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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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Defense

2015 Warrior Games to be Held at Quantico

Posted  March 20, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Defense Department’s Warrior Games 2015 will take place June 19-28 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, according to a DOD news release issued March 16. The DOD Warrior Games is an annual sporting competition bringing together wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans from across the country, according to the…

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Local

New Briefs 03/06/2015

Posted  March 6, 2015

TIME TO SPRING FORWARD, CHECK BATTERIES! Be sure to set your clocks an hour ahead when you go to bed Saturday night, March 7th. It is also a good time to test your smoke detectors and check the batteries. Safety first! THE A&FRC CHANGES OFFICE HOURS The Airman and Family Readiness Center’s hours of operation…

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News

Fourth Air Force commander nominated for second star

Posted  March 6, 2015

Brig. Gen. John C. Flournoy Jr., commander, Headquarters 4th Air Force, read about being nominated for a second star in a text from his wife when he woke up and checked his phone messages at 4:30 a.m., just prior to departing Antarctica. “The text read, ‘Congrats honey…list came out today. You are on it.’ It…

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Commentary

I appreciate you

Posted  March 6, 2015

Today is the 26th annual Employee Appreciation Day. On the first Friday of March managers of all levels are encouraged to support and reward their employees, and to show their appreciation! What?! You’ve never heard of it? Well it’s time to spread the word! In this age of do more with less, employers are often…

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Health & Safety

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Posted  March 6, 2015

Colon cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the colon. The colon is part of the body’s digestive system. The digestive system removes and processes nutrients (vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and water) from foods and helps pass waste material out of the body. The digestive system is…

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