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Air Force JROTC cadets graduate Summer Leadership School

Fifty Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from Rancho Verde High School and Arlington High School graduated from a two week summer leadership school, in the Cultural Resource Center, at March Air Reserve Base, June 26.

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Airmen attend second annual Norton-March reunion

Approximately 60 current and retired Airmen and their families attended the second annual Norton-March Aircrew Association reunion here, June 20. Association members traveled to March Air Reserve Base from all over the U.S. to reconnect with past Airmen, participate in a base tour and attend various social activities.

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March honor guard gives final honors to America’s veterans

Gerald Morgan knew this day was coming when doctors told him a few weeks ago that the cancer had swept through his dad’s body.

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Looking for Glitter in the Dirt

Can a hobby make you rich? Maybe.

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Pro vs. GI Joe program at the E3 Expo allows deployed troops to play video games with celebrities

When deployed to the AOR there typically is some downtime between shifts. Entertainment and the comforts of home are in high demand in these situations. Video gaming is easily one of the most direct ways to obtain the entertainment and a touch of home deployed troops crave while carrying out their missions.


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Reduce your risk during National Safety Month

Posted  June 12, 2015

Injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages – and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44. The good news is everyone can get involved to help prevent injuries. During National Safety Month, the 452nd Air Mobility Wing safety office is spreading the word to…

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Air Force elevates discharge authority for transgender-related Airmen separations

Posted  June 12, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force leaders announced June 4 a change to the decision authority for involuntary separations for enlisted Airmen diagnosed with gender dysphoria or who identify themselves as transgender. “Though the Air Force policy regarding involuntary separation of gender dysphoric Airmen has not changed, the elevation of decision authority to the director, Air…

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Celebrate “Old Glory’s” 239th year on Flag Day

Posted  June 12, 2015

Sunday, June 14, is Flag Day! On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14.

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News Briefs June 12, 2015

Posted  June 12, 2015

HEALTHY BASE INITIATIVE Courtesy photo Members from the 101st Air Refueling Wing, Maine Air National Guard, participate in a Wellbeats Virtual Fitness Class at the March Fitness Center June 5, 2015 as part of their unit physical training. The Fitness Center has established a weekly schedule for the Wellbeats Virtual Fitness program. RIDE A BIKE…

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Reservist deploys to Nepal as civilian Urban Search and Rescue Specialist

Posted  June 5, 2015

Courtesy photo Maj. Glenn ‘Tony’ Wright, 452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, stands amid rubble in the nation of Nepal while deployed there following a devastating earthquake in April 2015. Wright is an engineer, and an Urban Search and Rescue Specialist (USAR) for the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s (LACoFD) California Task Force…

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Living the Air Force Core Values

Posted  June 5, 2015

The Air Force Core Values of Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence in All We Do, are not just a way to support our country and the U.S. Air Force, but more importantly a framework for approaching life and all of our different roles to be better men and women and support those we…

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June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month

Posted  June 5, 2015

Diversity is one of our nation’s greatest strengths. During Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride month, we celebrate our rich diversity and renew our enduring commitment to equity. The dedication and contributions of our Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) service members and Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) civilians have had immeasurable impact on our…

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Distance learning PME demands greater commitment

Posted  June 5, 2015

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The Air Force’s new enlisted professional military education distance learning courses are demanding and require more study time. That’s according to a memo from the Air Force Barnes Center of Distance Education at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. “The new EPME is a game changer,” said Chief Master Sgt. Cameron Kirksey,…

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Help available for those grieving the loss of a loved one

Posted  June 5, 2015

The death of a service member or family member can be a devastating experience, especially in our tight knit military community. Everybody is professionally or personally interrelated to everyone else, and at the end of the day, we all depend on one another to support the mission and each other. Yet whether the death of someone you…

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June is National Men’s Health Month

Posted  June 5, 2015

Men can make their health a priority. Take action daily to live a stronger and healthier life. Each year, National Men’s Health Week is celebrated the week leading up to and including Father’s Day, which is June 15-21, 2015. During this week, individuals, families, communities, and others work to raise awareness of ways to promote…

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