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Local chaplain helps ANG recruiting efforts

Posted January 23, 2015 by Master Sgt. Julie Avey and Staff Sgt. Michael Quiboloy

Back in August of 2014, the 163d Reconnaissance Wing Chaplain Major David Sarmiento had the opportunity to be featured in a new Air National Guard (ANG) Chaplain Corps recruitment infomercial, the first of its kind in many years. In addition to the commercial, many still photos were taken of Sarmiento and four others to create…

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DoD photo by Casper Manlangit
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Commentary

Pentagon salutes Dr. King’s life, legacy

Posted January 23, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Jake Richmond

DoD photo by Casper Manlangit Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work makes remarks during a Martin Luther King Jr. observance at the Pentagon, Jan. 15, 2015. WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Department members gathered Jan. 15 at the Pentagon’s annual observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, ahead of the federal holiday. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob…

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CSAF utilizes new technologies to engage with Airmen

Posted January 23, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force public affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Chief of Staff of the Air Force Mark A. Welsh III teamed up with Google to launch a live discussion with Airmen from bases around the world, using video chat technology. Airmen asked both the general and his wife, Betty Welsh, questions about Air Force life, ranging anywhere from future mission and…

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Health & Safety

TRICARE patients must attest to health care coverage

Posted January 23, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2015 – As tax season begins, Defense Department officials want to remind TRICARE beneficiaries of changes in the tax laws, which require all Americans to have health care insurance or potentially pay a tax penalty. For the first time since the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, all U.S. citizens, including service…

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U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan
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Air Force

Honor Guard presents colors at 101st Rose Bowl game

Posted January 16, 2015 by Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Members of March Air Reserve Base’s Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard present the colors as a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber flies overhead at the 101st Rose Bowl game in Pasadena, Jan. 1, 2015. The event marked the first time airmen from March ARB participated in the…

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George A. Smith
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Culture shock: Returning to America after 26 years

Posted January 16, 2015 by George A. Smith

George A. Smith German autobahn drivers get to drive as fast as they want. In Southern California, it’s good they can’t. When I first came to Southern California after living 26 years in Germany, I heard questions from tanned guys in shorts that went something like, “Dude how does it feel to leave a land…

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Veterans

Post 9/11 GI Bill: how to apply, transfer benefits

Posted January 16, 2015 by Master Sgt. Timm Huffman

Editor’s note: This process applies to Air Force Reservists only. Members of the Air National Guard should refer to their retention office for information on how they can apply, transfer benefits. The Post 9/11 GI Bill is a great benefit for Reservists to use when they, or a family member, wish to pursue higher education…

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U.S. Air Force photo / Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan
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March Airmen participate in 83rd Hollywood Christmas Parade

Posted January 9, 2015 by Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan

U.S. Air Force photo / Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan U.S. Air Force photo / Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Senior Airman Luke Feenstra (left), ceremonial guardsman, 452nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, and Staff Sgt. David Stanley, ceremonial guardsman, 412th Force Support Squadron, Edwards AFB, pilot battery-powered mini F-16 jets down the…

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U.S. Air Force photo/Sean Dath
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Local

Local organization donates packages to March troops

Posted December 19, 2014 by Sean Dath

U.S. Air Force photo/Sean Dath Nora Shaw, project coordinator for Sariaya Association of California, puts the final touches on a care package prior to it being sent to deployed servicemembers from March ARB. Deployed service members from March Air Reserve Base will be receiving a little holiday cheer in the mail, just in time for…

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Health & Safety

‘Tis the season to drink responsibly

Posted December 19, 2014 by Commentary by Col. Maureen Harback

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. (AFNS) — It’s that time of year when holiday parties and late night celebrations begin to fill our calendars and we look forward to spending time with family and friends to celebrate our own special reasons for the season. Every Christmas Eve, I celebrate my life and I give thanks…

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