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State of the Air Force: Active-duty force on the rise, space will be more prominent

Nearly three years into her tenure as the Air Force’s top leader, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James reaffirmed that people continue to be her top priority during her State of the Air Force address at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 19, in National Harbor, Md.

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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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March Airmen respond to helicopter crash

Posted  February 27, 2015

RAMONA, Calif. — Seven ‘Grizzlys’ from the 163rd Reconnaissance Wing responded to a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crash at Ramona Airport on the evening of January 20, 2015. The Airmen, all from the 163 RW’s Security Forces Squadron (SFS), provided assistance in securing the accident scene and preventing disturbance of the wreckage. The National Guard’s motto,…

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Health & Safety

Dietary supplements: How safe are they really?

Posted  February 27, 2015

Walk into a health food store today and you can be overwhelmed by shelves piled with dietary supplements. What’s going on? For the past ten years the popularity of dietary supplements has increased steadily. Supplements are a big money industry. In 2012 global sales reached $20 billion, and according to the National Business Journal, are…

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Feb. – Black History Month

Posted  February 27, 2015

“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” —Wilma Rudolph, U.S. track and field athlete

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Mar. – Women’s History Month

Posted  February 27, 2015

Photographer/Steve Fenn, 2008 “The modern women’s rights movement has brought about the greatest social change in our lifetime. It woke me up, gave me purpose focused my energy…I joined a growing number of twentieth-century feminist determined to set the record straight and prove definitively that the same bold women who had lazed the trails deserved…

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Health & Safety

Air Force reservist continues workouts through pregnancy

Posted  February 20, 2015

Like so many expectant mothers who exercise, Linda Baltes deals with criticism. But she hasn’t let it stop her. Despite the near-total eradication of gender lines in fitness, to this day, when a pregnant woman walks into the gym, eyebrows inevitably raise. “When you’re training pregnant, you get a lot of people questioning you,” says…

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