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In 1949, Marine Corps Col. Katherine A. Towle, first Director of Women Marines, trained the first platoon of female Marines. (courtesy photo) The Strive for Acceptance
Congratulations to Marine Corps Sgt. James Hayes, Marine Corps Detachment, for winning the Top 3's essay contest on Women of Honor. This is the article he submitted.One of the most powerful female recruiting posters of all time was introduced during World War II. "Be a Marine, Free a Marine to Fight" was publicized to the world displaying a very
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2014
SAN ANGELO, Texas – Jack Hodges, a competitor in the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo tries to bring down a bull during the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo’s Military Appreciation Night at the Foster Communication Coliseum here Feb. 26. There were several other events that night including calf roping, bareback horse riding, girl’s barrel racing and more. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Breonna Veal) Thrill of the eight-second ride
It's not Christmas; it's not my birthday; it's rodeo. The count down 10, 9, ... , 3, 2, 1, and the rodeo starts. I've seen it many times, and it never fails to get my adrenaline going. For some, the lure of the rodeo is the carnivals or the concerts. For me, it's the riders, the ropers and the wrestlers. We may not be Houston, San Antonio or the
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2014
Members from MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., ride their motorcycles during a motorcycle safety, mentoring, and Combined Federal Campaign awareness ride Nov. 1, 2013. More than 60 members from MacDill came together to emphasize motorcycle safety, build camaraderie between members of Team MacDill and provide a kickoff event for the CFC. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ned T. Johnston/Released) How many motorcycles did you see today?
For people who don't own or know anyone who owns a motorcycle, they tend to be overlooked while driving around town. Motorcycles have a smaller profile and as a driver in a larger profile vehicle approaches, it seems slower. If you don't ride or associate with anyone that does, I'd like you to do me a favor: count how many motorcycles you see while
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2014
Default Air Force Logo A New Air Force
Undoubtedly, our Air Force is never stronger than when tested. This time, however, the threat we contend with isn't physical, but fiscal. The inelegant mechanics of sequestration are unrelenting and indiscriminate. The austere budget cuts that lie before us will gradually unveil a new Air Force; one with questionable manning, reduced inventory and
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2014
A batch of Valentine’s Day cards made by children at the installation’s child development and youth centers await delivery to residents of The Pines, a retirement community, in Goldsboro, N.C., Feb. 14, 2012. Airmen and 4th Fighter Wing key spouses spent Valentine’s Day socializing with retired veterans, their spouses and members of local retirement communities as part of the Valentines for Vets program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Tammie Moore/Released) Have a safe, enjoyable Valentine’s Day
Valentine's Day is one of the few "officially recognized" romantic times of the year to share with a special someone.Some people go to dinner; others buy candies and cards; even a select few may decide to surprise their love interest with a big thoughtful night."I just have normal Valentine's Day plans," said Airman 1st Class April Schmoe, 17th
0 2/12
2014
Getting back to basics can save lives (Illustration by Felicia M. Hall) Better safe than sorry!
Sure, it's an easy line to say, but are you practicing it? More importantly, are you supervising or being supervised with that mindset? As a friend or co-worker, caring about each other's well-being is incidental to that military family membership, but as a supervisor, it's a responsibility. Protecting your personnel in the workplace isn't
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A stack of money is counted at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 10, 2012. The 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing financial management flight handles host nation and American currencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia/Released) Who wants cash?
Short on money? Looking to purchase something your heart desires? Wish your savings account could be a little larger? Ask yourself this question: Have I taken any government directed travel that I haven't received yet?We all have busy lives, and there are many things that can be inadvertently overlooked, but filing travel vouchers is one thing you
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2014
Staff Sgt. Bianca Raleigh, 31st Medical Operations Squadron allergy and immunizations technician, prepares a vaccine, Aug. 14, 2013, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. The immunizations clinic is responsible for giving service members vaccines to protect them from diseases while deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Matthew Lotz) Influenza and how to protect yourself
Influenza, commonly called the "flu," is a contagious viral infection that affects the respiratory system. Influenza can be an unpredictable and serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Seasonal influenza contributes to substantial morbidity and mortality each year in the United States. In the 2012- 2013 influenza
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Default Air Force Logo Custody, consent: revised family care plan guidance
A National Guard member is happily married and raising two sons, the older one from a previous marriage. He received orders to deploy, assumed that the right thing to do was to leave his older son in his current home and situation, and designated his current wife as the short-term and long-term caregiver. However, the older son's mother disagreed.
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GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- A base member uses the "Fitness on
Request" kiosk during the Resolution Solution Aerobathon at the Mathis
Fitness Center Jan. 11. With four 20-minute classes, the aerobathon gave
participants a chance to try a small sampling of the classes offered at the
base fitness centers. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Laura R. McFarlane)  
Starting the New Year the right way
Although I don't follow with tradition and make a New Year's resolution, when I heard about the Resolution Solution Aerobathon hosted by Mathis Fitness Center Jan. 11, I thought the aerobathon could be cool. So Saturday afternoon I found myself doing some Zumba, trying kinetic exercises and stretching during the yoga. With four 20-minute classes,
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