Posts Tagged ‘featured’

Health & Safety

March is Nutrition Awareness Month: Healthy eating advances AF readiness and mission success

Posted March 3, 2016 by by Prerana Korpe, Air Force Surgeon General public affairs

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Think twice before biting in. Are you making a smart food choice?    Healthy eating coupled with active living, is the foundation for healthy living, which is critical to maintaining a ready and deployable force. Optimal nutrition keeps Airmen performance ready – mentally and physically prepared for mission success. It enables…

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March AirFest 2016 brings the thunder

Posted April 22, 2016 by by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Billy Ho

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (NNS) – On April 16-17 in Riverside, Calif., the smoke bellowed from the engines and aircraft roared over the March Air Reserve Base (ARB), marking the start of March Field Airfest 2016 “Thunder over the Empire”. March ARB hosted the event to showcase the base capabilities, the Air Force Reserve, all the branches…

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Telling the Reserve story, it’s what we do

Posted November 13, 2015 by by Master Sgt. Julie Avey

MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE, Calif. – Public Affairs (PA) can partly be defined as issues that affect people. On November 2-4, PA staff from Fourth Air Force wings around the country came together at the numbered Air Force headquarters here to discuss their own career field for a change. The 4AF PA Conference was a…

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Health & Safety

Hospital Corpsmen save lives in more ways than one

Posted January 29, 2016 by

U.S. Navy photo/LT Mckinley Kim Hospital Corpsman Alexander M. Tetelepta, a Selected Reservist at Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Moreno Valley, California, donates blood for the American Red Cross during his drill weekend, Jan. 10, 2016. The NOSC Moreno Valley is the administrative readiness center for more than 350 Selected Reservists throughout Southern California.

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Health & Safety

Traumatic brain injury is an all-ages threat

Posted March 25, 2016 by by Military Health System Communications Office

Going for an afternoon jog and participating in afterschool sports are parts of daily life for millions of children. Most times, these activities are healthy and harmless, but without proper safety measures, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are a possibility. A trip and fall could result in a head bump, as could a collision during a…

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Air Force

State of the Air Force: Active-duty force on the rise, space will be more prominent

Posted September 20, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross

Nearly three years into her tenure as the Air Force’s top leader, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James reaffirmed that people continue to be her top priority during her State of the Air Force address at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 19, in National Harbor, Md.

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Air National Guard teaches Airman civilian trade

Posted October 13, 2015 by by Master Sgt. Julie Avey

California Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Jessica Abrego has a valuable skill set, which is an asset to her unit while paying dividends in her civilian career. “I joined the Air National Guard because I had a rough childhood and it was my way to do something better for my future,” said Abrego. Abrego, of…

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Russian missiles ‘complicate’ Syria airstrikes

Posted December 4, 2015 by by Jeffrey Schogol

U.S. and coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State group will continue despite Russia’s decision to send advanced S-400 surface-to-air missiles to Syria, said the commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command. “Yes, it does complicate things a little bit, and we’ll put some thought to it, but we still have a job to do here, and…

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People and Places

Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American memories

Posted February 12, 2016 by Prepared by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute Patrick Air Force Base, Florida

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role they have played in U.S. history. The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. Few…

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Health & Safety

Total Exposure Health: an innovation in precision health

Posted April 8, 2016 by by Prerana Korpe                    

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Walking in sunlight, being stuck in traffic, painting in a studio, listening to music, washing a car … What do these things have in common? Each illustrates a form of “exposure” through our environment and lifestyle. Health is not independent of environment and lifestyle. Our environment and lifestyle present a variety…

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