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Seven little known facts about Memorial Day

As Americans get ready to observe Memorial Day with travel, family get-togethers and celebrations, let us not forget—it’s not about the BBQ. Memorial Day is observed specifically to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States of America, and to observe a moment of silence is the law. Here are…

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Robert Sekula, man of many hats

Robert Sekula’s ever-present hat is as much a part of him as a toe or finger, but his top cover doesn’t do him justice. He should be wearing eight or nine nested together.

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March defenders are best in Air Force

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Mitterholzer Staff Sgt Alfonso Gutierrez, installation patrolman, 452nd Security Forces Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, checks an ID card at the March main gate May 13, 2015. Gutierrez’s squadron was named the best SFS in the command for 2014 and has stepped up security since last week due to…

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Team March provides national defense transportation anytime, any place

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan President Barack Obama proclaimed Friday, May 15, 2015, as National Defense Transportation Day and May 10 through May 16, 2015, as National Transportation Week. In the proclamation, he calls upon all Americans “to recognize the importance of our Nation’s transportation infrastructure and to acknowledge the contributions of…

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Treasure uncovered near March Air Reserve Base

Courtesy photo Defense Visual Information Record Center archivist Pedro Loureiro, sifts through mounds of submitted materials in his office at the Defense Media Activity-Riverside, California, adjacent to March Air Reserve Base. Loureiro, who holds a PhD and is a former college professor, is on a quest to find and preserve military history. RIVERSIDE, Calif. –…


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News Briefs March 13, 2015

Posted  March 13, 2015

TSGT COLEMAN IS AFRC AWARD WINNER Congratulations to Tech. Sgt. Renette L. Coleman, 452nd Operations Support Squadron, for being selected as the 2014 Air Force Reserve Command’s Combat Crew Communications NCO of the Year. Well done! TWO MARCH AIRMEN NAMED HQ 4AF 2014 OUTSTANDING AIRMEN OF THE YEAR Congratulations to Staff Sgt. Aaron Judd, 452nd Aircraft…

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Fourth Air Force commander nominated for second star

Posted  March 6, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo/Linda Welz Brig. Gen. John C. Flournoy Jr., commander, Headquarters Fourth Air Force, March Air Reserve Base, explains his “Nine Lines” while at his desk. Flournoy’s “Nine Lines” are his words of wisdom to help guide every Airman through a successful career. Brig. Gen. John C. Flournoy Jr., commander, Headquarters 4th Air…

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I appreciate you

Posted  March 6, 2015

Today is the 26th annual Employee Appreciation Day. On the first Friday of March managers of all levels are encouraged to support and reward their employees, and to show their appreciation! What?! You’ve never heard of it? Well it’s time to spread the word! In this age of do more with less, employers are often…

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National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Posted  March 6, 2015

(compiled by Linda Welz from www.Cancer.gov) Colon cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the colon. The colon is part of the body’s digestive system. The digestive system removes and processes nutrients (vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and water) from foods and helps pass waste material out of…

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DEOMI releases 2015 Women’s History Month poster

Posted  March 6, 2015

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – In observance of National Women’s History Month, celebrated each year during the month of March, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) proudly announces the availability of original artwork available for download from DEOMI’s public website at www.deomi.org. National Women’s History Month is an opportunity to honor and celebrate…

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Build a healthy meal

Posted  March 6, 2015

A healthy meal starts with more vegetables and fruits and smaller portions of protein and grains. Think about how you can adjust the portions on your plate to get more of what you need without too many calories. And don’t forget dairy—make it the beverage with your meal or add fat-free or low-fat dairy products…

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National Women’s History Month: Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives

Posted  March 6, 2015

Each year, the National Women’s History Project selects a theme that highlights the achievements of distinguished women.

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Former commander, prisoner of war tells reservists how will power can be stronger than firepower

Posted  March 6, 2015

McChord Field, Wash. — Only in America can a former convict become a brigadier general. Former resident of the prison camp known as the Hanoi Hilton, then Capt. James Sehorn never imagined a lifelong relationship with the United States Air Force or rising to the rank of brigadier general. Now retired and living a comfortable…

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News Briefs March 6, 2015

Posted  March 6, 2015

Happy birthday Dr. Seuss! U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Perry Covington Master Sgt. Michael Vo, loadmaster, 729th Airlift Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, reads “Green Eggs and Ham,” by Dr. Seuss, to students at Seneca Elementary School, Moreno Valley, Monday, March 2, during Read Across America. The school participates in the annual event to celebrate the…

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‘The Spirit of Ronald Reagan’ gets nose art

Posted  February 27, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo/Megan Crusher Col. Russell Muncy, commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base, California, and U.S. Congressman Ken Calvert, California’s 42nd district, unveil C-17 original nose art, created by Shayne Meder, Feb. 19, 2015 at a ceremony on base. The C-17, named The Spirit of Ronald Reagan, was the last C-17…

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