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SENIOR AIRMAN JOSHUA EIKREN, 375th Air Mobility Wing
February 16, 2017
An idea from an airman here could affect the entire trucking industry.The “Meyer’s Bar,” named after its inventor, Air Force Staff Sgt. Joshua Meyer, is a 5-foot reinforced steel bar that supports a lowboy trailer’s hydraulic gooseneck hitch to prevent it from bending.Before Meyer’s innovative idea, he and others in the 375th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s vehicle operations section depended on... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN CYNTHIA INNOCENTI, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing
February 16, 2017
AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar — A loud and arduous grunt escapes from the petite, unassuming female Airman gripping onto a bar holding 285 pounds. Her face flushes red as she squats down to thrust the impressive amount of weight back up. Weightlifting can be defined as a means to measure strength and power, and that is exactly what 2nd Lt. Briana Gent, the distinguished visitor flight officer... Read more
Greg Chadwick, Air Force Materiel Command Health & Wellness Team
February 9, 2017
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — February is American Heart Month, and Civilian Health Promotion Services will be offering educational briefings throughout February focusing on how to lower your risk factors for developing heart disease.Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more... Read more
February 9, 2017
Commissary savings now will be reported more often and better reflect the cost of living where patrons shop, the director and CEO of the Defense Commissary Agency said.“We have updated how we measure patron savings at the commissary,” Joseph H. Jeu said. “This enhanced way of calculating savings doesn’t change the actual dollars that patrons save, but it will give patrons a better understanding... Read more
February 9, 2017
FORT LEE, Va. — The Defense Commissary Agency has chosen the names “Freedom’s Choice™” and “HomeBase™” for its private label product assortment. That announcement came from DeCA Director and CEO Joseph H. Jeu. Private label, also known as store brands, will be appearing on commissary shelves in May. “Commissary patrons have been telling us for quite some time that they want to take... Read more
CAPT. DENISE CAMPBELL, Registered Dietitian (RD), 52nd Medical Group
February 9, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 90 percent of Americans aged 2 years and older eat too much sodium.1 The daily recommendation for sodium is 2300mg/day (or 1500mg/day if you are age 51 or older, African American of any age, or have a diagnosis of high blood pressure, diabetes or kidney disease2). Too much sodium can lead to high blood... Read more
AIRMAN 1ST CLASS NATHAN H. BARBOUR, 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
February 9, 2017
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Marcus Foiles beamed with excitement as he piloted an A-10 in the skies over a virtual southern Arizona landscape. Foiles had been in a flight simulator before, but today was a whole new experience. The odds of him sitting where he was at that moment in time were immeasurable.The last time Foiles held the simulator’s control stick was when he was 10 years old... Read more
KAT BAILEY, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
February 9, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas  — The Defense Department will implement the new Blended Retirement System in less than a year. While no one needs to make a decision until Jan. 1, 2018, all Airmen should take advantage of training and informational resources to research their options during 2017.Airmen eligible for the new BRS will begin receiving email notifications in February from... Read more
February 9, 2017
Jeffrey Allen, executive director of the Air Force Sustainment Center receives a letter from Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command from Lt. Gen. Lee Levy II, commander AFSC on Mr. Allen’s award for the 2016 Presidential Rank award of Meritorious Executive.The letter was sent in recognition of the official award that will be presented during a formal presentation in the... Read more
EDITH DAVIS, Team Hill Lead Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
February 9, 2017
In both military and civilian communities, services and research available in response to male sexual assault is limited compared to that of women. Records show women are more likely to report than their male counterparts; the Department of Defense reports that an estimated 38 percent of female victims report versus only 10 percent of male victims. Possible explanations for this disparity include... Read more