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DOD makes last-minute push for food donations in ‘Feds Feed Families’

"There were many times that we would go without just to feed the kids," Diane Carter said at the Pentagon today at a charity fair for the Feds Feed Families initiative.  "And at one point in time ... I had sold everything in my house, all my furniture and everything, just to feed the kids.

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Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016.

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Goldfein swears in as 21st CSAF

Gen. David L. Goldfein was sworn in as the Air Force’s 21st chief of staff by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James during a ceremony at the Pentagon July 1, 2016.

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Security clearance investigations to include social media activity

Courtesy photograph People who use social media are constantly reminded to be careful when posting and sharing information. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence recently enacted a new policy under which federal agencies may consider publicly available social media information in connection with an application for a security clearance. People who use social…

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AF uniform office designs for entire force; new modifications underway

When an airman gets dressed for his or her job, he or she dons apparel and equipment that were developed, produced, deployed, sustained, and modified by a group of fewer than 20 people working at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.


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Local

March Airmen, civilian employees can help recruiting, earn rewards

Posted  April 1, 2016

Air Force Reservists and Air Force Reserve civilian employees have an opportunity to earn rewards and help shape the future of the Reserve here at March ARB by participating in the Get 1 Now – Share Your Adventure program. The Get 1 Now program, which initially began in 2006, was recently revamped in an effort…

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Health & Safety

Mental maintenance: Tools to keep a fit mind

Posted  April 1, 2016

Airmen often go to the fitness center; some spend several hours a week toning their bodies, while others go to simply maintain their physique. But what about strengthening the mind? What’s going on in between the ears is just as important, if not more, than trying to build biceps or washboard abs. To help Airmen…

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Health & Safety

MiCare updates process for personal health record

Posted  April 1, 2016

The Air Force’s secure patient portal, MiCare, also known as RelayHealth, is scheduled to make changes to the Personal Health Record process on March 28. Automatic updates to MiCare PHR will be discontinued, however, electronic health records will continue to be available through the Blue Button feature on TRICARE Online. Beneficiaries can use TRICARE Online…

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Defense

Commissary savings highlight Month of Military Child

Posted  April 1, 2016

Savings, giveaways and nutritional tours for the entire family are on tap for April as commissaries worldwide observe Month of the Military Child. “We know military family life is made better thanks to the commissary benefit, and we’re all about providing our customers with great values, especially for children during April,” said Tracie Russ, the…

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Veterans

Combat Veterans Get Telephonic Health Care Application Option

Posted  April 1, 2016

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has amended its enrollment regulations to allow Veterans to complete applications for enrollment in VA health care by telephone without the need for a signed paper application. The change is effective immediately for Combat Veterans and will be effective July 5, 2016, for all…

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