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Women’s History Month Spotlight: Major Nicci S. Rucker, 954th RSS

Posted March 18, 2016 by By 954th Reserve Support Squadron

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. —  Major Nicci S. Rucker is currently serving as the Air Force Element Officer in Charge, 954th Reserve Support Squadron, United States Transportation Command Joint Transportation Reserve Unit, Intelligence, Joint Intelligence Directorate, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. As the Air Force Element Joint Intelligence Officer-in-Charge, she is responsible for time-dominant…

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Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American memories

Posted February 12, 2016 by Prepared by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute Patrick Air Force Base, Florida

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role they have played in U.S. history. The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. Few…

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Harmont Grenier, CyberPatriot VI team captain (with trophy) stands with his winning team as Tech. Sgt. Elizabeth Grenier, 452nd Communication Squadron and the team’s mentor, stands to the left. CyberPatriot VI was the first time CyberPatriot was offered to middle schools. Since their local middle school did not have a team, Grenier pulled together a group of individuals to compete as a team.
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First Sergeant/Cyber Mom mentors youth

Posted December 4, 2015 by by Greg Grenier

Tech. Sgt. Elizabeth Grenier, my wife, and a cyber systems operations specialist and first sergeant for the 452nd Communication Squadron, is known as “Cyber Mom.”  Although she doesn’t have super powers, her involvement and incredible success in cultivating leaders within the cyber defense field earned her the nickname. When our eldest son entered the online,…

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Team March loses long-time family member

Posted December 4, 2015 by

Benjamin T. Parrott March 3, 1944 – November 24, 2015 Team March’s Satellite Services Inc. has lost a family member. Ben Parrott, seen here pulling chocks from NASA’s Supper Guppy aircraft, was born on March 3, 1944, in Murphysboro, Illinois. He succumbed to cancer at Riverside Community Hospital on November 24, at the age of…

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I am thankful for…

Posted November 25, 2015 by

The collective Team March public affairs staff wishes a very safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend to all Team March members and their families. In preparation for this issue, we asked our Facebook fans and Team March members to complete this sentence: I am thankful for… Ms. Kelly Gonzalez: all that our husbands do to keep…

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Riding camels in Egypt and how to be a safe and prepared tourist

Posted November 20, 2015 by by Staff Sgt. Heather Cozad Staley

“Would you like to come and visit me in Cairo?” My friend had been teaching in Egypt the past year when she invited me. A trip to Egypt?! I imagined myself dressed in a flowy garment, riding a camel next to the date palm-lined banks of the Nile. The stuff of dreams! As a member…

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The 315th Engineers Vertical Construction Company Soldiers return home

Posted November 13, 2015 by

Army National Guard Sgt. Danny Martinez, who is a San Diego resident and serves as a medic for the 315th Engineers Vertical Construction Company, California NG, March Air Reserve Base, is welcomed home Nov. 5, by his girlfriend, Michaela Kimball, after his almost year-long deployment to Kuwait. Army National Guard Spc. Adiel Marquez, 315th Engineers…

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Katrina survivor reunites with pararescueman

Posted September 25, 2015 by by Senior Airman Callie McNary

Staff Sergeant Michael “Mike” Maroney, 66th Rescue Squadron, Nellis AFB Air Force Base, Nevada, hovered over a maelstrom of water, debris, and human suffering in the wake of Hurricane Katrina on Sept. 6, 2005. New Orleans, Louisianna, the once flamboyant city, was then ground zero for impoverished refugees and Maroney, who felt detached from their…

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted September 18, 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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Passion for design

Posted September 11, 2015 by by Linda Welz

Michael Quiboloy “Q”, formerly 163rd Reconnaissance Wing public affairs, left the California Air National Guard last year to pursue his writing and graphic design career. He is one of the founding members of Think Kings Publishing and a self-taught graphic designer, using the Internet to learn. “Everything is out there if you just look for…

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