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Air Force Materiel Command is promoting sober driving during the holiday season. AFMC promotes sober driving during the holiday season
The holiday season is a time of year when people gather with friends, colleagues and family to enjoy time together and celebrate.  Often these social events include alcohol.  A driver's license mixed with a few alcoholic beverages can be dangerous.  No one intends for alcohol-impaired driving accidents to happen, but they do."Every single injury
0 12/08
2015
Default Air Force Logo Dealing with holiday stress
It's that time of year again.  All things pumpkin spice become all things peppermint; television networks start showing nostalgic, holiday-themed movies; in Northwest Florida, we complain about cold weather while the rest of the country actually deals with winter; and I write the "holiday stress" mental health message. My challenge of course, is to
0 11/23
2015
The Air Force updated its  policy governing uniform wear Jan 17.  Among the changes are the Air Force physical training uniform no longer has color restrictions for athletic shoes and black socks are now allowed with the physical training uniform.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Sara Vidoni) Staying healthy during the holidays
I have been working here in the health and fitness field for almost 20 years and every year the same question arises - "How do I stay fit through the holidays?" Most people will gain two to three pounds over the holiday season, but there are recommended strategies to stay fit, even when time is tight.My philosophy - anything is better than nothing!
0 11/23
2015
Aircrew members from the 919th Special Operations Wing watch their aircraft, the MC-130E Combat Talon I,  April 15, 2013 during its final flight before retirement. The last five Talons in the Air Force belong to the 919th SOW. They will make one final flight to the "boneyard" at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., by mid-May. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.) The Son Tay Raid, need for special operations forces
 In May 1970, U.S. intelligence analysts learned approximately 70-80 American POWs were being held at Son Tay Prison, located about 30 miles west of Hanoi, Vietnam.On June 1, 1970, Army Brig. Gen. Don Blackburn, the special assistant for Counterinsurgency and Special Activity, briefed Air Force Lt. Gen. John Vogt, JCS/J3, and Army Lt. Gen. Donald
0 11/23
2015
Default Air Force Logo Base prepares for cyber readiness inspection
On behalf of U.S. Cyber Command, a Defense Information Systems Agency inspection team will conduct a Command Cyber Readiness Inspection here Nov. 30 - Dec. 4.Massive preparations are underway across the base, including compliance validation actions for 100-plus checklists.A CCRI is the communications equivalent of a base Operational Readiness
0 11/16
2015
Suicide Prevention Choosing to live
Team Eglin EDITOR'S NOTE:  The 96th Test Wing completes its Wingman Day training Nov. 9 that focuses exclusively on resiliency.  In light of this training, here is a commentary on just that subject from an Airman in the Air Force Materiel Command.I have worked for the federal government for 13 years. In each and every one of those years, I have
0 11/04
2015
Default Air Force Logo Veterans Day is a day to celebrate and honor
Veterans have made a selfless choice to lay their lives on the line to serve and protect our country. In many cases, they have made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure we continue to have our rights and freedoms.Veterans Day is a time we set aside to honor these special Americans.Originally known as Armistice Day since 1919, President Dwight D.
0 10/30
2015
Col. Eric North, 96th Maintenance Group commander, grimaces as he receives a flu vaccination Oct. 8 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. A mass influenza vaccine line for active duty only is Oct. 26-29 at building 439 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 30 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis. The auditorium is located on West F Avenue, across from the library on the East side of the base. Immunization is key to flu prevention and recommended for everyone six-months of age and older.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole) Seasonal influenza vaccine now available
A mass influenza vaccination line for active duty only is Oct. 26-29 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 30 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 413th  Flight Test Squadron auditorium (Bldg. 439) and will be on a first-come first-served basis.  The auditorium is located on West F Avenue, across from the old library on the East side of the base.The influenza
0 10/13
2015
Default Air Force Logo The in-house recruiter: an open letter to my peers
 I'll never forget the first time my Air Force pride shot through the roof of my heart.It wasn't upon graduating basic training; that was more of a weight lifted relief. It wasn't the first time I saw an F-22 Raptor take off, and it wasn't when I, as a young Airman, stood tall saluting during the sound of Retreat at my first duty station.No. The
0 10/07
2015
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The “purple flyers” at the base gates and at the 7th Special Forces Group compound are Eglin’s version of the Silent Witness Project. The project honors those who suffered as a result of domestic violence. The SWP was created by women who wanted to speak out about domestic violence. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole) Domestic Violence Awareness: The Silent Witness Project
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The "purple flyers" at the base gates and at the 7th Special Forces Group compound are Eglin's version of the Silent Witness Project which honors those who suffered as a result of domestic violence.How the initiative beganIn 1990, an ad hoc group of women artists and writers, upset about the growing
0 10/05
2015
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