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  • AFCEC biologist helps rehab hundreds of sea pups 

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – When it comes to rescuing seals and sea lions, Christine Rodriguez has learned to take things step by step. “It’s all baby steps,” said Rodriguez, an Air Force Civil Engineer Center environmental specialist and trained biologist. “From treating illnesses and injuries to teaching them to eat fish so they can
  • Air Force Women’s Initiative Team champions women’s health care

    In the past year, the WIT’s Female-Specialized Health Care Programs have driven several policy changes. In February, hair standard policies were changed based on feedback received from Airmen who identified numerous health concerns around the bun.
  • 10th Anniversary of Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal

    The United States military has come a long way in protecting the rights of LGBTQ+ military members over the past 10 years, spurred on with the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. When the issue was being debated in Congress, LGBTQ+ military advocates were bolstered by research and testimony from the American Psychological Association.
  • Edwards AFB chaplains to test CAP partnership, virtual services

    412th Test Wing leadership announced a partnership with the Civil Air Patrol to provide more chaplains to the Wing and to test a new virtual reality-based counseling platform at Edwards Air Force Base, California, Sept. 10.
  • AFCEC, USACE partnership essential to delivering Installation of the Future

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The Air Force Civil Engineer Center and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have partnered before, but never on such a herculean effort. Prior to Hurricane Michael’s direct hit to Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, on Oct. 10, 2018, USACE assisted AFCEC with two to four new military construction projects per year at the
  • AFMC We Need program facilitates Café 100 renovation

    After being closed for more than nine months, Café 100 is once again open in Building 100 at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., headquarters of Arnold Engineering Development Complex.
  • AFMC civilians selected for Civilian Developmental Education opportunities

    Nearly 600 Air Force Materiel Command Civilian Airmen were selected for Academic Year 2022 Civilian Developmental Education opportunities, filling 45% of the total Air Force program allocations for the academic year.
  • Open-source software enables scientists to expedite research

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – The Autonomous Research System, an open-source software program developed by Air Force Research Laboratory scientists, is now available online as a free download, thanks to a new licensing agreement. ARES OS, a product 10 years in the making, aims to transform the research process by exploiting
  • Three Sports, One Race: Tinker's Triathletes

    For many, swimming nearly a mile then riding a bike for 25 miles then running 6 miles isn’t their idea of a fun time. But for one Tinker commander, it’s a passion that she hopes to inspire in others. Col. Abigail Ruscetta, vice commander of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, is the newest addition to the Air Force Triathlon Team. She was selected to coach the team in preparation for the Armed Forces competition that was held on Sept. 11 in California. Ruscetta is no stranger to the Air Force sports world, having participated as both a competitor and alternative coach in previous seasons. “I’m super proud to coach elite athletes and represent the Air Force at the Armed Forces Championship,” Ruscetta said.
  • Foundational Competencies: Digital Literacy

    These competencies are universally applicable to all Airmen and are categorized into four groups: Developing Self, Developing Others, Developing Ideas and Developing Organizations. One of those 24 foundational competencies is digital literacy, which was added this year.
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