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Prepare to survive: Building an earthquake kit

Posted April 12, 2013 by Robert Kaschak

The next phase of “Preparing to Survive” is building an emergency kit. There are many sources of information on state and federal websites that provide basic recommendations on the contents of kits; however, keep in mind these are general suggestions. A standard kit should be complimented with personal supplies that will increase your family’s chances…

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Air Force Reserve celebrates 65 years of historic service

Posted April 12, 2013 by Col. Bob Thompson

WASHINGTON, D.C.  — President Harry S. Truman signed legislation on April 14, 1948, establishing the modern-day Air Force Reserve. The new organization reaffirmed the “Citizen Airmen” concept that reaches back to the Army Air Service reservists of the first world war. This came seven months after Truman established the fledgling U.S. Air Force as a separate…

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Team March members jump with Les SkyHawks

Posted April 12, 2013 by Sgt. Tracy Ellingsen

SkyHawks courtesy photo/The crew Maj. Amber Marcella, 452d Air Mobility Wing, free falls at 120 miles per hour during her tandem jump with the Sky Hawks, April 2.The SkyHawks are the Canadian Army’s premier parachute demonstration team, that travels to Perris, Calif., yearly to practice skydiving skills and routines. PERRIS, Calif.– The Canadian Army’s premier…

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U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson
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Local

The world’s fastest aviators swing by the March Museum

Posted April 19, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson Retired Lt. Col. Gerald Glasser, former SR-71 Blackbird pilot, addresses a crowd of spectators at the March Field Air Museum presentation of the SR-71, the world’s fastest aircraft, April 6 and 7. Glasser, along with other former Blackbird pilots delivered a host of memorable events, spoke of little-known…

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Air Force

March Outreach: Cadets securing the Air Force of tomorrow

Posted April 5, 2013 by Darnell Gardner

U.S. Air Force photo/Darnell Gardner Cadets from the “Fighting Fifty-fifth,” University of California, Los Angeles, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps debus in route to the first stop on their base tour, March 28. The cadets received briefings on the aircraft capabilities of the C-17 Globemaster III, KC-135 Stratotanker and alert F-16 Fighting Falcons. In…

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Salutes & Awards

Military Child Month Salutes Children’s Contributions

Posted April 5, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During April’s Month of the Military Child, the Defense Department recognizes the support provided by and sacrifices made by military children, said Barbara Thompson, director of DOD’s office of family policy/children and youth. Since 1983, DOD has recognized military children for the resiliency they display toward their families. There are now 1.8…

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Commentary

Air power energized by use of resources

Posted April 5, 2013 by Col. Nancy Opheim

TRAVIS Air Force Base, Calif. — One of my favorite sayings is “flexibility is the key to airpower.” As sequestration takes hold, coupled with budget constraints, it may become our battle cry. We live in uncertain times and the resources that appeared abundant last year will have to stretch in order to cover our mission. The definition…

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Veterans

Guard/Reserve veteran unemployment rate decreases

Posted March 25, 2013 by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A senior Pentagon official said there’s been progress in reducing the unemployment rate for Guard and Reserve veterans, but also told a House panel that more work needs to be done. In testimony before the House Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity yesterday, Ronald G. Young, the family and employer programs and policy director…

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The hardest victory is over self

Posted March 25, 2013 by Chief Master Sgt. Gigi Manning

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. — How many times have you procrastinated over an issue because you “just didn’t feel like it,” didn’t complete career development timely, or maintain or attain fitness? I am sure we have all done some of these things at some point in time. Now ask yourself, of those times in which…

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California Guard participates in rough and rugged team building

Posted March 25, 2013 by Master Sgt. Julie Avey

Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Julie Avey The California National Guard competed at the Southern California Glen Helen Raceway, in a six-hour motocross endurance relay race, March 10. Maj. Jon Dahl, 147th Combat Communications Squadron, hands over the team’s dirt bike to Chief Master Sgt. Gregory Garcia, 163d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, for continued nonstop racing…

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