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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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Gifts that keep giving

Posted  December 7, 2012

Ancient Jewish rabbi, Moshe ben Maimon, once famously wrote on charity and what was viewed as the many different levels of giving. In the Mishneh Torah, the author stated that the highest level of charity is when a person teaches others how to help themselves. Actions such as offering an interest-free loan, forming a partnership,…

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Citizen Airmen partner with “California Electric Boys” to restore hope (part 2)

Posted  December 7, 2012

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series. Southern California Edison’s total load consisted of 16 four-manned crews, eight two-manned trouble crews, eight two-manned disaster assessment crews and support crews to include four mechanics with maintenance and fuel trucks. Not to discredit a sister utility company, Wood said, but when they arrived at…

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NASA’s Super Guppy: Air and space power working together

Posted  December 7, 2012

“Able to carry satellites and rockets in a single bound! Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a guppy?!?” The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Super Guppy, designated as 377SG-201, spent the night at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., Nov. 27, awaiting cargo that called for its versatile airlift capability….

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Citizen Airmen partner with “California Electric Boys” to restore hope

Posted  November 30, 2012

Before we begin, this is not a tale of an Air Force reserve Chief who single-handedly accomplished the impossible with electric tape and a pair of gloves ...

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AFOSI introduces ways to provide anonymous tips

Posted  November 30, 2012

The Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 119 OL, located at March Field, provides services for reservists, active duty, civilian, contractor and military dependents. They conduct felony-level criminal, fraud, counterintelligence and antiterrorism investigations. In addition, they continually brief base officials on the most up-to-date Force Protection matters. The following frequently asked questions provided by…

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Transition Assistance Program mandatory for some Reservists

Posted  November 30, 2012

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Some Reservists will be required to complete the Department of Defense Transition Assistance Program under legislation designed to reduce unemployment among veterans. The updated Transition Assistance Program went into effect Nov. 21. It now requires mandatory pre-separation counseling, an individualized transition plan, VA benefits briefing and the Department of…

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News Briefs | November 30, 2012

Posted  November 30, 2012

FOCUSING ON THE UPCOMING NORI/ORI From the desk of the commander: Team March needs to be NORI/ORI-focused and perform duties according to inspection guidelines, from Dec. 3 to 7. The primary focus will be on completing Corrective Action Plans. Functional managers should inform customers that there will be limited services provided during this period. UC…

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Candid Comments | Holiday Plans

Posted  November 30, 2012

Maj. Lola Osawe Job: Group Practice Manager Unit: 452 AMDS Hometown: Pasadena, Calif. Hobbies: Music and painting I will be spending time with my family and doing some local travel to some of the beautiful parks in the area. I will possibly go to the mountains as well. The holidays are a time to celebrate…

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Military-to-Civilian skills credentialing pilot underway

Posted  November 30, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After completing an analysis of industry and employment trends, the Defense Department has embarked on a pilot program to help service members obtain civilian professional credentials, the department’s director of training readiness and strategy told reporters today. According to Frank C. DiGiovanni, director, Training Readiness and Strategy Office of the Deputy Assistant…

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Letter to Airmen: Zero tolerance for sexual assault

Posted  November 30, 2012

WASHINGTON, D. C. — Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley, Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Roy issued a tri-signature “Letter to Airmen,” Nov. 16. As part of an effort to increase awareness of sexual assault, the…

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