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  • A tribute to the Doolittle Raiders

    The 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron will pay tribute by flying American flags during B-1B Lancer missions on the anniversary of the Doolittle Raid, April 18. Pearl Harbor was only the first of many bold moves that made Japan seem nearly invincible in the early months of World War II. For a time, it

  • Sexual assault undermines AF values

    April is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month by both military and civilian communities across the country. This year, the Department of Defense has chosen the theme "We own it ... We'll solve it ... Together" - a statement that exemplifies the military's approach to preventing and ending

  • Ethics rules outline DoD employees' charitable activities

    Recently, there has been much confusion by military members and civilian employees alike as to their involvement in charitable activities while on-duty and on the installation. There are very strict federal ethics rules that apply to all DoD employees, and failure to comply with these rules can have

  • Retiring Airmen can provide for families with Survivor Benefit Plan

    We buy insurance to protect what is dear to us from unpredictable disasters.Your retirement pay is a precious resource - but it is only paid out for the life of a servicemember. Since you can't predict when the end of that will be, it is important to insure your retirement pay, using the Survivor

  • Shattering stereotypes at the heart of change

    "I was told I'm pretty, or I'll make a good mother...but that's not enough for me. I want to be told I'm smart and I can achieve my goals." This sentiment, provided by Kelly Dominguez, 28th Bomb Wing sexual assault response coordinator, is shared by countless women around the world, and one that

  • Children's dental health focus for month

    A healthy smile is important to a child's self-esteem. According to the American Dental Association, tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases - second only to the common cold - among children and teens ages 5 to 17. More than 51 million hours of school are lost every year due to

  • Live for today, plan for tomorrow

    We've all heard the phrase, "change is a part of life." So, if we know it's coming, why not prepare for it? No matter what type of family, financial or educational status you may currently find yourself in, keeping an eye on the horizon is never a bad idea. One key word - both when setting and

  • At the crossroads of freedom and equality

    In 1926, Dr. Carter Woodson created what is now known as Black History month - a month that celebrates the contributions that African Americans have made to American history.The theme this year is "At the crossroads of freedom and equality, The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington."

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an activist during the civil rights movement in the 1960s. Although King was assassinated in 1968 outside a hotel in Memphis, Tenn., his vision is still alive today. King's birthday was established as a federal holiday when President Ronald Reagan signed it into law in

  • Are you cooking safely?

    Like so many during the holidays, our family spends a lot of time in the kitchen cooking and preparing some of our favorite dishes. Although the meals we prepare and the guests we host can change from year to year, the one thing that remains the same is our focus on practicing safe cooking. A lot of