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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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CHIEFchat: CMSAF talks about force management, EPRs

Posted  January 31, 2014

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody addressed upcoming changes to enlisted performance reports and effects of force management during his 2nd worldwide CHIEFchat at Defense Media Activity, Fort George G. Meade, Md., Jan. 9. CHIEFchat is a recurring initiative, designed to give Airmen around the world a direct connection to the…

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau helps with identity theft, data breaches

Posted  January 31, 2014

Headlines about large scale data breaches can be scary, but don’t panic. There are steps you can take to protect yourself. If your information was part of a breach, the most immediate risk is that the thieves may make unauthorized charges or debits to your accounts. Keep a close eye on your account activity and…

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Fourth Air Force commander leaves March, visits Joint Base Charleston reservists

Posted  January 31, 2014

Brig. Gen. John C. Flournoy, Jr., 4th Air Force commander visited the 315th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Jan. 24, 2014, as part of an effort to get out and see the wings under his command. Col. James Fontanella, 315th AW commander, kicked off the general’s visit with a breakfast at the Charleston Club…

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MyICP gives military spouses new career planning tool

Posted  January 31, 2014

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Military spouses who need guidance on education and careers have a new online tool at their fingertips, a program analyst for the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program, or SECO, said in an interview last week. “My Individual Career Plan,” allows spouses to build a virtual career roadmap based on their specific…

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AF High Flyin’ BBQ Challenge

Posted  January 31, 2014

  Outdoor Recreation has a new program, The AF High Flyin’ BBQ Challenge, designed to improve morale, resilience and strengthen community ties for Airmen while garnering recognition for their talents. Regional competitions will determine those who will advance to the Air Force-level challenge, held in conjunction with the 2014 Fall Fest in San Antonio, Texas….

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Can you legally escort or sponsor a visitor onto March Field?

Posted  January 31, 2014

Do you need to bring a visitor onto the base? Do you know the procedures? The 452nd Security Forces Squadron’s Pass & Registration department is the place to go to learn the procedures and find answers. As a closed military base, it is critical that every person assigned to or visiting March Air Reserve Base…

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News Briefs January 31, 2014

Posted  January 31, 2014

JOIN THE HAP ARNOLD CLUB ON SOCIAL MEDIA The Hap Arnold Club just launched its Facebook page to keep everyone informed of upcoming events and specials. You can find them by going to the social media site and entering Hap Arnold Club in the search box. The profile photo on the page is one of…

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Coping with drought; preserving a precious resource

Posted  January 24, 2014

U.S. Airforce photo/Linda Welz A drainage ditch on March Air Reserve Base, Calif., stands void of all but a few puddles of water on January 22, 2014, residue from landscape maintainance and evidence of the severe drought that has hit the state. California governor, Jerry Brown, announced a drought emergency last week, following a rainfall…

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DOD to preserve historic images

Posted  January 24, 2014

DOD photo/Staff Sgt. Lance Cheung A view from the top rear of the Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) located at the Defense Visual Information Center, March Air Reserve Base, Calif. The DIMOC, which digitizes and stores existing media to preserve visual records from all services, is running out of storage space at the March…

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AF uniform policy update: welcome back morale T-shirts, badges and limitless athletic shoes

Posted  January 24, 2014

WASHINGTON (AFNS) –The Air Force updated the policy governing uniform wear Jan. 17, with a goal of not financially burdening Airmen. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark. A. Welsh III approved several updates to Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Air Force Dress and Appearance, with many of the changes coming directly from Airmen. During the…

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