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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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One Sailor’s blog from the 86th Academy Awards Red Carpet

Posted  March 14, 2014

Man, what a blur. Ten hours down on the red carpet, dodging rain and crammed with more than 200 photographers and broadcasters into what seemed like a skinny can of potato chips. I have never felt more like a sardine in all my life.

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Women’s History Month: Historical facts

Posted  March 14, 2014

National Women’s History Month can trace its roots back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women’s Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn’t until 1981 that Congress established National Women’s History Week to be commemorated the second week of March. In…

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Yellow Ribbon Program resources help family through deployment, tragedy

Posted  March 7, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jacquelyn Estrada Michelle Lutz rests her head on the shoulder of her husband, Chief Master Sgt. Rich Lutz, during a post-deployment breakout session at an Air Force Reserve aFeb. 23, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. The Lutzes are working through the tragedy of losing Michelle’s younger brother to suicide the same…

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Fitness training anyone can afford

Posted  March 7, 2014

It is fairly common for a mountain of excuses to stand between people and their fitness goals. Among the most common excuses for postponing exercise are the lack of time, lack of money or both. If you are one of the many people thinking that fitness is just out of reach because you don’t have…

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Airmen, Marines enhance mission capabilities through joint training

Posted  March 7, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo/Sean Dath Marines and Airmen assigned to March Air Reserve Base, Calif., provide Aerial Port Operations training at March on Feb 27, 2014, to Marine Logisticians assigned to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Marines attached to the Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group (ADACG) and Airmen from the 452nd Aerial Port…

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DEOMI releases 2014 Women’s History Month poster

Posted  March 7, 2014

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – In observance of National Women’s History Month, celebrated each year during the month of March, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) proudly announces the availability of original artwork available for download from DEOMI’s public website at www.deomi.org. National Women’s History Month is an opportunity to honor and celebrate…

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News Briefs March 7, 2014

Posted  March 7, 2014

UTA WING COMMANDER’S CALL The 452nd Air Mobility Wing will hold a Commander’s Call on Sunday, March 9 and Sunday, March 23 at 2 p.m. in Bldg. 452. Attendance is strongly recommended. MARCH MAIN GATE CLOSED! The March ARB Main Gate (Cactus Gate) is closed through Friday, March 21, 2014, due to the Moreno Valley…

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DJs in Riverside Now Broadcasting to Military in Afghanistan

Posted  February 28, 2014

Photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist John Harrington. American Forces Network Broadcast Center Radio Production Specialist Grant Peters hosts a live radio show for Freedom Radio, broadcast throughout Afghanistan, from his studio at March Air Reserve Base. Peters, along with other AFN DJs, produce two live shows every day of the week for the…

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Simple tips Airmen should ‘take to heart’

Posted  February 28, 2014

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — February is designated American Heart Month with the mission to increase awareness about heart health, a growing problem within the Air Force, according to a cardiology consultant to the Air Force surgeon general. Lt. Col. Samuel O. Jones said that in the medical community, heart issues are no…

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Mentoring: from a first sergeant perspective

Posted  February 28, 2014

Courtesy Photo Senior Master Sgt. William A. Ray, 50th Aerial Port Squadron first sergeant and Capt. Ernest Wong, 50th Aerial Port Squadron operations officer, conduct a feedback session with each other, demonstrating that mentoring can and should be done across all levels of leadership within the Reserve. I was recently asked about my thoughts on…

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