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AAFES marks 119 years of serving Airmen

Today, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) celebrates 119 years of proudly serving Airmen, Soldiers and their families. AAFES is the 43rd largest retail organization in the U.S., with annual revenue of more than $10 billion and employing 40,622 civilian and military personnel. The Exchange is a joint non-appropriated fund instrumentality of the…

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‘An Innovator’s DNA’: Col. John Boyd

Surprisingly, few Airmen have heard of Col. John Boyd, with far fewer aware of his innovative contributions to the advancement of modern-day air power. As the Air Staff feverishly reviews the thousands of innovative ideas submitted by young Airmen, I thought it appropriate to recognize an Airman who committed his entire career to innovation. Though…

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NSWC Corona STEPs for future scientists, engineers

Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona and Riverside’s Science and Technology Education Partnership signed an education partnership agreement at the Bourns Technology Center July 16, strengthening ties for greater outreach for the next generation of inland scientists and engineers.

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AF introduces Total Force Commissioning Process

Air Force officials announced the Total Force Commissioning Process July 10. This new process allows the Air Force to provide multiple career avenues for officers being commissioned through Air Force ROTC

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Pacing program embodies Wingman concept

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. David House Staff Sgt Joey William, 452 Force Support Squadron (right) helps fellow Airmen keep pace during a timed run at the March ARB running track, June 28. William is one of several volunteers who provides motivation to runners as part of the Rising Six pacing program. Airmen at March…


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Change of Command, retirement ceremonies

Posted  June 15, 2012

Col. Pamela LeBlanc, retired during a June 10 ceremony at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., after honorably serving nearly 33 years in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. LeBlanc relinquished command of the 452d Mission...

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News Briefs | June 15, 2012

Posted  June 15, 2012

YOUTH SERVICE AMERICA OFFERS SCHOOL GRANTS Youth Service America is currently accepting applications for the 2012-2014 YSA Grant School and program year. The Harris Wofford Youth Award and the Harris Wofford Young Educator Award will be awarded to deserving applicants. For more information about these awards, visit www.YSA.org/grants/harris-wofford-award-youth and www.YSA.org/grants/harris-wofford-award-educator. For more information about all…

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Single Airman Programming initiative

Posted  June 15, 2012

The Single Airman Programming Initiative is an Air Force initiative, funded by the Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, administered by Headquarters Air Force Services Agency and operated through installation Force Support Squadrons. The goal is to provide FSS with the resources that encourage a strong way of life, duty and a sense of…

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Veterans

Retraining program garners 12,000+ applicants since May 15

Posted  June 15, 2012

WASHINGTON – Within two weeks of being announced, a program to give skills training to some unemployed Veterans has garnered over 12,000 online applications, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. “VA is committed to supporting Veterans as they seek employment. This initiative will help provide education and training so that Veterans have an opportunity…

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Shapshots | Change of Command

Posted  June 15, 2012

Major Ryan M. Robin assumes command of the 452d Security Forces Squadron. In this role, he will command more than 250 Traditional Reservists, civilians and Active Guard and Reserve personnel who are responsible for providing 24-hour security and law enforcement posts and patrols to protect over 5,500 Reserve, Guard and Active Duty members. They are…

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Salutes & Awards

Soldier graduates… from high school

Posted  June 8, 2012

While her friends were enjoying summer at the beach, she was in basic training. While they were wearing flip-flops, she was in boots and while her classmates were enjoying weekends off, she was serving her country in the Army Reserve. Pvt. Amber Spencer was one of 380 students...

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Policy changing to allow reservists to carry leave balance

Posted  June 8, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. — Air Force Reserve officials are working to change policy to allow reservists who earn days of leave to carry those days over from year to year. New laws and Department of Defense instructions permit reservists to carry over the leave days. However, policy and procedures have not caught up with the new…

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News Briefs | June 8, 2012

Posted  June 8, 2012

Embry-Riddle waives application fee for military Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has waived the application fee for active duty military and reservists until Sept. 30. The waiver applies to associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. For more information, please contact the March ERAU office at 951-653-4074.   Ten steps to a federal job Family Services will conduct…

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Health & Safety

Men’s Health Week is around the corner

Posted  June 8, 2012

National Men’s Health Week is June 11-17, making this a good time for men to focus on their health by talking to their doctors about preventive health screenings and recommitting to a healthy lifestyle. Preventive screenings are an important part of health promotion, but unfortunately, many men put off going…

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Protect your skin and prevent sun damage

Posted  June 8, 2012

Summer months bring outdoor fun in the sun, but they can also bring unwanted skin issues such as sunburn, freckles and skin cancer. The solution for these problems is to apply sunscreen. Sunscreen protects skin and fights the development of skin cancer. It’s important that beneficiaries take precautions out in the sun year-round. Both sunburn…

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