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March AirFest 2016 brings the thunder

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (NNS) – On April 16-17 in Riverside, Calif., the smoke bellowed from the engines and aircraft roared over the March Air Reserve Base (ARB), marking the start of March Field Airfest 2016 “Thunder over the Empire”. March ARB hosted the event to showcase the base capabilities, the Air Force Reserve, all the branches…

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Miller named new AF Reserve deputy chief

WASHINGTON —  Miller & Miller sounds like the name of a law firm, but, actually, it’s going to be the Air Force Reserve’s new senior leadership team at the Pentagon. On Friday the Reserve announced that Maj. Gen. Ronald B. “Bruce” Miller has been selected to be the next deputy to the chief of the…

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Lykins assumes command of 452nd CS

Lieutenant Colonel Rodney D. Lykins assumed command of the 452nd Communications Squadron at the Cultural Resource Center, here at March Air Reserve Base, April 2. Colonel Arthur J. Rodi, 452nd Mission Support Group commander, presided over the assumption of command ceremony. “It’s not about you, it’s about the men and women that you’re going to…

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TRICARE improves mental health care, treatment

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) —  People in distress may hesitate to reach out for help due to perceived stigma associated with seeking mental health treatment. This perception and the belief that care may be hard to get, may prevent some people who need care from getting it. TRICARE has worked hard to eliminate potential barriers…

Members of the Patriots Jet Aerial Demonstration Team execute a high-speed pass in their L-39 Albatros aircraft, during Air Fest 2012 at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., May 19, 2012. The air fest features military and civilian aerial and ground demonstrations during a two-day air show. Local

U. S. Air Force Thunderbirds

On May 25, 1953, the Air Force’s official air demonstration team, designated the 3600th Air Demonstration Unit, was activated at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The unit adopted the name “Thunderbirds,” influence in part by the strong Native American culture and folklore from the southwestern United States. Seven officers and 22 enlisted were selected for…


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News Briefs 03/11/2016

Posted  March 11, 2016

COMMUNITY 5K/10K RUN TO PREVENT VETERAN HOMELESSNESS Vets 4 Veterans is holding the 1st Operation Restart 5K/10K Run/Walk and Mini Patriot Mile to support veterans and prevent homelessness in the veteran community. Vets 4 Veterans, a local 501(c)3 organization, is in its 7th year of supporting veterans through scholarships, immediate needs assistance and the planning…

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Civilian bosses attend appreciation flight

Posted  March 11, 2016

Team March hosted approximately 40 civilian employers during the 452nd Air Mobility Wing Employer Appreciation Day here Saturday. The event provides an opportunity to thank civilian employers for supporting their citizen airmen, reservists and guardsmen, while also educating employers on the significant role March Air Reserve Base provides in support of national defense. Additionally, employers…

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Women’s History Month spotlight: Maj. Christina Hopper, fighter pilot

Posted  March 11, 2016

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFNS) — March is National Women’s History Month and this year’s theme is “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.” Women’s History Month started as a national celebration in 1981, when Congress authorized the president to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982,…

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Understanding the Hatch Act during election season

Posted  March 11, 2016

This is a big year for federal, state, and local elections.  Caucuses and primaries have already begun for the presidential election and will continue through the November general election.  As the election process continues, please remember that all military personnel and civilian employees in the executive branch are covered by the Hatch Act.  For AGR,…

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VA partners with PGA to support PGA HOPE Program for Veterans with disabilities

Posted  March 11, 2016

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is partnering with PGA REACH, the philanthropic arm of PGA of America, to bring a specialized golf program to disabled Veterans. The program, PGA HOPE – Helping Our Patriots Everywhere, is a therapeutic program to aid in the rehabilitation process for disabled Veterans. The purpose of PGA…

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