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Master Sgt. Bode named AFRC’s 2014 Crew Chief of the Year

U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Perry Covington Master Sgt. James Bode, Air Reserve Technician and dedicated crew chief, 752nd Aerospace Maintenance Squadron, March Field, runs through some routine maintenance checks on his KC-135 Stratotanker. Because of his outstanding work, Bode was awarded the Air Force Reserve Command’s 2014 Chief Master Sgt. Thomas N. Barnes Award as…

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Learning from the Holocaust: Choosing to Act

Each year, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum leads the nation in commemorating Days of Remembrance, which was established by the U.S. Congress to memorialize the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust—as well as the millions of non-Jewish victims—of Nazi persecution.

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Sacrifices of the military child recognized during April

To highlight the year-round contributions, courage and patriotism of the military community’s youngest members, the Defense Department observes April as the Month of the Military Child, said a Pentagon official.

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Happy 67th birthday, U.S. Air Force Reserve!

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — For many Airmen, April 14 will be just another Tuesday. But to members of the Air Force Reserve, it will be a day to reflect on how each and every one contributes to the Air Force mission. On April 14, 1948, the Army Air Corps Reserve transferred to the…

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Retired Reservist finds inspiration through loss

U.S. Air Force photo/Megan Crusher Letters written by 8-year-old Murice and artwork created by his younger brother, Roger, shortly before their untimely deaths, serve as a reminder to their mother, Angela Alexander that “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” The…


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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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Health & Safety

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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Health & Safety

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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