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President Obama expresses gratitude to troops, civilians

President Barrack Obama expressed his gratitude to service members and Defense Department civilians for their service to their country during an event held at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Dec. 15.

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Safety, common sense help ensure happy holidays

I’ve always felt there are two important things to keep in mind during the holidays: Don’t let baby mistake the light-up nose on your Rudolph decoration for her “Baby’s 1st Christmas” pacifier, and go easy on the rum if you share the eggnog with your cat.

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March Key Spouse Program kicks off initial training

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Valerie Fioretta, key spouse facilitator and director of the Airman and Family Readiness Center, March Air Reserve Base, explains an exercise to participants during an initial key spouse training on Nov. 1, 2014. Nearly three dozen March spouses attended the key spouse training program, which is designed…

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Retired nurse flying high at March Aero Club

Joan Cooper is a retired nurse but not a typical one.

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Fourth Air Force announces 2014 Raincross winners

(U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Perry Covington) Col. Mark S. Larson (center), commander, 931st Air Refueling Group, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., accepts the Raincross Trophy at the annual Raincross Awards Dinner in Riverside, Nov. 19. The 931st Air Refueling Group was awarded the trophy as the top unit in 4th Air Force. This marked the…


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Beating boredom and creating strength through CrossFit

Posted  May 2, 2014

Most jobs in the Air Force involve many types of movements, sitting, lifting, climbing, pulling and moving equipment. While our physical fitness testing is in the back of our minds, we can’t depend on our daily movements to be enough to keep us fit and using running, push-ups and sit ups to prepare us can…

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UPCOMING TICKETS AND TOURS EVENTS

Posted  May 2, 2014

MAY Date: May 10 Event: Bungee Jumping at the Bridge to Nowhere Cost: Free Description / Restrictions: Open to all hands but service members returning from deployment or who have been deployed at anytime during the last 12 months and their families have priority. JUNE Date: June 7 Event: Stateline and Vegas Turnaround Cost: $20…

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Avoid Falling Victim To IRS Phone Scam

Posted  May 2, 2014

At a recent Inland Empire law enforcement meeting, I was made aware of an ongoing scam involving criminals posing as Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees who attempt to steal the hard-earned money of innocent, law-abiding taxpayers. In many cases, the person was able to successfully scam hundreds, or even thousands of dollars from folks like…

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Asian American – Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Knowing the Facts

Posted  May 2, 2014

Courtesy Photo One of the first Asian-American woman pilots, Maggie Gee joined the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs). Since women were not allowed to regularly serve in combat at the time, she trained male pilots and also copiloted military planes for simulated dogfights. In 2010, she and other WASP pilots would receive the Congressional…

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DEOMI releases 2014 AAPI Heritage Month poster

Posted  May 9, 2014

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – In observance of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, celebrated each year during the month of May; the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) proudly announces the availability of original artwork available for download from DEOMI’s public website, www.deomi.org. Each year, Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month recognizes the…

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Air Force secretary reports on total force balance

Posted  May 9, 2014

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James outlined April 30 the service’s progress in leveraging the talent and capabilities of the Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve within the total force concept.

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452 AMDS Clinic hours of operation

Posted  May 9, 2014

A & B UTA (Saturday only) Front door opens at 8 a.m. Medical records window will be open from 8 – 11:30 a.m.   8-10 a.m. Fit-to-Fight (F2F) Profiles ONLY: Bring F2F Questionnaire signed by UHM, report to the Medical Group Bldg. 458   8-11:30 a.m. Physical Exams (PHA) Scheduled Appointments : Report to the…

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452 AMDS Clinic hours of operation

Posted  May 9, 2014

A & B UTA (Saturday only) Front door opens at 8 a.m. Medical records window will be open from 8 – 11:30 a.m. 8-10 a.m. Fit-to-Fight (F2F) Profiles ONLY: Bring F2F Questionnaire signed by UHM, report to the Medical Group Bldg. 458 8-11:30 a.m. Physical Exams (PHA) Scheduled Appointments : Report to the front desk…

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UPCOMING TICKETS AND TOURS EVENTS

Posted  May 9, 2014

MAY Date: May 10 Event: Bungee Jumping at the Bridge to Nowhere Cost: Free Description / Restrictions: Open to all hands but service members returning from deployment or who have been deployed at anytime during the last 12 months and their families have priority. JUNE Date: June 7 Event: Stateline and Vegas Turnaround Cost: $20…

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Family fitness with little ones

Posted  May 9, 2014

photo courtesy of www.letsmove.gov Have your family establish fitness goals that everyone can achieve together. If you stick with it, physical activity will become a part of your family’s routine. For parents of babies, toddlers or young children, fitness often takes a backseat to late night feedings, chasing an exploring little one around the house…

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