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DoD highlights warrior, family care during Warrior Care Month 2014

The Defense Department recently hosted a rehabilitation expo as part of Warrior Care Month as it continues its commitment to supporting wounded, ill and injured troops, their families and caregivers. James Rodriguez, deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Office of Warrior Care Policy, discussed his office’s role in supporting wounded warriors, Warrior Care Month…

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Tinker epitomized Native American strength, leadership

Courtesy Photo Maj. Gen. Clarence L. Tinker was a natural leader who personally led his Airmen into combat missions during the early days of World War II. He perished, along with his crew, during the battle of Midway. The nation’s highest-ranking Native American general didn’t have to be on the ill-fated mission in the Pacific…

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AF tests first all-electric vehicle fleet in California

(U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Corrice) Airmen from Los Angeles Air Force Base learn how to use charging equipment for the base’s new electric vehicle fleet during a training demo Oct. 31, 2014, in El Segundo, Calif. When not in use, the vehicle’s batteries can switch charging direction and feed their energy back to the base’s…

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Great American Smokeout: Nov. 20

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. They may use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. The Great American Smokeout event challenges people to stop using tobacco and…

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March airmen repair base water drainage channel

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Senior Master Sgt. Robert Montgomery, heavy equipment superintendent, 163rd Civil Engineering Squadron, California Air National Guard, March Air Reserve Base guides an excavator moving large stones during construction on the Heacock Channel on Sept. 11, 2014. Reservists and guardsmen from March participated in a joint-construction project to…


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Where there’s a will…

Posted  July 19, 2013

The last thing your family needs to worry about after you pass away is settling your legal affairs. With the complications that may arise when dealing with an individual’s estate, it can never be too early to think about estate planning. However, knowing exactly what instruments you should have ready can be confusing. Making a…

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Press Briefing June 26, 2013

Posted  July 19, 2013

SEC. HAGEL: On DOMA, I put out a statement an hour or so ago and essentially said we, the Department of Defense, will move very swiftly, expeditiously on implementing the law, the decision of the Supreme Court. We think it’s the right decision, and we’re looking forward to taking that decision and implementing the required…

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50th Aerial Port members, families gather before deployment

Posted  July 19, 2013

Kids played around the jumper and piñata, while 50th Aerial Port Squadron members, their spouses and family members chatted and the familiar smell of burgers and sausages cooking on the grill permeated the air.

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Handling the heat, tips for health and home

Posted  July 19, 2013

For the past several weeks, we have focused primarily on heat-related articles, and given that we that we are in the middle of our southern California summer, it seems appropriate that we continue along those lines of thinking. Let’s explore some things you might consider on a personal level in order to cope with the…

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Experts recover military personnel records 40 years after fire

Posted  July 19, 2013

Forty years ago an enormous fire erupted at the National Personnel Records Center in suburban St. Louis. Burning uncontrollably for almost 24 hours, it destroyed some 16 million to 18 million military personnel records including official documents veterans need to apply for the benefits they’ve earned.

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News Briefs July 19, 2013

Posted  July 19, 2013

July/August Airman magazine now available on line FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — The July/August issue of Airman magazine is now available to download and viewable through a web browser. Celebrate Summer by Fishing For Free Sept. 7 The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering anglers a free day of fishing on Saturday, Sept….

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Team March comes together to bring birds home

Posted  July 12, 2013

U.S Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson Staff Sgt. Steve Michener, 452nd LRS and Staff Sgt. Howard Canillas, 912th AGE unstrap lighting units and generator equipment from a 40-foot trailer used to transport the equipment on a return back to March ARB from Ontario International Airport. The operation, approximately a month long, was necessary to…

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Military aviation salute signals bond between aviator, maintainer

Posted  July 12, 2013

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. — There is a long and proud history between aircraft air crew and ground crew. This strong relationship predates fixed wing flight and military aviation as we know it today. Even on the very first powered flight, Orville and Wilbur Wright had to decide who would be first to fly their craft…

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National Guard Bureau campaign targets sexual assault

Posted  July 12, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., – The National Guard Bureau here has launched a comprehensive campaign designed to assist National Guard units in combating sexual assault as part of a military wide effort to protect victims and eradicate the crime from the ranks. “We are helping the states with training and development of programs to address this problem…

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AF leaders stand behind civilians during tough furlough times

Posted  July 12, 2013

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III send the following furlough message to the Airmen of the United States Air Force: As you all know, Department of Defense civilian furloughs begin this week. With few exceptions, our civilian Airmen face…

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