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Knowing the facts: National American Indian Heritage Month

(Official U.S. Air Force photo) Maj. Gen. Clarence L. Tinker was the highest ranking officer of Native-American ancestry and the first general lost in action during World War II. November is National American Indian Heritage Month, honoring American Indians and Alaska Natives. For 2014, the Society of American Indian Government Employees has selected the theme…

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Tips for getting enough healthy protein in your diet

At a time when over a third of American adults are obese and childhood obesity rates are rising exponentially, more Americans are looking for meat alternatives in their dining choices.

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President announces Hagel’s resignation as Defense Secretary

Praising Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s “class and integrity,” President Barack Obama has announced at the White House that Hagel will leave his post.

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DoD highlights warrior, family care during Warrior Care Month 2014

The Defense Department recently hosted a rehabilitation expo as part of Warrior Care Month as it continues its commitment to supporting wounded, ill and injured troops, their families and caregivers. James Rodriguez, deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Office of Warrior Care Policy, discussed his office’s role in supporting wounded warriors, Warrior Care Month…

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Tinker epitomized Native American strength, leadership

Courtesy Photo Maj. Gen. Clarence L. Tinker was a natural leader who personally led his Airmen into combat missions during the early days of World War II. He perished, along with his crew, during the battle of Midway. The nation’s highest-ranking Native American general didn’t have to be on the ill-fated mission in the Pacific…


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Salutes & Awards

March wing, Travis aircrew haul in awards

Posted  May 23, 2014

The Air Force Reserve Command announced two 2013 Air Force Association awards May 9.

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The mind behind the man behind AFN news

Posted  May 23, 2014

With a relatively straight face and a moderately cocked eyebrow he describes the entertainment shows on American Forces Network (AFN) television as “the awkward gaps between news.”

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Team March VITA center volunteers honored

Posted  May 23, 2014

The March Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) center recently ended its regular tax season with a luncheon and awards presentation hosted by the Caliente Bar and Grill in Moreno Valley.

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UPCOMING TICKETS AND TOURS EVENTS

Posted  May 23, 2014

JUNE Date: June 5 Event: Taping of the television show “Instant Mom” Cost: $16 per person Description / Restrictions: Come out and view the taping of the television show “Instant Mom” starring Cheryl Lee Ralph and Tia Mowry-Hardrict. Ages 16 and up, for more information call 951-655-4123. Deadline for sign up: May 29 Date: June…

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Patriot Warrior

Posted  May 23, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Mark R. W. Orders-Woempner Senior Master Sgt. Bill Lamela, 729th Airlift Squadron loadmaster from March Air Reserve Base, California, guides a fire truck into a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana, during a Patriot Warrior exercise. Patriot Warrior is a joint, field-training exercise for theater aeromedical…

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Observing National Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted  May 23, 2014

During Mental Health Awareness Month, we recognize the significant advances our nation has made in our understanding of mental illness and in improving support and care for individuals with mental health problems. It is also an important opportunity to renew our commitment to addressing the many challenges people with mental illness can face every day….

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Rising Six organization enlists extra clout

Posted  May 23, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Air Force TSgt Kyle Platt, Blue Eagles Honor Guard, president of the Wing Rising 6, March ARB, Command Chief Master Sgt. Timothy C. White, Jr., 452d Air Mobility Wing, March ARB and Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Willers, 452d Maintenance Group, March ARB stress the importance of…

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News Briefs May 30, 2014

Posted  May 30, 2014

Never Forget U.S. Air Force photo / Tech. Sgt. Megan Crusher Col. Russell Muncy, commander, 452 Air Mobility Wing, was the featured speaker during the city of Moreno Valley’s Memorial Day ceremony, held near City Hall, May 26. Approximately 200 people attended the ceremony, including Moreno Valley Mayor, Tom Owings and Mayor Pro Tem, Victoria…

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Take ‘FIVE’ to get free money for your TSP account

Posted  May 30, 2014

  JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) has launched the “Take FIVE for Your Future” educational campaign encouraging civilian employees to take advantage of free government TSP matching contributions by putting at least five percent from each paycheck into their account. “Employees who fail to do this are losing…

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Operation Live Well emphasizes personal choices

Posted  May 30, 2014

The Defense Department’s (DOD) Operation Live Well initiative, a long-term campaign to make cultural change so that making a healthy choice becomes the easy choice, is showing success after just a year of existence, a Defense Health Agency official said yesterday. Public Health Service Capt. Kimberly Elenberg, program manager for the Defense Health Agency’s population…

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