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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 tests first all-electric vehicle fleet in California

(U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Corrice) Airmen from Los Angeles Air Force Base learn how to use charging equipment for the base’s new electric vehicle fleet during a training demo Oct. 31, 2014, in El Segundo, Calif. When not in use, the vehicle’s batteries can switch charging direction and feed their energy back to the base’s…

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Great American Smokeout: Nov. 20

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. They may use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. The Great American Smokeout event challenges people to stop using tobacco and…

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March airmen repair base water drainage channel

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Senior Master Sgt. Robert Montgomery, heavy equipment superintendent, 163rd Civil Engineering Squadron, California Air National Guard, March Air Reserve Base guides an excavator moving large stones during construction on the Heacock Channel on Sept. 11, 2014. Reservists and guardsmen from March participated in a joint-construction project to…


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Resale program provides important benefits, officials say

Posted  June 15, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Despite the prospect of major defense cuts early next year, the Defense Department remains committed to resale programs that provide valuable benefits to uniformed members and employment for family members and veterans, a senior department official told the House Armed Services Committee. Robert L. Gordon, deputy assistant secretary of defense for military…

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What is a Phoenix Raven?

Posted  June 15, 2012

Founded in 1997, the Phoenix Ravens are the elite of the Air Force Security Forces. They deploy to areas where security is deemed inadequate and are the first to set foot off the plane. In order to be...

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Health & Safety

Decontaminating gases for the masses

Posted  June 15, 2012

A major component to wartime preparation and training involves reacting to a chemical or biological attack and if exposed, how to decontaminate exposed personnel. Admittedly, not a pleasant thought, but a stark...

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Air Reserve commander eases into retirement

Posted  June 15, 2012

In June 2008, Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner Jr. became the 27th person to lead the Air Force Reserve. He is set to retire and relinquish his dual position as Air Force Reserve Command commander and chief of...

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Panetta calls for leadership on suicide prevention

Posted  June 15, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, in an internal memo written last month, addressed the issue of military suicides, calling it one of the most complex and urgent problems facing the department, a Pentagon spokesman said. In a briefing with reporters, Navy Capt. John Kirby confirmed the accuracy of numbers in news reports…

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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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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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