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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Keri Frandsen, the 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron armament flight chief, also serves as a Victim Advocate for Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Victim Advocates are available throughout the wing to provide support to a victim after a sexual assault. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cassandra Whitman/Released) Why I wear teal: To take care of them
Editor's note: this story is part of a series featuring Victim Advocates across the 354th Fighter Wing. To view the previous story, click here.Sexual assault used to be something that was foreign to me. It was this myth; a mystery that leadership talked about--at least I thought it was.When I was an Airman, we did not have a Sexual Assault Response
0 11/25
2015
Default Air Force Logo Honoring veterans past, present this Veterans Day
To the men and women of Pacific Air Forces and to veterans across the services, I offer my sincere gratitude and appreciation for your dedicated service. As you know, this Wednesday commemorates a significant date in our nation's history, a day in 1918 where a signed armistice marked an end to World War I. The historical significance of Veterans
0 11/10
2015
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Amanda Sanchez, the 354th Fighter Wing weapons safety manager, also serves as a Victim Advocate for Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Victim Advocates are available throughout the wing to provide support to a victim after a sexual assault. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cassandra Whitman/Released) Why I wear teal: To give them support
Editor's note: this story is part of a series featuring Victim Advocates across the 354th Fighter Wing. To view the previous story, click here.Why do I wear teal? When I ask myself this question, my eyes start to swell with tears, my heart begins to race, and my chest gets tight; all while my mind takes me back to my childhood.As a child, I was
0 10/30
2015
Default Air Force Logo Important TRICARE pharmacy benefit change in effect now
As of October 1, a new law requires all TRICARE beneficiaries, except active-duty service members, to get select brand-name maintenance drugs through either TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or from a military pharmacy.Beneficiaries who keep using a retail pharmacy for these drugs will have to pay the full cost.Maintenance drugs are drugs you take
0 10/20
2015
Default Air Force Logo Eielson ceremonial guardsmen honor Barrow veteran
As a member of the Eielson Air Force Base Honor Guard, I am mandated by Congress to render final military honors to Air Force veterans, retirees and Airmen who die on active duty.Eielson's area of responsibility is the largest in the Air Force at 300,000 square miles. We cover the entire northern half of Alaska. Our latest funeral request sent us
0 10/20
2015
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Rachel Tiu, the 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron noncommissioned office in-charge of inventory, also serves as a Victim Advocate for Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Victim Advocates are available throughout the wing to provide support to a victim after a sexual assault. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Nicole Taylor/Released) Why I wear teal: They deserve a voice
Editor's note: this story is part of a series featuring Victim Advocates across the 354th Fighter Wing. To view the previous story, click here.When I joined the Air Force in 2006, I didn't know about the Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Program. I had no idea of the climate of sexual assault in the Air Force. I was naïve. Although the SAPR
0 10/07
2015
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Tori Jennings, a 354th Comptroller Squadron budget analyst, also serves as a Victim Advocate for Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Victim Advocates are available throughout the wing to provide support to a victim after a sexual assault. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Nicole Taylor/Released) Why I wear teal: We all face hardship
Editor's note: this story is part of a series featuring Victim Advocates across the 354th Fighter Wing. To view the previous story, click here.Imagine a 17-year-old girl, naïve and sheltered by her parents who has had no interaction with guys. When she turned 17 her parents let her start dating, yet no one seemed interested in her. Then one day on
0 8/28
2015
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ashley Nicole Taylor, a 354th Fighter Wing public affairs photojournalist, also serves as a Victim Advocate for Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Victim Advocates are available throughout the wing to provide support to a victim after a sexual assault. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)		Why I wear teal: It starts from within
Editor's note: this story is part of a series featuring Victim Advocates across the 354th Fighter Wing. For the first part, click here."I want you to know what happens to girls like you."These were some of the final words said to me minutes before I was shipped to Basic Military Training by an Army major, who sat me down and explained my likely
0 7/28
2015
Default Air Force Logo Legal tip: useful identity theft prevention tools
On June 4, the Office of Personnel Management announced a cyber security breach that may have exposed the personal information of more than four million Federal civilian employees. The personal data of military members may have been compromised, but we don't know yet. Some news reports say as many as 18 million government employees' personal
0 7/07
2015
Default Air Force Logo Legal tip: gift cards
As we've written before, gifts can be a tricky issue between government employees. How much can they cost? Who can give them? When is it appropriate to give gifts in the office setting? The subject today is: gift cards.You may remember that there is a de minimis gift exception, which means gifts under $20 are usually OK in any circumstances. This
0 7/07
2015
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