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Knowing the facts: National American Indian Heritage Month

(Official U.S. Air Force photo) Maj. Gen. Clarence L. Tinker was the highest ranking officer of Native-American ancestry and the first general lost in action during World War II. November is National American Indian Heritage Month, honoring American Indians and Alaska Natives. For 2014, the Society of American Indian Government Employees has selected the theme…

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Tips for getting enough healthy protein in your diet

At a time when over a third of American adults are obese and childhood obesity rates are rising exponentially, more Americans are looking for meat alternatives in their dining choices.

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President announces Hagel’s resignation as Defense Secretary

Praising Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s “class and integrity,” President Barack Obama has announced at the White House that Hagel will leave his post.

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DoD highlights warrior, family care during Warrior Care Month 2014

The Defense Department recently hosted a rehabilitation expo as part of Warrior Care Month as it continues its commitment to supporting wounded, ill and injured troops, their families and caregivers. James Rodriguez, deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Office of Warrior Care Policy, discussed his office’s role in supporting wounded warriors, Warrior Care Month…

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Tinker epitomized Native American strength, leadership

Courtesy Photo Maj. Gen. Clarence L. Tinker was a natural leader who personally led his Airmen into combat missions during the early days of World War II. He perished, along with his crew, during the battle of Midway. The nation’s highest-ranking Native American general didn’t have to be on the ill-fated mission in the Pacific…


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Agility in a contaminated environment

Posted  August 24, 2012

When the Air Force initially tackled the challenge of protecting personnel and assets from chemical weapons, the process involved placing the entire installation in MOPP 4 condition status. Due to limited knowledge of the threat, we erred on the side of conservatism, which inflicted a heavy burden on the base populace when performing critical tasks….

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Snapshots | March Commissary Grand Reopening

Posted  August 24, 2012

The March Air Reserve Base commissary held a grand reopening, Aug. 15, after 13 months of renovations. During the festivities, patrons enjoyed free food, drinks and special promotional gifts. William Johnson, 10-year-old Navy dependent, pictured with mother, Olivia (right) was the winner of four San Diego Padre baseball tickets. Lisa Martinez, left, Advantage sales representative,…

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Stay up-to-date on immunizations before heading back to school

Posted  August 24, 2012

Immunizations are the most effective way to prevent disease and complications from disease, especially among young children. August is Immunization Awareness Month, the perfect time to make sure children have gotten their recommended immunizations before heading back to school. Most primary schools in the United States require students to have an annual physical and to…

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4th Combat Camera assumption of command

Posted  August 24, 2012

Major Beth Horine, 4th Combat Camera Squadron incoming commander, prepares to take command of unit from Colonel Timothy McCoy, 452nd Mission Support Group commander, August 4 ...

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Mystery solved: Secrets to building a strong resume

Posted  August 24, 2012

(This article is the second of a three part series on how to compose an effective resume.) Giving employers what they want is the next step in the resume-building process. As a general rule of thumb, include a maximum of 10 years worth of work experience in your resume. Different jobs warrant different skill sets,…

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Candid Comments | August 24, 2012

Posted  August 24, 2012

Maj. Anna B Ruiz Unit: 452 Mission Support Group Job: Executive Officer Hometown: Holtville, Calif. Hobbies: Photography, traveling, skydiving and gardening Two years ago, on Easter, I was at San Onofre Beach on Camp Pendleton when an earthquake struck Mexicali, Baja Calif. I’d recommend that you maintain your situational awareness. If indoors, drop to the…

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Welsh ‘humbled’ to serve as Air Force chief of staff

Posted  August 17, 2012

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. — The Air Force chief of staff flag passed to the service’s 20th chief in a ceremony, Aug. 10. Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, a 36-year Airman, stepped into the position ...

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CMSAF Roy: ‘The future is now’

Posted  August 17, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — During recent visits to Air Force bases across the nation, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy discussed issues ranging from Air Expeditionary Force Next, to resiliency ...

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Competing for the greater glory

Posted  August 17, 2012

Staff Sgt. Caroline Hayworth, photographer, 4th Combat Camera, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., placed first in the 2012 National Physique Committee Oklahoma Championships, Open Fitness category ...

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Snapshots | Wounded Warrior Run

Posted  August 17, 2012

The Wounded Warrior 5K/10K Run/Walk took place at the Fit 2 Fight track, Aug. 7. Donations from the event will benefit the Wounded Warrior Foundation.

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