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Master Sgt. Bode named AFRC’s 2014 Crew Chief of the Year

U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Perry Covington Master Sgt. James Bode, Air Reserve Technician and dedicated crew chief, 752nd Aerospace Maintenance Squadron, March Field, runs through some routine maintenance checks on his KC-135 Stratotanker. Because of his outstanding work, Bode was awarded the Air Force Reserve Command’s 2014 Chief Master Sgt. Thomas N. Barnes Award as…

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Learning from the Holocaust: Choosing to Act

Each year, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum leads the nation in commemorating Days of Remembrance, which was established by the U.S. Congress to memorialize the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust—as well as the millions of non-Jewish victims—of Nazi persecution.

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Sacrifices of the military child recognized during April

To highlight the year-round contributions, courage and patriotism of the military community’s youngest members, the Defense Department observes April as the Month of the Military Child, said a Pentagon official.

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Happy 67th birthday, U.S. Air Force Reserve!

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — For many Airmen, April 14 will be just another Tuesday. But to members of the Air Force Reserve, it will be a day to reflect on how each and every one contributes to the Air Force mission. On April 14, 1948, the Army Air Corps Reserve transferred to the…

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Retired Reservist finds inspiration through loss

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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News Briefs January 30, 2015

Posted  January 30, 2015

Muncy tours DMA Photo by Charlie Gill 452 AMW Commander Colonel Russell Muncy gets an orientation on the American Forces Network’s (AFN’s) Broadcast Center’s 24-7 Help Desk for military personnel who watch AFN TV overseas. The AFN Broadcast Center is, located on March Air Reserve base, originates eight TV services and 10 satellite radio services…

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Local chaplain helps ANG recruiting efforts

Posted  January 23, 2015

Back in August of 2014, the 163d Reconnaissance Wing Chaplain Major David Sarmiento had the opportunity to be featured in a new Air National Guard (ANG) Chaplain Corps recruitment infomercial, the first of its kind in many years. In addition to the commercial, many still photos were taken of Sarmiento and four others to create…

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Pentagon salutes Dr. King’s life, legacy

Posted  January 23, 2015

DoD photo by Casper Manlangit Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work makes remarks during a Martin Luther King Jr. observance at the Pentagon, Jan. 15, 2015. WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Department members gathered Jan. 15 at the Pentagon’s annual observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, ahead of the federal holiday. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob…

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CSAF utilizes new technologies to engage with Airmen

Posted  January 23, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Chief of Staff of the Air Force Mark A. Welsh III teamed up with Google to launch a live discussion with Airmen from bases around the world, using video chat technology. Airmen asked both the general and his wife, Betty Welsh, questions about Air Force life, ranging anywhere from future mission and…

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TRICARE patients must attest to health care coverage

Posted  January 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2015 – As tax season begins, Defense Department officials want to remind TRICARE beneficiaries of changes in the tax laws, which require all Americans to have health care insurance or potentially pay a tax penalty. For the first time since the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, all U.S. citizens, including service…

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Hagel: Fight to end sexual assault must be ‘personal’

Posted  January 23, 2015

Efforts to eliminate the baneful issue of sexual assault “must be personal,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in closing remarks at the Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention Summit Jan. 16.

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Finding, keeping focus on the motivation to quit smoking

Posted  January 23, 2015

U.S. Air Force graphic /Senior Airman Jaimi L. Upthegrove “I can smell it, and it makes me nauseous,” he said. “I can’t kiss you or even be around you. This has to stop.” That was the exact moment I knew it was time to get serious about quitting smoking. When my husband and I were…

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SecAF, CSAF discuss future of the Air Force

Posted  January 23, 2015

Senior leadership addressed the key issues, priorities, initiatives and challenges facing the Air Force during the State of the Air Force press briefing, Jan. 15 at the Pentagon.

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News Briefs January 23, 2015

Posted  January 23, 2015

New Year’s 5K run Photo by Josh Merk Ryan Shields, C. J. Bramante, and Jonathon Sandvig placed first, second and third respectively in the men’s division of the New Year’s 5K run/walk held recently at March Air Reserve Base. Additional winners were as follows: In the women’s division; Justine Lazare took first place, while Renete…

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Honor Guard presents colors at 101st Rose Bowl game

Posted  January 16, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Members of March Air Reserve Base’s Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard present the colors as a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber flies overhead at the 101st Rose Bowl game in Pasadena, Jan. 1, 2015. The event marked the first time airmen from March ARB participated in the…

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