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Default Air Force Logo Stay safe and vigilant this holiday season!
Following years of threats made by the Islamic State toward Americans, coupled with over two years at FPCON BRAVO, attacks at military facilities are still a real concern to those who work here and especially for those wearing the uniform.
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Airman 1st Class Karla Vasquez, 366 Medical Support Squadron health service management technitian, enters patient information into the computer January 12, 2016, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. After talking with her father, Vasquez decided to join the military to continue her education. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Lott/Released) My Journey to Join the U.S. Air Force
Most of us join the U.S. Air Force for different reasons: to answer our nation’s call, to get education benefits or simply to leave home and start our own lives. I joined because I knew it was the best choice for me and my education.
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The last remaining daylight slips off El Capitan Mountain above Alice Lake, Idaho, July 16th, 2016. Alice Lake is one of several alpine lakes chained beneath the mountain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Connor J. Marth/Released) Unearthing Idaho - El Capitan
When I walk through an airport, I like to stop in the gift shops and check out what’s unique to that area. Arizona has postcards of the Grand Canyon, New York has Niagara Falls and California has Yosemite. These places are widely known across the world and are some of the most visited spots on the planet. When I stepped into the Boise International Airport gift shop, I had no idea what to expect. I found pictures of tumble weeds, table rock and rodeos but nothing about what the state looked like.
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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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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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