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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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DOD salutes children during military child month

Posted  April 11, 2014

The Defense Department believes military children serve their country alongside their service member parents, DOD’s director of the office of family policy/children and youth said. When military children serve, they do so by making sacrifices when parents are deployed, through frequent moves, starting new schools and making new friends on a continuing basis, Barbara Thompson…

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“Live our values, step up to stop sexual assault”

Posted  April 11, 2014

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and sexual assault is a crime that is not compatible with your military service. Each April, the Department of Defense (DOD) and other organizations across the nation observe SAAM. This annual event provides the opportunity to highlight the efforts that the DOD and Military Services are taking to combat…

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Looking sharp!

Posted  April 11, 2014

Chief Information Systems Technician Christian Joson, left, and Utilitiesman 1st Class John Anderson conduct a seasonal military uniform inspection of service members assigned to Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Corona Division April 3. This inspection, in which 14 members from three service branches participated, emphasizes the increase in uniformed military members present at the warfare…

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Air Force launches new program to capture innovative ideas

Posted  April 11, 2014

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force officials announced the creation of a new program April 4, designed to harness Airmen’s innovation. Airmen Powered by Innovation, or API, will replace three existing Air Force “good idea” programs – the Innovative Development through Employee Awareness, Productivity Enhancing Capital Investment, and Best Practices programs – and expand the role of…

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News Briefs April 11, 2014

Posted  April 11, 2014

MOTHERS DAY BRUNCH AT HAP ARNOLD CLUB A Mother’s Day brunch will be held at the Hap Arnold Club on Sunday, May 11. There will be two seating times, the first at 11 a.m. and another at 1 p.m. The cost for club members is $25, non-members will be $27. For more information call the…

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General Selva impressed with Total Force Integration at March

Posted  April 4, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo/Linda Welz General Paul Selva, commander, Air Mobility Command, presents Tech. Sgt. Rebecca Ghesquiere, 912th Air Refueling Squadron, with his coin, congratulating her for being named the 2013 AMC Maintainance Support Airman of the Year, as her commander, Lt. Col. Scott Minton, looks on. Silva surprised Ghesquiere with the impromptu presentation during…

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Additional FY14 civilian workforce shaping now parallel with military programs

Posted  April 4, 2014

Air Force officials announced additional civilian workforce shaping initiatives March 26 in compliance with mandatory funding targets and continuing civilian workforce rebalance to meet skill demands for fiscal 2014 and beyond. The programs will run in parallel with military programs, said Lt. Gen. Sam Cox, the Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel…

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DEOMI releases 2014 Sexual Assault Awareness Month poster

Posted  April 4, 2014

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, observed each year during the month of April, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) and the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO), announce original artwork available for download from the DEOMI public website, www.deomi.org and from the…

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UPCOMING TICKETS AND TOURS EVENTS

Posted  April 4, 2014

Some restrictions apply. Times are approximate. APRIL Date: April 5 Event: L.A. Garment District Shopping Trip Cost: $18 per person Depart: 9 a.m. Return: 7 p.m. Description / Restrictions: Tour the fashion district and find great bargains as you shop for this year’s Easter outfit! Ages 10 and up Deadline for sign up: March 28…

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Diet face-off: How 7 nutrition trends stack up

Posted  April 4, 2014

The fight against fat has morphed into a battle of diets with disciples ardently promoting or defending their choices. The experts may never agree on the “perfect” diet for weight maintenance, proper nutrition and optimal health, although some menus are better than others. But the diet-savvy do agree on this: Find something that works for…

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