefs 03/25/2016

Posted  March 25, 2016

VOLUNTEER VICTIM ADVOCATES NEEDED The SAPR Program March ARB is looking for a select group of individuals to act as volunteer victim advocates with the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program, March ARB. Basic requirements include: Formal application, approval from the volunteers’ commander and 40 hours of Victim Advocate training from an Air Force approved…

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SAPR event recognizes importance of wingmen all year #notjustApril

Posted  March 25, 2016

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Senior leaders kicked off the Air Force’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response #notjustApril campaign March 17 during an event at the Pentagon. The secretary, chief of staff and chief master sgt. of the Air Force joined other Airmen to read testimonies from sexual assault survivors and discussed Airmen’s roles in supporting sexual…

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