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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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Never saw this coming: Lessons learned in trying times

Posted  March 27, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas “” I had the world by the tail: U. S. Air Force Academy graduate, Air Force pilot, six-time commander, 30-year Air Force career, and two stars; fit, healthy and strong. But subtle problems appeared out of nowhere: occasional vertigo, mild persistent headaches, cognitive challenges, having to stop during a hard…

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President Proclaims ‘National Day of Honor’

Posted  March 27, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. “” On the ninth anniversary of U.S. forces moving into Iraq, President Barack Obama has proclaimed today to be “A National Day of Honor.” Here’s is the text of the president’s proclamation: Nine years ago, members of the United States Armed Forces crossed the sands…

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Distinguished Chiefs’ Panel

Posted  March 27, 2012

Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Willers, 452 Maintenance Group, (2nd from left) addresses a question posed by one of the 400 enlisted Airmen attending a Chiefs’ panel at the end of the 452 Air Mobility Wing’s two day Enlisted Workshop, held in Bldg. 2306, Sunday, March 18. The panel included from left to right, Chief Master…

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Air Force officials announce third round of VERA/VSIP

Posted  March 27, 2012

In its continuing effort to meet the Defense Department requirement to maintain civilian manning at fiscal 2010 levels, the Air Force is offering a third round of Voluntary Early Retirement Authority and Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment beginning May 1. “The Air Force recognizes the invaluable contributions of our civilian workforce, but also recognizes the fiscal…

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Candid Comments”‚|”‚Women’s History Month

Posted  March 30, 2012

Dena Tziouvalas Job: Accounting Technician Unit: 452 AMW/Travel Pay Hometown: Moreno Valley, Calif. Hobbies: Cooking, gardening, dancing “My mother influenced me the most. She was my role model and taught me great values in life such as respect, love and guidance. My mother taught me to treat people with dignity and appreciation and to help them as much as…

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Force Support Squadron golf tournament succeeds as planned

Posted  March 30, 2012

The March Field 16th Annual Inter-Services Golf Tournament was played at Soboba Springs Country Club, San Jacinto, on March 12. Although participants were met with a morning blanket of fog, the plush greens and perfect airways…

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Briefs, March 30, 2012

Posted  March 30, 2012

Museum welcomes home Vietnam Veterans with celebration The March Field Air Museum will hold its 3rd Annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day March 31, beginning at 1 p.m. in conjunction with the Wall That Heals exhibit. The free event is open to the public. Volunteer Income tax assistance center offers free preparation, filing Get your…

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TFI Metals Technology section blends creation, precision

Posted  March 30, 2012

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. “” In the world of aircraft maintenance, there is virtually no room for error. Metals technologists must be skilled at machining, measuring, drilling, cutting and welding with flawless precision. The Total…

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U.S. Air Force photo / Chief Master Sgt. Mark Burditt
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Air Force Reserve Pipe Band performs for president

Posted  March 30, 2012

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. “” Military bagpipers are a unique sight in Washington, D.C., especially clad in official Air Force tartan kilts and lining the steps of the U.S. Capitol. So unique, in fact, the pipe band of the Band of the U.S…

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U.S. Air Force photo / Lt. Col. Donald Traud
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Crosswalk safety a shared responsibility

Posted  March 30, 2012

Most have heard and understand the importance of not drinking and driving, but how about not drinking and walking? A surprising statistic from the Automobile Club of Southern California is that 35 percent of all fatal car-pedestrian…

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