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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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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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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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Eight healthy eating goals to maintain health

Posted  December 5, 2014

Small changes can make a big difference to your health. Try incorporating at least six of the eight goals below into your diet. Commit to incorporating one new healthy eating goal each week over the next six weeks. You can track your progress through PALA+. Make half your plate fruits and vegetables: Choose red, orange,…

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Tips to heat your home affordably this winter

Posted  December 5, 2014

Climate control accounts for almost half the energy use in a typical U.S. home and is also the largest energy expense for most people -- but it doesn’t have to be.

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Distinguished Marksman among the 452d AMW

Posted  December 5, 2014

I may never be a distinguished marksman, but fortunately for me the 452nd Air Mobility Wing here at March Air Reserve Base, California has one Airman with such a prestigious title.

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VA expands eligibility for veterans health care

Posted  December 5, 2014

Washington, DC – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), under authority from the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (“VACAA”), today announced expanded eligibility for Veterans in need of mental health care due to sexual assault or sexual harassment that occurred during their military service. This trauma is commonly known as military sexual…

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Safeguarding your digital footprint

Posted  December 5, 2014

Social media is a great resource for Airmen and their families to share information and stay connected to relatives at home and abroad.

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News Briefs December 5, 2014

Posted  December 5, 2014

NAF sale at March ARB (U.S. Air Force photo/Megan Crusher) The 452nd Forces Support Squadron sponsored a non-appropriated fund sale at March ARB, Nov. 19-21. The sale was open to all team March members and raised approximately $9,000 to be put towards the base lodging fund. Some of the items for sale were mini-fridges, sofa…

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Knowing the facts: National American Indian Heritage Month

Posted  November 26, 2014

(Official U.S. Air Force photo) Maj. Gen. Clarence L. Tinker was the highest ranking officer of Native-American ancestry and the first general lost in action during World War II. November is National American Indian Heritage Month, honoring American Indians and Alaska Natives. For 2014, the Society of American Indian Government Employees has selected the theme…

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