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Women's Equality Day is observed on the 26th day of August and commemorates the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. The annual observance has grown to include focusing attention on women's continued efforts toward gaining full equality.
Celebrating Women’s Equality Day
Women's Equality Day is observed on the 26th day of August. It marks the anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage Movement’s greatest victory — women achieving full voting rights following the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The observance has grown to include focusing attention on women's continued efforts toward gaining
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2016
The setting sun shines on a mountain near Rainbow Basin in the Boise National Forest, Idaho, 2015. Streams and rivers between mountains are often home to trout and other small fish. (Courtesy photo by Aj Workinger/RELEASED) Unearthing Idaho – The Trinity Mountains
The mid-May winds rolled over the mountains as I took a deep breath. The air was so pure and refreshing, even breathing was a joy. As I swung my feet on the edge of the mountain, I watched the massive clouds build on the peaks in the distance. I remember thinking “what a wonderful day this turned out to be.” I had decided to trek to the top of Trinity Mountain and into the Rainbow Basin, a peak I had never seen or heard anyone at Mountain Home Air Force Base talk about.
0 7/15
2016
Default Air Force Logo I want to try the carrot
Maybe you’ve seen some of the new posters going up around the base. They say things like “71% of airmen age 18 to 24 consume four or fewer drinks or no drinks with alcohol at parties or bars.” The same poster says “60% consume three or less.”I almost want to call “BS.” There’s no way, just from what I’ve seen in my own social groups, that the vast
0 4/27
2016
Default Air Force Logo Grill Fire Safety
As winter turns to spring, many people enjoy using a BBQ grill to cook steaks, hamburgers and hot dogs for the entire family. Because of the many hazards associated with grilling, it’s important we all be careful and follow a few safety tips:- Always use approved lighter fluid designed for starting charcoal. Never add liquid to re-ignite or build
0 4/18
2016
Default Air Force Logo One minute or less
One minute or less is all the time you may have to escape your home in the event of a fire. While the fire itself may still be developing, the smoke produced from the fire can easily fill your home with toxic gases and intense heat. To ensure your you and your family are protected, it’s essential to maintain and check your smoke detectors
0 4/05
2016
Default Air Force Logo The invisible killer
Carbon monoxide, also known as CO, is called the "Invisible Killer" because it's a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. More than 400 people in the Unites States die every year from accidental non fire-related CO poisoning associated with consumer products.Products include faulty, improperly-used or incorrectly-vented fuel-burning appliances such as
0 2/17
2016
Steam rises off the water, Jan. 22, 2016, at Skinny Dipper Hot Springs, Idaho. These naturally warm pools of water occur when springs of water are heated by magma chambers close to the Earth’s surface. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Connor J. Marth/RELEASED) Unearthing Idaho - Hot Springs
There's nothing quite like the feeling of relaxing in a warm pool of water while steam rolls through the air. Add an incredible view and some good company in the mix and great times are bound to unfold. But not everyone has such a picture perfect hot tub setting. Fortunately, Idaho's volcanic history and vast mountain ranges have it covered.Hot
0 2/02
2016
The sun peaks over the Middle Teton on Sept. 20, 2014, at Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. The Tetons are believed to have been first recorded by French speaking Iroquois or French trappers living in the area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Connor J. Marth/RELEASED) Unearthing Idaho – Grand Teton National Park
My legs wobbled as the grueling gusts of wind forced me to take a knee. I looked ahead as tears welled in my eyes from the harsh wind. I was almost there, but my poor planning was starting to effect things.The sun was setting which meant I was losing light fast. With each step, the shadows became longer. I knew I had to make a decision, turn back
0 1/08
2016
(U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Shane Mitchell) A Puzzle Called "Me"
It was early October when I entered the waiting room, and I wasn't in the best of moods. The past two months had been the worst of my life; I made some very poor decisions and my personal, financial and professional stress was unmanageable. I put myself between a rock and an even bigger rock; a "hard place" would have been a relief.Hell, at one
0 12/09
2015
Staff Sgt. Austin M. May depicts a humorous take on turkey fryer safety during an edition of his "Air Force Blues" comic strip. Turkey fryers can be dangerous if safety tips are not followed. Give thanks with fire safety
Home fires are devastating tragedies that claim lives and destroy property. It is always sad to hear of such a fire, but it seems even worse when it happens at a holiday time.  Thanksgiving is a time for sharing warmth, friendship and love and to be thankful for what we have. We at the Mountain Home AFB Fire Department want to remind you that even
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2015
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