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Default Air Force Logo Military, Political Activities
During the 2016 election season, the Air Force and the Department of Defense encourages Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen to exercise their right to vote and freely express their political views.  However, service members must be aware that their political activities have the potential to give the appearance of official
0 2/19
2016
Default Air Force Logo Sending your vote home: how it works, why it matters
As voting season draws near and all of the commercials on TV seem to be nothing but presidential hopefuls pandering to their audiences, there seems to be a lot of questions rising to the forefront of service members' minds: What is absentee voting? How does it work? Why should I bother? Let's tackle these one at a time.First off, what is absentee
0 2/12
2016
Default Air Force Logo The seven P's and where we go wrong
Five years ago I was living on my own in Southern California, working at my community college while attending courses and trying to become a famous musician.My five-year plan was to record as much music as I could at school in our commercial music program, play small shows with my band, and use the internet to make it big. But before you could say
0 2/11
2016
Default Air Force Logo Celebrating African American History Month
February is African American History Month. According to the Association for the study of African American Life and History, the founders of the month long celebration, this year's theme is "Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories."To honor African American History Month at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, a celebration luncheon is
0 2/10
2016
Default Air Force Logo Shaw now considered Small Quantity Generator of hazardous waste
When it comes to hazardous waste, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, has historically been considered a Large Quantity Generator.An LQG is defined as a facility that generates more than 2,200 pounds of hazardous waste or more than 2.2 pounds of acutely hazardous waste, per month. A 1992 baseline study showed that Shaw produced more than 200,000
0 2/09
2016
Default Air Force Logo Airmen encouraged to take pledge to save
Military Saves Week, the annual saving campaign hosted by the 20th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC,) will kick off Feb. 22-27 for Team Shaw.The Department of Defense partners with Military OneSource, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA,) and America Saves to host the 2016 campaign for military personnel
0 2/08
2016
Default Air Force Logo Legal guidance on OPM breach notification
As many of you are aware, on June 4, 2015, the Office of Personnel Management announced it was the target of a malicious cyber intrusion in 2014, which resulted in the large-scale theft of background check investigation records.Millions of American citizens, including a large number of military members, were affected by this breach. In response to
0 1/13
2016
Default Air Force Logo Staying true to the new you
Grizzled gym rats who have made the gym their second home know what time of year this is: resolution season. The season when there's never a good parking spot, all the lockers are full, and that one person who has no idea how to use the leg press machine just won't get off the equipment.It can be a tricky time of year for fitness enthusiasts. For
0 1/11
2016
Default Air Force Logo Be a quitter this New Year
Setting and accomplishing a goal is one of the most rewarding experiences life has to offer, and the new year is a perfect time to improve and grow as a person.Some resolutions, such as saving money or learning a new language, have the potential to make our lives more enjoyable and interesting, while others can make our lives healthier, happier,
0 12/29
2015
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Diana Cossaboom, 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, punches a training bag in Sumter, S.C., Nov. 19, 2015. Cossaboom started training in martial arts when she was 4 years old. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael Cossaboom) From dolls to gloves: martial arts inspires pledge to serve
A 4-year-old girl carefully ties a little white belt over her top trying to get the knot just right, showing even more care and precision than she did with the bow she fixed in her hair the previous day. Her nervous, but anxious fingers straighten the white gi she proudly wears, taking place of her pink shirt and floral pants.She softly and eagerly
0 12/03
2015
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