Posts Tagged ‘featured’


New data on autism: Five important facts to know

Posted April 8, 2016 by by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Many children are living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and they need services and support, now and as they grow into adolescence and adulthood. More can be done to ensure that children with ASD are evaluated as soon as possible after developmental concerns are recognized. Findings from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network…

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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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Human Trafficking Prevention Month: Raising awareness of a devastating crime

Posted January 15, 2016 by

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and the FBI’s efforts to combat trafficking—part of the overall U.S. government effort—will continue unabated in 2016. The Bureau has two entities that conduct human trafficking investigations: Our Civil Rights Unit coordinates trafficking investigations involving both adult and juvenile foreign nationals who are forced or coerced…

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Air Force actively monitoring ongoing Zika virus infection

Posted March 4, 2016 by Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs Office

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The Air Force is closely monitoring the emergence of Zika virus infection in the Americas, Oceania, and Africa to help inform and protect Airmen and their families. The Department of Health and Human Services, with its Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is leading the U.S. response to the worldwide…

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It’s a Family Affair

Posted April 29, 2016 by

photo courtesy/Master Sgt. Margarita Jimenez Master Sgt. Margarita Jimenez, 452nd Force Support Squadron Unit Training Manager, is reenlisted by her daughter 2nd Lt. Krystal Jimenez, 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs Officer at McConnell AFB, KS  during the March Field AirFest, April 16.

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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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March tankers ready 24/7 to support

Posted January 29, 2016 by by Linda Welz

Team March personnel are ready 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to support Operation NOBLE EAGLE (ONE),  which is air-sovereignty operations related to homeland defense and support to federal, state, and local agencies. This support can sometimes be for special events, like the Super Bowl. The Continental U.S. NORAD…

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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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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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Harmont Grenier, CyberPatriot VI team captain (with trophy) stands with his winning team as Tech. Sgt. Elizabeth Grenier, 452nd Communication Squadron and the team’s mentor, stands to the left. CyberPatriot VI was the first time CyberPatriot was offered to middle schools. Since their local middle school did not have a team, Grenier pulled together a group of individuals to compete as a team.
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First Sergeant/Cyber Mom mentors youth

Posted December 4, 2015 by by Greg Grenier

Tech. Sgt. Elizabeth Grenier, my wife, and a cyber systems operations specialist and first sergeant for the 452nd Communication Squadron, is known as “Cyber Mom.”  Although she doesn’t have super powers, her involvement and incredible success in cultivating leaders within the cyber defense field earned her the nickname. When our eldest son entered the online,…

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