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452 APS hosts Marine training operation

U.S. Air Force photo/Marvin Tucker Senior Master Sgt. Rick Fowler inspects a tie-down chain during a training exercise held at March ARB, July 21. The exercise allowed Marines from Camp Pendleton to apply mission essential tasks in n air mobility environment. More than two dozen light armored reconnaissance vehicles, equipment and personnel were transported by…

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Development course builds leadership skills for reserve officers

More than fifty Guard and Reserve officers trained with their NATO counterparts during leadership exercises at the 20th annual International Junior Officer Leadership Development (IJOLD) course July 12-19.

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Air traffic controllers spreading their wings in new tower

March Air Reserve Base’s air traffic controllers feel like they can breathe these days. They can even stretch out their arms without impeding the view of their control tower colleagues.

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This school year, raise grades with online learning tools

Unfortunately, the pace of classroom learning can’t be tailored to every student’s individual needs -- particularly these days, as class sizes are growing and funding for special enrichment programs becomes limited.

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AAFES marks 119 years of serving Airmen

Today, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) celebrates 119 years of proudly serving Airmen, Soldiers and their families. AAFES is the 43rd largest retail organization in the U.S., with annual revenue of more than $10 billion and employing 40,622 civilian and military personnel. The Exchange is a joint non-appropriated fund instrumentality of the…


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News Briefs | May 4, 2012

Posted  May 4, 2012

League of United Latin American Citizens Chapter meets May 5 The March LULAC chapter will hold its fifth meeting on the A UTA, Saturday, May 5, 11 a.m., in the 452 Mission Support Group Conference Room. All are welcome. For more information, contact chapter president, Senior Master Sgt. Willie Barron at 951-655-2039 or williebarron6@aol.com. 4-H…

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Actors portrayed South Sudanese service members taking an offensive stance towards a U.S. military C-17 on their airfield, during filming for the Air Force’s Cultural and Language Center’s video series on cultural awareness, shot on base March 21. The footage completes the fourth and final video segment following Rwanda, Nigeria and Morocco, said Christine Frye, production coordinator, Combat Media. The videos are being developed to instruct deploying troops on how to handle situations involving cultural differences that may arise during deployments.
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March C-17 and crew held hostage

Posted  April 27, 2012

Eight South Sudanese soldiers fixed their weapons on a March C-17 Globemaster III during a tense standoff last month. The situation was resolved within hours, then the flight crew and soldiers attended a wrap-up party to discuss the day’s events. The 452 Air Mobility Wing welcomed Combat Media, a film production company, aboard a March…

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Maj. Gen. Steven J. Lepper, Deputy Judge Advocate General, HQ USAF, accompanied by Col. Jeffrey P. Wilcox, Staff Judge Advocate, HQ AFRC/JA and Chief Master Sgt. Steven L Wallace, Senior paralegal manager to the Judge Advocate General, HQ USAF, prepare to take-off on a helicopter flight piloted by Air Interdiction Agent, Derrick Block, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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Deputy Judge Advocate inspects March legal

Posted  April 27, 2012

Air Force Deputy Judge Advocate General, Maj. Gen. Steven Lepper and a cadre of senior officers and enlisted legal officials to include Chief Master Sgt. Steven Wallace, Senior Paralegal Manager to the Judge Advocate General, visited March Air Reserve Base, Calif., April 23 and 24. The Air Force’s top legal staff were here to conduct…

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March gearing up for the Operational Readiness Inspection

Posted  April 27, 2012

The 452 AMW will be participating in the upcoming Operational Readiness Exercise and Operational Readiness Inspection, throughout the summer and into calendar year 2013. Over this period, the Emergency Management Office will provide a series of articles containing information to facilitate our Airmen’s ability to build and maintain readiness. Week 1 Preparation It starts with…

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Through my eyes: Surviving sexual assault

Posted  April 27, 2012

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (AFNS) — “That night, my whole world turned upside down,” said Airman Samantha Smith, a sexual assault survivor in the Air Force. On the night Smith was recalling, she became a victim of sexual assault and took her first of many steps down the road to recovery. That night, Smith…

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New common access cards coming

Posted  April 27, 2012

Common Access Cards are getting an overhaul and if you don’t take care of yours by Oct. 1, you could get locked out of military networks. The overhaul is part of a Defense Department-wide effort to better secure your cards with advanced encryption codes, along with the removal of social security numbers to help protect…

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AF officials plan for downtime to upgrade MilPDS

Posted  April 27, 2012

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force Personnel Operations Agency is upgrading and transferring the Military Personnel Data System to the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Defense Enterprise Computing Center later this year. During the scheduled 23-day upgrade project, MilPDS will not be available. Upgrades to MilPDS have not been accomplished because the system was…

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DFAS warns service members of scam emails

Posted  April 27, 2012

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFRNS) — Defense Finance and Accounting Service official recently released a statement warning of email scams targeting military members, military retirees and civilian employees. According to the statement, the most recent email scam indicates that individuals who are receiving disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs may be able…

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News Briefs | April 27, 2012

Posted  April 27, 2012

Case Lot sale at the March commissary The March Commissary will have a case lot sale, May 2 to 6, during normal operating hours, in the commissary parking lot. Over 150 items representing numerous categories will be available. For more information, contact Phil Ruiz at 951-653-2206 ext. 105, or email at phil.ruiz@deca.mil. Reservists not part…

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452 Force Support Activities | April 27, 2012

Posted  April 27, 2012

Tours LA City Tour and Cinco de Mayo  May 5: Take a tour around Los Angeles for only $15 per person. Visit Olivera St. and enjoy the Cinco de Mayo festivities with stops at Farmers Market, Walk of Fame, China Town and a drive-through of Beverly Hills. Depart 9 a.m. and return approximately 8 p.m. Minimum…

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