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Local chaplain helps ANG recruiting efforts

Back in August of 2014, the 163d Reconnaissance Wing Chaplain Major David Sarmiento had the opportunity to be featured in a new Air National Guard (ANG) Chaplain Corps recruitment infomercial, the first of its kind in many years. In addition to the commercial, many still photos were taken of Sarmiento and four others to create…

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Pentagon salutes Dr. King’s life, legacy

DoD photo by Casper Manlangit Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work makes remarks during a Martin Luther King Jr. observance at the Pentagon, Jan. 15, 2015. WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Department members gathered Jan. 15 at the Pentagon’s annual observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, ahead of the federal holiday. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob…

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SecAF, CSAF discuss future of the Air Force

Senior leadership addressed the key issues, priorities, initiatives and challenges facing the Air Force during the State of the Air Force press briefing, Jan. 15 at the Pentagon.

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Honor Guard presents colors at 101st Rose Bowl game

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Members of March Air Reserve Base’s Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard present the colors as a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber flies overhead at the 101st Rose Bowl game in Pasadena, Jan. 1, 2015. The event marked the first time airmen from March ARB participated in the…

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Culture shock: Returning to America after 26 years

George A. Smith German autobahn drivers get to drive as fast as they want. In Southern California, it’s good they can’t. When I first came to Southern California after living 26 years in Germany, I heard questions from tanned guys in shorts that went something like, “Dude how does it feel to leave a land…


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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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Health & Safety

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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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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