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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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15 Reserve-component employers earn 2013 Freedom Awards

Posted  June 28, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., – Fifteen employers of reserve-component service members in their civilian lives have earned the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award for the support they provide to their employees who serve the nation in uniform. The Freedom Award is the Defense Department’s highest recognition given to employers for exceptional support of Guard…

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Preparing to survive Wildfire Season, cont.

Posted  June 28, 2013

During the recent devastating wildfires that destroyed thousands of acres of land and displaced even more families, a common thread connecting the survivors was “if I had known this was going to happen I would have done….” Keeping this in mind, here are some actions to consider when confronted with a major catastrophe involving fire….

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You can become an advocate of change from within: Don’t succumb to your environment

Posted  June 28, 2013

Growing up in a low-income neighborhood plagued by high crime rates does not exactly set the foundation for a fruitful beginning in life.

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Hau assumes command of 729th Operations Support Squadron

Posted  June 28, 2013

Lt. Col Andreas S. Haus assumed command of the 729th Airlift Squadron in a ceremony held, June 22.

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Air Force Medical Service website focuses on Men’s Health Month

Posted  June 28, 2013

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The Air Force Medical Service has a primary focus on men’s health in the month of June. However, during this month and every month to follow, the AFMS aims to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of diseases among men, such as…

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Caring for oneself

Posted  June 28, 2013

When faced with both good and bad stressors, we have the obligation and responsibility to ensure our own well-being. After all, no one knows you better than yourself. Your overall well-being includes maintaining the physical mental, and spiritual balance of your health. Whether you are in celebration or mourning, it is important to develop a…

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Carter enlists defense employees’ help for food drive

Posted  June 28, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Darnell Gardner ommissary sales associate, March Air Reserve Base commissary donates a prepackaged paper bag of food, in support of the “Feds Feeds Families,” campaign, June 24. Each year, federal employees, keeping with their role as public servants, participate in food drives to collect and distribute non-perishable items to military families in…

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AF seeks scholarship, fellowship candidates

Posted  June 28, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Eligible Airmen interested in unique scholarships and fellowships must submit completed, endorsed applications by July 31, Air Force Personnel Center officials said recently. Opportunities offered annually include the Olmsted Scholar Program, the White House Fellowship Program, the Mansfield Fellowship Exchange Program and the Information Assurance Scholarship Program, each of…

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Senior leaders honor, bid farewell to Donley

Posted  June 28, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C., – Outgoing Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley is a person of courage and character, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said at Donley’s farewell ceremony at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Donley, who’s led the Air Force the past five years, is retiring after 35 years of public service. “Our country will miss him,”…

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Fighting to be fit: the Total Fitness concept

Posted  June 28, 2013

Fitness means something to every Air Force member, with Fit 2 Fight as the leading doctrine to ensure members receive the most up-to-date information pertaining to health and fitness. To remain mission-ready all members must meet certain standards. While this is nothing new to members, it is a requirement we need to remain conscious of…

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