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Health & Safety

Sexual assault survivor: ‘You are not alone’

Posted April 10, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Nancy Kasberg

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AFNS) — I remember the day like it was yesterday. My heartbeat echoed in my head as I attempted to dry my sweaty hands on my jeans. I was 21 years old, sitting in a Korean court room, waiting to be questioned by prosecutors. How I ended up there was unreal….

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Air Force

Retired Reservist finds inspiration through loss

Posted April 3, 2015 by Megan Crusher

U.S. Air Force photo/Megan Crusher Letters written by 8-year-old Murice and artwork created by his younger brother, Roger, shortly before their untimely deaths, serve as a reminder to their mother, Angela Alexander that “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” The…

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Commentary

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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Air Force

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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Mental health services available for all Team March members, families

Posted March 27, 2015 by Linda Welz

March Field offers mental health services through Elaine Valentine, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, director of psychological health and a licensed clinical social worker with more than 15 years of experience in the mental health care field. Valentine is well-versed on how to conduct assessments and help those in need. Her program, Comprehensive Airman Fitness, addresses…

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Commentary

Women can succeed in a man’s world

Posted March 27, 2015 by Pamela Hann

Courtesy photo Pamela Hann, March Base Civil Engineer, surveys a consturction project at March Air Reserve Base, California. Hann became the first female BCE in Air Force Reserve Command on May 15, 2005, and is responsible for a base fire department, base engineering flight, base environmental flight and base resources flight. As most women in…

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Navy Reserve celebrates its centennial

Posted March 20, 2015 by Megan Crusher

U.S. Air Force photo/Megan Crusher The Navy Operational Support Center, Moreno Valley celebrated the Navy Reserve’s 100th birthday with a ceremony held at their facility, Mar. 14, 2015. Festivities began with the posting of the colors and playing of the National Anthem. 452nd Air Mobility Wing Commander, Russell A. Muncy, was in attendance along with…

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Air Force

Civil Air Patrol awarded Congressional Gold Medal

Posted March 20, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Gregory Solman

California Air National Guard photo/ Staff Sgt. Gregory Solman Civil Air Patrol World War II service members receive replicas of the Congressional Gold Medal at a ceremony held in their honor at the March Field Air Museum in March 2015. The U.S Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to five…

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National Women’s History Month: Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives

Posted March 20, 2015 by Dawn W. Smith

(Part 3 in a 4-part series) Courtesy Photo Nancy Ruth Mace First female cadet to graduate from the Citadel The National Women’s History Project’s 2015 theme is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.” In this ongoing series, we highlight individual women who made a difference in the fabric or our nation’s history. This week we…

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