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452nd Maintenance Group hosts Assumption of Command ceremony

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joseph Dangidang From left: Col. Russell A. Muncy (left), commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, Chief Master Sgt. Daniel G. Willers (center), command chief, 452nd Maintenance Group, and Col. Kenneth N. Rose, incoming commander, 452 MXG, stand at attention prior to the formal passing of the MXG’s guidon to Rose at…

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The road to fitness: One Airman’s drive to get fit, inspire others

A photojournalist assigned to the 628th Air Base Wing public affairs office here has lost more than 60 pounds since he began his fitness journey a little more than a year ago.

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March communications engineer celebrates his roots

Randy Staley is a communications engineer at the AFN Broadcast Center on March Air Reserve Base. He can carry a tune. He’s not a singer, but a craftsman who uses wood and animal skins to create flutes and drums.

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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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CAL FIRE warns of home heating dangers during winter storms

Posted  December 12, 2014

As a major winter storm prepares to hit California, CAL FIRE is reminding residents to take steps to heat their homes safely. While the cooler weather and rain is a welcomed event during a time of severe drought in California, it also means that many will need to turn on home heating sources to keep…

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Gen. Hyten: Future of AF is air, space, cyberspace integration

Posted  December 12, 2014

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The commander of Air Force Space Command talked about the fundamental relationship between space operations and everyday life – not only for the military, but for the American people – during a breakfast at the Capitol Hill Club, Dec. 5. Gen. John E. Hyten, the AFSPC commander, explained the complexities of global…

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Prepare for water-wise winter: Tips and ideas

Posted  December 12, 2014

When the rain starts, conserving water may be the last thing that comes to mind. Yet given California’s Mediterranean climate, water conservation should be a daily, year-round habit for all of us. Save Our Water, a statewide public education program, offers these tips and ideas on how to conserve water this fall and winter: Change…

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Air Force looks at innovative acquisition processes

Posted  December 12, 2014

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — With new technologies rapidly coming to the forefront of the global stage, remaining the world’s greatest air force comes at an escalating cost, making responsible spending and cost-cutting initiatives high priorities for Air Force leadership. The Air Force Office of Acquisitions is partnering with industry to realize some of these initiatives and…

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Retired nurse flying high at March Aero Club

Posted  December 12, 2014

Joan Cooper is a retired nurse but not a typical one.

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News Briefs December 12, 2014

Posted  December 12, 2014

Riverside mayor visits March (U.S. Air Force photo/Linda Welz) 1st Lt. Brian McBrearty, 729th Airlift Squadron, explains the capabilities of the C-17 Globemaster III to Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, during the mayor’s visit to the squadron. Bailey, a Military Academy graduate and former Army helicopter pilot, also got some hands-on…

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Salutes & Awards

Fourth Air Force announces 2014 Raincross winners

Posted  December 5, 2014

(U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Perry Covington) Col. Mark S. Larson (center), commander, 931st Air Refueling Group, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., accepts the Raincross Trophy at the annual Raincross Awards Dinner in Riverside, Nov. 19. The 931st Air Refueling Group was awarded the trophy as the top unit in 4th Air Force. This marked the…

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Tool to safeguard PII rolls out AF-wide

Posted  December 5, 2014

The Digital Signature Enforcement Tool debuted for Air Force-wide integration today, providing Microsoft Outlook email users with an interactive, automated virtual assistant to help ensure the security of personally identifiable information. “I can’t overstate the operational importance of preventing PII breaches,” said Maj. Gen. B. Edwin Wilson, the commander of 24th Air Force and Air…

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Health & Safety

DOD launches the 2014 Health Related Behaviors Survey for Reserve Component

Posted  December 5, 2014

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The Department of Defense has launched the third iteration of the DOD Health Related Behaviors Survey for the Reserve Component. The purpose of the confidential survey is to gather lifestyle and health related data from randomly selected Reservists and National guardsmen in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam. This is…

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RNC announces holiday wreath laying, gravesite decorating schedule

Posted  December 5, 2014

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Riverside National Cemetery (RNC) will once again be the site for Wreaths Across America, a campaign begun in 2006 that invites people across the country to decorate the gravesites of Veterans interred in the 131 national cemeteries, with holiday wreaths created by the Worcester Wreath Company of Maine. Cadets of the Civil…

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