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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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Letter to Airmen: Zero tolerance for sexual assault

Posted  November 30, 2012

WASHINGTON, D. C. — Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley, Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Roy issued a tri-signature “Letter to Airmen,” Nov. 16. As part of an effort to increase awareness of sexual assault, the…

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Precious resources

Posted  November 30, 2012

These days, we hear a lot about the many different resources available in the military. If you are in need of financial help, you can choose from various military programs being offered. If you have legal issues or questions, most military bases have a legal staff that provides tons of helpful information.  On the other…

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Through Airmen’s Eyes: How family, pet help PTSD issues

Posted  November 21, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.) Coming back from deployment, Airmen face the home-station work environment, reintegrating with family and settling back into day-to-day life. What happens when an Airman is diagnosed with Post-Traumatic…

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News Briefs | November 21, 2012

Posted  November 21, 2012

A&FRC OFFERS TSP ‘LUNCH AND LEARN’ WORKSHOP The Airman & Family Readiness Center will be offering a Thrift Savings Plan workshop on Friday, Dec. 7, in the Mission Support Group conference room, Bldg. 2313, from noon to 1 p.m. Discussions will be held on how you can make TSP a part of your financial wellness…

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New process helps prevent adverse civilian pay, records impact

Posted  November 21, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Civilian employees’ supervisors will now get automatic email reminders 45 and 20 days before personnel actions are due, to help prevent adverse impact on civilian pay and records, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Automatic notifications will go out for various actions, including when a supervisor must certify a…

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Civilians must schedule use or lose leave before Dec. 1

Posted  November 21, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The 2012 civilian employee leave year ends Jan. 12, 2013, and Air Force Personnel Center officials remind civilians that those who have more than the maximum carryover hours of annual leave on that date risk losing their leave. The maximum carryover ceiling is 240 hours for stateside employees, 360…

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Snapshots | Coming to March

Posted  November 21, 2012

The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West is stationed in the San Francisco Bay area at Travis Air Force Base, California. ...

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AFRC unveils future headquarters home

Posted  November 21, 2012

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The future home of a new Air Force Reserve Command headquarters building was unveiled, Nov. 13. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., based in Fort Worth, Texas, led the development of the design project. Government Resources Group Inc., a subcontractor for Jacobs Engineering, constructed the model. The proposed energy-efficient 343,000 square…

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Norco Navy’s skipper dons top rank

Posted  November 21, 2012

NORCO, Calif. — The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division’s commanding officer pinned on the rank of captain during a ceremony attended by several hundred guests and base employees, who gathered in front of the historic command headquarters Nov. 7 to witness the Navy tradition. Retired four-star Adm. James R. Hogg, the promoting officer who…

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Military Spouse Hiring Program gains 30-plus companies

Posted  November 21, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than 30 companies and organizations joined the Military Spouse Employment Partnership as part of the White House-sponsored Joining Forces effort to help unemployed spouses find jobs. The newly inducted businesses, which join 129 other companies, were brought into the program at the partnership’s third such ceremony. Inductees at the Washington Navy…

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