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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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Reforms Improve DOD’s Security Clearance Process, Official Says

Posted  June 29, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Reforms in the personnel security clearance process have improved the speed and efficiency of background investigations and adjudications with a direct, positive impact on the Defense Department’s ability to carry out its mission, a senior defense official told Congress June 21. Streamlined policy and processes have cut duplication and waste, Elizabeth A….

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912 ARS hosts Combat Dining-In

Posted  June 29, 2012

The 912th Air Refueling Squadron held an old fashioned combat dining-in, which was opened to all members of the 452 Air Mobility Wing, held in hangar 2306, at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., June 15. The Air Force dining-in custom began ...

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I, the gay service member

Posted  June 29, 2012

Editor’s note: This article was submitted anonymously by a Team March member. Last year on September 20, a monumental event occurred that affected a large portion of the United States Armed Forces, the repeal of the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” program. According to our Commander in Chief, this program officially ended, allowing gay, lesbian and…

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Members represent March ARB at U.S. Marine event

Posted  June 29, 2012

Mud and run, probably not your best combination, but for several teams comprised of mega-athletes from March Air Reserve Base, Calif., this was exactly what brought them together to compete in the 2012 Hard Corps, Armed Services YMCA Mud Run ...

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Nine months after repeal, gay troops slowly come out

Posted  June 29, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. — In the nine months since being given the legal right to serve openly in the military, gay service members are increasingly speaking out about the double lives they led under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law. As gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans and their supporters celebrate June as “Pride Month,” two…

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Positive attitude means mission success

Posted  June 29, 2012

The U.S. Air Force mission operates at the “Tip of the Spear,” with cutting-edge innovative technologies and scientific advancements. The men and women charged with carrying out this mission are expected to be highly skilled and maintain even higher levels of competence. Most skills are learned in a classroom environment; however, some are learned and…

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Col. Aldrian completes tour of duty at March

Posted  June 29, 2012

Col. Mary Aldrian received the customary “hose down” by family members as she officially ended her end-of-tour fini flight at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., June 14. Aldrian arrived at March ARB in June 2001 after leaving active duty Air Force ...

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Royal Danish Air Force airshow a success due to 729th and Aeromedical Evacuation

Posted  June 22, 2012

It was cold, skies were gray, dark clouds hung low and a crisp wind was felt as it blew through frequent intervals of rain. This was surely not ideal airshow weather, especially if you live near March Air Reserve Base...

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March ARB annual motorcycle safety CC brief and group ride

Posted  June 22, 2012

The 452d Air Mobility Wing Safety office is hosting the 2012 Motorcycle Safety Commanders Pre-season Briefing and group ride on June 28. Participants will meet behind the fitness center at 11 a.m., to...

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Finny flight for OSS Deputy Commander

Posted  June 22, 2012

Lt. Col. Mark Larson, deputy commander, 452d Operational Support Squadron, returns from a TDY in Denmark to a hose down from the fire department and 729th Airlift Squadron personnel, as he completed...

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