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  • 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
  • Commentary by the 7th Bomb Wing Commander

    (Editor's Note: This article was first published in "Progress 2015," a 52-page special report on Abilene and the Big Country, by the newsroom of the Abilene Reporter-News, on March 29, 2015.)Today's Air Force is the smallest, oldest and busiest it has ever been, so referring to growth in this context may seem counter intuitive. When most people
  • The contract that started it all

    Editor's Note: The 7th Contracting Squadron has a copy of the Army Signal Corps "contract that started it all" hanging in their hallway, and invite anyone interested in seeing this piece of history to stop by and view it.)Many of us who have been through history class will remember the story of the Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, and their
  • Holiday Guidance 2014

    The holidays are a time of giving, but it's important to remember that federal employees must follow certain rules in giving and accepting gifts even during this time. These rules are designed to guard against conflicts of interest, maintain professional relationships among co-workers, and ensure proper balance between supervisors and
  • Message from the 7th Bomb Wing Commander

    Team Dyess,Like many of you, I have much to be thankful for this holiday season. First, I am thankful to be celebrating the holidays here in Abilene withKim, our son, Tyler, and our friends.  We've spent enough Thanksgivingsapart that we truly treasure the ones we can spend together.Which is why I'm especially thankful for the families of the more
  • Declaring death from above

    It is November.Very soon, we will pause to remember Armistice Day and all that it represents.  We'll reflect on our freedom; how it was won and how it must be maintained.  We'll remember those who fought and continue to fight for it.  And, of course, we'll remember those who died for it. History, traditions and heraldry help remind us of all that
  • Message from the 7th Bomb Wing Commander

    Airmen, Families, and Friends of Dyess Air Force Base:As you've entered through the gates over the past few weeks, the Defenders of the Security Forces Squadron have greeted you by saying, "Death from Above!" Some have expressed concerns over being welcomed to the base with such a militant declaration, and I owe you an explanation of what is