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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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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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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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ARPC launches new phone menu system

Posted  June 8, 2012

BUCKLEY AFB, Colo. — In order to provide improved customer service, the Air Reserve Personnel Center is launching a new Interactive Voice Recording, phone menu starting June 1. The purpose of the new IVR is to narrow the focus on what customers needs are, to quickly service them, said Capt. Tim Martin, ARPC chief of…

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ATSO Rodeo to be held

Posted  June 8, 2012

The Ability to Survive and Operate, or ATSO, is a skill-set utilized by military personnel who are deploying or preparing for exercises or inspections. These skills make up the foundation necessary for all Airmen to function effectively in hostile environments. The importance of these skills cannot be overstated, which is why the training is usually…

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Stressed Out Lately?

Posted  June 8, 2012

Life can really throw zingers at our game plan, huh? We are so eager to excel in our lives by hoping that certain events will occur, which catapult us to the next and better level. Yet, when a myriad of changes occur simultaneously, we can easily become stressed or overwhelmed. I speak from experience because…

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AF Reservists, Army, British soldiers honor French village for D-Day support

Posted  June 8, 2012

U.S. Soldiers and Airmen, together with British paratroopers, march in formation through Picauville, France as part of ceremonial events commemorating the 68th Anniversary of the Normandy D-Day invasion...

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Snapshots | Family day

Posted  June 8, 2012

Jailynn Booker, sister of Airman 1st Class Tajlynn Booker, pets a horse after taking a gallop during the 163rd Reconnaissance Wing annual family day, June 2, 2012 as Tori Jerusal helps assist. Jerusal celebrated her...

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Child seat safety

Posted  June 8, 2012

Summer is upon us and for some of our Airmen that means a lot of vacation travel time with the family. While some choose to fly to their destinations, others opt for the classic road trip, especially if they are traveling with infants or toddlers. To ensure the safety of our small children while driving,…

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