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Health & Safety

Operation Live Well emphasizes personal choices

Posted May 30, 2014 by Terri Moon Cronk

The Defense Department’s (DOD) Operation Live Well initiative, a long-term campaign to make cultural change so that making a healthy choice becomes the easy choice, is showing success after just a year of existence, a Defense Health Agency official said yesterday. Public Health Service Capt. Kimberly Elenberg, program manager for the Defense Health Agency’s population…

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Air Force

Take ‘FIVE’ to get free money for your TSP account

Posted May 30, 2014 by

  JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) has launched the “Take FIVE for Your Future” educational campaign encouraging civilian employees to take advantage of free government TSP matching contributions by putting at least five percent from each paycheck into their account. “Employees who fail to do this are losing…

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Events

News Briefs May 30, 2014

Posted May 30, 2014 by

Never Forget U.S. Air Force photo / Tech. Sgt. Megan Crusher Col. Russell Muncy, commander, 452 Air Mobility Wing, was the featured speaker during the city of Moreno Valley’s Memorial Day ceremony, held near City Hall, May 26. Approximately 200 people attended the ceremony, including Moreno Valley Mayor, Tom Owings and Mayor Pro Tem, Victoria…

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Salutes & Awards

Team March VITA center volunteers honored

Posted May 23, 2014 by Richard Johnson

The March Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) center recently ended its regular tax season with a luncheon and awards presentation hosted by the Caliente Bar and Grill in Moreno Valley.

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DoD

The mind behind the man behind AFN news

Posted May 23, 2014 by George A. Smith

With a relatively straight face and a moderately cocked eyebrow he describes the entertainment shows on American Forces Network (AFN) television as “the awkward gaps between news.”

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Salutes & Awards

March wing, Travis aircrew haul in awards

Posted May 23, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Shanda L. De Anda

The Air Force Reserve Command announced two 2013 Air Force Association awards May 9.

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Events

News Briefs May 23, 2014

Posted May 23, 2014 by

Wounded Warrior 5K U.S. Air Force photo Master Sgt. Erwin Kessman Winners from the men’s division display their medals following the Wounded Warrior 5K run held here in recognition of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, May 6. Pictured from left are 1st place winner, Chief Master Sgt. Paul Wendt, 2nd place winner, Mark Tomingoa…

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Local

March ARB vital to NASA’s LDSD Project

Posted May 16, 2014 by Sean Dath

Members of the 452nd Air Mobility Wing recently lent a helping hand to the National Aeronautical Space Administration’s (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), by loading a C-17 Globemaster III with equipment to be transported to Hawaii in support of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program.

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DOD values civilian employees’ contributions

Posted May 16, 2014 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Defense Department greatly appreciates the contributions of its civilian employees as it works toward achieving more efficiency across the workforce, a senior personnel official told a Senate homeland security and governmental affairs panel May 6. Paige Hinkle-Bowles, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for civilian personnel policy, appeared before a subcommittee…

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Events

News Briefs May 16, 2014

Posted May 16, 2014 by

Patriot Warrior U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Mark R. W. Orders-Woempner Senior Airman Robert Thomas, 729th Airlift Squadron loadmaster from March Air Reserve Base, Calif., secures a fire truck inside a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind., April 25, 2014, during a Patriot Warrior exercise. Patriot Warrior is a joint, field-training…

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