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Knowing the facts: National American Indian Heritage Month

(Official U.S. Air Force photo) Maj. Gen. Clarence L. Tinker was the highest ranking officer of Native-American ancestry and the first general lost in action during World War II. November is National American Indian Heritage Month, honoring American Indians and Alaska Natives. For 2014, the Society of American Indian Government Employees has selected the theme…

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Tips for getting enough healthy protein in your diet

At a time when over a third of American adults are obese and childhood obesity rates are rising exponentially, more Americans are looking for meat alternatives in their dining choices.

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President announces Hagel’s resignation as Defense Secretary

Praising Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s “class and integrity,” President Barack Obama has announced at the White House that Hagel will leave his post.

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DoD highlights warrior, family care during Warrior Care Month 2014

The Defense Department recently hosted a rehabilitation expo as part of Warrior Care Month as it continues its commitment to supporting wounded, ill and injured troops, their families and caregivers. James Rodriguez, deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Office of Warrior Care Policy, discussed his office’s role in supporting wounded warriors, Warrior Care Month…

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Tinker epitomized Native American strength, leadership

Courtesy Photo Maj. Gen. Clarence L. Tinker was a natural leader who personally led his Airmen into combat missions during the early days of World War II. He perished, along with his crew, during the battle of Midway. The nation’s highest-ranking Native American general didn’t have to be on the ill-fated mission in the Pacific…


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Commissaries to start scanning IDs

Posted  November 22, 2013

FORT LEE, Va. – Commissaries will soon begin scanning customers’ Department of Defense ID cards at checkouts as the Defense Commissary Agency continues its pursuit to deliver a 21st century benefit. The commissary at Fort Lee, Va., became the first store to scan ID cards on Oct. 22 as the first part of an agency-wide…

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MARCH TICKETS AND TOURS ON THE GO

Posted  November 22, 2013

The following trips are scheduled with the March Tickets and Tours office. For more information, call 951-655-4123. You must sign up for the trips in person at Bldg. 434. Nov. 23: Vegas Turnaround — $18.00 per person, departs 5 a.m., returns approximately 3 a.m., minimum age 21, deadline for sign up is Nov. 20. Dec….

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Tax Center volunteers reach astounding milestones

Posted  November 22, 2013

March VITA Tax Center is the only tax center in Santa Ana Territory that operates fully on a volunteer basis, which means that the volunteer team is one of the most important factors in keeping the doors open. As part of a continuing effort to recognize the volunteers’ sacrifice and expressing gratitude, our Tax Center…

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News Briefs November 22, 2013

Posted  November 22, 2013

TOTAL FORCE SERVICE CENTER CONTACT NUMBERS CHANGE Telephone contact numbers for the Total Force Service Center changed Nov. 15. The new numbers are commercial 210-565-0102 and DSN 665-0102. The change includes both TFSC locations at AFPC in San Antonio, Texas, and the Air Reserve Personnel Center in Aurora, Colo. The toll-free number will remain the…

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Healthy Base Initiative: Favorite fall & holiday recipes

Posted  November 22, 2013

Don’t overstuff yourself this holiday season! Fall and winter cooking don’t have to be calorie-packed thanks to the latest Operation Live Well e-book. The Department of Defense’s wellness initiative just published its fifth e-book, featuring some of the Operation Live Well team’s favorite fall and holiday recipes. The 49-page booklet includes healthier options for fall…

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Snapshots: What We Do

Posted  November 22, 2013

The final March Strategic Inter-theater Deployment mission, flown by the 729th Airlift Squadron for the past 7+ years, arrived home Nov. 18, 2013. Between Oct. 1, 2006 and Sept. 30, 2012, the squadron’s mission, which is primarily aeromedical evacuation through Southwest Asia, has logged more than 44,301 hours on 13,657 sorties during 3,789 missions carrying…

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Honoring veterans in the southland

Posted  November 15, 2013

Len Tavernetti, Service Officer, Military Order of the Purple Hearts Chapter 2929, and Senior Master Sgt. Josephine Carrillo, 452nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, receive a Purple Heart proclamation from the City of Moreno Valley at a Veteran’s Day ceremony Nov. 11, 2013, at the city’s Memorial Circle. Tavernetti and Carrillo are both life members of Chapter…

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Three little words: Service Before Self

Posted  November 15, 2013

Courtest Photo Bill Evans, WWII veteran This Veteran’s Day I had the opportunity to see first-hand, and live, one of the U. S. Air Force’s core values; Service Before Self. I had the privilege to take my 86-year-old step-father, and WWII veteran, Bill, out for the day. My mother had to make the very tough…

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Healthy Base Initiative encourages tobacco cessation; Great American Smokeout is good start

Posted  November 15, 2013

The following is from www.militaryonesource.mil/hbi?content_id=270715: Tobacco use is costly. While there is a significant financial loss due to tobacco use, the cost to a user’s health is the most critical cost of using tobacco products. Users may develop increased blood pressure and heart rate, stoke, periodontal disease, chronic lung disease, various cancers, adverse pregnancy outcomes…

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Thanksgiving Safety Tips from the U.S. Fire Administration

Posted  November 15, 2013

As with many holidays, fire incidents increase on Thanksgiving Day. Underwriters’ Laboratory (UL), considers turkey fryers to be dangerous and present numerous hazards to consumers. Last year, nearly 4,300 fires occurred on Thanksgiving Day, causing 15 deaths and property damage in excess of $27 million. Thanksgiving Day has more than double the number of residential…

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