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March supports Joint Operations Access Exercise

Posted August 7, 2015 by by Linda Welz

The 452nd Air Mobility Wing’s support for JOAX 2015 (DRAGON SPEAR), a Joint Operations Access Exercise for airfield interdiction, began August 3 and concludes today. As a hub for JOAX 2015 operations, March provided sites for Army troops to live and operate during the week-long exercise, which allowed Army personnel to conduct the emergency deployment…

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Yellow Ribbon program supports Airman inspired by family history

Posted July 31, 2015 by by Master Sgt. Megan Crusher

“When they shoot at you, you don’t hear it like in the movies,” said Almira Pasic. “You just feel it zip by you, it’s really kind of like a loud fly.” Almira is reminiscing on her life in Bosnia in 1992, when war broke out shortly after Bosnia declared its independence. It’s a far cry…

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AF generals testify for their future positions

Posted July 7, 2015 by by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

WASHINGTON (AFNS) – 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. Both were nominated by President Barack Obama and expressed their gratitude for the nomination, and if selected look…

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Air Force JROTC cadets graduate Summer Leadership School

Posted July 2, 2015 by by Megan Crusher

Fifty Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from Rancho Verde High School and Arlington High School graduated from a two week summer leadership school, in the Cultural Resource Center, at March Air Reserve Base, June 26. (Ret.) Capt. Jeffrey Stein, JROTC instructor, from Rancho Verde High School, gave a special thanks to (Ret.)…

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Airmen attend second annual Norton-March reunion

Posted July 2, 2015 by by Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan

Approximately 60 current and retired Airmen and their families attended the second annual Norton-March Aircrew Association reunion here, June 20. Association members traveled to March Air Reserve Base from all over the U.S. to reconnect with past Airmen, participate in a base tour and attend various social activities. “It originally started about 20-30 years ago…

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Don’t throw a fit — get fit

Posted June 26, 2015 by SrA. GRACE LEE

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZONA — It’s a controversial topic that has been brought up by many Airmen — changing the abdominal circumference standards on the Air Force fitness assessment test. After months of debate, it was decided by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III that the standards will stay the same….

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Air Force elevates discharge authority for transgender-related Airmen separations

Posted June 12, 2015 by 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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Living the Air Force Core Values

Posted June 5, 2015 by by Lt. Col. Arthur “Tony” Blain, M.D.

The Air Force Core Values of Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence in All We Do, are not just a way to support our country and the U.S. Air Force, but more importantly a framework for approaching life and all of our different roles to be better men and women and support those we…

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Distance learning PME demands greater commitment

Posted June 5, 2015 by by Master Sgt. Shanda L. De Anda

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The Air Force’s new enlisted professional military education distance learning courses are demanding and require more study time. That’s according to a memo from the Air Force Barnes Center of Distance Education at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. “The new EPME is a game changer,” said Chief Master Sgt. Cameron Kirksey,…

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Increased mission requirements open doors for continued military service

Posted May 22, 2015 by by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force is introducing several personnel and manpower initiatives to meet increased mission requirements outlined in the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget. In order to enhance operational and mission capacity in support of combatant commanders, and to maintain readiness, the Air Force is setting a minimum active-duty force level of 317,000…

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