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Local chaplain helps ANG recruiting efforts

Back in August of 2014, the 163d Reconnaissance Wing Chaplain Major David Sarmiento had the opportunity to be featured in a new Air National Guard (ANG) Chaplain Corps recruitment infomercial, the first of its kind in many years. In addition to the commercial, many still photos were taken of Sarmiento and four others to create…

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Pentagon salutes Dr. King’s life, legacy

DoD photo by Casper Manlangit Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work makes remarks during a Martin Luther King Jr. observance at the Pentagon, Jan. 15, 2015. WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Department members gathered Jan. 15 at the Pentagon’s annual observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, ahead of the federal holiday. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob…

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SecAF, CSAF discuss future of the Air Force

Senior leadership addressed the key issues, priorities, initiatives and challenges facing the Air Force during the State of the Air Force press briefing, Jan. 15 at the Pentagon.

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Honor Guard presents colors at 101st Rose Bowl game

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Members of March Air Reserve Base’s Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard present the colors as a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber flies overhead at the 101st Rose Bowl game in Pasadena, Jan. 1, 2015. The event marked the first time airmen from March ARB participated in the…

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Culture shock: Returning to America after 26 years

George A. Smith German autobahn drivers get to drive as fast as they want. In Southern California, it’s good they can’t. When I first came to Southern California after living 26 years in Germany, I heard questions from tanned guys in shorts that went something like, “Dude how does it feel to leave a land…


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Health & Safety

The effects of nicotine addiction on your health

Posted  June 13, 2014

photo courtesy/smokefree.gov Quitting smoking or chewing tobacco can be a long, tough process, and you’ll need all the help you can get. But the more information and resources you have, the more likely you are to succeed. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable illness and death in the United States. It causes many…

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Veterans

Honoring the fallen

Posted  June 13, 2014

Retired Col. John Morris and retired Chief Master Sgt. Mike Emett, along with more than 100 volunteers placed American flags on all the veteran gravesites at Riverside Evergreen Historic Cemetery in Riverside, California, May 24.

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Local

Combat Camera: Capturing Patriot Hook 2014

Posted  June 13, 2014

Members of the 4th Combat Camera Squadron from March Air Reserve Base, California, documented Patriot Hook 2014 over the course of seven days this April.

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AFSFA’s 26-year history honors defenders

Posted  June 13, 2014

If you have served with the Air Police, Security Police or Security Forces on active duty, the Air National Guard or Reserve, you are eligible to become a member of the Air Force Security Forces Association or AFSFA, a professional, fraternal military organization with chapters in most of the fifty states and members worldwide. Right…

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News Briefs June 13, 2014

Posted  June 13, 2014

Defenders support Special Olympics U.S. Air Force photo/Lt. Col. Deric Prescott Guidon bearer Airman Basic Deiondre Durham, torch bearer Senior Airman Carjon Montgomery-White and Maj. Ryan Robin, commander, 452nd SFS, lead the way for dozens of Defenders from the 452nd Security Forces Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, California, during the 2014 Law Enforcement Special Olympics…

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The Duchess of Lodging retires

Posted  June 6, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo/Linda Welz Helen Holm, March Inn general manager, holds a Hollywood star she was presented at her retirement ceremony, May 30, 2014. Holm retired after 27 years in the service industry. After 27 years in the hospitality industry, Helen Holm (dubbed The Duchess of Lodging), March Inn general manager, retired May 30,…

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Commentary

Safety month focuses on unintended injuries

Posted  June 6, 2014

Itasca, IL – June is National Safety Month, and the National Safety Council (NSC) is calling on Americans to take notice of the fifth leading cause of death – unintentional injuries. Every four minutes someone in the U.S dies from an unintentional injury. That’s 120,000 people a year. Sixty-seven percent of all injury-related deaths in…

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UPCOMING TICKETS AND TOURS EVENTS

Posted  June 6, 2014

JUNE Date: June 14 Event: Deep Sea Fishing Trip to San Diego Description/Restrictions: This is a Single Airman Initiative event, single Airmen will be given first priority. For more information contact the Outdoor Recreation office at 951-655-2816. Date: June 21 Event: Summer Solstice Celebration in Santa Barbara Cost: $20 per person Depart: 7 a.m. Return:…

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Wingman Toolkit supports Critical Days of Summer campaign

Posted  June 6, 2014

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Air Force Reserve Command’s Wingman Toolkit is partnering with the Air Force Safety Center, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, to highlight the 2014 Critical Days of Summer campaign. The annual campaign runs from May 23 to Sept. 2 and focuses on risk management for all summer activities – on and…

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Commission seeks service members’ compensation preferences

Posted  June 6, 2014

The commission tasked by President Barack Obama and Congress to modernize military compensation and benefits programs is seeking input from service members on their preferences. Alphonso Maldon Jr., chairman of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission, said understanding service members’ compensation preferences is central to the commission’s effort to craft modernization recommendations. “Our primary…

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