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Feb. 25, 2010

Social media: New AOR

Technology drastically changed the landscape of communication over the past 20 years. The ability to communicate to the masses through electronic faxes gave way to mass e-mails, and now, we find ourselves at a crossroads - the public has learned to despise those spam e-mails just as much as the robo-calls at dinner. The new frontier in

Feb. 23, 2010

Appreciation, the new app

One thing everyone can always use more of is appreciation. Some Air Force jobs may seem meaningless at times, but every job is important to accomplish the mission. Showing your appreciation to Airmen in all career fields can help build morale and confidence in the significance of every job.Taking the time to give thanks and appreciation to Airmen

Feb. 10, 2010

Fluoride: Friend or foe?

In today's world of sticky foods and sugary drinks, regular exposure to fluoride is more important than ever. Fluoride is a mineral in our teeth which strengthens them and helps prevent cavities. It naturally exists in water sources and is formed from fluorine, the thirteenth most common element in the Earth's crust.The Center for Disease Control

Feb. 4, 2010

Setting the gold standard in joint-basing

Joint-basing. They are perhaps the two most spoken words at Langley and Fort Eustis in recent months. As the congressionally-directed Joint Base Langley-Eustis began its initial operational capability Jan. 29, the Air Force assumed installation support functions, serving Airmen and Soldiers at both locations.Joint-basing will increase exposure to

Jan. 29, 2010

Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month in February

The month of February is set aside every year as National Children's Dental Health month; a time to provide oral health education to all children regardless of economic status. The American Dental Association began sponsoring the event in 1949 to promote the importance of good oral health beginning at a young age. This nationwide program has

Dec. 16, 2009

Ground Safety says, ‘Only you can prevent hot-oil fires’

The holidays are here, and around my house, that means time for fun, family gatherings and traditions. We sit around, sip hot chocolate and tell funny stories about what happened this time last year. Afterward, we take bets on who will do something worth laughing at this year. Again, this time last year, I was the sure bet and for good reason.

Dec. 16, 2009

Stay stress free during the holidays

The holidays are a time that many people look forward to, but the credit card bills, chaotic traveling, and the family members that make you glad you don't live near home can make you wonder what in the world you were thinking. As with everything, having a good plan can help you feel more like Buddy the Elf and less like Scrooge. Here's how.First

Dec. 14, 2009

Five little-known uniform facts

As Airmen, we have all been taught, trained and tested on how to wear our uniforms, whether it's our dress blues or our utility uniforms. Military personnel rely on the appearance of their uniforms to present a professional image, while showcasing the proud history and legacy of their branch. Most Airmen know what basic uniform items are and are

Dec. 9, 2009

Legally speaking: Air Force gift exchanges, ethics

With the holidays quickly approaching, we are entering the season of giving gifts. While exchanging gifts can be a joyous way to celebrate, gift giving is limited by ethical rules. Gifts Between Department of Defense PersonnelWhat kind of gift can I or my office give to my boss? Or what kind of gift can I give to my subordinate? Of course, not

Nov. 25, 2009

New Air Force Legal Assistance Website

Next time you need a will, power of attorney, or just have a legal question, visit www.aflegalassistance.com. The Air Force JAG Corps created the Air Force Legal Assistance Web site to assist active-duty and Reserve component members, retirees and dependents, increase efficiency and track client satisfaction with the Air Force legal assistance

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