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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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AF tests first all-electric vehicle fleet in California

(U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Corrice) Airmen from Los Angeles Air Force Base learn how to use charging equipment for the base’s new electric vehicle fleet during a training demo Oct. 31, 2014, in El Segundo, Calif. When not in use, the vehicle’s batteries can switch charging direction and feed their energy back to the base’s…

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Great American Smokeout: Nov. 20

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. They may use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. The Great American Smokeout event challenges people to stop using tobacco and…

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March airmen repair base water drainage channel

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Senior Master Sgt. Robert Montgomery, heavy equipment superintendent, 163rd Civil Engineering Squadron, California Air National Guard, March Air Reserve Base guides an excavator moving large stones during construction on the Heacock Channel on Sept. 11, 2014. Reservists and guardsmen from March participated in a joint-construction project to…


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2012 climate survey shows overall satisfaction with jobs, leaders

Posted  March 1, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — More than 163,000 Airmen voiced their opinions in the online Air Force Climate Survey conducted May 11 to June 22, 2012, with results indicating Airmen are satisfied with unit performance and trust their leaders, Air Force Personnel Center officials said, Feb. 19. Conducted every two years, the climate survey is designed…

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News Briefs | March 1, 2013

Posted  March 1, 2013

APPLY FOR FREE, ONLINE CCAF CREDIT Applications for the Air Force Culture and Language Center’s spring 2013 “Introduction to Culture” course will be accepted through Mar. 20. This free, online course fulfills three resident hours of either social science or program elective credit required for Community College of the Air Force degrees. The course runs from…

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452d Air Mobility Wing 2012 Annual Award Winners

Posted  March 1, 2013

Wage Supervisor Mr. Rodolfo Landa, 752d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Airman Senior Airman Jeffery Jensen, 452d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Company Grade Officer Capt. Jessica Salvatore, 452d Maintenance Squadron First Sergeant Master Sgt. Danyell Stoutamire, 752d Medical Squadron NonCommissioned Officer Staff Sgt. Nelson Brown III, 452d Security Forces Squadron Senior NonCommissioned Officer Senior Master Sgt. Robert Knight,…

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Plan ahead for those you love

Posted  March 1, 2013

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — Last year, I dealt with the death of two people who were very close to me. In September, my father unexpectedly passed away at the age of 59, due to an illness. The man I thought to be indestructible, suddenly was gone. Also, almost two months later, a longtime…

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Combat Crew Communications: A small office with a big job

Posted  March 1, 2013

Our military leaders have determined that the most forthcoming threat to U.S. national security will come from cyberspace. Pentagon Press Secretary George Little stated, while speaking at a press conference held in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 15, 2012, that, “cyber threats are growing at an alarming rate.” He further added that they could threaten the…

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Task force established to close gaps between active, Guard, Reserve

Posted  March 8, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Air Force senior leaders recently constructed a task force to develop the best ways to bring the active, Reserve and Guard closer together to achieve the most capable force possible. To meet the challenges of the future, the secretary and chief of staff of the Air Force directed the stand-up of the…

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Welcome packets are next step in TRICARE West Region transition

Posted  March 8, 2013

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — TRICARE West Region beneficiaries should keep their eyes on their mailboxes. UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans, the incoming West Region health care support contractor, will be sending out welcome packages in early March. The welcome packets include contact information for UnitedHealthcare, where to file claims and information on continuing automatic payments, new…

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Sequestration to affect DOD schools, commissaries

Posted  March 8, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Civilian personnel at Department of Defense Education Activity schools and the Defense Commissary Agency will be affected by sequestration, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said, Mar. 4. The department will struggle to ensure DODEA — which serves 84,000 students at 194 schools — maintains an accredited school year, Little said. “We’re mindful…

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Moving in right direction with electric government vehicles
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Electrifying: Where can I plug in my EV?

Posted  March 8, 2013

The goal of a healthy environment, reduced dependence on foreign oil and skyrocketing gas prices has inspired many people and organizations to purchase electric vehicles. The Department of Defense has expanded their fleet of electric vehicles to more than 3,000 cars. As a matter of fact, many members of the Air Force are choosing electric…

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Dirty Thursday | March 8, 2013

Posted  March 8, 2013

Colonel Samuel Mahaney, 452d Air Mobility Wing commander, performs a final torque on     C-17 NLG Tie Bolts to 162 ft. lbs with Staff Sgt. John Rey, 452d Maintenance Squadron. The wing commander began what he calls a “Dirty Thursday” program where he works along side Airman, getting his hands and clothes dirty. He…

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