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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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AF releases mid-year selective re-enlistment bonus list, changes

Posted  July 27, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. — Air Force officials released the fiscal 2012 mid-year selective re-enlistment bonus list along with some changes to the program, July 19. In addition to a rebalance in overall payments, officials identified 53 Air Force specialties, down from 78, to receive bonuses. Based on the semiannual program review that began in March, officials…

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Strengthening our core

Posted  July 27, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. — The greatest threat to the United States Air Force right now is not external, but from within. The allegations of sexual misconduct at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, splashed across the news will undoubtedly be fully investigated and criminal behavior will be prosecuted appropriately. The victims will be heard and they will…

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Does the EPR need a bailout?

Posted  July 27, 2012

What do enlisted performance reports, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America have in common? They suffer from bad brand name recognition. So, what should we do? Should we bail out our EPR system? We should rename the EPR system. We could change the name to Yearly Evaluation Report or YER? Years ago, we hoped a…

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452nd Air Mobility Wing Third Quarter Awards Board winners

Posted  July 27, 2012

AirmanSenior Airman David Piccoli, 452 ALCF NCOStaff Sgt. Andrea Hall, 452 OSS CGOCapt. Johnathan Jordan, 752 AMXS Not pictured: Senior NCO, Master Sgt. Delicia Speller, 452 OSS  

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Program will help transitioning troops get jobs

Posted  July 27, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. — A redesigned program for service members separating from the military will help veterans better apply the experience they’ve gained in uniform, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said, July 24. President Barack Obama announced the revamped program, called “Transition GPS,” in a speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention in Reno,…

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Service obligation starts by telling employer

Posted  July 27, 2012

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga.  — In any relationship, it’s important to have open lines of communication. That is particularly true for Citizen Airmen when they deal with their civilian employers. When you are going to be away from your civilian job for military service, you are required by law to notify your employer before…

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2013 TRICARE Prime enrollment fees announced

Posted  July 27, 2012

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The fiscal year 2013 TRICARE Prime enrollment fees for uniformed service retirees and their families go into effect Oct. 1, 2012. The Prime enrollment fees for 2013 are $269.28 for retirees, and $538.56 for retirees and their family members. Survivors of active duty deceased sponsors, uniformed services medically retired service members…

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Senior Airman Jennie Estrella, 452d Aeromedical Staging Squadron, participates in an ATSO rodeo.
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ORI Prep: March rounds up for another ATSO Rodeo

Posted  July 27, 2012

An Ability to Survive and Operate (ATSO) Rodeo was held at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., July 22, 2012. The ATSO rodeo helps prepare ...

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There is no such thing as earthquake season

Posted  July 27, 2012

The United States Gological Survey website reported Rancho Cucamonga received a 3.2 magnitude earthquake, July 19. Since we cannot predict the time, place and magnitude of an earthquake, we must remain cognizant of the reality that this could be the prelude to a much bigger event. When preparing for an earthquake, education is paramount because…

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Snapshots | Change of Command

Posted  July 27, 2012

Lt. Col. Carolyn Newhouse, right, prepares to take command of the 452d Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron on July 21 during an assumption of command ceremony in the Cultural Resource Center ...

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