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Team March bolsters Nepal earthquake relief efforts

U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Megan Crusher Team March Airmen and members from an elite 57-person team, known as the Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 2 (CA-TF2), prepare equipment to be loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at March ARB, Calif., April 26, 2015. The CA-TF2 team, sponsored by the Los Angeles County…

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The Cal Guard’s MQ-1 Predators are handed back for the last time after a series of firsts

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Effrain Lopez The Predator MQ-1 assigned to the 163rd Reconnaissance Wing in flight over the Southern California Logistics Airport (formerly George Air Force Base) in Victorville, Calif., Jan. 7, 2012. RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The sun has set on the 163rd Reconnaissance Wing’s MQ-1 Predator mission. The final mission of the…

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Running the way: Airman’s hobby becomes inspiration

Lt. Col. Tony Blain doesn’t look the least bit tired as he finishes the last stretch of his five-mile run back to March Air Reserve Base. He’s not out of breath. There isn’t a pool of sweat falling from his face, and he’s not crawling for a bottle of water.

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‘Retired Air Force Reservist finds inspiration through loss’ addendum

Angela Alexander was a member of the 56th Aerial Port Squadron, March Air Reserve Base and on annual tour in Japan when she was notified that her family had been in a severe car crash. She was told her husband, Suri and two daughters, Angela and Angelina were injured, yet okay, but her two young…

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AF begins testing phase for women in combat roles

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Marionne T. Mangrum Cpl. Daisy Romero (left) and Sgt. Jessica Dmoningo, assigned to a female engagement team (FET), speak with an Afghan man in his compound during a patrol in Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 30, 2010. Due to the end of the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and…


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“Let go of the “fro”

Posted  March 20, 2015

When I was four years old, my mother would take me to my grandmother’s house every morning while she went to work. Now this was my mom’s mother, and she was one of those “no-nonsense, strong-willed, ’Homey don’t play that” type of woman. I’m talking about the kind of woman whose presence was so dominant…

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Understanding and caring for women veterans

Posted  March 20, 2015

The 163rd Reconnaissance Wing hosted the Caring for Women Veterans event, presented by the Inland Empire Veterans Mental Health Collaborative and held at the regional training site at March Air Reserve Base, Mar. 12

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AFR/ANG Teen leadership summits announced

Posted  March 20, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – Air Force Services Activity has announced two teen summits for dependent children of current Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve members. Dependents 14-18 years have until May 15 to sign up for the AFR/ANG Classic Summit in Dahlonega, Georgia, July 12-15, or the Adventure Summit in Estes Park,…

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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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