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March Key Spouse Program kicks off initial training

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Valerie Fioretta, key spouse facilitator and director of the Airman and Family Readiness Center, March Air Reserve Base, explains an exercise to participants during an initial key spouse training on Nov. 1, 2014. Nearly three dozen March spouses attended the key spouse training program, which is designed…

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Retired nurse flying high at March Aero Club

Joan Cooper is a retired nurse but not a typical one.

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Fourth Air Force announces 2014 Raincross winners

(U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Perry Covington) Col. Mark S. Larson (center), commander, 931st Air Refueling Group, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., accepts the Raincross Trophy at the annual Raincross Awards Dinner in Riverside, Nov. 19. The 931st Air Refueling Group was awarded the trophy as the top unit in 4th Air Force. This marked the…

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Tips to heat your home affordably this winter

Climate control accounts for almost half the energy use in a typical U.S. home and is also the largest energy expense for most people -- but it doesn’t have to be.

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Distinguished Marksman among the 452d AMW

I may never be a distinguished marksman, but fortunately for me the 452nd Air Mobility Wing here at March Air Reserve Base, California has one Airman with such a prestigious title.


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AF releases mid-year selective re-enlistment bonus list, changes

Posted  July 27, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. — Air Force officials released the fiscal 2012 mid-year selective re-enlistment bonus list along with some changes to the program, July 19. In addition to a rebalance in overall payments, officials identified 53 Air Force specialties, down from 78, to receive bonuses. Based on the semiannual program review that began in March, officials…

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Strengthening our core

Posted  July 27, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. — The greatest threat to the United States Air Force right now is not external, but from within. The allegations of sexual misconduct at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, splashed across the news will undoubtedly be fully investigated and criminal behavior will be prosecuted appropriately. The victims will be heard and they will…

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Does the EPR need a bailout?

Posted  July 27, 2012

What do enlisted performance reports, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America have in common? They suffer from bad brand name recognition. So, what should we do? Should we bail out our EPR system? We should rename the EPR system. We could change the name to Yearly Evaluation Report or YER? Years ago, we hoped a…

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452nd Air Mobility Wing Third Quarter Awards Board winners

Posted  July 27, 2012

AirmanSenior Airman David Piccoli, 452 ALCF NCOStaff Sgt. Andrea Hall, 452 OSS CGOCapt. Johnathan Jordan, 752 AMXS Not pictured: Senior NCO, Master Sgt. Delicia Speller, 452 OSS  

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Program will help transitioning troops get jobs

Posted  July 27, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. — A redesigned program for service members separating from the military will help veterans better apply the experience they’ve gained in uniform, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said, July 24. President Barack Obama announced the revamped program, called “Transition GPS,” in a speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention in Reno,…

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Service obligation starts by telling employer

Posted  July 27, 2012

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga.  — In any relationship, it’s important to have open lines of communication. That is particularly true for Citizen Airmen when they deal with their civilian employers. When you are going to be away from your civilian job for military service, you are required by law to notify your employer before…

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Health & Safety

2013 TRICARE Prime enrollment fees announced

Posted  July 27, 2012

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The fiscal year 2013 TRICARE Prime enrollment fees for uniformed service retirees and their families go into effect Oct. 1, 2012. The Prime enrollment fees for 2013 are $269.28 for retirees, and $538.56 for retirees and their family members. Survivors of active duty deceased sponsors, uniformed services medically retired service members…

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Senior Airman Jennie Estrella, 452d Aeromedical Staging Squadron, participates in an ATSO rodeo.
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ORI Prep: March rounds up for another ATSO Rodeo

Posted  July 27, 2012

An Ability to Survive and Operate (ATSO) Rodeo was held at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., July 22, 2012. The ATSO rodeo helps prepare ...

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There is no such thing as earthquake season

Posted  July 27, 2012

The United States Gological Survey website reported Rancho Cucamonga received a 3.2 magnitude earthquake, July 19. Since we cannot predict the time, place and magnitude of an earthquake, we must remain cognizant of the reality that this could be the prelude to a much bigger event. When preparing for an earthquake, education is paramount because…

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Snapshots | Change of Command

Posted  July 27, 2012

Lt. Col. Carolyn Newhouse, right, prepares to take command of the 452d Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron on July 21 during an assumption of command ceremony in the Cultural Resource Center ...

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