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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
Default Air Force Logo Legal tip: gifts from subordinates
A few years ago, a supervisory contract specialist at a base was terminated after it was discovered that she had accepted gifts valued at $2,820 from a subordinate. Despite the employee's claims of not knowing it was prohibited by the ethics rules, an administrative judge affirmed the termination of her 20-year Federal career.Don't let your
0 7/07
2015
Victim Advocates assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing pose for a group photo June 25, 2015, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The Eielson Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office is supported by 17 victim advocates across the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirsten Wicker/Released) Meet your Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Team
The Eielson Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office is supported by 17 victim advocates across the base. After someone experiences a sexual assault they don't always know what to do. If a survivor tells a friend or a family member, many loved ones aren't sure how they can help the survivor. This is where the victim advocates (VA) can
0 6/26
2015
Default Air Force Logo Fluoride: Friend or Foe?
There is no denying that we are living in an information age, where online resources are readily available at our fingertips. With anti-fluoride propaganda flooding the Internet and the recent Federal government announcement of recommending lowering the fluoride level in drinking water, it can be difficult to decipher whether fluoride is friend or
0 6/04
2015
Default Air Force Logo What to do if an earthquake strikes: Take steps to prepare in an emergency
Earthquake Facts* Earthquakes strike suddenly, without warning, and can occur any time of the year; day or night.* On a yearly basis, 70-75 damaging earthquakes occur throughout the world.* Ground movement during an earthquake is seldom the direct cause of death or injury. Most earthquake-related casualties result from collapsing walls, flying
0 4/21
2015
U.S. Air Force Maj. Victoria Williams, the 354th Fighter Wing senior intelligence officer, displays one of her unit patches at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, March 26, 2015. Williams advises the wing commander and senior leaders on any threats to their forces at home or deployed and manages intelligence professionals assigned to the wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Reft/Released)¬¬¬¬ Icewomen in action: celebrating Women's History Month part four
Editor's note: This is part of a series celebrating Women's History Month.I'm Maj. Victoria Williams, the 354th Fighter Wing senior intelligence officer and the 353rd Combat Training Squadron intelligence division chief.My job is to understand our adversaries in order to provide timely, tailored intelligence information to decision makers.  I wear
0 3/31
2015
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Keri Frandson, the 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron armament flight chief, discusses artwork she commissioned to one of her prior Airmen in the F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft hangars March 18, 2015, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Frandsen visited members of her previous shop. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Reft/Released) Icewoman in action: celebrating Women's History Month part three
Editor's note: This is part of a series celebrating Women's History Month.I'm Master Sgt. Keri Frandsen, the 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron armament flight chief.My job involves loading and unloading munitions on aircraft and maintenance of the weapons release systems and components, such as launchers, bomb racks, and the 20 mm gun system.
0 3/25
2015
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Amanda Mueller, a 354th Medical Operations Squadron paramedic, makes a radio call at the 354th Medical Group, March 17, 2015, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Mueller practiced job routines encountered when responding to emergency calls. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Reft/Released) Icewoman in action: celebrating Women's History Month part two
Editor's note: This is part of a series celebrating Women's History Month.I'm Tech. Sgt. Amanda Mueller, a 354th Medical Operations Squadron paramedic.As a paramedic I care for people who live and work on Eielson. I work closely with the medical director and the flight medical team to support in-flight emergencies and work with the fire department
0 3/19
2015
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