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Civil Air Patrol’s California Wing encampment

Posted July 24, 2015 by Capt. Jeffrey T. Goeggel

As the summer season kicks into high gear, the Civil Air Patrol’s California Wing celebrated its annual Cadet Encampment, and the 40th Anniversary of the Cadet Training Group, at Camp San Luis Obispo, California, July 1st through July 8th. This year’s encampment commander is Lt. Col. Peggy Myrick, with C/Lt. Col. Rhett Spongberg as the…

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AF generals testify for their future positions

Posted July 24, 2015 by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

Two Air Force generals testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee during their nomination hearing as the next U.S. Transportation Command commander and new vice chairman to the Joint Chiefs of Staff July 14.

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452nd Air Mobility Wing crew experiences 71st Anniversary of D-Day

Posted June 19, 2015 by Master Sgt. Megan Crusher

Amid hundreds of children and adults waiving and taking photos through a fence at the small airport, a C-17 Globemaster III aircrew from March Air Reserve Base was welcomed to Cherbourg, France, to fulfill their mission of bringing more than 100 Army paratroopers home.

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Civil Affairs Command completes change of command, ready for more Pacific operations

Posted June 12, 2015 by Capt. Ray K. Ragan

U.S. Army photo/Staff Sgt. Robert Van Tuinen The cannon, named Country, renders honors as part of a change of command ceremony on June 6. During the ceremony, the outgoing commander, Brig. Gen. Stephen K. Curda passed command of the 351st Civil Affairs Command to Brig. Gen. William P. Barriage. The 351 CAC is the headquarters…

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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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Reservist deploys to Nepal as civilian Urban Search and Rescue Specialist

Posted June 5, 2015 by Linda Welz

Courtesy photo Maj. Glenn ‘Tony’ Wright, 452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, stands amid rubble in the nation of Nepal while deployed there following a devastating earthquake in April 2015. Wright is an engineer, and an Urban Search and Rescue Specialist (USAR) for the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s (LACoFD) California Task Force…

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Joint Task Force 505 begins drawdown in Nepal

Posted May 29, 2015 by

Joint Task Force 505 is drawing down its earthquake relief operations as the Nepalese government and international aid agencies have postured for long-term recovery and reconstruction efforts.

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Seven little known facts about Memorial Day

Posted May 22, 2015 by

As Americans get ready to observe Memorial Day with travel, family get-togethers and celebrations, let us not forget—it’s not about the BBQ. Memorial Day is observed specifically to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States of America, and to observe a moment of silence is the law. Here are…

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Recruits swear in at Military Appreciation Night

Posted May 22, 2015 by by Senior Airman Kevin Mitterholzer

Thirteen recruits from as far as Victorville, Riverside and Upland, traveled to San Manuel Stadium, San Bernardino, California, home of the Inland Empire 66ers Baseball, Saturday, May 16, to take the oath and become the newest Airmen in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.

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Deployments, TDYs available for combat-ready reservists

Posted May 15, 2015 by Master Sgt. Veronica Aceveda

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — Reservists seeking a deployment or temporary duty outside their Reserve Component Period vulnerability cycle can use the Volunteer Reserve System to search for opportunities. Located online via the Air Reserve Component Network, known as ARCNet, the VRS had 81 “want ads” posted May 12. These listed vacancies ranged from…

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