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Master Sgt. Bode named AFRC’s 2014 Crew Chief of the Year

U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Perry Covington Master Sgt. James Bode, Air Reserve Technician and dedicated crew chief, 752nd Aerospace Maintenance Squadron, March Field, runs through some routine maintenance checks on his KC-135 Stratotanker. Because of his outstanding work, Bode was awarded the Air Force Reserve Command’s 2014 Chief Master Sgt. Thomas N. Barnes Award as…

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Learning from the Holocaust: Choosing to Act

Each year, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum leads the nation in commemorating Days of Remembrance, which was established by the U.S. Congress to memorialize the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust—as well as the millions of non-Jewish victims—of Nazi persecution.

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Sacrifices of the military child recognized during April

To highlight the year-round contributions, courage and patriotism of the military community’s youngest members, the Defense Department observes April as the Month of the Military Child, said a Pentagon official.

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Happy 67th birthday, U.S. Air Force Reserve!

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — For many Airmen, April 14 will be just another Tuesday. But to members of the Air Force Reserve, it will be a day to reflect on how each and every one contributes to the Air Force mission. On April 14, 1948, the Army Air Corps Reserve transferred to the…

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Retired Reservist finds inspiration through loss

U.S. Air Force photo/Megan Crusher Letters written by 8-year-old Murice and artwork created by his younger brother, Roger, shortly before their untimely deaths, serve as a reminder to their mother, Angela Alexander that “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” The…


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CMSAF life celebration

Posted  March 27, 2015

A celebration of life ceremony will be held at 2 p.m., March 28, 2015, at the Emerald Coast Convention Center in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, to honor the ninth Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James C. Binnicker. Binnicker died March 21 in Calhoun, Georgia. A memorial service and interment will be at Arlington…

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Memorial, funeral services scheduled for Chris Davis

Posted  March 27, 2015

Christopher Lee Davis, July 26, 1955 – March 12, 2015

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News Briefs March 27, 2015

Posted  March 27, 2015

WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERANS DAY The Inland Empire Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 47 and Allied Veteran Groups are hosting a motorcycle ride tomorrow, Saturday, March 28. Registration for the ride is from 7:30 – 9 a.m. and riders will depart from American Legion Post 79 at Fairmount Park, 2979 Dexter Ave., Riverside, Calif. 92501…

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Navy Reserve celebrates its centennial

Posted  March 20, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo/Megan Crusher The Navy Operational Support Center, Moreno Valley celebrated the Navy Reserve’s 100th birthday with a ceremony held at their facility, Mar. 14, 2015. Festivities began with the posting of the colors and playing of the National Anthem. 452nd Air Mobility Wing Commander, Russell A. Muncy, was in attendance along with…

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Civil Air Patrol awarded Congressional Gold Medal

Posted  March 20, 2015

California Air National Guard photo/ Staff Sgt. Gregory Solman Civil Air Patrol World War II service members receive replicas of the Congressional Gold Medal at a ceremony held in their honor at the March Field Air Museum in March 2015. The U.S Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to five…

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National Women’s History Month: Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives

Posted  March 20, 2015

(Part 3 in a 4-part series) Courtesy Photo Nancy Ruth Mace First female cadet to graduate from the Citadel The National Women’s History Project’s 2015 theme is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.” In this ongoing series, we highlight individual women who made a difference in the fabric or our nation’s history. This week we…

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Ricardo’s new barbers

Posted  March 20, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joe Dangidang Maria DeLuna (left) and Michelle Tovar Vazquez are the new barbers at Ricardo’s Barber Shop in the Hap Arnold Club. They have combined experience of 23 years and are happy to be here. We welcome them to Team March. You may have seen it. That iconic symbol, the…

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“Let go of the “fro”

Posted  March 20, 2015

When I was four years old, my mother would take me to my grandmother’s house every morning while she went to work. Now this was my mom’s mother, and she was one of those “no-nonsense, strong-willed, ’Homey don’t play that” type of woman. I’m talking about the kind of woman whose presence was so dominant…

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Understanding and caring for women veterans

Posted  March 20, 2015

The 163rd Reconnaissance Wing hosted the Caring for Women Veterans event, presented by the Inland Empire Veterans Mental Health Collaborative and held at the regional training site at March Air Reserve Base, Mar. 12

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AFR/ANG Teen leadership summits announced

Posted  March 20, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Air Force Services Activity has announced two teen summits for dependent children of current Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve members. Dependents 14-18 years have until May 15 to sign up for the AFR/ANG Classic Summit in Dahlonega, Georgia, July 12-15, or the Adventure Summit in Estes Park,…

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