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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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Living with PTSD

Posted  April 13, 2012

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — “I started to get really depressed and lacked the desire to do anything but sit around and play online to ‘escape’ the real world,” he said. “I was having dreams of planes crashing, the smell of burnt flesh and rotting bodies. I still tried to push through this even as my…

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DOD implements new changes to sexual assault response

Posted  April 13, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department has refined new methods to aid sexual assault victims whether reporting a crime or seeking assistance as they transition from service, the director of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office said March 30. “We have several new options for victims of sexual assault,” said Air Force Maj. Gen. Mary…

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Free time with the kids

Posted  April 13, 2012

Many years ago and early in his career the late Fred Rogers — you know, Mister Rogers — was trying to get his big break in children’s television. His show was becoming popular locally but still struggling to find a national audience. One day a major network asked to meet with Rogers to discuss the…

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News Briefs | April 20, 2012

Posted  April 20, 2012

RESERVISTS NOT PART OF EARLY RETIREMENT OFFER Air Force reservists, including those in the Active Guard and Reserve, are not eligible for the Temporary Early Retirement Authority. Officials state that all components of the Air Force are working together to ensure the total force is prepared for manpower reductions in fiscal year 2013. For more…

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Pretty much just marshmallows

Posted  April 20, 2012

Back in the 1970’s a team of psychologists from Stanford University conducted an experiment on a group of young children. Don’t worry, it was nothing bad, in fact it was named the Marshmallow Test. The team would bring children, around four-years old or so, one at a time into a room and sit them down…

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March Minutes | April 20, 2012

Posted  April 20, 2012

Team Effort: Sue Lewis-Clark, Master Sgt. Christine Devin, Senior Airman Anahi Ledezma 452 Communications Squadron 0630 Arrive at work and open up shop. It’s usually quiet in the mornings, so we have time to gather our thoughts. 0700 Open the window to receive the military’s best customers…Team March. 0830 Time to teach individual trainees on how to prep…

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Thrift Savings Plan to offer new Roth option

Posted  April 20, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Service members and Defense Department civilian employees who are eligible for the Thrift Savings Plan will soon have a new Roth option for retirement savings under the program, defense finance officials announced, April 13. The change will allow participants to contribute after-tax dollars to the federal government-sponsored retirement savings and investment plan,…

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912th Refueling Squadron adopts a highway just in time for Earth Day

Posted  April 20, 2012

It’s not an uncommon sight to see people in regular clothes with neon vests, hard hats, goggles and work gloves carrying a trash picker-upper in one hand and a plastic bag in the other while removing litter from the side of a highway; some…

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Air Force observes Earth Day

Posted  April 20, 2012

As millions of people around the world observe Earth Day on April 22, the Air Force is challenging every member of the Air Force family to do his or her part to conserve natural resources, minimize waste and prevent pollution. “I challenge all Airmen to think about pollution prevention in new ways,” said Gen. Norton…

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March ARB volunteer tax center’s first year a success

Posted  April 20, 2012

For the 2011 income tax season, reservists and their family members, retirees, Defense Department civilians and anyone having legal access to March ARB were provided with free income tax service. According to tax center and legal office officials, it was the first of a kind at an air...

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