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Team March Push-up challenge brings awareness to Veteran suicides

More than 75 Team March members gathered near the main gate Friday morning, April 22, with a common goal – to bring awareness to the high rate of Veteran suicides by performing some push-ups. The event was dedicated to Elias Reyes Jr., brother of Master Sgt. Mario Reyes-Jauregui, 452nd Security Forces Squadron, who led the…

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Gen. David L. Goldfein nominated as 21st CSAF

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced April 26 that the president has nominated Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein to be the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force, succeeding Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, who has served in the position since 2012. “I’m extremely humbled by the…

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May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru…

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It’s a Family Affair

photo courtesy/Master Sgt. Margarita Jimenez Master Sgt. Margarita Jimenez, 452nd Force Support Squadron Unit Training Manager, is reenlisted by her daughter 2nd Lt. Krystal Jimenez, 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs Officer at McConnell AFB, KS  during the March Field AirFest, April 16.

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Order of Daedalians Founders Day Celebration

photo courtesy/ William Heitmeier Four new Daedalians were formerly inducted into Flight 30 Order of Daedalians during their 35th Founders Day celebration held at Altavita Commons building, March 26. The celebration was held in recognition of the anniversary of the founding of the Order of Daedalians at Maxwell Field, Montgomery, AL on March 26, 1934….


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March defenders protect ‘Air Force One’

Posted  February 26, 2016

When we get those short-notice taskings, it is imperative that we have Airman ready who are fully qualified and mission ready. The security of President Barack Obama’s jet, better known as Air Force One, is one of those taskings. Five of my Airman who were contacted this month answered the call with excellence and professionalism. …

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Therapy dog touches the hearts of Airmen at the 163rd Attack Wing

Posted  March 18, 2016

Therapy dogs are a common sight in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes and disaster areas but are not normally found at work on military bases.  Jax, a German shepherd who is completing training as a certified therapy dog, is making his rounds through squadron work spaces at the 163rd Attack Wing on March Air Reserve Base. It…

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News Briefs 03/18/2016

Posted  March 18, 2016

VOLUNTEER VICTIM ADVOCATES NEEDED The SAPR Program March ARB is looking for a select group of individuals to act as volunteer victim advocates with the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program, March ARB. Basic requirements include: Formal application, approval from the volunteers commander and 40 hrs. of Victim Advocate training from an Air Force approved…

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Salutes & Awards

AFRC/4th Combat Camera win AF award

Posted  March 25, 2016

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Air Force Reserve Command’s video production “Winning Your Wings II” earned top honors as the Production of the Year in the 2015 Air Force Visual Information Products Awards. Brig. Gen. Kathleen Cook, director, Air Force Public Affairs, made the announcement March 18. The video, produced by AFRC Public Affairs…

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Health & Safety

Traumatic brain injury is an all-ages threat

Posted  March 25, 2016

Going for an afternoon jog and participating in afterschool sports are parts of daily life for millions of children. Most times, these activities are healthy and harmless, but without proper safety measures, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are a possibility. A trip and fall could result in a head bump, as could a collision during a…

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