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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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AF tests first all-electric vehicle fleet in California

(U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Corrice) Airmen from Los Angeles Air Force Base learn how to use charging equipment for the base’s new electric vehicle fleet during a training demo Oct. 31, 2014, in El Segundo, Calif. When not in use, the vehicle’s batteries can switch charging direction and feed their energy back to the base’s…

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Great American Smokeout: Nov. 20

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. They may use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. The Great American Smokeout event challenges people to stop using tobacco and…

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March airmen repair base water drainage channel

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Senior Master Sgt. Robert Montgomery, heavy equipment superintendent, 163rd Civil Engineering Squadron, California Air National Guard, March Air Reserve Base guides an excavator moving large stones during construction on the Heacock Channel on Sept. 11, 2014. Reservists and guardsmen from March participated in a joint-construction project to…


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Air Force Reserve Teen Leadership Council 2014 accepting applications

Posted  November 8, 2013

Applications for the Air Force Reserve Teen Leadership Council are being accepted until Nov. 22, 2013, and must include one letter of recommendation. Those interested may request an application from Ms. Penny Dale, youth specialist at 4-H/AF Partnership, Air Force Personnel Center by e-mailing her at penny.dale@us.af.mil. The Air Force Reserve Teen Leadership Council is…

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Combined Federal Campaign in full swing at March

Posted  November 8, 2013

March’s 2013 Combined Federal Campaign is in full swing from now through December 15, 2013. We are going to have a fast and furious campaign this year. The impacts of sequestration and the government shutdown forced us to cancel our Kickoff Charity Fair and delay the CFC entirely. Now that we have returned to some…

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In honor of National American Indian Heritage Month

Posted  November 8, 2013

Here are the facts of the day from the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute website at https://www.deomi.org: Day 1: The month of November is designated by Congress and the president as a time to reflect on the rich traditions and accomplishments, as well as the suffering and injustices, that mark the history of American Indians…

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IRS warns of pervasive telephone scam

Posted  November 8, 2013

As we get ready for the exciting tax season, it is critical to remember that there are several unscrupulous individuals who will want to take advantage of you! The Internal Revenue Service, last week, warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country. According to the press release issued…

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March streets, parking lots to close temporarily for improvements

Posted  November 8, 2013

Contractors will soon be performing a slurry seal on many of the March streets and parking lots. Vehicles will have to be moved according to the schedule or they will be towed at the owner’s expense. Anyone who left their vehicle in a long-term parking status was required to leave a key with someone for…

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News Briefs November 8, 2013

Posted  November 8, 2013

BUNDLES FOR BABIES WORKSHOP The Airman & Family Readiness Center will host it next Bundles for Babies Workshop on Friday, Nov. 15, 2-4 p.m., in the Mission Support Group Conference room for all personnel expecting or with newborns. Pre-register by E-mailing Valerie.fioretta@us.af.mil. MARCH ARB NON-APPROPRIATED FUNDS SALE There will be a March Air Reserve Base NAF…

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CANDID COMMENTS

Posted  November 8, 2013

What does it mean to be a veteran? Chief Master Sgt. Matt Proietti Job: Air Force Public Affairs Agency Hometown: Penn Valley, Calif. Hobbies: Hiking, fishing—the outdoors in general “I’m honored to have just celebrated my 29th anniversary as an Airman. I have a special place in my heart for those who have served our country in uniform. Being…

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Med-evac mission highlights multiple command, unit success and value of TFI

Posted  November 1, 2013

courtesy photo/Lt. Col. Nathan Howard A KC-135 from March Air Reserve Base, Calif., stops briefly at Naval Air Station, North Island, Calif., to off-load infant patients to be delivered by ambulance to San Diego area hospitals. What is normally considered a routine medical evacuation mission turned priority when the young patients were carried aboard the…

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Leaders advise against merging Guard, Reserve

Posted  November 1, 2013

Courtesy photo Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson, the chief of the Air Force Reserve, testifies to the National Commission of the Structure of the Air Force October 24, 2013 in Arlington, Va. The National Commission of the Structure of the Air Force was established by Congress this year to comprehensively study the U.S. Air Force…

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Army Focuses on Wellness to prevent injuries, illnesses

Posted  November 1, 2013

The Army Medical Command aims to minimize illnesses and injuries and strengthen its force by shifting focus to prevention, Army Surgeon General Patricia Horoho said at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army in Washington D.C., on Oct. 21. “We are … focused on improving the readiness and resilience of our soldiers…

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