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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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Tennis helps Airman stay ‘Fit 2 Fight’

Posted  March 28, 2014

Courtesy Photo 452 AMW Wing Process Manager, Lt. Col. Scipiaruth Curtis has been an avid tennis player for more than seven years. Curtis uses her love of the sport to improve her overall physical conditioning, keeping her in line with the Air Force’s ‘Fit 2 Fight’ program. I have been playing tennis for about seven…

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Five reasons it’s awesome to be a woman in the Air Force

Posted  March 28, 2014

As a woman myself, I may be biased, but there are numerous reasons why it’s awesome to be a woman, definitely one that serves her country. In honor of National Women’s History Month, here are five reasons why it is awesome to be a woman in the Air Force. 1. Women haven’t always been able…

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Air Force welcomes four-legged lieutenant

Posted  March 28, 2014

Photo courtesy of Bernard S. Little Goldie, a Golden Retriever, stands at “attention” after being commissioned as a second lieutenant in the dog therapy program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on March 12. Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Air Force Chief of Staff , visited Walter Reed Bethesda to commission a four-legged second lieutenant into the…

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AF healthcare messaging service now fully implemented

Posted  March 28, 2014

The Air Force has recently completed implementation of its secure healthcare-messaging system, MiCare, to all 76 of its medical treatment facilities worldwide. As of March 1, more than 360,000 Air Force healthcare beneficiaries and 2,300 providers have signed up for this service, which allows the patient and provider to communicate on a secure network regarding…

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Airmen must revalidate dependents

Posted  March 28, 2014

By Dec. 31, every Airman will be required to provide their servicing finance office with documentation for all dependents as part of Air Force audit readiness efforts. This one-time, Air Force-wide recertification process will allow the Air Force to validate Airmen’s basic allowance for housing entitlements, ensuring every dollar of the $5.4 billion the Air…

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UPCOMING TICKETS AND TOURS EVENTS

Posted  March 28, 2014

Some restrictions apply. Times are approximate. MARCH Date: March 29 Event: Vegas Turnaround Cost: $18 per person Depart: 6 a.m. Return: 3 a.m. (March 30) Description / Restrictions: Ages 21 and up Deadline for sign up: March 25   APRIL Date: April 5 Event: L.A. Garment District Shopping Trip Cost: $18 per person Depart: 9…

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News Briefs March 28, 2014

Posted  March 28, 2014

R-GAMES COMPETITION CANCELLED The Reserve Officers Association (ROA) has cancelled the R-Games competition scheduled for April 26, due to a scheduling conflict. All registrants will receive a full refund. Refunds will be issued in the form of mailed checks. If you did not provide complete contact information at the time of registration, our staff will…

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Equal Opportunity Leadership training helps Soldiers prevent discrimination

Posted  March 21, 2014

U.S. Army photo/Sgt. 1st Class Walter Talens Brig. Gen. Scottie Carpenter, 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command commanding general, congratulates the graduates of the Equal Opportunity Leadership course at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., March 7. The 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC) conducted Equal Opportunity Leadership training at March Air Reserve Base Feb. 28 through March 7,…

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Brain Injury Awareness month: Understanding TBI

Posted  March 21, 2014

The conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have resulted in increased numbers of veterans who have experienced traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The Department of Defense and the Defense and Veteran’s Brain Injury Center estimate that 22 percent of all combat casualties from these conflicts are brain injuries, compared to 12 percent of Vietnam related combat casualties….

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We are all YOU-nique!

Posted  March 21, 2014

My mom is a fabulous artist. She creates such absolutely beautiful paintings and drawings. One of my favorite sketches of hers is a rose that she quickly just threw together on paper. In what seemed like a matter of seconds, she created this gorgeous rose that I couldn’t have drawn if my life depended on…

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