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March AirFest 2016 brings the thunder

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (NNS) – On April 16-17 in Riverside, Calif., the smoke bellowed from the engines and aircraft roared over the March Air Reserve Base (ARB), marking the start of March Field Airfest 2016 “Thunder over the Empire”. March ARB hosted the event to showcase the base capabilities, the Air Force Reserve, all the branches…

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Miller named new AF Reserve deputy chief

WASHINGTON —  Miller & Miller sounds like the name of a law firm, but, actually, it’s going to be the Air Force Reserve’s new senior leadership team at the Pentagon. On Friday the Reserve announced that Maj. Gen. Ronald B. “Bruce” Miller has been selected to be the next deputy to the chief of the…

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Lykins assumes command of 452nd CS

Lieutenant Colonel Rodney D. Lykins assumed command of the 452nd Communications Squadron at the Cultural Resource Center, here at March Air Reserve Base, April 2. Colonel Arthur J. Rodi, 452nd Mission Support Group commander, presided over the assumption of command ceremony. “It’s not about you, it’s about the men and women that you’re going to…

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TRICARE improves mental health care, treatment

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) —  People in distress may hesitate to reach out for help due to perceived stigma associated with seeking mental health treatment. This perception and the belief that care may be hard to get, may prevent some people who need care from getting it. TRICARE has worked hard to eliminate potential barriers…

Members of the Patriots Jet Aerial Demonstration Team execute a high-speed pass in their L-39 Albatros aircraft, during Air Fest 2012 at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., May 19, 2012. The air fest features military and civilian aerial and ground demonstrations during a two-day air show. Local

U. S. Air Force Thunderbirds

On May 25, 1953, the Air Force’s official air demonstration team, designated the 3600th Air Demonstration Unit, was activated at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The unit adopted the name “Thunderbirds,” influence in part by the strong Native American culture and folklore from the southwestern United States. Seven officers and 22 enlisted were selected for…


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Dog, not diamonds are this girl’s best friend

Posted  November 20, 2015

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but Violet Mach, former Airman, favors Penelope, her service dog. Returning home from deployment can be a difficult journey, both physically and emotionally. Veterans who had traumatic experiences while deployed can feel alienated from family and friends who may not have shared those experiences. In such cases,…

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Military kids meet TV’s “Supergirl” and cast

Posted  November 20, 2015

Scores of military children at Naval Base Coronado, California, watched the new television hit “Supergirl” and met the stars of the CBS show before its broadcast debut this month. “Supergirl” cast members visited Coronado before the program first aired on American television, and according to Nielsen ratings, episode one had the best ratings of a…

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November: National American Indian Heritage Month 2015

Posted  November 20, 2015

National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month celebrates and recognizes the accomplishments of the original inhabitants, explorers, and settlers of the United States. This presentation reviews the historical milestones that led to the establishment of National American Indian Heritage Month, covers various aspects of American Indian and Alaska Native life, and honors the contributions…

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Do you know the new tax requirements under the Affordable Care Act 2015?

Posted  November 20, 2015

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the federal government, state governments, insurers, employers, and individuals are given shared responsibility to reform and improve the availability, quality, and affordability of health insurance coverage in the United States. For the 2015 tax year, Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) is required to furnish a Form 1095 to…

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Smoking Cessation Month

Posted  November 20, 2015

Is your life going up in smoke? Do you depend on tobacco? According to the Centers for Disease Control, tobacco use can lead to tobacco/nicotine dependence, a condition that often requires repeated treatments, and other serious health problems. There are helpful treatments and resources to help you quit smoking, which greatly reduces the risk of…

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