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Knowing the facts: National American Indian Heritage Month

(Official U.S. Air Force photo) Maj. Gen. Clarence L. Tinker was the highest ranking officer of Native-American ancestry and the first general lost in action during World War II. November is National American Indian Heritage Month, honoring American Indians and Alaska Natives. For 2014, the Society of American Indian Government Employees has selected the theme…

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Tips for getting enough healthy protein in your diet

At a time when over a third of American adults are obese and childhood obesity rates are rising exponentially, more Americans are looking for meat alternatives in their dining choices.

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President announces Hagel’s resignation as Defense Secretary

Praising Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s “class and integrity,” President Barack Obama has announced at the White House that Hagel will leave his post.

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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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729th AS sets Air Force 4th of July flyover record

Posted  July 13, 2012

A single March Air Reserve Base C-17 Globemaster III crew went above and beyond the call of duty when they performed a jaw-dropping 16 flyovers in a single sortie throughout southern California in celebration...

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AF initiates voluntary limited loadmaster recall

Posted  July 13, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard loadmasters may be eligible to apply for a limited period recall to extended active duty, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced, July 11. The loadmaster career field is chronically undermanned, said Senior Master Sgt. Marvin Daugherty, AFPC accessions branch superintendent. Initiatives are underway…

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Protect your smile with athletic mouthguards during play

Posted  July 13, 2012

If you or your child participates in sports or other recreational activities, you know the importance of protective gear. Wearing protective gear is essential for safe play and shielding fragile body parts from severe damage and injuries. One good way to protect your teeth is by wearing an athletic mouthguard during any activity that could…

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Candid Comments | National Parks

Posted  July 13, 2012

July is National Parks and Recreation Month. There are 34 National Parks in Calif.and all are free to active duty military. What are your summer plans for recreation?

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Running clinic drills participants

Posted  July 6, 2012

March FITT exposed Team March members to techniques that will effectively improve running ability and reduce risk of injury, during the Natural Form Running Clinic, held in Hangar 452, June 23 ...

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TRICARE Unchanged by Health Care Ruling, Officials Say

Posted  July 6, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. — The Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act “has absolutely no impact on our TRICARE program,” a Defense Department spokesperson said, June 29. Navy Cmdr. Leslie Hull-Ryde, spokesperson for personnel and readiness, explained TRICARE is governed by different statutes than civilian health care and is unaffected by the…

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Snapshots | Groundbreaking

Posted  July 6, 2012

From Left: Assemblyman Jeff Miller, 71st District; Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Steve Muro, Department of Veterans Affairs; Riverside City Councilman Mike Garner, Ward 1; Riverside County Supervisor...

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Focus on War’s Unseen Wounds

Posted  July 6, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a National Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day commentary published in the San Antonio Express-News, June 27, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta asked Americans to join the Defense Department in its continuing efforts to address the unseen wounds of war. Here is the secretary’s commentary: For more than 10 years of war,…

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Vandenberg sends “hot shots” to Colorado wildfire front lines

Posted  July 6, 2012

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) — Vandenberg Air Force Base officials deployed the only Defense Department wild land firefighting asset at 2 p.m. June 27 in support of the wild land...

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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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