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Default Air Force Logo Air Force invests in robust Spice testing
The Air Force is currently conducting urinalysis testing for Spice chemicals through a civilian laboratory and will field an in-house urinalysis testing capability for Spice in mid-March.Spice is a name brand and also a generic term for a large family of chemically unrelated "synthetic cannabinoids" functionally and biologically similar to THC, the
0 3/09
2012
Default Air Force Logo Gateway Students Embark to Selma
On 16 January 2012, Gateway V students embarked on an unforgettable staff ride to Selma, Alabama in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. Students learned about the voting rights movement by retracing the historic civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. A momentous part of the trip, District Attorney Michael W. Jackson met
0 2/15
2012
Default Air Force Logo Remembering a Japanese-American Judge Advocate: Colonel Walter Tsukamoto
No one who studies American history would argue that our successes have come without facing significant challenges and learning expensive lessons rooted in the oppression of some of our most patriotic people. In fact, one of America's greatest strengths is our ability to recognize challenges, acknowledge institutional mistakes, and persevere in
0 5/12
2011
Default Air Force Logo The Brave New World of Cyberspace Operations
Who would have thought using a thumb drive could send a ripple effect across the world? For most of us, we thought DoD's ban on flash drives in 2008 was inconvenient. But as Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn discussed in a Foreign Affairs article, the issue went far beyond inconvenience. We discovered a thumb drive had been loaded with
0 3/03
2011
L-R: Major General Clyde J. Tate II, the Deputy Judge Advocate General for the Army; Vice Admiral James W. Houck, The Judge Advocate General for the Navy; General David H. Petraeus, Commander of International Security Assistance Force & Commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan; and Lieutenant General Richard C. Harding, The Judge Advocate General for the Air Force pose together during a recent visit to Afghanistan. The Judge Advocate General Visits Afghanistan
Last week, I joined Vice Admiral James W. Houck, The Judge Advocate General for the Navy, and Major General Clyde J. Tate II, the Deputy Judge Advocate General for the Army and visited several joint and coalition JAG offices in Afghanistan. We met with General Petraeus, Ambassador Eikenberry, and a number of combat commanders to discuss the JAG
0 2/07
2011
Lieutenant General Richard T. Swope, Retired Oct. 1, 1998.   Died Jan. 8, 2011. A Commander Who Lives On
I like to steal -- other people's wisdom. But I have the best of intentions; I only do so to help myself through problems and to spread that wisdom to others. Besides, I usually mention the source, and one of the people I've cited most often was General Richard T. Swope (Bio). He was great at distilling a complex issue into a few meaningful and
0 2/04
2011
Default Air Force Logo Lesser-known UCMJ offenses
Some Airmen destroy promising careers, and it's not always because they are caught stealing, using drugs or misusing their government computer. Having served as a prosecutor, defense attorney and military judge, I've seen people lose their careers for many reasons: from voyeurism to disloyal statements, to graft and sedition, and even wrongful
0 12/20
2010
Default Air Force Logo New Air Force Legal Assistance Website
Have a personal legal assistance question? Need a will or power of attorney? The new Air Force Legal Assistance Website (https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil) may be the resource for you. The site's features include:- Legal Topics: Short papers on common legal assistance topics such as wills and family law issues. It also contains links to
0 11/09
2010
Default Air Force Logo Stolen Credit Card or Fraudulent Charge-What Should You Do?
If your credit card has been stolen you need to first call the police. If you suspect that someone has illegally used your account number, send the card issuer a letter that includes your name, account number(s), and the challenged charges. You should explain why you believe the charge is fraudulent and include any evidence you have, such as a
0 11/05
2010
Default Air Force Logo Identity Theft
Last Week the American Forces Press Service released an article discussing the DoD push to protect servicemembers from identity theft: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=60968. Researchers and analysts estimate that between 11 and 15 million Americans fell victim to identity theft in the last year. Identity theft is a crime that can
0 11/05
2010
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