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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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DOD increases hiring of people with disabilities

Posted  August 17, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department’s hiring of wounded warriors and others with disabilities is on an uptick, the Pentagon’s director of disability programs said, Aug. 7. Stephen M. King, whose office is part of diversity management and equal opportunity, spoke with American Forces Press Service about a recent Office of Personnel Management report that…

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Raising Expectations

Posted  August 17, 2012

How optimistic of a person are you? Do you expect great things to happen? Author Norman Vincent Peale once observed that people tend to get what they expect in life. I once heard a pastor speak on this very phenomenon; he coined it “God’s Law of Expectations.” He noted that most people tend to hear…

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Electronic health records and you

Posted  August 17, 2012

Health professionals have long known the promise of electronic health records. For more than two decades, DOD and the VA have been working together to apply the benefits of this fast evolving technology. The departments already share more clinical health information than any two health care systems in the world and together will comprise the…

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Mahaney assumes command of 452nd Air Mobility Wing

Posted  August 10, 2012

Col. Samuel C. Mahaney assumed command of the 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 5, at Hanger 2306. ...

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Air Force Week kicks off in New York City
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AF CSA travel card transitions back to GTC

Posted  August 10, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. — The terms and conditions for the Air Force’s travel charge card are changing, but Airmen can hang on to their blue cards. ...

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News Briefs | August 10, 2012

Posted  August 10, 2012

HUGE NAF SALE 452d AMW Lodging Supply Warehouse (next to bldg 434 Tickets and Tours) will be holding a non appropriated funds sale, Aug. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items include lodging furniture, marketing electronics, and more! All items sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Cash and credit card only (Visa/MasterCard). For more…

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Through Airmen’s eyes: Airman takes wingman concept to new level

Posted  August 10, 2012

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.) ...

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What would you do during a power outage?

Posted  August 10, 2012

Summertime in southern California means long days and scorching hot temperatures. While we bask in the sun and enjoy the season, the downside is the increased usage of electricity and the drain it puts on resources and systems, that allow us to continuing operating under, sometimes-extreme conditions. The Midwest and east coast have been hit…

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Agreement bolsters Reservist, veteran employment opportunities

Posted  August 10, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Army Reserve Chief Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley signed an agreement to increase employment opportunities for reserve members and to facilitate connecting military families with America’s outdoors, history and culture, Aug. 6. Under the agreement, the Army Reserve and the Interior Department will: Seek joint programming opportunities…

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Grizzly Field Exercise 2012 prepares for the unexpected

Posted  August 10, 2012

The ground rumbled beneath your feet. Dishes in the kitchen crashed on the floor and bookshelves toppled over. You gathered your family and hurried to safest location in the house ...

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