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Hailey Kossow, a dental health month participant, demonstrates proper brushing techniques for hard to reach teeth during a National Children’s Dental Health month demonstration at Anderson Elementary, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Feb. 10, 2015. Icemen from the dental office explained the importance of staying away from sugary foods, eating a healthy diet, how toothpaste is a vitamin for teeth and gave brushing and flossing techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Racheal E. Watson/Released) Defeat Monster Mouth - National Children's Dental Health Month
Every year, the American Dental Association celebrates February as National Children's Dental Health Month. This year marks the 66th year of the annual campaign in which dental professionals raise awareness about the importance of oral health in children.The National Children's Dental Health Month campaign slogan this year is "defeat monster mouth"
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Default Air Force Logo 2014 Eielson Tax Clinic
Tax season is upon us!  The tax clinic will serve ranks E-1 through E-4.  In order to process a return, you will meet with your Unit Tax Advisor (UTA) first, and then come to the legal office for quality control and transmission to the IRS.  Please contact your unit's UTA to make an appointment for processing a return.  The list of UTAs and their
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Default Air Force Logo Eielson Embraces Veterans Recruitment Act
The Eielson AFB Civilian Personnel Section uses the Veterans Recruitment Appointment to fill critical civilian vacancies. Formerly known as the Veterans Readjustment Appointment, the VRA is a special authority to hire an eligible veteran without competition.The 354th Fighter Wing wants to fill its vacancies and help veterans transition and adjust
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Default Air Force Logo Pathways to Equality: U.S. Army Indian Scouts
Native and Alaskan Native American military members have been on the forefront of this nation's military fist and cradling arms.  In most cases the exploits of Native American sailors, soldiers and airmen are overlooked leaving one to pause or take note as to why they did what they did.  How could a people any people in the face of such adversity
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Default Air Force Logo Protect yourself, family from terrorist threats online
Deployed Airmen and their families were recently threatened directly by terrorist organizations online with information gathered from social media accounts.Thankfully, despite the aggressive nature of these virtual threats, none have developed into actual physical attacks on our Airmen or their families.The Air Force's social media team provides
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Default Air Force Logo New COMPACAF shares focus, commitment to Airmen
Last month, I was presented the greatest opportunity of my Air Force career -- I became commander of Pacific Air Forces.I want to tell you how honored and humbled I feel to be here. Standing in front of our Pacific Airmen and accepting the PACAF flag from General Welsh was an incredible experience, and I can't tell you how proud I am to serve
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Default Air Force Logo Why is integrity first?
"Integrity is the fundamental premise of military service in a free society. Without integrity, the moral pillars of our military strength, public trust and self-respect are lost." -- Gen. Charles A. GabrielMilitary core values are a set of virtues that each service espouses to and demands of all in their ranks. More than 20 years ago, the U.S. Air
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Joe Redington Jr., seen here, was enlisted specifically by the Army to race dogs in Alaska. Redington Jr. won the coveted Fur Rondy trophy in 1966, bringing it back to Alaska after many years of being won by Dr. Roland Lombard of Wayland, Mass. (U.S. Army photo) Alaskan war dogs: Bridging past to future
Editor's note: This is the third and final part of a series featuring the history of the military's use of sled dogs in Alaska. For the first part, click here. For the second part, click here.It was not long after World War II that organizations such as the Alaska Dog Mushers Association and Alaskan Sled Dog and Racing Association were established.
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Women's Army Corps members pose for a photo at the Ladd Field kennels circa 1945. (Photo courtesy of Fort Wainwright archives) Alaskan war dogs: Heroism defined
Editor's note: This is the second part of a series featuring the history of the military's use of sled dogs in Alaska. For the first part, click here.During World War I, the French government asked Alaska's Darling Kennels and Alaskan Scotty Allan, All Alaska Sweepstakes winner of the 1909, 1911 and 1912 races, to provide and train Alaskan sled
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A team of military working dogs rests outside a Douglas C-47 Skytrain circa 1945 at Ladd Field, Fairbanks, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of University of Alaska, Fairbanks, archives) Alaskan war dogs: Not forgotten
Editor's note: This is part of a series featuring the history of the military's use of sled dogs in Alaska.On Oct. 28, 2013, at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, a monument was dedicated to military working dog teams, specifically recognizing the sacrifices of dogs in combat, a tribute to the military working dog and their handlers.The military dog
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