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Team March loses one of its own

Capt. Justin Taylor, a KC-135 pilot assigned to the 336th Air Refueling Squadron, was killed in an automobile accident on Saturday, 14 February 2015. Taylor has been a total force Airman and a member of Team March for several years. He started his career on active duty as an F-16 maintainer in 2000, after which…

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Carter takes oath of office in White House ceremony

DOD screen shot Vice President Joe Biden swears in Ash Carter as the 25th defense secretary as Carter’s wife, Stephanie, looks on during a private ceremony at the White House, Feb. 17, 2015. WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2015 – With his wife, Stephanie, holding the Bible upon which he swore to support and defend the U.S….

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A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture

(Final in a three-part series) Courtesy Photo Astronaut Guion “Guy” S. Bluford Jr. becomes the first African American to travel in space, as a mission specialist aboard the space shuttle Challenger. He will ultimately complete four shuttle missions. Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by African…

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Shop smart, eat smart, exercise for better health

Everyone has food choices to make on what will be used for fuel for his or her body. You can choose which foods to buy at the grocery store. You can choose what to order at a restaurant.

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Basic Military Training enters new ‘real life’ era

The 8½-week journey from recruit to Airman will no longer end in a regimented march on a Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland parade field.


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Air Force reservist continues workouts through pregnancy

Posted  February 13, 2015

Like so many expectant mothers who exercise, Linda Baltes deals with criticism. But she hasn’t let it stop her.

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Happy birthday, George Washington!

Posted  February 13, 2015

(archives.gov) George Washington, copy of painting by Gilbert Stuart, 1931-1932, RG 148, Records of Commissions of the Legislative Branch, George Washington Bicentennial Commission. George Washington’s Birthday is celebrated as a federal holiday on the third Monday in February. It is one of eleven permanent holidays established by Congress. Federal holidays apply only to the federal…

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News Briefs February 12, 2015

Posted  February 13, 2015

$1000 pizza donation U.S. Air Force photo/Linda Welz Col. Russell Muncy, 452nd Air Mobility Wing commander, receives a $1000 donation of California Pizza Kitchen gift cards plus 750 free kid’s meals Feb. 5, 2015 from David Lee, Riverside Plaza store manager and Nicole Parsons, Victoria Gardens store manager, as Jamil Dada, vice president of investment…

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A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture

Posted  February 6, 2015

(First in a series of three) Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role they have played in U.S. history. The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished…

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President Abraham Lincoln: Feb. 12, 1809 – Apr. 14, 1865

Posted  February 6, 2015

Taken from the Presidential biographies at whitehouse.gov February 12th marks the 205th year since the birth of Abraham Lincoln, the United States’ 16th President. Although his birthday does not have a national holiday, as does President George Washington’s, Lincoln is no less important. It was on Jan. 1, 1863 that he issued the Emancipation Proclamation…

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USAF Information Tickets & Travel

Posted  February 6, 2015

Outdoor Rec monthly trips: Feb 14 – Whale watching and shopping at Horton Plaza; $35 per person; 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.; min. age 10. Price includes whale watching ticket and transportation. Deadline to sign up is Feb 9. Feb 28 – SINGLE AIRMAN PROGRAM 3/4-day Fishing Trip. This trip is free and open to…

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DEOMI releases 2015 National African American poster

Posted  February 6, 2015

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – In observance of African American/Black History Month, celebrated each year during the month of February the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) proudly announces the availability of original artwork available for download from DEOMI’s public website, www.deomi.org. “The idea for this year’s poster came from the Association for the…

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New Exchange EXTRA app puts savings and more at shoppers’ fingertips

Posted  February 6, 2015

DALLAS – With the swipe of a finger, military shoppers can launch a brand-new way to connect with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service through its free Exchange EXTRA app. The app gives shoppers quick access to information on the latest Exchange promotions, contests, coupons, BE FIT information and more. The free app is…

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News Briefs February 5, 2015

Posted  February 6, 2015

Stationed locally, serving globally U.S. Air Force photo/Gregory M. Gaunt An HH-60G Pavehawk helicopter, assigned to the 943rd Rescue Group, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, sits inside the belly of a 452nd Air Mobility Wing C-17, Jan. 27, 2015. A March crew flew there to pick up the helicopter and six of its maintainers for…

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452nd Maintenance Group hosts Assumption of Command ceremony

Posted  January 30, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joseph Dangidang From left: Col. Russell A. Muncy (left), commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, Chief Master Sgt. Daniel G. Willers (center), command chief, 452nd Maintenance Group, and Col. Kenneth N. Rose, incoming commander, 452 MXG, stand at attention prior to the formal passing of the MXG’s guidon to Rose at…

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