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Knowing the facts: National American Indian Heritage Month

(Official U.S. Air Force photo) Maj. Gen. Clarence L. Tinker was the highest ranking officer of Native-American ancestry and the first general lost in action during World War II. November is National American Indian Heritage Month, honoring American Indians and Alaska Natives. For 2014, the Society of American Indian Government Employees has selected the theme…

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Tips for getting enough healthy protein in your diet

At a time when over a third of American adults are obese and childhood obesity rates are rising exponentially, more Americans are looking for meat alternatives in their dining choices.

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President announces Hagel’s resignation as Defense Secretary

Praising Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s “class and integrity,” President Barack Obama has announced at the White House that Hagel will leave his post.

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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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Press Briefing June 26, 2013

Posted  July 19, 2013

SEC. HAGEL: On DOMA, I put out a statement an hour or so ago and essentially said we, the Department of Defense, will move very swiftly, expeditiously on implementing the law, the decision of the Supreme Court. We think it’s the right decision, and we’re looking forward to taking that decision and implementing the required…

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50th Aerial Port members, families gather before deployment

Posted  July 19, 2013

Kids played around the jumper and piñata, while 50th Aerial Port Squadron members, their spouses and family members chatted and the familiar smell of burgers and sausages cooking on the grill permeated the air.

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Handling the heat, tips for health and home

Posted  July 19, 2013

For the past several weeks, we have focused primarily on heat-related articles, and given that we that we are in the middle of our southern California summer, it seems appropriate that we continue along those lines of thinking. Let’s explore some things you might consider on a personal level in order to cope with the…

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Experts recover military personnel records 40 years after fire

Posted  July 19, 2013

Forty years ago an enormous fire erupted at the National Personnel Records Center in suburban St. Louis. Burning uncontrollably for almost 24 hours, it destroyed some 16 million to 18 million military personnel records including official documents veterans need to apply for the benefits they’ve earned.

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News Briefs July 19, 2013

Posted  July 19, 2013

July/August Airman magazine now available on line FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — The July/August issue of Airman magazine is now available to download and viewable through a web browser. Celebrate Summer by Fishing For Free Sept. 7 The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering anglers a free day of fishing on Saturday, Sept….

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Team March comes together to bring birds home

Posted  July 12, 2013

U.S Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson Staff Sgt. Steve Michener, 452nd LRS and Staff Sgt. Howard Canillas, 912th AGE unstrap lighting units and generator equipment from a 40-foot trailer used to transport the equipment on a return back to March ARB from Ontario International Airport. The operation, approximately a month long, was necessary to…

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Military aviation salute signals bond between aviator, maintainer

Posted  July 12, 2013

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. — There is a long and proud history between aircraft air crew and ground crew. This strong relationship predates fixed wing flight and military aviation as we know it today. Even on the very first powered flight, Orville and Wilbur Wright had to decide who would be first to fly their craft…

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National Guard Bureau campaign targets sexual assault

Posted  July 12, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., – The National Guard Bureau here has launched a comprehensive campaign designed to assist National Guard units in combating sexual assault as part of a military wide effort to protect victims and eradicate the crime from the ranks. “We are helping the states with training and development of programs to address this problem…

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AF leaders stand behind civilians during tough furlough times

Posted  July 12, 2013

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III send the following furlough message to the Airmen of the United States Air Force: As you all know, Department of Defense civilian furloughs begin this week. With few exceptions, our civilian Airmen face…

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Wingman Toolkit promotes healthy, balanced lifestyle

Posted  July 12, 2013

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — As members of the military family we all deal with stress. Work, relationships, and money are just a few examples of the things that are on our minds every day. Reservists have the additional responsibility of balancing civilian and military careers. Everyone deals with it differently though. Sometimes people…

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