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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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Team March Push-up challenge brings awareness to Veteran suicides

More than 75 Team March members gathered near the main gate Friday morning, April 22, with a common goal – to bring awareness to the high rate of Veteran suicides by performing some push-ups. The event was dedicated to Elias Reyes Jr., brother of Master Sgt. Mario Reyes-Jauregui, 452nd Security Forces Squadron, who led the…

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Gen. David L. Goldfein nominated as 21st CSAF

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced April 26 that the president has nominated Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein to be the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force, succeeding Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, who has served in the position since 2012. “I’m extremely humbled by the…

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May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru…


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News Briefs 03/18/2016

Posted  March 18, 2016

VOLUNTEER VICTIM ADVOCATES NEEDED The SAPR Program March ARB is looking for a select group of individuals to act as volunteer victim advocates with the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program, March ARB. Basic requirements include: Formal application, approval from the volunteers commander and 40 hrs. of Victim Advocate training from an Air Force approved…

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Air Force actively monitoring ongoing Zika virus infection

Posted  March 4, 2016

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The Air Force is closely monitoring the emergence of Zika virus infection in the Americas, Oceania, and Africa to help inform and protect Airmen and their families. The Department of Health and Human Services, with its Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is leading the U.S. response to the worldwide…

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First sergeant appointed to California Veteran’s Board

Posted  March 4, 2016

Master Sgt. Carla J. Thornton, acting first sergeant, 452nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, was appointed to the California Veteran’s Board by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on February 11, 2016. As a veteran, member of a military organization, and California resident, Thornton met the requirements to serve on the board and applied in 2012. It wasn’t…

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Keeping the faith is resiliency tool

Posted  March 4, 2016

If you read Chaplain Richard Given’s introductions to the 452nd Air Mobility Wing Chaplain Corps team in last month’s Beacons, you would have seen my photo and learned that I was a mechanic in the Marine Corps in the 1980s who returned to service as a chaplain assistant after September 11, 2001. For a good…

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Major Accident Response Exercise tests readiness

Posted  March 4, 2016

March members tested their first responder capabilities February 18, during a Major Accident Response Exercise (MARE) in preparation for the upcoming March Field AirFest, April 16 and 17. Participants practiced their responses to a simulated aircraft crash to ensure they are ready to quickly react should the real thing occur. Practicing for numerous emergency situations…

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