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Team March maintainers refurbish KC-135 Stratotanker in record time

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tiffany Lindemann Staff Sgt. Caleb Meyer, an active-duty crew chief, and Staff Sgt. Neftali Rivera, an Air Reserve Technician and crew chief, both from the 752nd Maintenance Squadron, screw in the last of the floor board panels to complete the refurbishment of a KC-135 Stratotanker Aug. 20, 2015 at March…

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Johnson assumes command of 56th Aerial Port Squadron

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Col. Timothy McCoy (left), commander, 452nd Mission Support Group, March Air Reserve Base, passes the guidon to Maj. Mark E. Johnson, commander, 56th Aerial Port Squadron, March ARB, during Johnson’s assumption of command ceremony at the Cultural Resource Center here on Aug. 22, 2015. Johnson’s appointment as…

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Airman, Guardsman recognized as ‘heroes’ in Paris

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone (right), Aleksander Skarlatos (center) and Anthony Sadler pose for a photo in Paris Aug. 23, 2015, following a foiled attack on a French train. Stone was on vacation with his childhood friends, Skarlatos and Sadler, when an armed gunman entered their train carrying…

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Chief Kacsmaryk Retirement

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Chief Master Sgt. Michael Kacsmaryk, superintendent, 752nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, receives a U.S. flag that was flown over the Capitol, during his retirement ceremony at the Cultural Resource Center here Aug. 22, 2015. Kacsmaryk retires after nearly 40 years of service to the…

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Colors fly to start Rising Six 5K Fun Run

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joseph Dangidang Participants at the starting line for the 2nd annual 5K Fun Color Run on Aug. 8, at March Air Reserve Base, toss their colors into the air before beginning the run. Not only does the annual event shed light on the Healthy Base Initiative, but it also is…


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AFR/ANG Teen leadership summits announced

Posted  March 20, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Air Force Services Activity has announced two teen summits for dependent children of current Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve members. Dependents 14-18 years have until May 15 to sign up for the AFR/ANG Classic Summit in Dahlonega, Georgia, July 12-15, or the Adventure Summit in Estes Park,…

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2015 Warrior Games to be Held at Quantico

Posted  March 20, 2015

The Defense Department’s Warrior Games 2015 will take place June 19-28 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, according to a DOD news release issued March 16.

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News Briefs March 20, 2015

Posted  March 20, 2015

SINGLE AIRMAN PROGRAM ADVENTURES Single Airman Program excursions are open to all base personnel, but Single Airmen have first priority. Here are some upcoming adventures. March 28 – Flying trapeze lessons: Fly through the air with the greatest of ease. Why not try a different type of workout? Flying trapeze lessons in Santa Monica will…

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452nd Air Mobility Wing hosts employer appreciation day

Posted  March 13, 2015

(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell McMillan) 1st Lt. Robert Bayer, pilot, 912th Air Refueling Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, California, compares photos with a civilian employer during a bosslift flight aboard a 452nd Air Mobility Wing KC-135 Stratotanker as part of the wing’s Employer Appreciation Day on Saturday, March 7, 2015. The 912 ARS…

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Kicking Butts for Points launches at six Healthy Base Initiative sites

Posted  March 13, 2015

It may not be a patch or a pill that helps you quit using tobacco, but your smartphone instead. The Department of Defense Healthy Base Initiative is piloting an innovative approach to improve knowledge and change attitudes towards tobacco to support tobacco-free living in the military. Through a partnership with the National Institutes of Health,…

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Every March, I mustache myself a question

Posted  March 13, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jeffrey McMillen The author sports an ill-fated attempt at a mustache during a deployment to Central America in 2014. The attempted facial hair did not accompany him back home to the United States, nor will it be making a reappearance this March. 3/4/2015 – MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan….

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AF responds to National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

Posted  March 13, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force responded to the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force’s recommendations in a report to Congress March 4. Of the Commission’s 42 recommendations, Air Force officials disagreed with only one and are already in the process of implementing 25, as well as developing plans or pilot programs…

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National Women’s History Month: Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives

Posted  March 13, 2015

The National Women’s History Project’s 2015 theme is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.” In this ongoing series, we highlight individual women who made a difference in the fabric or our nation’s history.

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Paying homage to our war dogs

Posted  March 13, 2015

“Being a dog handler is one of those jobs that transcends generations and services,” says Gunnery Sgt. Chris Willingham, kennel master, 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, Camp Pendleton. “You’re part of that family.”

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March marks Brain Injury Awareness Month

Posted  March 13, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Often called one of the “invisible wounds of war,” traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the result of a blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Anyone can suffer a TBI, it can happen on the sports field, in your home, or on the job. During…

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