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Army Emergency Relief offers $2,500 relicensing aid for spouses
Janice Taylor, a representative from the Defense Finance & Accounting Service speaks with a potential candidate Sept. 19, 2018, during the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Department of Defense Hiring Heroes Career Fair. Army Emergency Relief recently announced a new program that would reimburse spouses up to $2,500 for relicensing expenses, making it easier for them to continue their careers when they move to another state.
June 17, 2019 - Army spouses can now apply for reimbursement of up to $2,500 in professional relicensing expenses through Army Emergency Relief when they move to another state.

Housing Health Registry added to all installation community resource guides
The Community Resource Guide digitally connects service members and Families to available resources based on their identified need. By linking the Housing Environmental Health Response Registry to the CRG, Army Public Health Center is hoping to leverage this resource to make sure all housing residents are getting the word about the Registry.
June 17, 2019 - Residents with housing-related health and safety concerns can now find information about the Housing Environmental Health Response Registry in every Army installation Community Resource Guide.

Army announces Expert Soldier Badge
Army senior leaders announced the implementation of the Expert Soldier Badge June 14. Similar to the Expert Infantryman Badge and the Expert Field Medical Badge, the ESB will allow commanders the opportunity to recognize Soldiers outside the Infantry, Special Forces and medical communities who have met a high standard of performance in physical fitness and warfighting tasks.
June 17, 2019 - In conjunction with the U.S. Army's 244th Birthday, the Army announced a new proficiency badge June 14 called the Expert Soldier Badge.

12th Flying Training Wing historian recognized by AETC
Lane Bourgeois, 12th Flying Wing historian, sifts through a pile of historical documents in his office at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph June 12, Texas. Bourgeois was honored with the 2019 Wing Excellence in History Programs award from Air Education and Training Command June 12. Lane received Air Education and Training Command's 2019 Wing Excellence in History Programs award for his critical thinking presentations and being the first wing to produce a historical study in the new format.
June 17, 2019 - The preservation of Air Force history is an important task which allows Airmen to look back in time and remember important milestones and events that were important to the identity of a unit. For the last 13 years, Lane Bourgeois, 12th Flying Training Wing historian at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, has ensured the 12th's history lives on forever.

CBD products off limits on federal installations
CBD is turning up everywhere: Is it okay for service members and federal employees to use?
June 17, 2019 - CBD is turning up everywhere: Is it okay for service members and federal employees to use? The Cannabidiol industry has grown rapidly in recent years – popping up everywhere from gas stations to local drugstores. A derivative of the cannabis sativa L. plant, commonly known as marijuana, CBD is turning up in a variety of everyday products from coffee to lotion.

SERE specialists showcase training for recruiters
An Air Force recruiter with the 330th Recruiting Squadron practices climbing a wall following instruction from survival, evasion, resistance and escape cadre members from 66th Training Squadron, Det. 3, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland June 3. Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape cadre are responsible for both the four-day Evasion and Conduct After Capture Course and the 15-day SERE Specialist Training Orientation Course at JBSA-Lackland. ECAC was the first stop for recruiters from the 330th RCS who travelled from across the United States to attend this biannual squadron training intended to immerse recruiters into SERE training in order for them to be better able to recruit Air Force SERE candidates.
June 17, 2019 - Special operations recruiters from the 330th Recruiting Squadron were welcomed by survival, evasion, resistance and escape cadre from Det. 3, 66th Training Squadron, to learn more about SERE’s Evasion and Conduct After Capture, or ECAC, course at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland June 3.
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