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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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DOD emphasizes importance of summer safety

Posted  May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, – As the summer season approaches, the Defense Department (DOD) is redoubling its efforts to promote safety and emphasize responsibility to all service members and their families, DOD’s director of personnel risk reduction said here today. During a joint interview with the American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Leonard Litton discussed the…

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UPCOMING TICKETS AND TOURS EVENTS

Posted  May 30, 2014

JUNE Date: June 7 Event: Stateline and Vegas Turnaround Cost: $20 per person Depart: 5 a.m. Return: 3 a.m. (June 8) Description / Restrictions: Spend two hours at the Stateline, then continue on to Vegas. Ages 21 and up Deadline for sign up: June 2 Date: June 14 Event: Deep Sea Fishing Trip to San…

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Capitol Hill Visit

Posted  May 30, 2014

Col. Russell A. Muncy, commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, Lt. Col. Bill Bridgemohan, chief, Authorizations & Congressional Outreach AF/REI and Col. Stephen M. Browning, vice commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing stop in front of the Capitol during a recent visit to Capitol Hill, as part of an annual program which provides an opportunity for wing…

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VA Secretary vows to earn your trust

Posted  May 30, 2014

Fellow Veterans and Family Members, After 38 years in The Army, I am now honored and privileged to serve as your Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA remains committed to providing the high quality benefits you have earned and deserve. Allegations of VA employees’ misconduct have surfaced over the last several weeks, beginning with scheduling…

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News Briefs June 5, 2014

Posted  June 6, 2014

Remembering Our Fallen Photo courtesy/ James Ruester Brig. Gen. John Flournoy, commander, 4th Air Force, delivers the keynote address at the 35th annual Memorial Day observance held at at Riverside National Cemetery, May 26. Approximately 5,000 people attended the ceremony which included a performance by the Riverside Concert Band and the annual West Coast Thunder…

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Defense Media Activity Riverside dedicates Flagpole

Posted  June 6, 2014

Defense Media Activity (DMA) Riverside dedicated its first ever flagpole to American Forces Network (AFN) military personnel who died in the line of duty during war time during a small ceremony May 21, held on the March Air Reserve Base facility.

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Commission seeks service members’ compensation preferences

Posted  June 6, 2014

The commission tasked by President Barack Obama and Congress to modernize military compensation and benefits programs is seeking input from service members on their preferences. Alphonso Maldon Jr., chairman of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission, said understanding service members’ compensation preferences is central to the commission’s effort to craft modernization recommendations. “Our primary…

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Wingman Toolkit supports Critical Days of Summer campaign

Posted  June 6, 2014

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Air Force Reserve Command’s Wingman Toolkit is partnering with the Air Force Safety Center, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, to highlight the 2014 Critical Days of Summer campaign. The annual campaign runs from May 23 to Sept. 2 and focuses on risk management for all summer activities – on and…

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UPCOMING TICKETS AND TOURS EVENTS

Posted  June 6, 2014

JUNE Date: June 14 Event: Deep Sea Fishing Trip to San Diego Description/Restrictions: This is a Single Airman Initiative event, single Airmen will be given first priority. For more information contact the Outdoor Recreation office at 951-655-2816. Date: June 21 Event: Summer Solstice Celebration in Santa Barbara Cost: $20 per person Depart: 7 a.m. Return:…

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Safety month focuses on unintended injuries

Posted  June 6, 2014

Itasca, IL – June is National Safety Month, and the National Safety Council (NSC) is calling on Americans to take notice of the fifth leading cause of death – unintentional injuries. Every four minutes someone in the U.S dies from an unintentional injury. That’s 120,000 people a year. Sixty-seven percent of all injury-related deaths in…

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