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News Briefs March 27, 2015

Posted March 27, 2015 by

WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERANS DAY The Inland Empire Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 47 and Allied Veteran Groups are hosting a motorcycle ride tomorrow, Saturday, March 28. Registration for the ride is from 7:30 – 9 a.m. and riders will depart from American Legion Post 79 at Fairmount Park, 2979 Dexter Ave., Riverside, Calif. 92501…

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Health & Safety

“Let go of the “fro”

Posted March 20, 2015 by Lt. Col. Thomas Hundley

When I was four years old, my mother would take me to my grandmother’s house every morning while she went to work. Now this was my mom’s mother, and she was one of those “no-nonsense, strong-willed, ’Homey don’t play that” type of woman. I’m talking about the kind of woman whose presence was so dominant…

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Understanding and caring for women veterans

Posted March 20, 2015 by Megan Crusher

The 163rd Reconnaissance Wing hosted the Caring for Women Veterans event, presented by the Inland Empire Veterans Mental Health Collaborative and held at the regional training site at March Air Reserve Base, Mar. 12

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AFR/ANG Teen leadership summits announced

Posted March 20, 2015 by

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Air Force Services Activity has announced two teen summits for dependent children of current Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve members. Dependents 14-18 years have until May 15 to sign up for the AFR/ANG Classic Summit in Dahlonega, Georgia, July 12-15, or the Adventure Summit in Estes Park,…

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2015 Warrior Games to be Held at Quantico

Posted March 20, 2015 by DOD News,

The Defense Department’s Warrior Games 2015 will take place June 19-28 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, according to a DOD news release issued March 16.

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News Briefs March 20, 2015

Posted March 20, 2015 by

SINGLE AIRMAN PROGRAM ADVENTURES Single Airman Program excursions are open to all base personnel, but Single Airmen have first priority. Here are some upcoming adventures. March 28 – Flying trapeze lessons: Fly through the air with the greatest of ease. Why not try a different type of workout? Flying trapeze lessons in Santa Monica will…

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AF responds to National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

Posted March 13, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force responded to the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force’s recommendations in a report to Congress March 4. Of the Commission’s 42 recommendations, Air Force officials disagreed with only one and are already in the process of implementing 25, as well as developing plans or pilot programs…

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Salutes & Awards

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

Posted March 13, 2015 by Dawn W. Smith

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.

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Paying homage to our war dogs

Posted March 13, 2015 by Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan

“Being a dog handler is one of those jobs that transcends generations and services,” says Gunnery Sgt. Chris Willingham, kennel master, 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, Camp Pendleton. “You’re part of that family.”

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March marks Brain Injury Awareness Month

Posted March 13, 2015 by by Karen S. Guice, M.D., M.P.P.

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Often called one of the “invisible wounds of war,” traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the result of a blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Anyone can suffer a TBI, it can happen on the sports field, in your home, or on the job. During…

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