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March C-17 delivers HH-60 helicopter for Korean Air Lines depot maintenance

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — A 943rd Rescue Group HH-60 returned to Davis-Monthan AFB Jan. 28 after a year at the Korean Air Lines Joint Depot Level Maintenance facility for its 78-month major overhaul. This is the first time that the Air Force Reserve Command has sent one of its helicopters to Korea instead…

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Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American memories

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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New March Airman sworn in by SMC commander

LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE – EL SEGUNDO, Calif.  — On a sunny January afternoon, Jennie Ines was standing outside the Gordon Conference Center, waiting patiently for someone to exit. Specifically, she was waiting for Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center and Air Force program executive officer for space,…

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March medics run joint-agency medical training

Each January, the collective Team March medical technicians come together for a week-long Emergency Medical Technician refresher training class, which includes familiarization with an ambulance that is active in the 911 system. “Each year we use AMR (American Medical Response ambulance) and they have been good partners in this, ensuring we have access to the…

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First sergeant opportunities available now

Have you ever had in an interest in being a first sergeant? Now is your opportunity! There are seven vacancies across the 452nd Air Mobility Wing. Being a first sergeant is a unique opportunity to serve and make an impact in people’s lives. “Our mission is the welfare of the people. When you take care…


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Change in Policy: AF extends sexual assault prevention and response services to civilians

Posted  October 30, 2015

In a significant change in policy, the Air Force announced Aug. 24 that, effective immediately, civilian employees — both appropriated and non-appropriated — who are victims of sexual assault are now allowed to file restricted and unrestricted reports with their installation’s sexual assault response coordinator. The policy allows SARCs and sexual assault prevention and response…

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Bringing the Individual Ready Reserve into the ‘total force’

Posted  October 30, 2015

While most military recruits sign up for active or Reserve component duty for three or four years, their enlistment contracts actually obligate them to a total service agreement of eight years. Troops who choose to hang up their uniforms short of eight years of service transition into the Individual Ready Reserve for the remainder of…

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In defense bill battle, military pay and benefits are casualties

Posted  October 23, 2015

Military advocates lost on almost every big benefits fight they waged in the legislative run-up to the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill. The legislation is still in limbo, awaiting a presidential veto that could end up scuttling nine months of Capitol Hill work on the annual military policy measure. But in the lobbying arena, Pentagon…

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AirFest 2016: Thunder over the Empire!

Posted  October 15, 2015

Save the dates, April 16-17, 2016 for March Field’s first air show since 2012! Admission is free and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be the headliners! Please help us spread the word that these dates were recently changed to accommodate the Thunderbirds’ schedule, but that these new dates are firm. Additional acts confirmed are…

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Happy 240th birthday, U.S. Navy!

Posted  October 13, 2015

As the Navy approaches its 240th year of operating both at home and forward (October 13th), focus is brought once again to people platforms, and partnerships. The Navy can respond faster, remain on station longer, and carry out mission without needing anyone else’s permission. In addition to the Navy turning 240, this year also marks…

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