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March Field Emergency Fire Services engineer remains calm at accident scene

On the morning of June 4, 2015, Engineer Mark Hanenberger, 44, from the March Field Emergency Fire Services, was driving home after roll call when he noticed traffic had stopped. About the time he thought he would turn around to take another route, like the person in front of him had done, it began moving again.

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March Airman prepares for marksman competition

The competition is drawing near and practice is becoming ramped up for the competitors of the 2015 National Rifle Association National Smallbore Rifle Championships.

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Teamwork, commitment, goals, success

The start of my freshman year, at a new school and not knowing a single student, was terrifying.

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Civil Affairs Command completes change of command, ready for more Pacific operations

U.S. Army photo/Staff Sgt. Robert Van Tuinen The cannon, named Country, renders honors as part of a change of command ceremony on June 6. During the ceremony, the outgoing commander, Brig. Gen. Stephen K. Curda passed command of the 351st Civil Affairs Command to Brig. Gen. William P. Barriage. The 351 CAC is the headquarters…

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OPM data hack may cause extra alarm for troops

The largest data hack in government history could leave some troops at risk of having their personal information exploited or exposed. Current and former federal employees began receiving troubling emails from the executive Office of Personnel Management on Monday, notifying them that their personal information was compromised in a massive data breach made public earlier…


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Sexual assault survivor: ‘You are not alone’

Posted  April 10, 2015

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AFNS) — I remember the day like it was yesterday. My heartbeat echoed in my head as I attempted to dry my sweaty hands on my jeans. I was 21 years old, sitting in a Korean court room, waiting to be questioned by prosecutors. How I ended up there was unreal….

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Air Force’s updated policy further promotes tobacco-free environments

Posted  April 10, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force has led the military in advancing innovative tobacco control policies, such as the tobacco-free medical campus and prohibiting tobacco use outside “designated tobacco areas”. Now, an updated Air Force Instruction, published in March, seeks to further reduce health impacts from smoking, the nation’s leading cause of death. “The Air…

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Team March loses Airman

Posted  April 10, 2015

Senior Airman Travis Pettit August 28, 1989 – April 4, 2015 Senior Airman Travis Pettit, KC-135R boom operator, 336th Air Refueling Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, California, died Saturday April 4, 2015. Pettit made his home in Desert Hot Spring, California, and had been a Total Force Airman for several years. His military career began…

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DEOMI releases 2015 Holocaust Days of remembrance poster

Posted  April 10, 2015

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – In observance of the Holocaust Days of Remembrance, observed each year during the week of Remembrance that runs from the Sunday before Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) through the following Sunday, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), proudly announces original artwork available for download from DEOMI’s public website,…

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From the desk of the 452 AMW Inspector General

Posted  April 10, 2015

Col. Ray Danowski, inspector general I am Col. Ray Danowski, 452nd Air Mobility Wing Inspector General, and Maj. Evert Wells, is my deputy IG. We are here to handle your complaints resolution needs. We are also responsible for establishing an active Fraud, Waste and Abuse (FWA) program on base. The success of our FWA program…

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News Briefs April 10, 2015

Posted  April 10, 2015

Flournoy receives second star U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Damon Mazyck Family members look on as Maj. Gen. John C. Flournoy Jr.’s mother and wife pin on a second star during the general’s promotion ceremony in the Cultural Resource Center at March Air Reserve Base, California, April 3, 2015. Flournoy, commander, 4th Air Force (headquartered…

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Retired Reservist finds inspiration through loss

Posted  April 3, 2015

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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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Posted  April 3, 2015

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2015 – There has been progress in the Defense Department’s efforts against sexual assault in the military, “but we have to keep hammering away at the problem,” said Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Snow. “This is going to take time.” Snow leads DOD’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, and while he said…

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Have a blessed Easter!

Posted  April 3, 2015

(U.S. Navy photo/Gunner’s Mate Seaman Naquon Kebe) U.S. Sailors aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) gather in the early morning on the flight deck for a sunrise Easter Service April 20, 2014, in the Indian Ocean. The Nitze was on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts…

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Salutes & Awards

Chief Wente retirement ceremony celebrates 37 years of service

Posted  April 3, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Chief Master Sgt. Cheryl L. Wente, medical group superintendent, 452nd Medical Group, March Air Reserve Base, receives a U.S. flag from a Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard member during her retirement ceremony at the Cultural Resource Center here March 22. Wente retires with 37 years of…

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