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163rd Reconnaissance Wing

Posted May 8, 2015 by

U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Neil Ballecer Airmen from the 163rd Reconnaissance Wing pose for a group photo at the start of the wing’s first Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage (AAPIH) celebration. The event featured cuisine from an array of Asian and Pacific-Island cultures as well as a display of traditional clothing. May…

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Health & Safety

Stress can kill: learn to manage it in healthy way

Posted May 8, 2015 by Lt. Col. Tony Blain (Dr. Blain)

Stress is the psychological and physical reaction to the demands of life, and it affects different people in different ways. Although everyone experiences stress to some degree, some handle it very well while others not so well. Stress can be physically and mentally harmful to your body. Without getting too technical, stress activates the body’s…

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Obama nominates new Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, vice chairman

Posted May 8, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

President Barack Obama nominated May 5, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. to serve as the 19th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva to serve as the 10th vice chairman. Selva is a pilot and a commander with 35 years of military service. “As leader of…

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U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Megan Crusher
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Team March bolsters Nepal earthquake relief efforts

Posted May 1, 2015 by Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan

U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Megan Crusher Team March Airmen and members from an elite 57-person team, known as the Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 2 (CA-TF2), prepare equipment to be loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at March ARB, Calif., April 26, 2015. The CA-TF2 team, sponsored by the Los Angeles County…

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U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Effrain Lopez
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The Cal Guard’s MQ-1 Predators are handed back for the last time after a series of firsts

Posted May 1, 2015 by Master Sgt. Julie Avey

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Effrain Lopez The Predator MQ-1 assigned to the 163rd Reconnaissance Wing in flight over the Southern California Logistics Airport (formerly George Air Force Base) in Victorville, Calif., Jan. 7, 2012. RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The sun has set on the 163rd Reconnaissance Wing’s MQ-1 Predator mission. The final mission of the…

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‘Retired Air Force Reservist finds inspiration through loss’ addendum

Posted April 24, 2015 by Megan Crusher

Angela Alexander was a member of the 56th Aerial Port Squadron, March Air Reserve Base and on annual tour in Japan when she was notified that her family had been in a severe car crash. She was told her husband, Suri and two daughters, Angela and Angelina were injured, yet okay, but her two young…

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Health & Safety

Alcohol: how much is too much?

Posted April 24, 2015 by Military OneSource

Alcohol is a part of the American culture — civilian and military. Many of us drink with others to socialize and celebrate important events. Or we sometimes drink alone to relax and unwind from a hard day at work. But along with the good times and good feelings associated with alcohol, there are well-known health…

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AF begins testing phase for women in combat roles

Posted April 24, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Marionne T. Mangrum Cpl. Daisy Romero (left) and Sgt. Jessica Dmoningo, assigned to a female engagement team (FET), speak with an Afghan man in his compound during a patrol in Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 30, 2010. Due to the end of the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and…

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U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley J. Thum
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Ten ways to help kids conquer military life challenges

Posted April 24, 2015 by Sarah Heynen

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley J. Thum Capt. Adam Luber, a 334th Fighter Squadron pilot, and Jeremiah Seaberry, the 334th FS pilot for a day, watch F-15E Strike Eagles on the flightline during a 4th Fighter Wing Pilot for a Day event, April 3, 2015, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. We…

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U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Perry Covington
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Master Sgt. Bode named AFRC’s 2014 Crew Chief of the Year

Posted April 17, 2015 by Linda Welz

U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Perry Covington Master Sgt. James Bode, Air Reserve Technician and dedicated crew chief, 752nd Aerospace Maintenance Squadron, March Field, runs through some routine maintenance checks on his KC-135 Stratotanker. Because of his outstanding work, Bode was awarded the Air Force Reserve Command’s 2014 Chief Master Sgt. Thomas N. Barnes Award as…

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