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  • Director of Staff Jim Wolffe mourned by AFDW

    It was with great sadness that the Air Force District of Washington announced the death of its Director of Staff, Mr. James A. Wolffe, who passed away Dec. 2 following a long illness. "Jim loved Airmen and he loved the Air Force," said AFDW Commander Maj. Gen. Ralph Jodice. "He worked tirelessly to find the right people the Air Force District of
  • Fire department warns about heating dangers

    Cold weather is here and the temptation to get warm by any means necessary could cost you if you're not careful. According to the National Fire Prevention Agency heating equipment is a leading cause of home fires from December through February. While space heaters are the most commonly use heating device, they can also be the most dangerous. When
  • Six Airmen earn spot on Air Force Honor Guard team

    Upon completion of nine weeks of training, six Airmen earned the right to be called U.S. Air Force Honor Guardsmen Nov. 15. Senior Airman Joshua Hull, Airmen 1st Class Robert Barnhart, Richard Howard, Devin Kizer, Nicholas Spencer, and Airman Richard Tapani graduated from the Honor Guard's technical school and are now ready to begin training as
  • Commissaries stocking gift boxes for needy

    Commissary customers who want to help members of their community in need or donate to their favorite charity have an option at their local commissary. The Defense Commissary Agency is stocking pre-made holiday gift boxes containing products including stuffing mix, coffee, mixed nuts, gelatin, macaroni and cheese, a cheesecake mix, and a special $3
  • Military members team up to make a difference

    A team of 115 Air Force, Army and Navy service members, their families and DoD Civilians participated in a Joint Services National Family Volunteer Day at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C., Nov. 15. National Family Day Volunteer Day was created by the Points of Light Foundation and the Volunteer Center National Network to
  • Military Encouraged to "Kick Butt" in the Great American Smokeout

    The Department of Defense (DoD) and TRICARE are encouraging military service members and their families to take part in the annual Great American Smokeout on November 20, 2008. Participation in the Smokeout is an important component of the DoD-sponsored educational campaign, Quit Tobacco--Make Everyone Proud. Its mission is to assist active-duty
  • Air Force Week showcases people, missions

    Aerial flyovers, military band concerts and Air Force-themed film festivals are planned for Air Force Week 2008 in Southern California from Nov. 14 through 21. The week-long extravaganza will showcase the Air Force, its people and the mission throughout the region. All events, except for sports venues where the Air Force will be honored and band
  • Changes to Leave Act benefit wounded warriors, families

    Recent changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act will extend the period of unpaid, job-protected leave that eligible family members can take to care for wounded warrior spouses, Labor Department officials said. Legislative amendments to the act signed into law by President Bush provide new entitlements that pertain to military families and enable
  • Being penny wise and pound foolish

    As a financial counselor, it's not often I find myself recommending people spend more money. However, there are times when it's clearly in one's best interest to spend money now to save a larger amount of money later on. For example, many people I meet with admit that the only money they spend on auto maintenance is for the occasional oil change.