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Default Air Force Logo And You Shall Teach Your Children….
For some time I’ve been interested in, and somewhat passionate about, Holocaust education. That was not always the case. I am Jewish and I was always aware that my maternal grandfather’s family vanished without a trace during World War II. They were from Riga, Latvia and apparently, the Holocaust swallowed them up. No one could help the family find them, not the Red Cross, not any of the other organizations that assisted families after the war. This is tragic, but if I’m to be honest, it wasn’t an issue for me. I was a child, teenager, and a young adult who had issues to deal with in the here and now. As I continued to mature and went out into the world, the Holocaust started to become more of a “topic” for me. The more I saw, read, and experienced, the more I realized that this was a period of history that we could not allow to fade into oblivion.
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Default Air Force Logo Women’s History Month
Women’s History Month is an opportunity to honor and celebrate historic achievements of women. By 1986, 14 states had already declared March as Women’s History Month. This momentum and state-by-state action was used as the rationale to lobby Congress to declare the entire month of March 1987 as National Women’s History Month. In 1987, Congress declared March as National’s Women’s History Month in perpetuity. A special Presidential Proclamation is issued every year which honors the extraordinary achievements of American women. Below are some great accomplishments of women from all facets of life.
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Default Air Force Logo Who is Martin Luther King Jr?
Wait a second, another street named after Martin Luther King Jr.? Why are there multiple road ways named after this man?There I was driving south of highway 95 in Las Vegas, it was a beautiful day and I took an exit to get onto the 215 headed toward the Las Vegas International Airport. I see the exit for Martin Luther King Blvd. and I think
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Default Air Force Logo National American Indian Heritage Month 2016
November is National American Indian Heritage month, honoring American Indians and Alaska Natives. This observance recognizes American Indians for their respect for natural resources and the Earth, for their many distinct and important contributions to the United States and having served with valor in our nation’s conflicts. The Society of American
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Default Air Force Logo National Disability Employment Awareness Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a time to recognize the significant contributions American workers with disability make each and every day. The observations of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is established by Public Law and Presidential Proclamation and is observed during the month of October each year.
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Default Air Force Logo Fire Prevention Week 2016
When was the last time you tested the smoke alarms in your home? Was it last week? Last month? A year ago?The 2016 Fire Prevention Week campaign will run from Oct. 9-15. This year’s theme is “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” It is all about keeping you, your family, and the Desert Lightning Team safe from a fire.
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Solar panels collect sunlight at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The Davis-Monthan solar array project is placed on 170 acres of underutilized land, making this the largest of its kind on any U.S Department of Defense installation. The Air Force has stated a goal to increase renewable energy consumption to 25 percent throughout the Air Force by 2025. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt Sarah Ruckriegle/released) Energy Action Month
October is Energy Action Month and there is good news! Our photovoltaic farm is performing at its highest level ever. It generates $1.5 million worth of power a year, making us a leader in Department of Defense in energy conservation and renewables.However, we can do better! Because Davis-Monthan spends on an average $1,000 per hour on utilities,
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Default Air Force Logo Hispanic Heritage Month
The day was August 17, 1988, when public law 100-402 passed the observation period known as “Hispanic Heritage Month”. This federal holiday takes place every year from September 15th to October 15th, to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and
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Default Air Force Logo Women's Equality Day
Women’s Equality Day commemorates American women achieving full voting rights under the U.S. Constitution by the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920.  This historic event was the culmination of a massive civil rights movement that spanned decades.  “On Women’s Equality Day, we celebrate the progress that has been made, and renew our commitment to
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Default Air Force Logo Entitlement Fraud
Allegations of pay and allowance fraud here are always a serious concern. Throughout our Air Force, recent allegations substantiated through investigative work have uncovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages against the US government, with potential to run into millions of dollars in damage and potential recoveries. Given the budget cutbacks and ever-tightening financial limitations under which we operate, these violations of departmental policy and law, when publicized, have a tendency to erode taxpayer confidence in our ability to manage critical purse strings.
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