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  • Women's History Month

    The Department of Defense recognizes March as Women's History Month. This year's theme focuses on Women's Education - Women's Empowerment. Education for women has not always been the norm in society.Education for women was common in the 1700s; women learned how to do household chores and were taught

  • March is American Red Cross month

    Founded by Clara Barton in 1881, the American Red Cross has been providing relief and aid to victims of crisis and natural disasters all around the world. In an effort to honor this organization, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared the month of March as Red Cross month in 1943.With more than

  • Motorcycle safety not just for summer months

    In the past two weeks the Air Force has lost two riders to motorcycle mishaps. Since the start of this fiscal year, the AF has suffered the loss of three riders. Additionally, one rider will have to live with a permanent partial disability. With one exception all where single vehicle mishaps in

  • Why Walking Can Help Your Heart

    Walking on a regular basis can reduce our chance of dealing with heart related problems by about 30 percent, according to Harvard Health Publications.Those results came from the analysis of 18 studies between 1970 and 2007. Study participants who walked 5.5 miles each week improved cardiovascular

  • Recognizing Black Women in American Culture and History

    February is recognized as African American/Black History Month and is dedicated to the individuals that helped influence American culture. This month's theme is black women in American culture and history, according to the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute. There are black women who

  • Ellsworth to celebrate 25th anniversary of B-1B

    The 28th Bomb Wing received its first B-1B Lancer, affectionately known as the BONE, in January 1987. The wing will soon celebrate the 25th anniversary of the one time low-altitude penetrating strategic bomber at Ellsworth Air Force Base. Over the course of its 25 years of service with the 28th Bomb

  • Our Responsibilities to Operational Security as Airmen

    As members of the United States Air Force, we are entrusted with a great deal of responsibility. It comes with the territory when our job is to protect this country and its values from the bad guys of the Earth. To protect this county we have to keep ourselves and our mission as safe as possible.

  • Political Activities - Do's and Don'ts

    As servicemembers have probably noticed, political advertisements are running on TV, radio and the occasional billboard along the interstate. "Vote for Me" and "Don't Vote for My Opponent" seem to be the standard messages. Oftentimes, the advertisement tries to recruit servicemembers to help them

  • Day of Service

    Some may recognize Jan.16, 2012 as just another federal holiday, but for others it is a day to recognize one of America's greatest heroes, Martin Luther King Jr. Establishing this holiday took persistence. Four days after King's assassination, Congressman John Conyers Jr. introduced legislation

  • No place for hate

    As Americans, we have many freedoms and constitutional rights. But as Department of Defense military and civilian members, our rights are limited. While mere membership in extremist groups is not prohibited, actively participating in their activities is. Commanders must preserve the servicemember's