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Enlisted Evaluation System roadshow unveils process

Posted October 13, 2015 by by Senior Airman Kevin Mitterholzer

Airmen were introduced to the new Enlisted Evaluation System at one of two briefings given here, Sunday, Oct. 4. The new system, which became effective Oct. 1, is designed to more easily recognize outstanding Airman. Under the old Enlisted Performance Report system, scores were easily inflated, making it more difficult to distinguish between exceptional and…

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Change in Policy: AF extends sexual assault prevention and response services to civilians

Posted October 30, 2015 by from Air Force News Service

In a significant change in policy, the Air Force announced Aug. 24 that, effective immediately, civilian employees — both appropriated and non-appropriated — who are victims of sexual assault are now allowed to file restricted and unrestricted reports with their installation’s sexual assault response coordinator. The policy allows SARCs and sexual assault prevention and response…

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Military kids meet TV’s “Supergirl” and cast

Posted November 20, 2015 by by George A. Smith

Scores of military children at Naval Base Coronado, California, watched the new television hit “Supergirl” and met the stars of the CBS show before its broadcast debut this month. “Supergirl” cast members visited Coronado before the program first aired on American television, and according to Nielsen ratings, episode one had the best ratings of a…

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DOD conducts reserve workplace, gender relations survey

Posted October 13, 2015 by

WASHINGTON — Air Force reservists and members of the other reserve components are being asked to participate in the 2015 Workplace and Gender Relations Survey of Reserve Component Members. The 2015 WGRR is voluntary and confidential. Completion deadline is close of business today. Results from the 2015 WGRR will provide information to leaders of Congress…

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Bringing the Individual Ready Reserve into the ‘total force’

Posted October 30, 2015 by by Andrew Tilghman

While most military recruits sign up for active or Reserve component duty for three or four years, their enlistment contracts actually obligate them to a total service agreement of eight years. Troops who choose to hang up their uniforms short of eight years of service transition into the Individual Ready Reserve for the remainder of…

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Make your holiday meals healthy by including activity to reduce stress

Posted November 20, 2015 by

Thanksgiving marks the start of holiday parties, family gatherings, and the annual temptation to overindulge in delicious food. Make healthy eating and physical activity part of the fun. Great gatherings are easy to do when tasty, healthy foods from all the food groups are offered in a fun, active environment. This holiday season, make the…

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AirFest 2016: Thunder over the Empire!

Posted October 13, 2015 by

Save the dates, April 16-17, 2016 for March Field’s first air show since 2012! Admission is free and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be the headliners! Please help us spread the word that these dates were recently changed to accommodate the Thunderbirds’ schedule, but that these new dates are firm. We will soon be…

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Time to change batteries, ‘fall back’

Posted October 30, 2015 by

This article is part of the series “Joules of Wisdom: Top Things You Didn’t Know About Energy”and from Fall back This Sunday, at 2 a.m. (or before going to bed Saturday night) people across the country will set their clocks back an hour, marking the end to Daylight Saving Time. The U.S. adopted…

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U.S. Vet breaks ground for new homes

Posted November 20, 2015 by by Linda Welz

Ground was broken November 9, near the March Main Exchange for the March Veteran’s Village, a low or no cost housing complex for homeless and in-need veterans. Plans for a 138-unit permanent housing apartment complex include a 60-unit transitional housing facility, computer lab, community rooms, tot lots, classrooms and services provided by U.S. Vets, according…

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebrates disabled American workers

Posted October 15, 2015 by prepared by Dawn W. Smith, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a nationwide campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities—past and present. Alan Shepard was the first American in space and the fifth person to walk on the moon. His hard-charging nature made him successful throughout his career….

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