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Service chiefs testify on risks of sequestration

Posted November 15, 2013 by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON (AFPS) — As they face the prospect of another year of deep cuts to their budgets, the military’s service chiefs testified November 8th before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the impact sequestration is having on the ability to organize, train and equip their service members. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, Chief of Naval…

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Flournoy takes command of 4th Air Force Headquarters

Posted November 8, 2013 by 2nd Lt. Bari D. Yonkers

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Daniel St. Pierre Brig. Gen. John C. Flournoy, Jr., addresses his troops at Headquarters, 4th Air Force, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., for the first time as their commander after his assumption of command ceremony there Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. Flournoy arrives from Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., where he…

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Three little words: How are you?

Posted November 8, 2013 by Master Sgt. Linda Welz

As I entered the base Saturday morning for my Unit Training Assembly, the polite security forces Airman on duty said, “How are you?” As he checked my ID card, I replied, “I’m doing well, thank you. How are you?” Before I had finished my reply, he said, “Thank you. Have a nice day,” and directed…

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Air Force Reserve Teen Leadership Council 2014 accepting applications

Posted November 8, 2013 by timchisham

Applications for the Air Force Reserve Teen Leadership Council are being accepted until Nov. 22, 2013, and must include one letter of recommendation. Those interested may request an application from Ms. Penny Dale, youth specialist at 4-H/AF Partnership, Air Force Personnel Center by e-mailing her at penny.dale@us.af.mil. The Air Force Reserve Teen Leadership Council is…

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Combined Federal Campaign in full swing at March

Posted November 8, 2013 by Capt. Thomas D. Bockrath

March’s 2013 Combined Federal Campaign is in full swing from now through December 15, 2013. We are going to have a fast and furious campaign this year. The impacts of sequestration and the government shutdown forced us to cancel our Kickoff Charity Fair and delay the CFC entirely. Now that we have returned to some…

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Med-evac mission highlights multiple command, unit success and value of TFI

Posted November 1, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson

courtesy photo/Lt. Col. Nathan Howard A KC-135 from March Air Reserve Base, Calif., stops briefly at Naval Air Station, North Island, Calif., to off-load infant patients to be delivered by ambulance to San Diego area hospitals. What is normally considered a routine medical evacuation mission turned priority when the young patients were carried aboard the…

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Leaders advise against merging Guard, Reserve

Posted November 1, 2013 by Col. Bob Thompson

Courtesy photo Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson, the chief of the Air Force Reserve, testifies to the National Commission of the Structure of the Air Force October 24, 2013 in Arlington, Va. The National Commission of the Structure of the Air Force was established by Congress this year to comprehensively study the U.S. Air Force…

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Army Focuses on Wellness to prevent injuries, illnesses

Posted November 1, 2013 by

The Army Medical Command aims to minimize illnesses and injuries and strengthen its force by shifting focus to prevention, Army Surgeon General Patricia Horoho said at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army in Washington D.C., on Oct. 21. “We are … focused on improving the readiness and resilience of our soldiers…

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March VITA Tax Center is spinning up for the next tax season!

Posted November 1, 2013 by Theeraya Kline

courtesy photo Maj. Deric Prescott Theeraya Kline, discusses tax forms with her husband, Staff Sgt. Richard Kline, 912th Air Refueling Squadron, Oct. 29, 2013, at the March VITA Tax Center. Both are volunteers at the March location. Air Force Reserve Command’s only Base Tax Center is looking for a few good men and women who…

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Hagel: New Protections Needed for Unclassified Data

Posted November 1, 2013 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently directed that DOD organizations take additional steps to ensure unclassified controlled technical information is protected from cyber intrusions. “Stolen data provides potential adversaries extraordinary insight into the United States’ defense and industrial capabilities and allows them to save time and expense in developing similar capabilities,” Hagel said in…

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