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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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November: National American Indian Heritage Month 2015

Posted  November 20, 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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Do you know the new tax requirements under the Affordable Care Act 2015?

Posted  November 20, 2015

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the federal government, state governments, insurers, employers, and individuals are given shared responsibility to reform and improve the availability, quality, and affordability of health insurance coverage in the United States. For the 2015 tax year, Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) is required to furnish a Form 1095 to…

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Smoking Cessation Month

Posted  November 20, 2015

Is your life going up in smoke? Do you depend on tobacco? According to the Centers for Disease Control, tobacco use can lead to tobacco/nicotine dependence, a condition that often requires repeated treatments, and other serious health problems. There are helpful treatments and resources to help you quit smoking, which greatly reduces the risk of…

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Warrior Care Month—Show of Strength

Posted  November 20, 2015

health.mil The mission of the Office of Warrior Care Policy (WCP) is to proactively support wounded, ill, and injured service members in their recovery and reintegration or transition to civilian life. On November 5, 2008, then Secretary of Defense Robert F. Gates established November as Warrior Care Month. He said Warrior Care Month is a,…

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Riding camels in Egypt and how to be a safe and prepared tourist

Posted  November 20, 2015

“Would you like to come and visit me in Cairo?” My friend had been teaching in Egypt the past year when she invited me. A trip to Egypt?! I imagined myself dressed in a flowy garment, riding a camel next to the date palm-lined banks of the Nile. The stuff of dreams! As a member…

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