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The month of April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/SrA. Kelly Galloway) "If it isn't you, it's the person next to you."
"Hey sexy... you single?"I turned to see a fellow Airman in training; standing about five foot eight, dark hair and eyes. Over the next four months, I heard my fellow classmate repeat the same line more than a couple dozen times. It wasn't just me that he had an eye for; it was a handful of my new girlfriends as well. We laughed it off... all of us
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Colonel Vautrain Thriving in stressful times amid sequestration
As you know, sequestration has been enacted. Flying hours are being cut, tuition assistance has been suspended, conferences are being cancelled, and Department of Defense civilian employees must plan on being furloughed without pay for one day a week beginning in late April. These cuts will affect every civilian and ART on base directly, and
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Default Air Force Logo Questions and answers on Sexual Assault Awareness Month
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Air Force has designated April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Maj. Carrie Baker, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator for Westover, provided answers to these questions.Q. Why is April Sexual Assault Awareness Month?A. This largely resulted from work done in the 1990s by the National Coalition Against Sexual Assault which
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Default Air Force Logo Going bananas for good health
EDITOR'S NOTE: Westover's Integrated Delivery System team provided this information. The base IDS team comprises staffs of the Airmen and Family Readiness Center, wing chaplain, 439th Aeromedical Staging Squadron mental health office, wing safety, drug demand reduction program, military equal opportunity, force support squadron, sexual assault
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Default Air Force Logo Happy Nutrition Month
Editor's note: SSgt. Hall is the noncommissioned officer in charge of nutritional medicine at the 439th ASTS.Happy Nutrition Month! How many of you even knew that it was National Nutrition Month? National Nutrition Month was started over 40 years ago. March is a month to educate the general population on proper health and nutrition. This year's
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439th Airlift Wing Commander Leading with excellence in difficult financial times
My hope is by the time you read this commentary, our legislators have come to an agreement to avoid sequestration and the Air Force has decided that we can keep all 16 of our aircraft, but hope is not a plan. We live in difficult financial times and the recent generous defense budgets are coming to an end. The Department of Defense and the Air
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Westover Air Reserve Base welcome sign at the main gate entrance. (U.S. Air Force photo/SrA. Kelly Galloway) Health and Fitness
Fitness. For some, just that word is enough for you to break out in a sweat and cause heart palpitations, but in my opinion that is one of the most important words we know. Fitness builds the foundation for our lives. Some of you may hope that the renewed emphasis on health and fitness is just a passing fad and maybe you can even wait it out. But
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Col. Kerry Kohler, 439th Maintenance Group commander New year means inspection prep
As we hit our stride in 2013, I want to remind everyone that as a wing we were exceptionally successful last year. You, as a member, either accomplished something great or were a key part of any one of those accomplishments. As an individual you helped make Team Westover the wing of choice by those who needed something done, done quickly and
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Default Air Force Logo January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
To spark awareness and vigilance against a growing global human rights crisis, President Barack Obama has proclaimed January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings and is for all intensive purposes a form of modern-day slavery. The United Nations International Labor
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439th Airlift Wing Commander The Hallmark of a Great Wing
As we begin 2013, I'd like to thank the members of the Patriot Wing for another year of excellence. Your outstanding performance was recognized by Air Force Reserve Command multiple times during the past year. Westover units earned four best-in-AFRC unit awards in 2012: Fire Department of the Year, Outstanding Aeromedical Staging Squadron;
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