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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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May 31 is deadline to sign up for TRICARE automatic payments

Posted  May 17, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE Reserve Select or TRICARE Retired Reserve who pay monthly premiums by check must switch to an electronic form of payment by May 31 to avoid losing coverage. The TRICARE agency will only accept monthly premium payments using recurring automatic payments by credit or debit card, or by recurring…

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The Chaplain’s Corner

Posted  May 17, 2013

I’ve noticed in the past month that my mailbox and Facebook account have been flooded with dozens of special event invitations, mainly in the graduation and wedding category. The month of June is particularly jam-packed, sometimes with two different occasions marked on the same day.Now, if you’re like me, your first reaction to such events…

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News Briefs May 17, 2013

Posted  May 17, 2013

MARCH AIR MUSEUM RECOGNIZES THE WOMEN OF VIETNAM The Riverside Arts Council presents: A Piece Of My Heart, a tribute to the military women who served in Vietnam, by Shirley Lauro, at the March Field Air Museum, from Friday, May 24 to Sunday, May 26. Show times on Friday and Saturday will begin at 7:30…

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2012-2013 Los Angeles County Outstanding Volunteer of the Year

Posted  May 10, 2013

Courtesy photoMasrwe Sgt. Darryl Willingham, first sergeant, 452d Aeromedical Staging Squadron, received the Los Angeles County Community Volunteer of the Year Award, March 23. Willingham volunteers as a drill sergeant at a youth camp focused on bettering the lives of at-risk youth in Los Angeles county. The annual Los Angeles County Community Volunteer of the…

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Leadership starts with why

Posted  May 10, 2013

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — I recently had the unique privilege to spend time listening to and talking with Simon Sinek, author of the 2012 Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force’s Reading List book, “Start with Why.” If you have not heard him speak, read this book, or perhaps watched his technology, entertainment and design…

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How to lower your property tax assessment

Posted  May 10, 2013

Sequesters, furloughs, recessions, debt ceilings, mortgage fraud, money-laundering, job market, housing bubble, under water, reverse mortgages; sadly, these words have all gained increased use in our vocabulary since 2008. Luckily, it’s not all doom and gloom because the March legal office is aware of an easy tip on how to help save money by lowering…

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Institute Chooses DOD Imagery for Cemetery Plaza Project

Posted  May 10, 2013

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Five pictures taken by Defense Department photographers have been selected to be a part of the Patriot Plaza at the Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, Fla. The images competed with the work of some of the finest, award-winning photographers in the world, to get their shots of the U.S. military included in…

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MyPers to celebrate first anniversary

Posted  May 10, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Did you ever have a question about a specific personnel function and needed to be pointed in the right direction? The myPers website provides all Air Force members with a source to search for information regarding personnel programs, to complete personnel transactions and to chat live with a subject matter…

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Presidential Proclamation — Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2013

Posted  May 10, 2013

Each May, our Nation comes together to recount the ways Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders helped forge our country.

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Preparing to survive: Shaky facts

Posted  May 10, 2013

There is a tendency to think that earthquakes are confined to California and the west coast. In fact, the earth has “moved” for a very long time. The earliest incomplete recorded evidence of an earthquake was traced back to 1831 B.C., in the Shandong province of China. However, there is a complete record starting in…

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