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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.
0 10/06
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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Default Air Force Logo Do your part and send your vote home!
The ability to cast your vote and elect officials is a fundamental right that all U.S. service members defend on a daily basis. For many military members and their families, driving to a voting center and casting a ballot on Election Day is not possible. With the U.S. Presidential Election on November 08, 2016, and over 50% of Congress up for election throughout the fall, exercising your right to vote may be easier than you think. Many military members and their families may think they are unable to vote due to being stationed away from home states or deployed during the election. These service members and their voting age dependents can still vote in every election, but there is a specific process to complete first. Fortunately, most states now offer online services for voter registration and absentee ballot requests.
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LGBT Pride Month LGBT Pride Month
Diversity is one of our nation’s greatest strengths.  During Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride month, we celebrate our rich diversity and renew our enduring commitment to equity. The dedication and contributions of our Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual service members and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender civilians have had an
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Courtesy Graphic Through the Fire and the Flame: A Holocaust Story
The world is an ever growing, changing place full of culture, history and diversity. The choices you are able to freely make today foster the healthy atmosphere for the ever-growing change of tomorrow. The key to democracy is freedom. Freedom, however, did not come without a cost.This is the story of that great cost, the lives that were forever
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U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, deliver spring baskets to University Medical Center Diamond Children’s Hospital in Tucson, Ariz., March 25th, 2016. (Courtesy photo) Children’s Hospital’s Spring Basket Donations
Being stuck in a hospital is never fun when you’re akid.  That’s why this past weekend a fewAirmen from the Desert Lightning Team joined together and built 130 springbaskets to lift the spirits of local pediatric patients.  The baskets were filled with goodies andgifts that provided the children a welcomed break from their challenges.  In 2015, U.S
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