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Mandatory Flu vaccine

Posted October 13, 2015 by by Maj. David Haupt

The 452 AMW Flu Vaccination Campaign will begin on the October A Unit Training Assembly and will continue through the December’s UTAs. The Flu vaccination is mandatory for all Airmen unless exempted by medical staff. Airmen no current with their Flu vaccination after the December UTAs will potentially be placed in a no point no…

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Identity theft, cybercrime and you

Posted November 13, 2015 by by Senior Master Sgt. David Smith

Ten years as a fraud investigator for a major financial institution, I can say I have seen every way to scam or commit fraud involving financial transactions. What is fraud?  Fraud is defined by dictionary.reference.com as a deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, perpetrated for profit or to gain some unfair or dishonest…

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Accident/incident? Keep calm and carry on

Posted December 11, 2015 by by Linda Welz

Ironic as it is, I recently smashed my finger while putting a first aid kit into a vehicle. While preparing for a temporary duty assignment (TDY), I was transferring luggage from my personal vehicle into a government van to prepare for the drive to my TDY location. How was I supposed to know that those…

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Air National Guard teaches Airman civilian trade

Posted October 13, 2015 by by Master Sgt. Julie Avey

California Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Jessica Abrego has a valuable skill set, which is an asset to her unit while paying dividends in her civilian career. “I joined the Air National Guard because I had a rough childhood and it was my way to do something better for my future,” said Abrego. Abrego, of…

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Team March 101: 163rd Attack Wing

Posted November 20, 2015 by by 163 ATKW and 452 AMW

(This series, from the 452nd Air Mobility Wing public affairs staff, will introduce you to the many mission partners on and around March Air Reserve Base.) The 163rd Attack Wing is one of five California Air National Guard units, and is headquartered here, making them one of the largest mission partners in the Team March…

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Ten ways to help kids conquer military life challenges

Posted April 24, 2015 by by Sarah Heynen

We often say that military kids face “unique challenges,” but what does that really mean? Military children grow up fast. They know firsthand what big change feels like, from saying goodbye to friends to learning new languages and customs. They learn terms like “PCS,” “period of adjustment,” and “deployment,” sometimes before they can even spell…

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Hispanic Heritage Month ends October 15

Posted October 13, 2015 by from the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 – October 15 to celebrate the contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. This year’s theme, “Hispanic Americans: Energizing Our Nation’s Diversity,” was chosen by the National Council of Hispanic Employment Managers and invites…

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Airman shares Honor Flight with grandfather

Posted July 17, 2015 by by Senior Airman Kevin Mitterholzer

The Honor Flight, a great way to honor veterans for the sacrifice and service they made many years ago,  is an opportunity to take them to visit Washington, D.C. war memorials and spend the day with them, reflecting on their past achievements and learning about their military history. For Capt. Malia M. Hoffmann, logistics readiness…

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Women can succeed in a man’s world

Posted March 27, 2015 by by Pamela Hann

As most women in certain career fields will agree, most days you’ll find that you’re the only woman in the room. Since I chose a career in engineering there were often few women in my classes in college, but generally I was not the only woman in the room. After graduating with a Bachelor of…

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebrates disabled American workers

Posted October 13, 2015 by prepared by Dawn W. Smith

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a nationwide campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities—past and present. The theme for this year—which marks 70 years since the first observance—is “My Disability is One Part of Who I Am.” This month-long observation dates back…

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