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Massage therapy relaxes members during UTA

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Noelle Reyes Massage therapy students from The American College of Healthcare (ACH), Riverside, give complimentary massages to Team March members during a June 2015 Unit Training Assembly. As part of the Healthy Base Initiative, the 452nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron’s mental health department organized the event and invited the ACH to…

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Civil Air Patrol’s California Wing encampment

As the summer season kicks into high gear, the Civil Air Patrol’s California Wing celebrated its annual Cadet Encampment, and the 40th Anniversary of the Cadet Training Group, at Camp San Luis Obispo, California, July 1st through July 8th. This year’s encampment commander is Lt. Col. Peggy Myrick, with C/Lt. Col. Rhett Spongberg as the…

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nadine Y. Barclay Health & Safety

Mental health resources available for those in need

The clinic buildings themselves aren’t scary, but add the words ‘mental health,’ and most people will avoid them like they contain tigers on the loose.

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163rd Attack Wing stands up at March Field

U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Michael Quiboloy Col. Dana Hessheimer, commander, 163rd Attack Wing, California Air National Guard, March Air Reserve Base, receives the new wing guidon during an official re-designation ceremony on base Saturday, July 11, 2015. The former 163rd Reconnaissance Wing received the official orders to re-designate its name on July 1,…

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Airman shares Honor Flight with grandfather

Courtesy photo Capt. Malia Hoffmann and her grandfather, Oscar Hoffmann, a WWII veteran, prepare to depart for Washington, D.C. on an Honor Flight. The Hoffmanns traveled with approximately 84 other veterans and their dependents to visit the war memorials while bonding with each other. The Honor Flight, a great way to honor veterans for the…


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Health & Safety

Beating boredom and creating strength through CrossFit

Posted  May 2, 2014

Most jobs in the Air Force involve many types of movements, sitting, lifting, climbing, pulling and moving equipment. While our physical fitness testing is in the back of our minds, we can’t depend on our daily movements to be enough to keep us fit and using running, push-ups and sit ups to prepare us can…

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452 AMDS Clinic hours of operation

Posted  May 2, 2014

A & B UTA (Saturday only) Front door opens at 8 a.m. Medical records window will be open from 8 – 11:30 a.m.   8-10 a.m. Fit-to-Fight (F2F) Profiles ONLY: Bring F2F Questionnaire signed by UHM, report to the Medical Group Bldg. 458   8-11:30 a.m. Physical Exams (PHA) Scheduled Appointments : Report to the…

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News Briefs May 2, 2014

Posted  May 2, 2014

FAMILY TRADITION Master Sergeant Craig R. Appelt of the 452 Maintenance group and his son Kendall stand together following Kendall’s graduation from U.S. Coast Guard boot camp. Kendall becomes the fifth generation of his family to enter into military service, a heritage that began in 1917 and continued through World War I, World War II,…

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SGLI premium adjustment effective July 1, 2014

Posted  May 1, 2014

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance program will adjust its monthly premium rate from 6.5 cents per $1,000 back to the 2006 rate of seven cents per $1,000 of insurance, a modest increase to ensure the SGLI program remains in a strong financial position. The Department of Veterans Affairs continues to place the…

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New command chief brings leadership, passion, experience to wing enlisted corps

Posted  April 25, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Stephen J. Collier Chief Master Sgt. Timothy White, Jr., 452nd Air Mobility Wing command chief. TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – He’s always been a maintainer, through and through. From C-5s and C-141s to C-17s and KC-10s, Chief Master Sgt. Timothy White, Jr., has made his home away from home…

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8,800 Reservists to get Hepatitis B vaccinations

Posted  April 25, 2014

Approximately 8,800 Air Force Reservists will get Hepatitis B vaccinations due to a recent change in Department of Defense immunization rules. The Defense Department is now requiring all servicemembers be immunized against the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), which causes a potentially fatal liver disease.   According to the Air Force Reserve Command Surgeon General’s office, reservists born prior to 1990 are in the…

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Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) certification

Posted  April 25, 2014

Every Airman will be required to provide their servicing finance office with documentation for all dependents as part of Air Force Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR). To meet the requirements, we are directed to accomplish a one-time effort to ensure we have a certified Air Force Form 594 (AF 594) on file for every…

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Culture change is key to sexual assault prevention

Posted  April 25, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III makes opening remarks at the 3-Star Summit April 14, 2014, at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Welsh spoke about the importance of creating environments that promote dignity and respect and how they relate to sexual assault prevention and response….

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March ARB: Base loses longtime barber

Posted  April 25, 2014

This photo was reprinted from the April 21 edition of the Press Enterprise with permission from the author Ricardo Alvarez in February 2014 at Big Bear Lake. Maj. Gen. Mark Kyle has seen a lot of Air Force and Air Reserve bases. Like most military personnel, he lives the transient existence of shifting posts every…

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DEOMI releases 2014 Holocaust National Days of Remembrance poster

Posted  April 25, 2014

Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – In observance of the Holocaust Days of Remembrance, observed each year during the week of Remembrance that runs from the Sunday before Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) through the following Sunday, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), proudly announces original artwork available for…

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