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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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Treasure uncovered near March Air Reserve Base

Posted May 8, 2015 by George A. Smith, AFN Broadcast Center

Courtesy photo Defense Visual Information Record Center archivist Pedro Loureiro, sifts through mounds of submitted materials in his office at the Defense Media Activity-Riverside, California, adjacent to March Air Reserve Base. Loureiro, who holds a PhD and is a former college professor, is on a quest to find and preserve military history. RIVERSIDE, Calif. –…

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163rd Reconnaissance Wing

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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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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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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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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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AF sexual assault prevention: moving in the right direction

Posted April 24, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Terri Paden

“I was raised in a household where you take responsibility for your own actions and don’t blame others for your downfalls,” said Tech. Sgt. Kathleen Thorburn. “Instead of seeing a crime that had occurred, all I could see were my mistakes. Why did I go to that party? Why did I accept the drink? Why…

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