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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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Veterans

SGLI premium adjustment effective July 1, 2014

Posted  May 1, 2014

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance program will adjust its monthly premium rate from 6.5 cents per $1,000 back to the 2006 rate of seven cents per $1,000 of insurance, a modest increase to ensure the SGLI program remains in a strong financial position. The Department of Veterans Affairs continues to place the…

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New command chief brings leadership, passion, experience to wing enlisted corps

Posted  April 25, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Stephen J. Collier Chief Master Sgt. Timothy White, Jr., 452nd Air Mobility Wing command chief. TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – He’s always been a maintainer, through and through. From C-5s and C-141s to C-17s and KC-10s, Chief Master Sgt. Timothy White, Jr., has made his home away from home…

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8,800 Reservists to get Hepatitis B vaccinations

Posted  April 25, 2014

Approximately 8,800 Air Force Reservists will get Hepatitis B vaccinations due to a recent change in Department of Defense immunization rules. The Defense Department is now requiring all servicemembers be immunized against the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), which causes a potentially fatal liver disease.   According to the Air Force Reserve Command Surgeon General’s office, reservists born prior to 1990 are in the…

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Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) certification

Posted  April 25, 2014

Every Airman will be required to provide their servicing finance office with documentation for all dependents as part of Air Force Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR). To meet the requirements, we are directed to accomplish a one-time effort to ensure we have a certified Air Force Form 594 (AF 594) on file for every…

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Health & Safety

Culture change is key to sexual assault prevention

Posted  April 25, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III makes opening remarks at the 3-Star Summit April 14, 2014, at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Welsh spoke about the importance of creating environments that promote dignity and respect and how they relate to sexual assault prevention and response….

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March ARB: Base loses longtime barber

Posted  April 25, 2014

This photo was reprinted from the April 21 edition of the Press Enterprise with permission from the author Ricardo Alvarez in February 2014 at Big Bear Lake. Maj. Gen. Mark Kyle has seen a lot of Air Force and Air Reserve bases. Like most military personnel, he lives the transient existence of shifting posts every…

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DEOMI releases 2014 Holocaust National Days of Remembrance poster

Posted  April 25, 2014

Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – In observance of the Holocaust Days of Remembrance, observed each year during the week of Remembrance that runs from the Sunday before Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) through the following Sunday, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), proudly announces original artwork available for…

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UPCOMING TICKETS AND TOURS EVENTS

Posted  April 25, 2014

Some restrictions apply. Times are approximate. MAY Date: May 3 Event: L.A. City Tour and Cinco de Mayo Celebration Cost: $18 per person Depart: 8 a.m. Return: 10 p.m. Description / Restrictions: Visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Mann’s Chinese Theater, Farmers Market, China Town and celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Olivera Street. Tour includes…

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News Briefs April 25, 2014

Posted  April 25, 2014

Flight 30 Founder’s Day celebration (Photo courtesy of William Heitmeier) (L-R) 30th Flight Captain Col. (Ret.) Dan Oplinger, Weskamp, Szaaz, Bowen and former 30th Flight Captain Col. (Ret.) John Kerr at the Founder’s Day celebration, March 26. Hap Arnold, 30th Flight, Order of Daedalians, March ARB, celebrated the Order of Daedalians’ 80th birthday on March…

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Jones assumes command of 304th SBDE

Posted  April 18, 2014

U.S. Army photo/Staff Sgt. Jennifer McLaughlin Col. Robin Jones, incoming 304th Sustainment Brigade commander, accepts the unit colors from Brig. Gen. Scottie Carpenter, 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command commanding general, during his change of command ceremony at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Calif., April 6. RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Col. Robin Jones assumed command of the…

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