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March Key Spouse Program kicks off initial training

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Valerie Fioretta, key spouse facilitator and director of the Airman and Family Readiness Center, March Air Reserve Base, explains an exercise to participants during an initial key spouse training on Nov. 1, 2014. Nearly three dozen March spouses attended the key spouse training program, which is designed…

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Retired nurse flying high at March Aero Club

Joan Cooper is a retired nurse but not a typical one.

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Fourth Air Force announces 2014 Raincross winners

(U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Perry Covington) Col. Mark S. Larson (center), commander, 931st Air Refueling Group, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., accepts the Raincross Trophy at the annual Raincross Awards Dinner in Riverside, Nov. 19. The 931st Air Refueling Group was awarded the trophy as the top unit in 4th Air Force. This marked the…

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Tips to heat your home affordably this winter

Climate control accounts for almost half the energy use in a typical U.S. home and is also the largest energy expense for most people -- but it doesn’t have to be.

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Distinguished Marksman among the 452d AMW

I may never be a distinguished marksman, but fortunately for me the 452nd Air Mobility Wing here at March Air Reserve Base, California has one Airman with such a prestigious title.


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National Safety Month: Preventing vehicle-induced heatstroke deaths

Posted  June 20, 2014

Just because a car isn’t moving doesn’t mean it’s not dangerous. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, in 2013, 43 children died from heatstroke inside vehicles – one of the deadliest years to date. These tragedies can happen to anyone, but are preventable with the proper education and action. This National Safety Month, the National Safety…

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Air Force releases new feedback forms

Posted  June 20, 2014

During the past year, Air Force leaders have been shaping a new and more comprehensive Air Force evaluation system for officers and enlisted Airmen. The new system is designed to better meet the needs of the Air Force and Airmen, differentiate more effectively between good and great performers, and value job performance first and foremost,…

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Yellow Ribbon

Posted  June 20, 2014

Senior Master Sgt. Donald Branscum, 452nd Civil Engineer Squadron first sergeant, and his wife Josie participate in an activity during a Yellow Ribbon event in Washigton D.C., May 25-27. The Yellow Ribbon Program promotes the well-being of reservists and their families by connecting them with resources before and after deployments. It began in 2008 following…

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DOD to include red cross emblem on some Common Access Cards

Posted  June 20, 2014

By late July, the Defense Department will issue the Geneva Conventions Common Access Card with a red cross emblem to military personnel and DOD civilian employees in certain medical, medical auxiliary or religious occupational specialties, a Pentagon official said today. During an interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Sam Yousef, program…

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Adequate sleep critical to healthy lifestyle

Posted  June 20, 2014

In our fast-paced, over-worked and multi-tasking society, sleep problems are a commonality many of us share.

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VOW to Hire Heroes Act

Posted  June 20, 2014

On Nov 21, 2011, the president signed the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act which made service member participation in the Transition Assistance Program mandatory. TAP components are made available by all military departments and the U.S. Coast Guard. The current mandatory components include: – A pre-separation counseling session in which the service member initiates…

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News Briefs June 20, 2014

Posted  June 20, 2014

Sea Cadets visit U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell McMillan Members of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps gather in front of a C-17 Globemaster III during a visit to March Air Reserve Base, June 7. In addition to exploring the plane, the cadets were taken for a tour of the fire department, treated to…

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DOD holds Pride Month celebration

Posted  June 13, 2014

DOD photo /Glenn Fawcett Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work delivers remarks at the 2014 Defense Department Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month ceremony at the Pentagon, June 5, 2014. Work emphasized the importance of diversity within the department as he delivered the keynote address to hundreds of attendees. The Defense Department (DOD) and the…

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VA releases results of nationwide audit

Posted  June 13, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released the results from its Nationwide Access Audit, along with facility level patient access data, medical center quality and efficiency data, and mental health provider survey data, for all Veterans health facilities. Full details were made public at VA.gov, June 9, following Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson’s…

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National Safety Month: preventing slips, trips, falls

Posted  June 13, 2014

While it may seem like winter is the time of year to be most concerned with slips, trips and falls, this is actually a serious problem year round. The number one danger for slips, trips and falls in the spring or summer is mud. That’s right, mud. Whether you’re at work – reading meters, loading…

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