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Salutes & Awards

163rd Reconnaissance Wing’s 2013 wildfire efforts honored

Posted June 19, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Tiffany Lindemann

The Air National Guard’s 163rd Reconnaissance Wing,March Air Reserve Base, was honored by the Flight Test Historical Foundation (FTHF) at the foundation’s 5th annual Excellence in Aviation Awards banquet June 13, in Los Angeles.

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Local

Riverside County announces opening of cooling centers

Posted June 19, 2015 by losangeles.cbslocal.com

Officials in Riverside County have announced the locations of several cooling centers as the Southland continues to deal with triple-digit temperatures in some areas. The centers will be open Thursday and Friday at least, authorities said. Officials are asking those who are especially vulnerable to the heat to seek relief. Individuals susceptible to excessive heat,…

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DoD

New military retirement system gets Pentagon OK

Posted June 19, 2015 by Andrew Tilghman

After months of official silence, the Defense Department on Wednesday sent to Capitol Hill its formal recommendation for transforming military retirement benefits, a move that is likely to clear the way for major changes to become law.

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Local

Design contest for AirFest poster open to all

Posted June 19, 2015 by

U.S. Air National Guard graphic/Master Sgt. Stan Thompson 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…

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Events

News Briefs June 19, 2015

Posted June 19, 2015 by

Spelunking at 165 feet below Courtesy photo Senior Airman Kenneth Moore, 452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron, shows no sign of being claustrophobic at 165 feet below the cavern surface during a spelunking (cave exploration) trip June 12-14 at Moaning Caverns in northern California, sponsored by March Outdoor Recreation. Moore said it was his first time doing…

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Commentary

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month

Posted June 12, 2015 by Dawn W. Smith,

During Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride month, we celebrate our rich diversity and renew our enduring commitment to equity.

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Local

Drought exposes Civil War veteran’s grave in Monterey County lake

Posted June 12, 2015 by

Joseph Botts Jr. stepped out of his pickup truck into a scrubby, sunbaked field of salt grass and mustard weed and bent over a granite slab bearing a worn inscription: “Corp’l John McBride.”

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Health & Safety

Men’s Health Month – focus on prostate cancer

Posted June 12, 2015 by cdc.gov

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among American men. Most prostate cancers grow slowly, and don’t cause any health problems in men who have them. A prostate specific antigen (PSA) test may find a prostate health problem, but treatment can cause serious side effects. Learn about prostate cancer and talk to your doctor before…

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Health & Safety

Reduce your risk during National Safety Month

Posted June 12, 2015 by healthfinder.gov

Injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages – and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44. The good news is everyone can get involved to help prevent injuries. During National Safety Month, the 452nd Air Mobility Wing safety office is spreading the word to…

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Air Force

Air Force elevates discharge authority for transgender-related Airmen separations

Posted June 12, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force leaders announced June 4 a change to the decision authority for involuntary separations for enlisted Airmen diagnosed with gender dysphoria or who identify themselves as transgender. “Though the Air Force policy regarding involuntary separation of gender dysphoric Airmen has not changed, the elevation of decision authority to the director, Air…

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