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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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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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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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‘The Spirit of Ronald Reagan’ gets nose art

Posted February 27, 2015 by Linda Welz

U.S. Air Force photo/Megan Crusher Col. Russell Muncy, commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base, California, and U.S. Congressman Ken Calvert, California’s 42nd district, unveil C-17 original nose art, created by Shayne Meder, Feb. 19, 2015 at a ceremony on base. The C-17, named The Spirit of Ronald Reagan, was the last C-17…

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Hollywood’s Oscar shout outs for U.S. military

Posted February 27, 2015 by George A. Smith

AFN courtesy photo From left, Eric Gabriel, Army Maj. Rosy Poulos, Patrice “Rock” Grant, Air Force Staff Sgt. Rob Harden and Fabian Montgomery, American Forces Network employees, work the red carpet at the Oscars to provide ‘shout outs’ for the troops. An hour before actors started the walk down the red carpet into the Oscars,…

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Posted April 3, 2015 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2015 – There has been progress in the Defense Department’s efforts against sexual assault in the military, “but we have to keep hammering away at the problem,” said Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Snow. “This is going to take time.” Snow leads DOD’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, and while he said…

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Have a blessed Easter!

Posted April 3, 2015 by

(U.S. Navy photo/Gunner’s Mate Seaman Naquon Kebe) U.S. Sailors aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) gather in the early morning on the flight deck for a sunrise Easter Service April 20, 2014, in the Indian Ocean. The Nitze was on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts…

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Salutes & Awards

Chief Wente retirement ceremony celebrates 37 years of service

Posted April 3, 2015 by Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Chief Master Sgt. Cheryl L. Wente, medical group superintendent, 452nd Medical Group, March Air Reserve Base, receives a U.S. flag from a Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard member during her retirement ceremony at the Cultural Resource Center here March 22. Wente retires with 37 years of…

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