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  • AFOSI Seeks Top Quality Airmen

    The Air Force Office of Special Investigations, the Air Force agency responsible for investigating major crimes and working against terrorist and foreign intelligence efforts, is constantly seeking exceptional noncommissioned officers for duty as enlisted special agents.With more than 2,700 members, AFOSI has been the Air Force's major
  • National Days of Remembrance

    From 1933 to 1945, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party led the German government in the systematic persecution and annihilation of Europe's Jewish population. "Jews were the primary victims -- six million were murdered; Roma (Gypsies), people with disabilities, and Poles were also targeted for destruction or decimation for racial, ethnic, or national
  • A Spouse’s Perspective on the OREs and ORI

    It is obvious to anyone living on base these past few months--things have not been ordinary at Dyess Air Force Base. We've all heard the alarm go off several times and then the Big Voice telling us it was only an "EXERCISE! EXCERCISE! EXERCISE!" The first time I heard that, I was half-asleep and thought it was God telling me to get out of bed and
  • Autism Awareness Month: TRICARE Covers ABA Therapy

    Today, autism in children has become more prevalent than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined, according to Autism Speaks, a national autism science and advocacy organization. The Autism Speaks association defines autism as, "a group of complex developmental brain disorders." Today, about one in every 110 children is
  • Evolving Roots: American Culture

    There are a variety of things that come to mind when someone thinks of American culture. Depending on where they are from and what experiences they have been through, they're likely to each have different answers. However, if they look beyond the walls of their home, past the county they live in, they will see this great nation has a culture of its
  • Spotlight on Spouses: Jennifer Lavoie

    The Air Force has been her way of life for 26 years, and it's been an adventure the entire time. Jennifer Lavoie, the wife of the 28th Bomb Wing Command Chief Master Sergeant Brian Lavoie, grew up in Oregon without a military installation nearby. So, when she married her husband shortly after he completed technical training and moved to their first
  • The DUI Core

    This base has a problem that we've all heard about. It's been recounted, reiterated and retold to us by our section leaders, squadron commanders and the wing commander until they are blue in the face and frustrated.It's a problem that affects every Airman- from the lowest-ranking to the commander and all of our families.We've heard and read the
  • Simple lifestyle changes can lead to a fitter, healthier you

    Have you fallen into a rut? Do you need to make a change? I had and I did. I needed to improve my health and stop struggling with the physical training test. I also felt that I needed to do a better job of setting an example for maintaining the fitness standards I enforce. I will not provide any easy answers, but I am proof that achieving a healthy
  • A day in the life: Ellsworth spouse shadows commander

    The elevator doors opened, and I felt my heart pounding in my chest. I walked through and saw the 28th Mission Support Group command section doors; excited that today was the day spouse voices will be heard by base leadership. I was ecstatic. I reminded myself that I could do this. I could make Ellsworth Air Force Base spouses proud. Col. Trent
  • “Our History is Our Strength”

    For generations, women of every race, social class and ethnic background have made historic contributions to the growth and strength of our nation. To honor their contributions, America designates the month of March as Women's History. Take a moment to think of the women who have made a difference and influenced your life. The 2011 Women's History