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President Obama expresses gratitude to troops, civilians

President Barrack Obama expressed his gratitude to service members and Defense Department civilians for their service to their country during an event held at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Dec. 15.

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Safety, common sense help ensure happy holidays

I’ve always felt there are two important things to keep in mind during the holidays: Don’t let baby mistake the light-up nose on your Rudolph decoration for her “Baby’s 1st Christmas” pacifier, and go easy on the rum if you share the eggnog with your cat.

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March Key Spouse Program kicks off initial training

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Valerie Fioretta, key spouse facilitator and director of the Airman and Family Readiness Center, March Air Reserve Base, explains an exercise to participants during an initial key spouse training on Nov. 1, 2014. Nearly three dozen March spouses attended the key spouse training program, which is designed…

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Retired nurse flying high at March Aero Club

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

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Fourth Air Force announces 2014 Raincross winners

(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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Command Post: within the vault

Posted  August 30, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carrie M. Peasinger From left, Senior Airman Shanyn LoughRidge, Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Dobrowolsky and Senior Airman Arturo Icaza, 452nd command post controllers, multi-task, with the help of their Quick Reaction Checklist. The QRC is a valuable tool used for everyday occurrences such as heat stress index, inflight emergency and distinguished…

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Navy laboratory set to deliver new standards to U.S. Air Force

Posted  August 30, 2013

U.S. Navy photo/Greg Vojtko Lance Doddridge, electrical engineer and physicist at Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Corona Division, splices fiber optic cable as he works on Linearity Calibration Standard (LCS) 8513. The patent-pending device, which compares fiber optic power test meters against a known standard, was recently introduced to the U.S. Navy’s calibration facility at…

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Commander’s call highlights service awards and vision as wing of the future

Posted  August 30, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson Emilio Matos is the 452 AMW Budget Officer in Finance and a recipient of a 40-year service award. He began his federal career in the military as a Helicopter Maintenance Mechanic then became a Film Laboratory Technician for the Air Force Audio Visual Service at Norton AFB. His…

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Extension of benefits and ID card issuance to same-sex spouses

Posted  August 30, 2013

In light of the Supreme Court’s ruling that section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, the Department of Defense (DOD) will construe the words ‘’spouse’’ and ‘’marriage’’ to include same-sex spouses and marriages. Spousal and family benefits, including ID cards, will be made available to same-sex spouses. The Department of Defense…

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Intramural sports program thriving at March

Posted  August 30, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carrie M. Peasinger Maj. Tina Tsui, commander, 452nd Force Support Squadron, presents the 452nd Security Forces Squadron with the Intramural Softball championship trophy. The SFS beat the 452nd Air Mobility Wing team in the final game 16-4 and finished the season with 12 wins and 4 losses. Intramural sports programs…

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452nd Wing Commander Announces:

Posted  August 30, 2013

Col. Mahaney directs that all wing members on UTA status on Sep. 7 must share in the Wingman Day activities as either a participant or a spectator until activities end at 11:30 a.m. No one is authorized to remain in their work areas as this is a SECDEF-directed stand down. Personnel are authorized to sign…

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Sexual assault stand down

Posted  August 30, 2013

Throughout the month of August, March units participated in SECDEF-directed, sexual assault stand-down training. From feedback received, the training was a great success with members reporting that the sessions were informative and helped them understand how these issues can negatively affect the unit as a whole. These crimes directly impact our mission readiness as we…

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News Briefs August 30 2013

Posted  August 30, 2013

March Field Museum Searching for Hidden Treasures The March Field Air Museum staff is asking family members of war veterans to search their attics, garages and other storage areas for wartime memorabilia. The museum’s Find Our Hidden Treasures campaign is in full swing. Please consider donating your items for display purposes. For more information call…

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Mixed Martial Arts Toughens Mind, Body, Spirit

Posted  August 23, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carrie M. Peasinger Senior Airman David Adolfo, 452nd Civil Engineer Squadron, spars with Senior Airman Corey Quirke, 452nd CES. Adolfo, who has been participating in Mixed Martial Arts since he was a young boy, learns and teaches various martial arts disciplines while incorporating the warrior ethos into all areas of…

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Airmen asked to participate in DOD anti-tobacco video competition

Posted  August 23, 2013

The Department of Defense, Health Affairs, has recently announced a new countermarketing video competition that aims to target tobacco as an enemy of the military that degrades service members’ health, fitness, mission readiness and work productivity. The competition entitled, “Fight the Enemy,” will run until Oct. 15 and is open to all uniformed DOD personnel, families and DOD civilians, who may submit…

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