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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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452 AMW commander sheds eagles for stars

Posted  April 20, 2012

Brig. Gen. Karl McGregor, 452d Air Mobility Wing commander, March Air Reserve Base, was joined by friends, family, community and military leaders, Team March members and a couple of birds performing an unplanned flyover for an official pinning on ceremony. The event, held in the KC-135…

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Candid Comments | Month of the Military Child

Posted  April 27, 2012

Vic Flores Job: Explosives Safety Manager Unit: 452 AMW Hometown: Moreno Valley, CA Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, hiking, barbequing “I believe the best way to support military children is to keep them involved. Better yet, have your children search out and invite others whose parents are deployed to join your family events. Even if it’s dinner…

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452 Force Support Activities | April 27, 2012

Posted  April 27, 2012

Tours LA City Tour and Cinco de Mayo  May 5: Take a tour around Los Angeles for only $15 per person. Visit Olivera St. and enjoy the Cinco de Mayo festivities with stops at Farmers Market, Walk of Fame, China Town and a drive-through of Beverly Hills. Depart 9 a.m. and return approximately 8 p.m. Minimum…

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News Briefs | April 27, 2012

Posted  April 27, 2012

Case Lot sale at the March commissary The March Commissary will have a case lot sale, May 2 to 6, during normal operating hours, in the commissary parking lot. Over 150 items representing numerous categories will be available. For more information, contact Phil Ruiz at 951-653-2206 ext. 105, or email at phil.ruiz@deca.mil. Reservists not part…

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DFAS warns service members of scam emails

Posted  April 27, 2012

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFRNS) — Defense Finance and Accounting Service official recently released a statement warning of email scams targeting military members, military retirees and civilian employees. According to the statement, the most recent email scam indicates that individuals who are receiving disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs may be able…

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AF officials plan for downtime to upgrade MilPDS

Posted  April 27, 2012

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force Personnel Operations Agency is upgrading and transferring the Military Personnel Data System to the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Defense Enterprise Computing Center later this year. During the scheduled 23-day upgrade project, MilPDS will not be available. Upgrades to MilPDS have not been accomplished because the system was…

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New common access cards coming

Posted  April 27, 2012

Common Access Cards are getting an overhaul and if you don’t take care of yours by Oct. 1, you could get locked out of military networks. The overhaul is part of a Defense Department-wide effort to better secure your cards with advanced encryption codes, along with the removal of social security numbers to help protect…

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Through my eyes: Surviving sexual assault

Posted  April 27, 2012

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (AFNS) — “That night, my whole world turned upside down,” said Airman Samantha Smith, a sexual assault survivor in the Air Force. On the night Smith was recalling, she became a victim of sexual assault and took her first of many steps down the road to recovery. That night, Smith…

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March gearing up for the Operational Readiness Inspection

Posted  April 27, 2012

The 452 AMW will be participating in the upcoming Operational Readiness Exercise and Operational Readiness Inspection, throughout the summer and into calendar year 2013. Over this period, the Emergency Management Office will provide a series of articles containing information to facilitate our Airmen’s ability to build and maintain readiness. Week 1 Preparation It starts with…

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Maj. Gen. Steven J. Lepper, Deputy Judge Advocate General, HQ USAF, accompanied by Col. Jeffrey P. Wilcox, Staff Judge Advocate, HQ AFRC/JA and Chief Master Sgt. Steven L Wallace, Senior paralegal manager to the Judge Advocate General, HQ USAF, prepare to take-off on a helicopter flight piloted by Air Interdiction Agent, Derrick Block, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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Deputy Judge Advocate inspects March legal

Posted  April 27, 2012

Air Force Deputy Judge Advocate General, Maj. Gen. Steven Lepper and a cadre of senior officers and enlisted legal officials to include Chief Master Sgt. Steven Wallace, Senior Paralegal Manager to the Judge Advocate General, visited March Air Reserve Base, Calif., April 23 and 24. The Air Force’s top legal staff were here to conduct…

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