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Defense

Commissary savings highlight Month of Military Child

Posted April 1, 2016 by by Defense Commissary Agency

Savings, giveaways and nutritional tours for the entire family are on tap for April as commissaries worldwide observe Month of the Military Child. “We know military family life is made better thanks to the commissary benefit, and we’re all about providing our customers with great values, especially for children during April,” said Tracie Russ, the…

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Air Force

Employer Flight

Posted April 1, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joseph Dangidang Crew members from 336 ARS pose for a group photo with civilian employers following an in-flight refueling demonstration of a C-17 Globemaster III from aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker during an Employer Appreciation Fight at March Air Reserve Base, March 19. Employer Appreciation Fights are a great opportunity for…

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U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash
Air Force

SAPR event recognizes importance of wingmen all year #notjustApril

Posted March 25, 2016 by by Tech. Sgt. Bryan Franks

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Senior leaders kicked off the Air Force’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response #notjustApril campaign March 17 during an event at the Pentagon. The secretary, chief of staff and chief master sgt. of the Air Force joined other Airmen to read testimonies from sexual assault survivors and discussed Airmen’s roles in supporting sexual…

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U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo
Air Force

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Maintainer reflects on decades of service

Posted March 25, 2016 by by Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — In 1979, Margaret Thatcher was elected as the United Kingdom’s prime minister and 63 Americans were taken hostage in the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran. It was the year Michael Jackson released his first solo album “Off the Wall,” ESPN launched on cable television, a Sony Walkman cost $200,…

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U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kat Justen
Air Force

AF Reserve Chief testifies on Reserve posture

Posted March 25, 2016 by by Lt. Col. Denise Kerr

Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson, chief of the Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command, testified before the Senate Appropriations Sub-Committee for Defense alongside other Reserve chiefs and Guard directors, March 16. During the hearing, Jackson emphasized the importance of adapting to a rapidly changing security environment. “We must maintain a reserve…

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Veterans

Retired Air Force, RAO staff member passes

Posted March 25, 2016 by

Courtesy photo/Linda Brown The March Air Reserve Base Retiree Activities Office (RAO) would like to express their sincere condolences to the family and friends of longtime staff member and retired Senior Master Sgt. William Brown following his recent passing. After retiring from the Air Force following 27 years of service, Brown continued to serve his…

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U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jim Araos
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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Local

Therapy dog touches the hearts of Airmen at the 163rd Attack Wing

Posted March 18, 2016 by by Master Sgt. Julie Avey

Therapy dogs are a common sight in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes and disaster areas but are not normally found at work on military bases.  Jax, a German shepherd who is completing training as a certified therapy dog, is making his rounds through squadron work spaces at the 163rd Attack Wing on March Air Reserve Base. It…

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People and Places

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Major Nicci S. Rucker, 954th RSS

Posted March 18, 2016 by By 954th Reserve Support Squadron

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. —  Major Nicci S. Rucker is currently serving as the Air Force Element Officer in Charge, 954th Reserve Support Squadron, United States Transportation Command Joint Transportation Reserve Unit, Intelligence, Joint Intelligence Directorate, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. As the Air Force Element Joint Intelligence Officer-in-Charge, she is responsible for time-dominant…

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Air Force

Air Force continues to pursue total force integration

Posted March 18, 2016 by By Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force continues to make strides toward total force integration, according to an annual report submitted to Congress March 4. The report is based on recommendations from the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force and focuses on how the force structure should be modified to best fill current…

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