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Knowing the facts: National American Indian Heritage Month

(Official U.S. Air Force photo) Maj. Gen. Clarence L. Tinker was the highest ranking officer of Native-American ancestry and the first general lost in action during World War II. November is National American Indian Heritage Month, honoring American Indians and Alaska Natives. For 2014, the Society of American Indian Government Employees has selected the theme…

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Tips for getting enough healthy protein in your diet

At a time when over a third of American adults are obese and childhood obesity rates are rising exponentially, more Americans are looking for meat alternatives in their dining choices.

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President announces Hagel’s resignation as Defense Secretary

Praising Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s “class and integrity,” President Barack Obama has announced at the White House that Hagel will leave his post.

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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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News Briefs | September 7, 2012

Posted  September 7, 2012

CIVIL ENGINEER CONDUCTS ONLINE TRAFFIC SURVEY The base Civil Engineer is conducting a transportation survey to evaluate existing traffic conditions and transportation needs at March ARB. This survey is anonymous and will be used to better understand existing  traffic conditions and identify key areas for future improvements. Please visit http://www.gfnet.com/Survey/TakeSurvey.asp?SurveyID=5M06l54J7734G GIVE BACK BY DONATING BLOOD…

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Cultural exchange program shares best aeromedical evacuation practices

Posted  September 7, 2012

Royal Air Force Sergeant Jon Davies is a flight nurse with the 4626th Aeromedical Squadron, RAF Lyneham, United Kingdom, who participated in a foreign exchange program here in July. ...

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Snapshots | Bronze Star

Posted  September 14, 2012

Pictured from left to right are Col. Samuel C. Mahaney, 452d AMW commander, Master Sgt. Jim Lambert, 729th AS and Chief Master Sgt. Ericka Kelly, 452 AMW command chief. ...

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Snapshots | 9/11 Remembrance 5K

Posted  September 14, 2012

The March Fitness Center, America’s Kids/Adult Run and the First Sergeants Association held its 9/11 Remembrance 5K on the morning of the Military Appreciation Picnic, Sept. 8. Lt. Col. David Enfield, 452 Mission Support Group and daughter, Kaylie completed the America’s Kids/Adult Run and First Sergeants Association race in just over 38 minutes. (U.S. Air…

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Snapshots | March Military Ball Committee

Posted  September 14, 2012

Members of the March Military Ball committee hang their banner on the perimeter fence facing the entrance of March Air Reserve Base. ...

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Team March remembers, honors 9-11 victims

Posted  September 14, 2012

Chaplain Aaron Klaves, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, held a 9-11 memorial service Tuesday, Sept. 11, to remember and honor victims of the terrorist acts ...

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March Field hosts 40th-Annual Military Appreciation picnic

Posted  September 14, 2012

March Field's 40th Annual Military Appreciation picnic was held Sept. 8, 2012 ...

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President proclaims Patriot Day, Day of Remembrance

Posted  September 14, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. — President Barack Obama signed a proclamation designating the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States as Patriot Day and National Day of Remembrance, Sept 10. Here is the president’s proclamation: On September 11, 2001, a bright autumn day was darkened by the worst attack on the…

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Federal voting assistance program eases registration, ballot process

Posted  September 14, 2012

WASHINGTON, D. C. — With Election Day about two months away, absentee military and overseas citizen voters can enjoy a streamlined process to register, obtain a ballot and exercise their right to vote, a Federal Voting Assistance Program official said in a Pentagon news conference, Sept. 5. Pam Mitchell, the program’s acting director, outlined new…

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Hometown Airman Attends 9/11 Remembrance at Elementary School

Posted  September 14, 2012

Remembering back to that fateful day in 2001, I came to know that morning in September would become a very important day for many, as well as historic. ...

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