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Seven little known facts about Memorial Day

As Americans get ready to observe Memorial Day with travel, family get-togethers and celebrations, let us not forget—it’s not about the BBQ. Memorial Day is observed specifically to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States of America, and to observe a moment of silence is the law. Here are…

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Robert Sekula, man of many hats

Robert Sekula’s ever-present hat is as much a part of him as a toe or finger, but his top cover doesn’t do him justice. He should be wearing eight or nine nested together.

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March defenders are best in Air Force

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Mitterholzer Staff Sgt Alfonso Gutierrez, installation patrolman, 452nd Security Forces Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, checks an ID card at the March main gate May 13, 2015. Gutierrez’s squadron was named the best SFS in the command for 2014 and has stepped up security since last week due to…

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Team March provides national defense transportation anytime, any place

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan President Barack Obama proclaimed Friday, May 15, 2015, as National Defense Transportation Day and May 10 through May 16, 2015, as National Transportation Week. In the proclamation, he calls upon all Americans “to recognize the importance of our Nation’s transportation infrastructure and to acknowledge the contributions of…

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Treasure uncovered near March Air Reserve Base

Courtesy photo Defense Visual Information Record Center archivist Pedro Loureiro, sifts through mounds of submitted materials in his office at the Defense Media Activity-Riverside, California, adjacent to March Air Reserve Base. Loureiro, who holds a PhD and is a former college professor, is on a quest to find and preserve military history. RIVERSIDE, Calif. –…


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First Air Force female four-star general confirmed

Posted  March 30, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. “” The Senate confirmed Air Force Lt. Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger for promotion March 26, making her the first female four-star general in Air Force history. Wolfenbarger currently serves as the military deputy…

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Take Time to Thank Unsung Heroes During Women’s History Month

Posted  March 30, 2012

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas “” The topic of women came up in my office the other day. We were trying to figure out the best way to highlight Women’s History Month in the post newspaper, and we decided to ask a few outstanding women, “If you could be any other woman, who would you be…

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Let’s hear it for the ladies

Posted  March 30, 2012

You may know that John Glenn was the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth. You may also know that he flew aboard a space capsule with the call sign “Friendship 7.” But did you know that women belonged to the team that propelled Glenn and “Friendship 7″ into orbit on Feb. 20, 1962? In…

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Wall that heals is ‘moving’ tribute

Posted  March 30, 2012

Staff Sgt. Byung Kang, 452d Air Mobility Wing, helps volunteers assemble The Wall that Heals, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall, at the March Field Air Museum Monday. The Wall that Heals will be on display through tomorrow.

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Candid Comments | Month of the Military Child

Posted  April 13, 2012

What is it like to serve as a Military Child? Riley Lin Gautier, 10 & Sully James Gautier, 7 U.S. Army dependants Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska Hobbies: Riley likes gymnastics, “The Wonder Years” and cleaning; Sully likes wrestling and video games “At first it’s really sad when my dad leaves. The worst thing about my dad…

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News Briefs | April 13, 2012

Posted  April 13, 2012

EARLY RETIREMENT OFFERED TO SELECT ENLISTED AIRMEN The Temporary Early Retirement Authority application window will be open April 10–30 to meet current and future mission requirements. Eligible Airmen with 15 to 19 years of service through fiscal year 2012 and in the grades of staff sergeant through master sergeant in overmanned career fields are eligible…

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It’s more than a job, it’s a calling

Posted  April 13, 2012

He didn’t find religion as a young adult; instead, he entered into a relationship with his Lord and Savior. It was in that relationship that he felt a calling to serve others through ministry. Chaplain Aaron Klaves is the new, full-time base chaplain, replacing Chaplain Craig Benson, whose two-year tour at March Field recently expired….

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General Stenner discusses Reserve priorities during Luke visit

Posted  April 13, 2012

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner, Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, visited the 944th Fighter Wing, April 1. Stenner used his few hours at Luke to discuss business with Col. Jose Monteagudo, commander…

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Take time to honor Military Kids’ service

Posted  April 13, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Children of U.S. service members around the world will be honored throughout April for their contributions to their families’ well-being and sacrifices on behalf of the nation, a Defense Department official said. Each April, Americans pause to recognize the nation’s 1.8 million…

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First Lady visits families at Walter Reed Fisher House

Posted  April 13, 2012

BETHESDA, Md. — The first ladies of the United States and the U.S. military helped to observe Easter and the Month of the Military Child by visiting children and their families at a Fisher House on the campus of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on April 4. The Fisher...

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