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  • Dyess to host Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony

    On May 4, Dyess Air Force Base will take part in the nationwide effort to honor the victims of the Holocaust by holding a Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony at 10 a.m. in the base theater.This year, Team Dyess is privileged to have as a guest speaker, Maj. Sarah Schechter, Rabbi of Jewish Cadet Life and Chaplain to the Dean of Faculty from the U.S. Air
  • Change your habits, change your life

    Smoking is harmful and that's a fact. If the effects can be diminished by quitting, then why not quit now?By eliminating tobacco use, Airmen, their families and other government employees can improve their health and wellness, while enhancing their unit's performance and maintaining mission readiness.In an interview with Airman 1st Class Brian
  • First Year In The Air Force

    Recently, I celebrated my one-year anniversary in the United States Air Force. I hadn't planned to join the Air Force, but I'm so grateful for where I am now.A few years back, during one of the hardest times of my life, I was having a very difficult time making ends meet. My father and stepmother divorced, which in turn, caused one too many
  • Master your Resolution

    I posted a status on my Facebook page recently stating, "I really need to start working on my master's degree." Maybe what triggered the thought was the outpouring of Facebook posts of recent graduates, who finished a degree in post-secondary education. It could also be since four years ago, I crossed the graduation stage at my alma mater.With a
  • Impact Day Experience

    Until a few weeks ago, I had only experienced the 317th Airlift Group mission through a financial analyst's perspective. I didn't know that I'd been selected to take part in this unique exercise until I saw an email that said, "Congratulations!"  At that moment, I felt honored and thrilled to have been chosen to participate in the program.It was
  • Is your water safe to drink?

    Is your water safe to drink? The short answer is yes, the long answer is also yes. The primary goal of the Environmental Protection Agency and local water treatment facilities is to ensure the safety of the water used for drinking. This goal is being met both by the city of Abilene and by Dyess Air Force Base. Regulations require monitoring for 75
  • Supplement safety

    Nutritional supplementation is big business. In 2011, more than $800,000 was collectively spent on supplement advertisements and marketing, and revenues exceeded $30 billion in the same year. Supplements can be part of a healthy diet but are not a prerequisite for one. If you are eating a relatively balanced diet that provides enough energy for
  • Off-duty Employment

    Oftentimes, military Airmen may choose to seek off-duty employment as a source of supplementary income or to get paid for doing something they enjoy. However, several factors must be considered by the legal office, commander and supervisor when reviewing an off-duty employment request. Off-duty employment requirements are set to ensure the member's
  • PCSing? Terminate your lease through SCRA

    The summer months are an ideal time for military members to receive Permanent Change of Station orders. Many military members are locked into leases, whether it be property or automotive. There are numerous laws that help protect military members, including the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.SCRA, 50 USC App §§501-596, was signed into law on Dec.
  • 7th Bomb Wing to host Holocaust Rememberance ceremony

    On April 16, 2015, the 7th Bomb Wing will take part in the nationwide effort to honor the victims of the Holocaust and remember the rescuers who risked their lives and careers to save many from persecution by holding a Holocaust Remembrance ceremony at 2:00 p.m. at the Base Theater.The ceremony is open to the base and will feature readings on three