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  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month: April 2007

    The Department of Defense is observing the 2007 Sexual Assault Awareness Month throughout April. The slogan for this year's campaign is "Stand Up Against Sexual Assault ... Make a Difference," and it is designed to remind people everyone can help eliminate sexual assaults. Sexual assault remains the fastest growing and most underreported violent
  • TRICARE Covers HPV vaccine

    Human papilloma virus infection is a concern for girls and young women because it can lead to cervical cancer. A preventive vaccine is available, and that vaccine is now a TRICARE-covered benefit. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the HPV vaccine for females 9 to 26 years of age to help prevent cervical cancer caused by the virus.
  • McConnell congratulates its newest ALS graduates

    Congratulations to the following senior airmen who graduated from McConnell's Airman Leadership School, Class 07 C, March 29. 22nd Communications Squadron Dustin Alexander 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Justin Bowles, Andrew Boyington, Nickolas Frazer and Abby Hernandez 22nd Maintenance Squadron Benjamin Cooke and Davis Harris 22nd Security
  • Leaders discuss Air Force priorities

    Representatives from Air Force major commands discussed Air Force initiatives, systems and operational issues that tie into the top three Air Force priorities during a press conference March 26 at Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C. Fighting and winning the war on terrorism, developing and caring for Airmen, and recapitalizing and
  • Air Force announces change to promotion study materials

     The Air Force made major changes to the materials enlisted members use for reference and studying for promotion. The new guide, called the Professional Development Guide, replaces both the Promotion Fitness Examination and U.S. Air Force Supervisory Examination Study Guides -- officially known as Volumes 1 and 2 of Air Force Pamphlet 36-2241
  • Motorcycle season is here

    Spring is here, and motorcyclists are taking to the streets. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than two thirds of fatal motorcycle crashes involve a motorcycle and another vehicle. Often in these cases, motorists hit motorcycles because they either don't see the motorcycles at all, or because they don't see them
  • Letter to Airmen: Knowledge-enabled Airmen are essential

    "It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill," said Wilbur Wright. Airmen provide America with air, space and cyberspace dominance -- the first and essential, enduring requirement of a successful military operation. But, such dominance is not a national right. It is the consequence of generations of innovative