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Local chaplain helps ANG recruiting efforts

Back in August of 2014, the 163d Reconnaissance Wing Chaplain Major David Sarmiento had the opportunity to be featured in a new Air National Guard (ANG) Chaplain Corps recruitment infomercial, the first of its kind in many years. In addition to the commercial, many still photos were taken of Sarmiento and four others to create…

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Pentagon salutes Dr. King’s life, legacy

DoD photo by Casper Manlangit Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work makes remarks during a Martin Luther King Jr. observance at the Pentagon, Jan. 15, 2015. WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Department members gathered Jan. 15 at the Pentagon’s annual observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, ahead of the federal holiday. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob…

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SecAF, CSAF discuss future of the Air Force

Senior leadership addressed the key issues, priorities, initiatives and challenges facing the Air Force during the State of the Air Force press briefing, Jan. 15 at the Pentagon.

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Honor Guard presents colors at 101st Rose Bowl game

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Members of March Air Reserve Base’s Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard present the colors as a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber flies overhead at the 101st Rose Bowl game in Pasadena, Jan. 1, 2015. The event marked the first time airmen from March ARB participated in the…

George A. Smith Commentary

Culture shock: Returning to America after 26 years

George A. Smith German autobahn drivers get to drive as fast as they want. In Southern California, it’s good they can’t. When I first came to Southern California after living 26 years in Germany, I heard questions from tanned guys in shorts that went something like, “Dude how does it feel to leave a land…


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AF Portal goes mobile, gets face-lift

Posted  November 27, 2013

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. (AFNS) — Expected to launch by the end of 2013, the Global Combat Support System-Air Force, or GCSS-AF, is rolling out a revamped portal, which simplifies navigation, improves performance on low bandwidth connections and works from mobile devices. “The old system had become cluttered, difficult to navigate and was in…

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Events

American Indian Heritage Month 2013 winds down

Posted  November 27, 2013

In honor of National American Indian Heritage Month, here are the facts of the day from the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute website at https://www.deomi.org: Day 27: Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is the oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of…

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News Briefs November 27, 2013

Posted  November 27, 2013

COMBINED UTA SET FOR JAN. 2014 Due to budget issues, all members assigned to the 452 AMW will report for a combined UTA, Jan. 25-26, 2014. Please see your squadron commander or first sergeant if you have any questions or concerns. ACCESS SELF-HELP WEBSITES WITHOUT COMMON ACCESS CARD By direction of the Under Secretary of…

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Snapshots – What We Do

Posted  November 27, 2013

  Team March members race to items they want to buy at a recent Non-appropriated Funds sale on base. The 452nd Force Support Squadron holds NAF sales as needed to support NAF employees and the programs available through the Morale, Welfare and Recreation department. At this particular sale, available items were from a building used…

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Muncy to assume command of 452 Air Mobility Wing

Posted  November 22, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Linda Welz Col. Russel Muncy, answers e-mails from his new office in the Hap Arnold House at March Air Reserve Base, Calif. Although Muncy officially became the commander on Nov. 3, 2013, his assumption of command ceremony will be tomorrow. Col. Russell Muncy will assume command of the 452nd Air…

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Three little words: Overworked and underpaid

Posted  November 22, 2013

Have you ever heard anyone say they are overworked and underpaid? Do you sometimes feel that way? I do, but then I always fall back on, “Thank God I have a job!” In this day and age, many of us are feeling like we just don’t have enough time or help to get everything done…

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U.S. Navy photo/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo R. Guzman
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Riverside Sailor aids in Philippines

Posted  November 22, 2013

U.S. Navy photo/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo R. Guzman Naval Aircrewman 2nd Class Justin Peach prepares to drop supplies at Tacloban Air Base from an MH-60S Seahawk during Operation Damayan, Nov. 14, 2013. PHILIPPINE SEA – Naval Aircrewman 2nd Class Justin Peach, from Riverside, Calif., has dreamt of being the one to rappel down…

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The Rap on Car Wrap Scams

Posted  November 22, 2013

As the holiday season approaches, no doubt you may be looking for ways to secure some extra spending money to buy that special someone the perfect gift. As luck would have it, you just received an innocuous looking e-mail asking if you want to make an extra buck just by driving around with some company…

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Partnership means faster airport screening for service members

Posted  November 22, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Defense Department and Transportation Security Administration officials today announced a partnership to expand “TSA Precheck” expedited screening benefits to all U.S. armed forces service members, including those serving in the Coast Guard, Reserves and National Guard, during their official or leisure travel. As a result of the agreement, these individuals will be…

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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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