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U.S. Air Force Kaylee Goodwin, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, stands with a spreader March 6, 2015, at Fire Station 2, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The spreader is a hydraulic vehicle extrication tool designed to free crash victims from automobile wreckage and other rescues from small spaces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Reft/Released) Icewoman in action: celebrating Women's History Month
Editor's note: This is part of a series celebrating Women's History Month.I'm Airman 1st Class Kaylee Goodwin, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter.As a firefighter, I work a 24-hour shift every other day. I respond to any type of emergency, whether it is a medical call, alarm activation or an actual fire. I train every day to keep my skills
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Default Air Force Logo Measles – Get the Vaccine to Eradicate the Disease
The current outbreak of measles shows the need for renewed focus on vaccination efforts. Measles is one of the most infectious viruses known to humans.  According to the World Bank, measles continues to cause more deaths than any other infectious diseases, including Ebola, flu or HIV. Worldwide estimation is 20 million people are infected with
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Tuya, a sled dog, rests in her doghouse after greeting a handful of park guests at Denali National Park, Alaska, Jan. 19, 2015. Denali National Park has nearly 30 sled dogs that patrol much of the park’s 6 million acres throughout the winter; visitors are encouraged to meet the dogs while the dogs are not on patrol. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Elias Zani/Released) Exploring Alaska: Denali National Park
Technology has drastically changed the way people live their lives all over the world, but Alaska challenges technology with an "old-world" charm.People everywhere are fascinated on how many of us live and what we do in Alaska.However, one of the most recognizable feature of Alaska is Denali National Park, home to Mount McKinley, the highest peak
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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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