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It’s Washington’s Birthday, not President’s Day

Posted February 14, 2014 by Joe Davidson

President’s Day goes by with little notice, except for some schools and federal employees getting to ‘observe’ the holiday. Supermarkets and retail stores advertise President’s Day sales hoping to draw in those lucky enough to have the day off. However, do you know what the legal name for the holiday is, how it became a…

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U.S. Air Force graphic/ Airman 1st Class Austin Harvill
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Health & Safety

Heart to heart: Timely tips for heart health

Posted February 14, 2014 by Health.mil

U.S. Air Force graphic/ Airman 1st Class Austin Harvill February is National Heart Month. Changes in blood pressure and cholesterol diagnoses and management have led to fewer medications needed by patients and an emphasis on patient-driven treatment. The Military Health System encourages service members, their families and other beneficiaries to take control of their cardiovascular…

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Retired Reservist was at center of the Civil Rights movement.

Posted February 14, 2014 by Sean Dath

Photo from Citizen Airman Web site As a young college student in 1960, McNeil (far left) and three of his friends staged a protest at a lunch counter inside a Woolworth store in Greensboro, N.C. They refused to move when they were told the facility did not serve blacks. Their protest quickly spread to lunch…

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U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan
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Air Force

Development Training Flight provides edge to Airmen

Posted February 14, 2014 by Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Development Training Flight trainees complete timed situps on the new track during a physical fitness test on Feb. 8, 2013, at March Air Reserve Base, Calif. The local trainees attend one Unit Training Assembly per month to prepare for Basic Military Training by focusing on various areas,…

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DEOMI releases 2014 National African American/Black History Month observance poster

Posted February 7, 2014 by

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – In observance of African American/Black History Month, celebrated each year during the month of February the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) proudly announces the availability of original artwork available for download from DEOMI’s public website, www.deomi.org. You may simply click the image of the poster on this news…

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

Remodeled Grande Ballroom at Hap Arnold Club open for business

Posted December 20, 2013 by 2nd Lt. Bari D. Yonkers

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson The Hap Arnold Club, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., held a grand re-opening of its Grande Ballroom, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, after months of renovation work to repair damage done by a faulty fire sprinkler. The room is now available to rent for small and large events. The…

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Salutes & Awards

Fourth Air Force names new award in honor of fallen Explosive Ordnance Disposal Airman

Posted December 20, 2013 by Maj. Stan Paregien

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — A unique Air Force Reserve award and trophy have been created in the memory of Tech. Sgt. Anthony Campbell Jr., a 932nd Airlift Wing service member who lost his life during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2009. His recovery and destruction of more than 280 pieces of ordnance and bulk…

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

Operation Warm Heart toy drive surpasses previous collections

Posted December 20, 2013 by Tech Sgt. Kyle Platt

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson Members of Riverside County Cal Fire and March Field Fire Departments team up with Lori Gracey, Kinross Lane Preschool owner/teacher and her students and their parents to donate toys to Operation Warm Heart Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Gracey, the mother of Blue Eagles Honor Guard member, Tech. Sgt….

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U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Daniel St. Pierre
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Air Force

Flournoy takes command of 4th Air Force Headquarters

Posted November 8, 2013 by 2nd Lt. Bari D. Yonkers

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Daniel St. Pierre Brig. Gen. John C. Flournoy, Jr., addresses his troops at Headquarters, 4th Air Force, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., for the first time as their commander after his assumption of command ceremony there Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. Flournoy arrives from Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., where he…

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Hagel: New Protections Needed for Unclassified Data

Posted November 1, 2013 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently directed that DOD organizations take additional steps to ensure unclassified controlled technical information is protected from cyber intrusions. “Stolen data provides potential adversaries extraordinary insight into the United States’ defense and industrial capabilities and allows them to save time and expense in developing similar capabilities,” Hagel said in…

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