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Connelly competitors cook for the trophy

Posted March 15, 2013 by by SGT. Tracy Ellingsen

EL MONTE, Calif. — They are usually the first soldiers to wake up in the morning and the last to go to bed at night. They spend their days in hot kitchens and cold refrigerators, all so their fellow service members can enjoy a hot meal. Recently, one unit of Army cooks got its share…

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Reservists can nominate their employers for Freedom Award

Posted November 14, 2014 by

WASHINGTON — Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The Freedom Award is the Nation’s highest honor presented to civilian employers for exceptional support of their National Guard and Reserve employees. ESGR encourages Guardsmen, Reservists, or…

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Christopher S. Frost Award Winner

Posted July 19, 2013 by

Col. Samuel Mahaney, commander, 452nd AMW presents Master Sgt. Donald Allen, Combat Photographer, 4th Combat Camera Squadron, with the Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Frost Outstanding NCO award, July 13. Given annually to outstanding public affairs NCOs, the award was named in honor of Staff Christopher S. Frost who was killed in a helicopter crash in…

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World War II veterans get pinned after 60 years

Posted October 12, 2012 by by Tech. Sgt. Kyle Platt

Twelve original members of the 452nd Bombardment Group travelled from all over the U.S. to meet at March Field, Calif., for their annual reunion, Sep. 8. This was an occasion for old friends to share stories of their time in WWII and in this particular case, for some of them to be awarded a citation…

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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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Military Child Month Salutes Children’s Contributions

Posted April 5, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During April’s Month of the Military Child, the Defense Department recognizes the support provided by and sacrifices made by military children, said Barbara Thompson, director of DOD’s office of family policy/children and youth. Since 1983, DOD has recognized military children for the resiliency they display toward their families. There are now 1.8…

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Maj. Gen. James F. Jackson nominated for chief of Air Force Reserve Command

Posted March 27, 2012 by Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. “” Maj. Gen. James F. Jackson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as chief of Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command, Headquarters U.S. Air Force…

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Quarterly Award Winners

Posted July 19, 2013 by

Third Quarter FY 2013 On behalf of Col Mahaney, please congratulate our Third Quarterly Award winners.

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2012 Security Forces annual awards

Posted December 14, 2012 by

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Air Force Reserve Command announced the 2012 Air Force Individual Security Forces Award winners. The winners, by category are: Master Sgt. Juan C. Rodriguez 452nd Security Forces Squadron, March ARB, Calif., Outstanding Security Forces Flight Level Senior NCO.           Tech Sgt. Nelson E. Brown III…

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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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