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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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DOD emphasizes importance of summer safety

Posted  May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, – As the summer season approaches, the Defense Department (DOD) is redoubling its efforts to promote safety and emphasize responsibility to all service members and their families, DOD’s director of personnel risk reduction said here today. During a joint interview with the American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Leonard Litton discussed the…

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UPCOMING TICKETS AND TOURS EVENTS

Posted  May 30, 2014

JUNE Date: June 7 Event: Stateline and Vegas Turnaround Cost: $20 per person Depart: 5 a.m. Return: 3 a.m. (June 8) Description / Restrictions: Spend two hours at the Stateline, then continue on to Vegas. Ages 21 and up Deadline for sign up: June 2 Date: June 14 Event: Deep Sea Fishing Trip to San…

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Capitol Hill Visit

Posted  May 30, 2014

Col. Russell A. Muncy, commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, Lt. Col. Bill Bridgemohan, chief, Authorizations & Congressional Outreach AF/REI and Col. Stephen M. Browning, vice commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing stop in front of the Capitol during a recent visit to Capitol Hill, as part of an annual program which provides an opportunity for wing…

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VA Secretary vows to earn your trust

Posted  May 30, 2014

Fellow Veterans and Family Members, After 38 years in The Army, I am now honored and privileged to serve as your Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA remains committed to providing the high quality benefits you have earned and deserve. Allegations of VA employees’ misconduct have surfaced over the last several weeks, beginning with scheduling…

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News Briefs June 5, 2014

Posted  June 6, 2014

Remembering Our Fallen Photo courtesy/ James Ruester Brig. Gen. John Flournoy, commander, 4th Air Force, delivers the keynote address at the 35th annual Memorial Day observance held at at Riverside National Cemetery, May 26. Approximately 5,000 people attended the ceremony which included a performance by the Riverside Concert Band and the annual West Coast Thunder…

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Defense Media Activity Riverside dedicates Flagpole

Posted  June 6, 2014

Defense Media Activity (DMA) Riverside dedicated its first ever flagpole to American Forces Network (AFN) military personnel who died in the line of duty during war time during a small ceremony May 21, held on the March Air Reserve Base facility.

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Commission seeks service members’ compensation preferences

Posted  June 6, 2014

The commission tasked by President Barack Obama and Congress to modernize military compensation and benefits programs is seeking input from service members on their preferences. Alphonso Maldon Jr., chairman of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission, said understanding service members’ compensation preferences is central to the commission’s effort to craft modernization recommendations. “Our primary…

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Wingman Toolkit supports Critical Days of Summer campaign

Posted  June 6, 2014

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Air Force Reserve Command’s Wingman Toolkit is partnering with the Air Force Safety Center, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, to highlight the 2014 Critical Days of Summer campaign. The annual campaign runs from May 23 to Sept. 2 and focuses on risk management for all summer activities – on and…

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UPCOMING TICKETS AND TOURS EVENTS

Posted  June 6, 2014

JUNE Date: June 14 Event: Deep Sea Fishing Trip to San Diego Description/Restrictions: This is a Single Airman Initiative event, single Airmen will be given first priority. For more information contact the Outdoor Recreation office at 951-655-2816. Date: June 21 Event: Summer Solstice Celebration in Santa Barbara Cost: $20 per person Depart: 7 a.m. Return:…

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Safety month focuses on unintended injuries

Posted  June 6, 2014

Itasca, IL – June is National Safety Month, and the National Safety Council (NSC) is calling on Americans to take notice of the fifth leading cause of death – unintentional injuries. Every four minutes someone in the U.S dies from an unintentional injury. That’s 120,000 people a year. Sixty-seven percent of all injury-related deaths in…

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