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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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November: National American Indian Heritage Month 2015

Posted  October 30, 2015

National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month celebrates and recognizes the accomplishments of the original inhabitants, explorers, and settlers of the United States. This presentation reviews the historical milestones that led to the establishment of National American Indian Heritage Month, covers various aspects of American Indian and Alaska Native life, and honors the contributions…

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Change in Policy: AF extends sexual assault prevention and response services to civilians

Posted  October 30, 2015

In a significant change in policy, the Air Force announced Aug. 24 that, effective immediately, civilian employees — both appropriated and non-appropriated — who are victims of sexual assault are now allowed to file restricted and unrestricted reports with their installation’s sexual assault response coordinator. The policy allows SARCs and sexual assault prevention and response…

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Bringing the Individual Ready Reserve into the ‘total force’

Posted  October 30, 2015

While most military recruits sign up for active or Reserve component duty for three or four years, their enlistment contracts actually obligate them to a total service agreement of eight years. Troops who choose to hang up their uniforms short of eight years of service transition into the Individual Ready Reserve for the remainder of…

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2015 Military ball unit ticket representatives

Posted  October 30, 2015

UNIT RANK / NAME DUTY PHONE 452 Wing Staff (951-655-xxxx or DSN 447-xxxx) AMW/CSS TSgt/SrA Victor Velasco/Breah Terry 4522 EO Maj Nixomar Santiago 4782 PC Ms. Elaine Plein (DV Tickets {80}) 3060 452 MSG Units 4CTCS Ms Linda Welz (alumni) 4137/2862 452 CES TSgt Omar Baraza 4369 452 CES SrA Elizabeth Stevens 4369 452 CS MSgt Christine Devin…

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Women’s health: Take time to get checked

Posted  October 15, 2015

FALLS CHURCH, VA. (AFNS) — Each October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, women are reminded to put themselves first and make time for their health. Making health a priority helps people stay in optimum shape and keeps illnesses and disease at bay. Women often put their families’ needs ahead of their own, ignoring minor symptoms…

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