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  • African Americans and the Vote 2020: The First African American to Vote

    Born October 6, 1824 in Metuchen, New Jersey, Thomas Mundy Peterson was given life by his father Thomas and Mother Lucy Green.
  • Dating Violence Awareness Quiz

    Have you ever tried to help someone in an abusive relationship and nothing improved? Were you disappointed? Did you wonder why you even bothered?
  • African Americans and the vote 2020: The 15th Amendment and Voters Act

    The Founding Fathers signed the United States Constitution in the summer of 1787. There were 33 amendments proposed since the original signing, however, as of 2011, only 27 currently exist.
  • African Americans and the vote 2020: Events Leading Toward

    On Sept. 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which declared that as of Jan. 1, 1863, all slaves in the states currently engaged in rebellion against the Union shall be then, thenceforward and forever free.
  • Air Force Optometry History in 2020: The Year of Optometry

    Air Force Optometry came into existence around the same time the Air Force Medical Service stood up on 1 July 1949 and has been caring for the vision of aviators and warfighters ever since.
  • What is REAL ID, how to apply

    Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the federal government ‘set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.’
  • Federal Voting Assistance Program

    As Congress and the courts have affirmed, voting is a citizen's most fundamental right. The Department of Defense continues to increase its emphasis on the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
  • Storm Water Corner: Missouri River Impairments

    Malmstrom Air Force Base discharges storm water through a network of underground pipes that come to daylight at the boundary fence.
  • Thanksgiving fire safety tips

    More than 2,000 Thanksgiving Day fires are reported to U.S. fire departments each year and cause an average of 5 deaths, 25 injuries and $21 million in property loss.
  • The ICBM turns 60

    On Oct. 31, 1959, the United States Air Force’s first intercontinental ballistic missile, the SM-65D Atlas, went on alert at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.