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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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DOD Leaders: Sequestration Threatens Military’s Successes

Posted  July 6, 2012

WASHINGTON, D. C. — The nation’s military has logged historic achievements in the past 12 months, but faces a future clouded by financial threat, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said today. The secretary and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, both spoke about the topic of sequestration during a…

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Be ready: emergency management gets personal

Posted  July 6, 2012

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga.  — In the Air Force, we are used to participating in safety drills designed to teach us emergency survival skills and techniques. That training started in grade school with fire and tornado drills that provided a nice diversion from class work and matured to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield…

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Tomorrow’s leaders train at March Field

Posted  July 6, 2012

March Air Reserve Base hosted Rancho Verde High School’s Air Force JROTC during the cadets’ annual Leadership School here, June 18. The two-week school brings cadets to March Field every day ...

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Snapshots | Command Farewell

Posted  July 6, 2012

Maj. Tina Tsui presents a lithograph of the 452d Air Mobility Wing headquarters building, currently under renovation, to Brig. Gen. Karl McGregor, commander, at his farewell get-together June 23 ...

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Feeding Wolves

Posted  July 6, 2012

There was a famous Native American story that tells of a young boy who was walking through a field one day and came upon an old man sitting on the ground. With his arms and legs folded, staring off into the distance, it appeared that the old man was almost in a trance. After a…

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Lottery Sweepstakes Scam

Posted  July 6, 2012

TRICARE Program Integrity has become aware of a Lottery Sweepstakes Scam in which fraudulent checks bearing the TRICARE name are being utilized. Individuals are contacted via mail with a letter informing them that they are “winners” of a USA Lottery Sweepstakes for $250,000. Accompanying the letter is a fraudulent check bearing the TRICARE name. The…

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News Briefs | July 6, 2012

Posted  July 6, 2012

ATTENTION MARCH RUNNERS! We are two months and 18 days out from the Air Force Marathon! Unfortunately, due to mission requirements, the original allocation of 100 PAX has been scaled down to 86. Currently we have 97 seats filled, which means we are 11 over. Please contact me as soon as possible if you are…

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March Minutes | June 28, 2012

Posted  July 6, 2012

Staff Sergeant Justin R. Wolfe Air Terminal Operations Craftsman, 452 APSF Hometown: Yucca Valley, Calif. 0515 Wake up … make coffee and realize I have no milk so I grab my wife’s vanilla meal replacement shake and realize “this is awesome!” 0556 Wake up my 2-year-old and get her dressed, hair and teeth brushed, and ready for…

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163d Reconnaissance Wing Unveils New RPA Hangar

Posted  June 29, 2012

Under the blue skies of the Inland Empire, an MQ-1 predator performed a normal training sortie in the overhead pattern of the Southern California Logistics Airport, as military and civic leaders celebrated...

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News Briefs | June 29, 2012

Posted  June 29, 2012

UPDATE FOR USAF MARATHON TEAM MARCH RUNNERS All passenger seating via military airlift for the U.S. Air Force Marathon have been filled. Additional airlift is not scheduled. For more information, contact Chief Master Sgt.Terry L. Luzader, chief, NAF Aviation Resource Functional Manager at 951-655-7608. Unfortunately due to mission requirements, the original allocation of 100 passengers…

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