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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
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
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