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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…

George A. Smith Commentary

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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Leveraging credit cards to strengthen your credit score

Posted  May 17, 2013

A strong credit score can be an integral part of staying financially secure, whatever the economic climate. But for many U.S. servicemembers, determining exactly what has an impact on their score can be a daunting task. One thing is for sure: credit cards can and do impact your credit score – positively or negatively –…

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Health & Safety

Don’t Surf and drive.

Posted  May 17, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Deric Prescott March Air Reserve Base legal office intern, Michael Cullen, is caught texting while driving by Staff Sgt. David Shore, legal specialist. California traffic laws prohibits cell phone usage while operating a vehicle – this also applies to drivers operating vehicles on March ARB. It is illegal to use a…

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West Region transition

Posted  May 17, 2013

TRICARE is aware that Prime enrollees in the West region have been experiencing longer than usual wait times for authorizations for referrals to specialty care since the April 1, 2013, start of health delivery under the new contract with UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans. Their top priority is to ensure continuity and access to care for…

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Autism, …

Posted  May 17, 2013

With world Autism awareness month coming to an end, I wonder, being the parent of a child affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and part of military leadership, did it help? Specifically, has military leadership become any more aware of the trials and tribulations that raising a child with ASD can have on military families?…

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DEERS locks down access to some information updates

Posted  May 17, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Base identification card issuing offices will no longer be able to manually correct or update certain types of personnel information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The DOD Eligibility reporting system is used to enroll Airmen and their eligible family members for…

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Health & Safety

Fit-to-Fight: Breaking in the new running track

Posted  May 17, 2013

The new base track was host to an inaugural run April 11, as Team March members joined the boss to officially open the half-mile-circumference oval. Pictured from left are Col. Samuel Mahaney, 452d Air Mobility Wing commander, Col. Timothy McCoy, 452d Mission Support Group commander, Chris Mahaney, Lt. Col. Scipiaruth Curtis, 452d Air Mobility Wing…

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News Briefs May 24, 2013

Posted  May 24, 2013

MARCH AIR MUSEUM RECOGNIZES THE WOMEN OF VIETNAM The Riverside Arts Council presents: A Piece Of My Heart, a tribute to the military women who served in Vietnam, by Shirley Lauro, at the March Field Air Museum, from Friday, May 24 to Sunday, May 26. Show times on Friday and Saturday will begin at 7:30…

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Airmen submit innovative ideas by the thousands

Posted  May 24, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 8,000 money-saving ideas have cascaded into the Pentagon from across the Air Force this month. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer launched the Airmen Powered by Innovation Challenge May 1, challenging uniformed and civilian Airmen to find places to save money across the service, no matter how…

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Defense officials aim to reduce adverse effects of furloughs

Posted  May 24, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s announcement that most Defense Department civilian employees will experience up to 11 furlough days from early July through September, senior defense officials emphasized their goal to reduce adverse effects on the workforce and the mission. Speaking to Pentagon reporters on background, two senior defense officials discussed details…

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Active-duty officers and enlisted sought for attaché duty

Posted  May 24, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Active duty officers ranking from captain to lieutenant colonel and enlisted, ranking from staff sergeant to senior master sergeant, interested in attaché duty could find themselves on an international affairs team in Switzerland, Venezuela, Burma or other exotic foreign country. Interested officers must submit their applications by June 20…

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