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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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Hagel Thanks Fisher House for Death Gratuity Payments

Posted  October 18, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greatly appreciates the generosity of the Fisher House Foundation in making $100,000 death gratuity payments and providing other funds to the families of fallen service members, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said in a statement released today. The Fisher House Foundation offered to make the death gratuity payments…

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Facts of the Day October 18 – 24

Posted  October 18, 2013

October 18 – Disability discrimination occurs when an employer or other entity covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act treats a qualified individual with a disability who is an employee or applicant unfavorably because he or she has a disability. October 19 – The National Institute of Mental Health reported that each year, one in…

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News Briefs October 18, 2013

Posted  October 18, 2013

YELLOW RIBBON REGISTRATION OPEN The next Yellow Ribbon Program event is scheduled for Orlando, Fla., Dec. 20-22, 2013. Contact SMSgt. Josephine Carrillo at 951-655-2571 or josephine.carrillo@us.af.mil for more info. THANKSGIVING MEALS FOR MARCH WORKERS Moreno Valley VFW Post 8547 will provide Thanksgiving Day Meals to all 24-hour work agencies on base during Thanksgiving. In order…

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March Minutes

Posted  October 18, 2013

Following March ARB personnel in 130-character micro-messages

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Mission challenges, integration great mix for air refuelers

Posted  October 11, 2013

U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson Aircraft commander Maj. Steve Greenspan and Co-Pilot 1st Lt. Ron Lee discuss maintenance issues with Crew Chief Staff Sgt. Justin Duhart during an air refueling flight over the Pacific Ocean. Two members of the media were aboard this flight covering the air refueling operation and the personnel that…

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Who ya gonna call?

Posted  October 11, 2013

Courtesy Photo Senior Airman Mathieu Beaulieu, 912th Air Refueling Squadron (left) and Senior Airman Jose Mora, 452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron, prepare to set up a digital voice recorder during a September 2013 paranormal investigation at March Air Reserve Base, Calif. Beaulieu, an active duty mechanic, and Mora, a reserve medical administration technician, joined forces to…

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Fitness is more fun when it’s FREE!

Posted  October 11, 2013

Last week the fitness center was closed on base due to the government shutdown, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on a workout or spend money on a gym membership. Activities provided by services, and in surrounding areas of the base, can help you stay active while having fun. The best part…

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Celebrating community partners over time

Posted  October 11, 2013

(Inset) 1955 photo known as March Federal Union Opened in 1953 and originally named March Federal Credit Union and known as a “Plain Vanilla Credit Union.” The only services provided were share accounts and loans. This type of Credit Union was common for the time. The idea was to keep use of the institution simple….

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Hagel Announces Recall of Most Defense Department Civilians

Posted  October 11, 2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Oct.5, that he is recalling most of the Defense Department civilians who were placed on furlough as a result of the government shutdown which began Oct. 1.

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Healthy couples relationship – good communication is key to reducing conflict

Posted  October 11, 2013

Being in a healthy relationship has been shown to have a positive effect on a person’s physical and physiological wellbeing. The overall health of a relationship is directly related to how well couples are able to resolve conflict in a positive manner and avoid destructive patterns in communication. Good communication is a key for a…

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