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PT test enhancements start Oct. 1

Posted August 23, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salinitri

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force senior leadership announced enhancements to the Air Force’s Physical Fitness Assessment program, to be implemented Oct. 1. In a letter to Airmen Aug. 20, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III explained the results of the comprehensive review, highlighting the strength of the program and the need…

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March Fire Department lends unique assistance to wildfires

Posted August 16, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Carrie M. Peasinger

Courtesy photo March Fire Department truck parked in a neighborhood at the perimeter of the Falls Fire, last Monday in Lake Elsinore. The Department responded to with an engine and a four-man crew, as part of a task force team to assist in structural protection. As the weather remains hot and dry, the March Fire…

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Budget cuts hurt DOD model program for hiring disabled

Posted August 16, 2013 by Cheryl Pellerin

WASHINGTON, D.C. – One victim of defense budget cuts this fiscal year and into uncertain times ahead in 2014 is a model program cosponsored by the departments of Defense and Labor to recruit disabled college students and recent graduates into the workforce. DOD’s Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity, or ODMEO, facilitates and supports…

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19-year engagement leads to marriage

Posted August 16, 2013 by Linda Welz

U.S. Air Force photo/Linda Welz Marvin Tucker, March Air Reserve Base civilian employee, and Joshua Delgado, pause outside the March ARB chapel after ‘tying the knot’ a few minutes earlier. The couple was legally wed August 3, 2013, after a 19-year relationship. The chronology of the relationship between Marvin Tucker, a civilian employee at March…

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Leaders discuss roles of reserve components

Posted August 16, 2013 by Col. Bob Thompson

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Continuing to perform an operational role, while solving manpower costs and dealing with shrinking defense budgets highlighted topics discussed at the Reserve Officers Association 2013 National Security Symposium. More than 300 people attended the conference Aug. 7-10 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. They included senior leaders from the…

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March responds to support LA County affiliate exercise

Posted August 9, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson A heavy equipment cache is loaded aboard a static C-17 July 25 as part of a L.A. County Fire Department Urban Search and Rescue response exercise that began in the early-morning hours of July 25. Members of the 452 ALCF and the Aerial Port Support Flight supported the…

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ARkStorm – California’s hypothetical other “big one”

Posted August 9, 2013 by Bob Kaschak

Over the past several weeks, we have discussed high temperatures, wild fires and resulting heat related issues. For now, I would like to put the “hot stuff” on the “back burner” so to speak and discuss something totally different, but relevant to Californians; ARkStorm, California’s other “Big One”. Since this may be the first time…

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New 452 Maintenance Group commander made early choice to take position

Posted August 9, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson

U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson Col. Samuel Mahaney awards the Legion of Merit to Col. Max J. Stitzer during his Assumption of Command ceremony for the 452nd Maintenance Group held July 13 in Building 2306. Stitzer assumed command of the group from Col. Robert R. Stormes who retired from the Air Force in…

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Dirty Thursday brings 452 AMW/CC to Battlefield Forensics

Posted August 2, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Carolyn Herrick

U.S. Air Force photos/Tech. Sgt. Christine Jones U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kyle Brasier, photojournalist, 4th Combat Camera Squadron, collects evidence during Battlefield Forensics Training with Col. Samuel Mahaney, Commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., July 25, 2013. Manahey spends “Dirty Thursdays” with units in his wing, doing their everyday jobs,…

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Pentagon Spokesman: Public Affairs must change with times

Posted August 2, 2013 by Karen Parrish

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department is facing a once-in-a-generation change, and its public affairs practitioners around the world need to communicate that change clearly, the Pentagon’s chief spokesman said today. George Little, assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs, spoke to commissioned, enlisted, civilian and contract employee defense public affairs professionals gathered…

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