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DoD highlights warrior, family care during Warrior Care Month 2014

The Defense Department recently hosted a rehabilitation expo as part of Warrior Care Month as it continues its commitment to supporting wounded, ill and injured troops, their families and caregivers. James Rodriguez, deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Office of Warrior Care Policy, discussed his office’s role in supporting wounded warriors, Warrior Care Month…

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Tinker epitomized Native American strength, leadership

Courtesy Photo Maj. Gen. Clarence L. Tinker was a natural leader who personally led his Airmen into combat missions during the early days of World War II. He perished, along with his crew, during the battle of Midway. The nation’s highest-ranking Native American general didn’t have to be on the ill-fated mission in the Pacific…

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AF tests first all-electric vehicle fleet in California

(U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Corrice) Airmen from Los Angeles Air Force Base learn how to use charging equipment for the base’s new electric vehicle fleet during a training demo Oct. 31, 2014, in El Segundo, Calif. When not in use, the vehicle’s batteries can switch charging direction and feed their energy back to the base’s…

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Great American Smokeout: Nov. 20

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. They may use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. The Great American Smokeout event challenges people to stop using tobacco and…

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March airmen repair base water drainage channel

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Senior Master Sgt. Robert Montgomery, heavy equipment superintendent, 163rd Civil Engineering Squadron, California Air National Guard, March Air Reserve Base guides an excavator moving large stones during construction on the Heacock Channel on Sept. 11, 2014. Reservists and guardsmen from March participated in a joint-construction project to…


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TRICARE offers a plethora of pharmacy choices

Posted  July 20, 2012

TRICARE beneficiaries have plenty of pharmacy options, including military pharmacies, TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery and 56,000 network pharmacies. Wondering which option to choose? Military treatment facility pharmacies fill prescriptions free of charge, up to a 90-day supply for most medications. Not all medications are available at MTF pharmacies, but beneficiaries can use the TRICARE formulary…

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Transportation Security Administration expands PreCheck program

Posted  July 20, 2012

WASHINGTON, D. C. — The Transportation Security Administration is expanding a program that’s designed to provide faster processing for traveling service members passing through the nation’s airports while allowing TSA inspectors to concentrate on threats to travelers’ safety, a DOD official said in testimony, July 11. Todd Rosenblum, the principle deputy secretary of defense for…

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March ARB welcomes new wing vice commander

Posted  July 20, 2012

Col. James B. Finney, vice commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, March Air Reserve Base, Calif. Col. James Finney reported for duty as the 452nd Air Mobility Wing, vice commander, earlier this month. Prior to March ARB, Col. Finney was vice commander of the 911th Airlift Wing, Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve…

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Something from nothing?

Posted  July 20, 2012

One of my new favorite quotes comes from Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee once said, when referring to life, “It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.” ...

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Snapshots | Two-Star Visit

Posted  July 20, 2012

Col. Randall Ball, 163rd Reconnaissance Wing commander, briefs Major General Bert Mizusawa (left), Assistant to the Chairman, JCS, for Reserve Matters, on the Air National Guard’s mission at the base during a 163d RW’s tour on...

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March reservist selected to drill with Royal Air Force

Posted  July 13, 2012

Forging relationships with militaries around the globe is usually accomplished at the highest levels of government. State Department foreign service officers and top military officials, well versed in...

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News Briefs | July 13, 2012

Posted  July 13, 2012

5K RUN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The March Fitness Center, America’s Kids/Adult Run and the First Sergeants’ Association are hosting a 9/11 Remembrance 5K on the morning of the Military Appreciation Picnic, Sept. 8. The event will begin with registration at 6:30 a.m. and the 5K will start at 8:00 a.m.. Volunteers are needed to assist with set-up/tear…

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DOD working to halt budget sequestration, Little says

Posted  July 13, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department is working to avoid the possibility of budget sequestration, a maneuver which would trigger massive, across-the-board cuts in defense spending, something Pentagon Press Secretary George Little described today as an absurd situation. “We have daily discussions with the Office of Management and Budget on a range of budget issues,…

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Air Force needs leaders who ‘Own It’

Posted  July 13, 2012

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) — Former Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Curtis E. LeMay once so accurately stated, “I’m firmly convinced that leaders are not born; they’re educated, trained…

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March ARB takes on the Super Guppy

Posted  July 13, 2012

The transit alert parking area at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., was the brief resting place of a very awkward looking aircraft, referred to as...

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