Salutes & Awards

February 28, 2014

452nd Air Mobility Wing 2013 Awards banquet highlights our best

The 452nd Air Mobility Wing held its annual awards banquet Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 to honor the best of the best. Congratulations are in order for:
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Approximately 300 guests and members of the 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., gathered in the Grand Ballroom of the Riverside Marriott Hotel, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, to honor their military and civilian quarterly award winners and individual’s nominations for annual award recipients. The master and mistress of ceremony, Master Sgts. Sharlene Lockhart and Edwin Espiritu, respectively, introduced Col. Russell Muncy, 452 AMW commander, who provided opening remarks. The entire audience was treated to an inspirational presentation by the Command Chief, 3rd Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Chief Master Sgt. Jose Barraza, whose message focused on believing in others to accomplish the job.




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Airman retires after 37 years of service

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A reminder of our 24/7/365 responsibility to ourselves and each other

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Online risk assessment offers ways to evaluate, improve health

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Life is all about choices

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