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Service members: Let’s talk trash

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Staff Sgt. Sheila deVera

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) — With no one in sight, a trash truck pulls up to one of the many orange dumpsters throughout the base. As the driver and his crew dismount to empty the dumpster, so does a crew of four Airmen. However, before the dumpster can be emptied, these Airmen jump into it and…

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March-based soldiers return from year-long deployment

Posted July 20, 2012 by Story and photos by Sgt. Tracy Ellingsen

They waited, and waited, and waited. Finally, after a one-year deployment to the Middle East, soldiers from the 380th Transportation Detachment were reunited with loved ones and friends at Ontario...

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Transportation Security Administration expands PreCheck program

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON, D. C. — The Transportation Security Administration is expanding a program that’s designed to provide faster processing for traveling service members passing through the nation’s airports while allowing TSA inspectors to concentrate on threats to travelers’ safety, a DOD official said in testimony, July 11. Todd Rosenblum, the principle deputy secretary of defense for…

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Protecting yourself from termination fees

Posted July 13, 2012 by by David Askander, legal specialist

Uniformed service members are constantly confronted with stressful situations, such as receiving permanent change of station orders or being told to prepare for a short-notice deployment. The last thing they need is added stress from a company charging them early termination fees to get out of a contract. As a precautionary measure, members should ensure…

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729th AS sets Air Force 4th of July flyover record

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Staff Sgt. Megan Crusher

A single March Air Reserve Base C-17 Globemaster III crew went above and beyond the call of duty when they performed a jaw-dropping 16 flyovers in a single sortie throughout southern California in celebration...

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AF initiates voluntary limited loadmaster recall

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard loadmasters may be eligible to apply for a limited period recall to extended active duty, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced, July 11. The loadmaster career field is chronically undermanned, said Senior Master Sgt. Marvin Daugherty, AFPC accessions branch superintendent. Initiatives are underway…

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Finny flight for OSS Deputy Commander

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Lt. Col. Mark Larson, deputy commander, 452d Operational Support Squadron, returns from a TDY in Denmark to a hose down from the fire department and 729th Airlift Squadron personnel, as he completed...

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730th reactivated; paves new TFI path

Posted June 22, 2012 by by 2nd Lt. Kristin Mack

Over the past 11 years, Reservists and Guardsmen have routinely demonstrated their capabilities span far beyond the activities accomplished during monthly drills. By continually answering ...

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What is a Phoenix Raven?

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Staff Sgt. Mark Estroga

Founded in 1997, the Phoenix Ravens are the elite of the Air Force Security Forces. They deploy to areas where security is deemed inadequate and are the first to set foot off the plane. In order to be...

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Air Reserve commander eases into retirement

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Betty Kennedy

In June 2008, Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner Jr. became the 27th person to lead the Air Force Reserve. He is set to retire and relinquish his dual position as Air Force Reserve Command commander and chief of...

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