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SECAF reiterates focus on modernization, efficiency

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James took the stage Oct. 28, at the Airlift/Tanker Association Symposium to address the Air Force’s priority to maintain mission readiness and promote modernization in the coming years.

Air Force photograph by Scott M. Ash Air Force

State of the Air Force: Active-duty force on the rise, space will be more prominent

Nearly three years into her tenure as the Air Force’s top leader, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James reaffirmed that people continue to be her top priority during her State of the Air Force address at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 19, in National Harbor, Md.

DOD photograph by Lisa Ferdinando DoD

DOD makes last-minute push for food donations in ‘Feds Feed Families’

"There were many times that we would go without just to feed the kids," Diane Carter said at the Pentagon today at a charity fair for the Feds Feed Families initiative.  "And at one point in time ... I had sold everything in my house, all my furniture and everything, just to feed the kids.

Air Force photograph by SrA. Hailey Haux Air Force

Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016.

Air Force photograph by Andy Morataya Air Force

Goldfein swears in as 21st CSAF

Gen. David L. Goldfein was sworn in as the Air Force’s 21st chief of staff by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James during a ceremony at the Pentagon July 1, 2016.


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C-17 call sign SLAM 86 – 14 total flyovers:

Posted  July 2, 2015

6:10 PM       #1)  Huntington Beach Pier, South East to North West 6:15 PM #2)  San Pedro (Cabrillo Beach), East to West 6:30 PM   #3)  Woodland Hills, East to West 6:51 PM   #4)  Simi Valley, West to East 6:53 PM        #5)  Porter Ranch, West to East 7:00 PM…

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Vern Fisher, Monterey Herald
Veterans

Drought exposes Civil War veteran’s grave in Monterey County lake

Posted  June 12, 2015

BRADLEY, Calif. — Joseph Botts Jr. stepped out of his pickup truck into a scrubby, sunbaked field of salt grass and mustard weed and bent over a granite slab bearing a worn inscription: “Corp’l John McBride.” The retired park ranger has known about the Civil War veteran’s gravesite for most of his life. But for…

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(U.S. Navy photo by Gunner's Mate Seaman Naquon Kebe/Released)
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Have a blessed Easter!

Posted  April 3, 2015

(U.S. Navy photo/Gunner’s Mate Seaman Naquon Kebe) U.S. Sailors aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) gather in the early morning on the flight deck for a sunrise Easter Service April 20, 2014, in the Indian Ocean. The Nitze was on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts…

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Keeping the faith is resiliency tool

Posted  March 4, 2016

If you read Chaplain Richard Given’s introductions to the 452nd Air Mobility Wing Chaplain Corps team in last month’s Beacons, you would have seen my photo and learned that I was a mechanic in the Marine Corps in the 1980s who returned to service as a chaplain assistant after September 11, 2001. For a good…

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News Briefs 01/22/2016

Posted  January 22, 2016

KEY SUPPORTER BRIEFING FEB. 6 The 452nd Air Mobility Wing is offering the First Key Supporter Briefing on Feb. 6, 2016, from 9-11 a.m. in the 452nd Operations Group main training room, Bldg. 2240. This briefing is to inform spouses, significant others, and parents of Airmen about the resources available pre-deployment, during deployment, and reintegration…

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