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Last chance to design airshow poster

Posted July 24, 2015 by

March Air Reserve Base is holding a design contest for the “March Field AirFest 2016: Thunder Over the Empire” poster. Everyone is eligible to enter. The winning designer will receive a 2016 AirFest package for a family of four. The package includes VIP parking for one vehicle (excluding RVs); four tickets to the pre-show dinner…

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Civil Air Patrol’s California Wing encampment

Posted July 24, 2015 by Capt. Jeffrey T. Goeggel

As the summer season kicks into high gear, the Civil Air Patrol’s California Wing celebrated its annual Cadet Encampment, and the 40th Anniversary of the Cadet Training Group, at Camp San Luis Obispo, California, July 1st through July 8th. This year’s encampment commander is Lt. Col. Peggy Myrick, with C/Lt. Col. Rhett Spongberg as the…

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163rd Attack Wing stands up at March Field

Posted July 17, 2015 by Master Sgt. Julie Avey

U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Michael Quiboloy Col. Dana Hessheimer, commander, 163rd Attack Wing, California Air National Guard, March Air Reserve Base, receives the new wing guidon during an official re-designation ceremony on base Saturday, July 11, 2015. The former 163rd Reconnaissance Wing received the official orders to re-designate its name on July 1,…

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Airman shares Honor Flight with grandfather

Posted July 17, 2015 by Senior Airman Kevin Mitterholzer

Courtesy photo Capt. Malia Hoffmann and her grandfather, Oscar Hoffmann, a WWII veteran, prepare to depart for Washington, D.C. on an Honor Flight. The Hoffmanns traveled with approximately 84 other veterans and their dependents to visit the war memorials while bonding with each other. The Honor Flight, a great way to honor veterans for the…

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Don’t get hooked by cyber phishing scams

Posted July 17, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Dan DeCook

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Fast cash promises on popular social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are causing major problems for service members. Phishing scams have continued to evolve in an attempt to keep up with progressing technology. Today, some phishing scams have been using social media outlets to fool users into revealing sensitive and…

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Big Bear Lake’s parade welcomes military

Posted July 10, 2015 by Master Sgt. Megan Crusher

U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Megan Crusher Col. David Pavey, director of staff, Headquarters 4th Air Force, rides in the annual Old Miners’ Day Parade in Big Bear Lake, June 13. The parade is the longest running community event in the city. Pavey has been attending for the last two years, and said he enjoys…

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Keep telling your Air Force Reserve story

Posted July 10, 2015 by Col. Robert Palmer

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Personally Identifying Information in Public Affairs ProductsIn the wake of information operations launched by the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL), I have seen a number of incidents where Reservists have requested to have Air Force news stories identifying them by name and rank removed from Air Force…

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Civil Affairs Command completes change of command, ready for more Pacific operations

Posted June 12, 2015 by Capt. Ray K. Ragan

U.S. Army photo/Staff Sgt. Robert Van Tuinen The cannon, named Country, renders honors as part of a change of command ceremony on June 6. During the ceremony, the outgoing commander, Brig. Gen. Stephen K. Curda passed command of the 351st Civil Affairs Command to Brig. Gen. William P. Barriage. The 351 CAC is the headquarters…

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OPM data hack may cause extra alarm for troops

Posted June 12, 2015 by Hope Hodge

The largest data hack in government history could leave some troops at risk of having their personal information exploited or exposed. Current and former federal employees began receiving troubling emails from the executive Office of Personnel Management on Monday, notifying them that their personal information was compromised in a massive data breach made public earlier…

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Reservist deploys to Nepal as civilian Urban Search and Rescue Specialist

Posted June 5, 2015 by Linda Welz

Courtesy photo Maj. Glenn ‘Tony’ Wright, 452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, stands amid rubble in the nation of Nepal while deployed there following a devastating earthquake in April 2015. Wright is an engineer, and an Urban Search and Rescue Specialist (USAR) for the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s (LACoFD) California Task Force…

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