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Development course builds leadership skills for reserve officers

More than fifty Guard and Reserve officers trained with their NATO counterparts during leadership exercises at the 20th annual International Junior Officer Leadership Development (IJOLD) course July 12-19.

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Air traffic controllers spreading their wings in new tower

March Air Reserve Base’s air traffic controllers feel like they can breathe these days. They can even stretch out their arms without impeding the view of their control tower colleagues.

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This school year, raise grades with online learning tools

Unfortunately, the pace of classroom learning can’t be tailored to every student’s individual needs -- particularly these days, as class sizes are growing and funding for special enrichment programs becomes limited.

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AAFES marks 119 years of serving Airmen

Today, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) celebrates 119 years of proudly serving Airmen, Soldiers and their families. AAFES is the 43rd largest retail organization in the U.S., with annual revenue of more than $10 billion and employing 40,622 civilian and military personnel. The Exchange is a joint non-appropriated fund instrumentality of the…

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‘An Innovator’s DNA’: Col. John Boyd

Surprisingly, few Airmen have heard of Col. John Boyd, with far fewer aware of his innovative contributions to the advancement of modern-day air power. As the Air Staff feverishly reviews the thousands of innovative ideas submitted by young Airmen, I thought it appropriate to recognize an Airman who committed his entire career to innovation. Though…


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March responds to support LA County affiliate exercise

Posted  August 9, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson A heavy equipment cache is loaded aboard a static C-17 July 25 as part of a L.A. County Fire Department Urban Search and Rescue response exercise that began in the early-morning hours of July 25. Members of the 452 ALCF and the Aerial Port Support Flight supported the…

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ARkStorm – California’s hypothetical other “big one”

Posted  August 9, 2013

Over the past several weeks, we have discussed high temperatures, wild fires and resulting heat related issues. For now, I would like to put the “hot stuff” on the “back burner” so to speak and discuss something totally different, but relevant to Californians; ARkStorm, California’s other “Big One”. Since this may be the first time…

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New 452 Maintenance Group commander made early choice to take position

Posted  August 9, 2013

U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson Col. Samuel Mahaney awards the Legion of Merit to Col. Max J. Stitzer during his Assumption of Command ceremony for the 452nd Maintenance Group held July 13 in Building 2306. Stitzer assumed command of the group from Col. Robert R. Stormes who retired from the Air Force in…

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Obama nominates James to become Air Force Secretary

Posted  August 9, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama yesterday announced that Deborah Lee James is his choice to become the next Secretary of the Air Force. “Deborah’s strong record of public service and leadership in the private sector makes her uniquely qualified to be my nominee for Secretary of the Air Force,” Obama said in a White…

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PLAYpass gives Airmen up to $1,000 in discounts

Posted  August 9, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Airmen projected to deploy or have recently returned from a deployment can participate in the PLAYpass Get out and Play Program and save $500 to $1,000 on installation programs. The PLAYpass program is based upon discount cards which provide eligible Airmen and family members the opportunity to participate in…

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Carter: Review Reveals Sequestration’s Flaws

Posted  August 9, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Strategic Choices and Management Review has shown that a strategic approach to cutting the department’s budget can’t meet the schedule set by full sequestration, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter told Congress today. The review, ordered by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, was partly an examination of the Defense Department’s strategic options under…

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News Briefs August 9, 2013

Posted  August 9, 2013

March Clinic Closed During Sept. Joint UTA The Clinic will be closed during the joint UTA, Sept. 7. Members deploying in September must take care of their medical processing needs during the August UTA’s. For more information call 951-655-7793. Celebrate Summer by Fishing For Free Sept. 7 The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering anglers a…

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Dirty Thursday brings 452 AMW/CC to Battlefield Forensics

Posted  August 2, 2013

U.S. Air Force photos/Tech. Sgt. Christine Jones U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kyle Brasier, photojournalist, 4th Combat Camera Squadron, collects evidence during Battlefield Forensics Training with Col. Samuel Mahaney, Commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., July 25, 2013. Manahey spends “Dirty Thursdays” with units in his wing, doing their everyday jobs,…

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Pentagon Spokesman: Public Affairs must change with times

Posted  August 2, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department is facing a once-in-a-generation change, and its public affairs practitioners around the world need to communicate that change clearly, the Pentagon’s chief spokesman said today. George Little, assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs, spoke to commissioned, enlisted, civilian and contract employee defense public affairs professionals gathered…

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March Air Reserve Base youth wins coveted 2013 award

Posted  August 2, 2013

Courtesy Photo 17-year-old Austin McCoy accepts his award for Air Force Reserve Command’s Youth of the Year, 2013 from Maj. Gen. Alfred J. Stewart, commander, Air Force Personnel Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Randolph, Texas. Austin received his award for his extensive volunteer work, philanthropic aspirations and involvement in activities as an Eagle Scout Austin…

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