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March C-17 delivers HH-60 helicopter for Korean Air Lines depot maintenance

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — A 943rd Rescue Group HH-60 returned to Davis-Monthan AFB Jan. 28 after a year at the Korean Air Lines Joint Depot Level Maintenance facility for its 78-month major overhaul. This is the first time that the Air Force Reserve Command has sent one of its helicopters to Korea instead…

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Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American memories

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role they have played in U.S. history. The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. Few…

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New March Airman sworn in by SMC commander

LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE – EL SEGUNDO, Calif.  — On a sunny January afternoon, Jennie Ines was standing outside the Gordon Conference Center, waiting patiently for someone to exit. Specifically, she was waiting for Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center and Air Force program executive officer for space,…

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March medics run joint-agency medical training

Each January, the collective Team March medical technicians come together for a week-long Emergency Medical Technician refresher training class, which includes familiarization with an ambulance that is active in the 911 system. “Each year we use AMR (American Medical Response ambulance) and they have been good partners in this, ensuring we have access to the…

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First sergeant opportunities available now

Have you ever had in an interest in being a first sergeant? Now is your opportunity! There are seven vacancies across the 452nd Air Mobility Wing. Being a first sergeant is a unique opportunity to serve and make an impact in people’s lives. “Our mission is the welfare of the people. When you take care…


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March supports Joint Operations Access Exercise

Posted  August 7, 2015

The 452nd Air Mobility Wing’s support for JOAX 2015 (DRAGON SPEAR), a Joint Operations Access Exercise for airfield interdiction, began August 3 and concludes today. As a hub for JOAX 2015 operations, March provided sites for Army troops to live and operate during the week-long exercise, which allowed Army personnel to conduct the emergency deployment…

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AF Surgeon General message to the Air Force Medical Service

Posted  August 7, 2015

I am deeply honored to serve the Airmen and families of the world’s best Air Force as the 22nd Air Force Surgeon General. I could not be more proud of the outstanding medical professionals with whom I serve–officers, enlisted and civilian Airmen–and those who laid the foundation for today’s Air Force Medicine. Our Air Force faces…

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Purple Heart Day, to celebrate the courage and sacrifice of combat-wounded Veterans

Posted  August 7, 2015

Most people have never heard of Purple Heart Day, which takes place annually on August 7th to commemorate the medals origins and the more than 1.7 million combat-wounded Purple Heart recipients.    In 1782, George Washington, then the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, created the Badge of Military Merit, today known as the Purple Heart…

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Happy 225th birthday U.S. Coast Guard!

Posted  August 7, 2015

(The following is the official U.S. Coast Guard birthday message on the occasion of the 225th anniversary of the service. The following post on the Coast Guard Compass blog was issued in lieu of the traditional ALCOAST message from the USCG commandant. August 4, 2015) From the first lifesaving stations on the shores of Massachusetts…

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Comprehensive Airman Fitness has on-the-go app

Posted  August 7, 2015

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. (AFNS) – —  The Wingman Toolkit, an outreach and communication tool designed to ensure Airmen have quick and easy access to the latest Comprehensive Airman Fitness programs and resources, now has a mobile app available to download. The app provides resources to improve mental, physical, social and spiritual fitness, all…

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