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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…

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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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In honor of National American Indian Heritage Month

Posted  November 8, 2013

Here are the facts of the day from the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute website at https://www.deomi.org: Day 1: The month of November is designated by Congress and the president as a time to reflect on the rich traditions and accomplishments, as well as the suffering and injustices, that mark the history of American Indians…

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IRS warns of pervasive telephone scam

Posted  November 8, 2013

As we get ready for the exciting tax season, it is critical to remember that there are several unscrupulous individuals who will want to take advantage of you! The Internal Revenue Service, last week, warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country. According to the press release issued…

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March streets, parking lots to close temporarily for improvements

Posted  November 8, 2013

Contractors will soon be performing a slurry seal on many of the March streets and parking lots. Vehicles will have to be moved according to the schedule or they will be towed at the owner’s expense. Anyone who left their vehicle in a long-term parking status was required to leave a key with someone for…

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News Briefs November 8, 2013

Posted  November 8, 2013

BUNDLES FOR BABIES WORKSHOP The Airman & Family Readiness Center will host it next Bundles for Babies Workshop on Friday, Nov. 15, 2-4 p.m., in the Mission Support Group Conference room for all personnel expecting or with newborns. Pre-register by E-mailing Valerie.fioretta@us.af.mil. MARCH ARB NON-APPROPRIATED FUNDS SALE There will be a March Air Reserve Base NAF…

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CANDID COMMENTS

Posted  November 8, 2013

What does it mean to be a veteran? Chief Master Sgt. Matt Proietti Job: Air Force Public Affairs Agency Hometown: Penn Valley, Calif. Hobbies: Hiking, fishing—the outdoors in general “I’m honored to have just celebrated my 29th anniversary as an Airman. I have a special place in my heart for those who have served our country in uniform. Being…

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Med-evac mission highlights multiple command, unit success and value of TFI

Posted  November 1, 2013

courtesy photo/Lt. Col. Nathan Howard A KC-135 from March Air Reserve Base, Calif., stops briefly at Naval Air Station, North Island, Calif., to off-load infant patients to be delivered by ambulance to San Diego area hospitals. What is normally considered a routine medical evacuation mission turned priority when the young patients were carried aboard the…

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Leaders advise against merging Guard, Reserve

Posted  November 1, 2013

Courtesy photo Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson, the chief of the Air Force Reserve, testifies to the National Commission of the Structure of the Air Force October 24, 2013 in Arlington, Va. The National Commission of the Structure of the Air Force was established by Congress this year to comprehensively study the U.S. Air Force…

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Army Focuses on Wellness to prevent injuries, illnesses

Posted  November 1, 2013

The Army Medical Command aims to minimize illnesses and injuries and strengthen its force by shifting focus to prevention, Army Surgeon General Patricia Horoho said at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army in Washington D.C., on Oct. 21. “We are … focused on improving the readiness and resilience of our soldiers…

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March VITA Tax Center is spinning up for the next tax season!

Posted  November 1, 2013

courtesy photo Maj. Deric Prescott Theeraya Kline, discusses tax forms with her husband, Staff Sgt. Richard Kline, 912th Air Refueling Squadron, Oct. 29, 2013, at the March VITA Tax Center. Both are volunteers at the March location. Air Force Reserve Command’s only Base Tax Center is looking for a few good men and women who…

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Hagel: New Protections Needed for Unclassified Data

Posted  November 1, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently directed that DOD organizations take additional steps to ensure unclassified controlled technical information is protected from cyber intrusions. “Stolen data provides potential adversaries extraordinary insight into the United States’ defense and industrial capabilities and allows them to save time and expense in developing similar capabilities,” Hagel said in…

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