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  • Program compensates wounded, injured

    Those designated as a wounded, injured or ill service member while on active duty may be entitled to certain benefits. Special Compensation for Assistance with Activities of Daily Living is one such benefit. SCAADL was authorized by the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act and is a special

  • Keep safety in mind when cooking Thanksgiving feasts

    Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve, according to the National Fire Prevention Association.Cooking fires are the No. 1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries.  Every year hundreds of Americans die, thousands more are injured and

  • Program takes care of wounded

    During November, the Air Force takes time to honor the courage of our wounded, injured or ill service members during Warrior Care Month. We also highlight the programs available to allow them to learn new life skills enabling them to return to duty or transition into the next chapter of their lives

  • Core values ease fear of change

    One of mankind's strongest emotions is fear, and one of the strongest fears is the uncertainty induced by change. At one time or another, all of us have had issues with something that impacts the world in which we operate.  These issues can drive a very strong desire and or need for change; yet,

  • New AFI changes inspection mindset

    Does it seem every time you turn around, the evil Unit Self-Assessment Program Monitor is hovering behind you, badgering you to run your checklists?  Or, worse yet, assigning a new checklist that needs to be run....yesterday? We are all too busy to complete another checklist in the Manager's

  • Civil Relief Act provides legal provisions to service members

    While working as a servicemember brings with it many sacrifices, it also comes with a number of benefits.  Being aware of these benefits allows you to save a significant amount of money and hardship.Congress passed the Service members Civil Relief Act in 2003.  It provides a wide variety of legal

  • Taking a stand: Help win the fight against sexual assault

    Just as Airmen broke the sound barrier and pioneered new paths to space, Airmen will pioneer new ways to prevent sexual assault in the Air Force.Preventing this crime is not easy; if it were, you, America's Airmen, would already have eliminated it from our force. As we begin this new fiscal year, I

  • Tips to stay safe this Halloween

    This information was provided by Pedestrians· Children under 12 should trick-or-treat and cross streets with an adult.· Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.· Cross the street at corners, using traffic

  • Why we train

    The military has adopted many forms of job training over the years, including on-the-job, annual certifications and computer-based modules.However, the first step to becoming a usable asset to the Air Force is completing a technical training course. Certainly everyone serving in the Air Force, or