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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…

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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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Holding Airmen accountable: Mandatory discharge for sexual assault

Posted  July 26, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AFNS) -The Air Force recently adopted two new measures to eliminate sexual assault from within the ranks, including requiring discharge for Airmen who commit sexual assault, and requiring the Air Force’s most senior commanders to review actions taken on these cases. According to Capt. Allison DeVito, chief of JAG’s victim issues and policy…

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Salutes & Awards

Staff Sgt. Stephens receives state assembly resolution

Posted  July 26, 2013

A chaplain assistant from the 163d Reconnaissance Wing was awarded a California Legislature assembly Resolution at a ceremony held at March ARB, Calif., on July 12, 2013.

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AF encourages Airmen to be key part of SAPR solution

Posted  July 26, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AFNS) — In an effort to address the growing concern of sexual assault in the Air Force, the service has kicked off an initiative to give Airmen the capability for their voice to be clearly heard called “Every Airman Counts.” “I believe Airmen are a key part of the solution to this,” said….

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CSAF says readiness harmed by steep cuts

Posted  July 26, 2013

WASHINGTON (AFNS) – The rigid requirements of sequestration spending cuts have made it difficult for the Air Force to maintain readiness, the service’s top officer said yesterday. Speaking to CNN’s John King at the annual Aspen Institute Security Forum in Aspen, Colo., Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III said each service…

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News Briefs July 26, 2013

Posted  July 26, 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…

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Kids see Operation Family First mock deployment as cool

Posted  July 19, 2013

U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson Senior Airman Andrew Reynoso, 452 Security Forces Squadron, helps 6-year-old Giovanni Medina get a clear sight picture as he holds on tight to the M240-Bravo Machine Gun. This, among other weapons, were on display during the Logistics Readiness Squadron’s Operation Family First event held in Building 385, July…

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Salutes & Awards

Christopher S. Frost Award Winner

Posted  July 19, 2013

Col. Samuel Mahaney, commander, 452nd AMW presents Master Sgt. Donald Allen, Combat Photographer, 4th Combat Camera Squadron, with the Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Frost Outstanding NCO award, July 13. Given annually to outstanding public affairs NCOs, the award was named in honor of Staff Christopher S. Frost who was killed in a helicopter crash in…

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Quarterly Award Winners

Posted  July 19, 2013

Third Quarter FY 2013 On behalf of Col Mahaney, please congratulate our Third Quarterly Award winners.

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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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