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Black History Month trivia – Did you know…?

Posted February 7, 2014 by

In the movie Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks, the commanding officer of the Navy destroyer, Bainbridge, talks to his boss–a woman, over the radio. He and his crew are trying to stop the Somali pirates who took over the cargo ship, Maersk Alabama. The voice of that woman is Admiral Michelle Howard, the first African-American…

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IMAGE Meritorious Service award seeks nominees for 2014

Posted January 31, 2014 by Sammie King

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force is seeking nominations for the 2014 National Image, Incorporated Meritorious Service award, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced Jan. 24. The IMAGE Meritorious Service award honors individual civilian employees and military members who supported the DOD mission or overseas contingency operations, or whose activities best…

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Air Force Reserve announces 2013 colonel promotion board selectees

Posted January 17, 2014 by

Congratulations are in order for our 2013 Air Force Reserve line and non-line colonel promotion selectees as follows: Richard R. Givens II, 452nd Air Mobility Wing chaplain; Jeffry L. Huffman, 752nd Medical Squadron; Robert A. Kirby, 452nd Operations Group; Darrin Daniel Lambrigger, 752nd Medical Squadron commander; Ernest C. Lee, 752nd Medical Squadron; Shane D. Lohman,…

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Fourth Air Force names new award in honor of fallen Explosive Ordnance Disposal Airman

Posted December 20, 2013 by Maj. Stan Paregien

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — A unique Air Force Reserve award and trophy have been created in the memory of Tech. Sgt. Anthony Campbell Jr., a 932nd Airlift Wing service member who lost his life during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2009. His recovery and destruction of more than 280 pieces of ordnance and bulk…

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Women Airforce Service Pilots mark 70th anniversary

Posted November 27, 2013 by Linda Welz

Today’s military females serve as full-fledged veterans, but it wasn’t always that way. The story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots has been well hidden from most Americans. This year, when the WASPs celebrate their 70th anniversary, it’s time we share their contributions and sacrifices.

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Tax Center volunteers reach astounding milestones

Posted November 22, 2013 by Theeraya Kline

March VITA Tax Center is the only tax center in Santa Ana Territory that operates fully on a volunteer basis, which means that the volunteer team is one of the most important factors in keeping the doors open. As part of a continuing effort to recognize the volunteers’ sacrifice and expressing gratitude, our Tax Center…

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Norco Naval Engineer, Local Students Wins Top National Awards

Posted September 27, 2013 by Troy Clarke

An engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona in Norco has received a national Blacks in Government Meritorious Service Award

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Hispanic Heritage Month, remembering Hispanic heroes

Posted September 27, 2013 by www.deomi.org

Courtesy Photo President Clinton and LTC Alfred Rascon, USA, retired. The White House, 2000 As a soldier and public servant, LTC Alfred Rascon, retired, served the United States with distinction for nearly four decades. At the age of four, Rascon came to the U.S. from Mexico with his parents. Raised in the barrios of California…

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National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Posted September 20, 2013 by

  The National POW/MIA Recognition Day honors those still missing from our Nation’s past wars and conflicts and those who made the ultimate sacrifice and whose remains have not yet been recovered and returned home. This poster depicts the Missing Man Table and there is special significance to each item that is displayed. Set for…

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March Air Reserve Base youth wins coveted 2013 award

Posted August 2, 2013 by 2d Lt Bari Yonkers

Courtesy Photo 17-year-old Austin McCoy accepts his award for Air Force Reserve Command’s Youth of the Year, 2013 from Maj. Gen. Alfred J. Stewart, commander, Air Force Personnel Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Randolph, Texas. Austin received his award for his extensive volunteer work, philanthropic aspirations and involvement in activities as an Eagle Scout Austin…

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