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  • Sexual assault, what is being done about it

    Combating sexual assault is the number one priority in the Department of Defense, according to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Through mandatory training, initiatives and stand down days, each service is taking this issue seriously. The Air Force incorporated another tactic to address this issue.Representatives from the Air Force Sexual
  • Memo prepares DOD employees for government shutdown

    Although Defense Department officials believe a government shutdown can be avoided when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1, they want DOD employees to be prepared for the possibility, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a memo issued to the workforce Sept. 23. The fiscal year ends Sept. 30, and Congress has not passed a budget. If Congress
  • Squadrons return home from deployment

    The 480th Fighter Squadron, Aircraft Maintenance Unit and support community returned home between Sept. 15 and 21, 2013, from a deployment to southwest Asia in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.The support community is made up of the 480th AMU, 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron, 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron and the 52nd Logistics
  • Senior leaders send Airmen, families birthday best

    Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody issued the following message to the Airmen of the United States Air Force:On the 66th birthday of the United States Air Force, we salute the dedicated Airmen who provide airpower for America. From 1947 to
  • DoDEA reminds parents about school attendance policy

    The U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity has a student attendance policy for Department of Defense Dependents Schools.The system-wide policy for students is consistent with those found in many public schools throughout the United States.- All students are required to attend school for 180 instructional days per school year.- Academic
  • Sabers remember 9/11

    A few hundred Airman and area leaders came together at the Spangdahlem Air Park Memorial for a 9/11 Commemorative Ceremony, which consisted of a prayer, poem reading and remembrance on the 12th anniversary of the attack."It's a day that we will always remember," said Col. David Julazadeh, 52nd Fighter Wing commander. "It's a day that is seared into
  • AF tuition assistance application window delayed for FY14

    Airmen applying for tuition assistance in fiscal 2014 will see several changes in both eligibility for and administration of the program.      Due to these changes, the application window for classes beginning on or after Oct. 1 will not open until Sept. 9 to allow for system updates.      This program is applicable to Guard and Reserve only