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Master Sgt. Bode named AFRC’s 2014 Crew Chief of the Year

U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Perry Covington Master Sgt. James Bode, Air Reserve Technician and dedicated crew chief, 752nd Aerospace Maintenance Squadron, March Field, runs through some routine maintenance checks on his KC-135 Stratotanker. Because of his outstanding work, Bode was awarded the Air Force Reserve Command’s 2014 Chief Master Sgt. Thomas N. Barnes Award as…

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Learning from the Holocaust: Choosing to Act

Each year, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum leads the nation in commemorating Days of Remembrance, which was established by the U.S. Congress to memorialize the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust—as well as the millions of non-Jewish victims—of Nazi persecution.

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Sacrifices of the military child recognized during April

To highlight the year-round contributions, courage and patriotism of the military community’s youngest members, the Defense Department observes April as the Month of the Military Child, said a Pentagon official.

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Happy 67th birthday, U.S. Air Force Reserve!

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — For many Airmen, April 14 will be just another Tuesday. But to members of the Air Force Reserve, it will be a day to reflect on how each and every one contributes to the Air Force mission. On April 14, 1948, the Army Air Corps Reserve transferred to the…

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Retired Reservist finds inspiration through loss

U.S. Air Force photo/Megan Crusher Letters written by 8-year-old Murice and artwork created by his younger brother, Roger, shortly before their untimely deaths, serve as a reminder to their mother, Angela Alexander that “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” The…


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2015 Warrior Games to be Held at Quantico

Posted  March 20, 2015

The Defense Department’s Warrior Games 2015 will take place June 19-28 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, according to a DOD news release issued March 16.

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News Briefs March 20, 2015

Posted  March 20, 2015

SINGLE AIRMAN PROGRAM ADVENTURES Single Airman Program excursions are open to all base personnel, but Single Airmen have first priority. Here are some upcoming adventures. March 28 – Flying trapeze lessons: Fly through the air with the greatest of ease. Why not try a different type of workout? Flying trapeze lessons in Santa Monica will…

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452nd Air Mobility Wing hosts employer appreciation day

Posted  March 13, 2015

(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell McMillan) 1st Lt. Robert Bayer, pilot, 912th Air Refueling Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, California, compares photos with a civilian employer during a bosslift flight aboard a 452nd Air Mobility Wing KC-135 Stratotanker as part of the wing’s Employer Appreciation Day on Saturday, March 7, 2015. The 912 ARS…

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Kicking Butts for Points launches at six Healthy Base Initiative sites

Posted  March 13, 2015

It may not be a patch or a pill that helps you quit using tobacco, but your smartphone instead. The Department of Defense Healthy Base Initiative is piloting an innovative approach to improve knowledge and change attitudes towards tobacco to support tobacco-free living in the military. Through a partnership with the National Institutes of Health,…

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Every March, I mustache myself a question

Posted  March 13, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jeffrey McMillen The author sports an ill-fated attempt at a mustache during a deployment to Central America in 2014. The attempted facial hair did not accompany him back home to the United States, nor will it be making a reappearance this March. 3/4/2015 – MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan….

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AF responds to National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

Posted  March 13, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force responded to the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force’s recommendations in a report to Congress March 4. Of the Commission’s 42 recommendations, Air Force officials disagreed with only one and are already in the process of implementing 25, as well as developing plans or pilot programs…

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National Women’s History Month: Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives

Posted  March 13, 2015

The National Women’s History Project’s 2015 theme is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.” In this ongoing series, we highlight individual women who made a difference in the fabric or our nation’s history.

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Paying homage to our war dogs

Posted  March 13, 2015

“Being a dog handler is one of those jobs that transcends generations and services,” says Gunnery Sgt. Chris Willingham, kennel master, 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, Camp Pendleton. “You’re part of that family.”

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March marks Brain Injury Awareness Month

Posted  March 13, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Often called one of the “invisible wounds of war,” traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the result of a blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Anyone can suffer a TBI, it can happen on the sports field, in your home, or on the job. During…

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News Briefs March 13, 2015

Posted  March 13, 2015

TSGT COLEMAN IS AFRC AWARD WINNER Congratulations to Tech. Sgt. Renette L. Coleman, 452nd Operations Support Squadron, for being selected as the 2014 Air Force Reserve Command’s Combat Crew Communications NCO of the Year. Well done! TWO MARCH AIRMEN NAMED HQ 4AF 2014 OUTSTANDING AIRMEN OF THE YEAR Congratulations to Staff Sgt. Aaron Judd, 452nd Aircraft…

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