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Seven little known facts about Memorial Day

As Americans get ready to observe Memorial Day with travel, family get-togethers and celebrations, let us not forget—it’s not about the BBQ. Memorial Day is observed specifically to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States of America, and to observe a moment of silence is the law. Here are…

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Robert Sekula, man of many hats

Robert Sekula’s ever-present hat is as much a part of him as a toe or finger, but his top cover doesn’t do him justice. He should be wearing eight or nine nested together.

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March defenders are best in Air Force

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Mitterholzer Staff Sgt Alfonso Gutierrez, installation patrolman, 452nd Security Forces Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, checks an ID card at the March main gate May 13, 2015. Gutierrez’s squadron was named the best SFS in the command for 2014 and has stepped up security since last week due to…

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Team March provides national defense transportation anytime, any place

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan President Barack Obama proclaimed Friday, May 15, 2015, as National Defense Transportation Day and May 10 through May 16, 2015, as National Transportation Week. In the proclamation, he calls upon all Americans “to recognize the importance of our Nation’s transportation infrastructure and to acknowledge the contributions of…

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Treasure uncovered near March Air Reserve Base

Courtesy photo Defense Visual Information Record Center archivist Pedro Loureiro, sifts through mounds of submitted materials in his office at the Defense Media Activity-Riverside, California, adjacent to March Air Reserve Base. Loureiro, who holds a PhD and is a former college professor, is on a quest to find and preserve military history. RIVERSIDE, Calif. –…


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Inductees stand with right hands risen to accept charges as Senior Non-Commissioned Officers. March Field held its Senior NCO and NCO induction ceremony, April 22, at the Cultural Resource Center.
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March Field Top 3 hosts induction ceremony

Posted  May 4, 2012

Brig.Gen. Karl McGregor, 452 Air Mobility Wing Commander and presiding official, accompanied by Chief Master Sgt. Cheryl Wente, acting 452 AMW Command Chief and guest speaker attend the March Field Induction Ceremony, held on April 22 at the Cultural Resource ...

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News Briefs | May 11, 2012

Posted  May 11, 2012

Moreno Valley hosts foreclosure prevention seminar The City of Moreno Valley is hosting a free foreclosure prevention seminar. This event, in partnership with Housing Opportunities Collaborative of the Inland Empire (HOCIE), will help residents in Moreno Valley and surrounding areas reduce their risk of home foreclosure. The event will be held on May 12 from…

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President Barack Obama signs an executive order preventing scams used to con veterans out of their federal education benefits, at Fort Stewart, Ga., April 27, 2012, as First Lady Michelle Obama and Fort Stewart Soldiers and civilians look on. (Photo by Jimmy McSalters)
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Executive order safeguards military from predatory schools

Posted  May 11, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, visited with 3d Infantry Division soldiers at Fort Stewart, Ga., April 27, to discuss a new executive order that helps...

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Suited for the job

Posted  May 11, 2012

The military constantly strives to improve the ability of our fighting forces to succeed in hostile environments. The Chemical Protective Overgarment is a prime example of evolving research and technology. The updated design accounts for limitations from earlier versions and now provides the functionality necessary for a combatant to perform mission essential duties with an…

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101 Critical Days of summer Safety — It’s personal

Posted  May 11, 2012

It’s that time of year again and summer is just around the corner! Have you already made your vacation and adventure plans for the summer, or are you a “spur of the moment” type of planner? Every year the Air Force Safety Center kicks off the 101 Critical Days of Summer Campaign which takes place…

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May is Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month

Posted  May 11, 2012

DEOMI Illustration / Peter Hemmer JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. — May is Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. This year’s theme is “Striving for Excellence in Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion.” Representatives Frank Horton and Norman Y. Mineta introduced a resolution to the House…

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2012 Air Force Climate Survey coming soon

Posted  May 11, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force active duty, Reserve, Guard, appropriated fund and non-appropriated fund civilians have an opportunity to voice their concerns to leadership during the 2012 Air Force Climate Survey, which kicks off May 14 and runs through June 22. The chief of staff for the Air Force-directed survey is…

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Air Force Week kicks off in New York City
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Air Force raises $2.3 million for CFC, takes top honors

Posted  May 11, 2012

WASHINGTON D. C. — On behalf of Air Force personnel around the globe, Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley accepted five of the top Combined Federal Campaign awards during a ceremony at the Pentagon, May 2. “This year, Airmen pledged more than $2.3 million,” said Donley.

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Skills, training, attitude help keep motorcycling safe

Posted  May 11, 2012

Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. — Have you ever wondered why a terrible event, such as a motorcycle mishap, could end well in one situation, yet tragic in another? Sometimes it’s just sheer luck. Most often, what influences the outcome is whether or not the motorcycle rider had the right skills, training and attitude. Personally,…

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Salutes & Awards

Quarterly award winners

Posted  May 11, 2012

Brig. Gen. Karl McGregor, 452d Air Mobility Wing commander, presented awards for the second quarter of 2012 during the commander’s call May 6. Senior Airman Jeffery Jensen, 452d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, was recognized as the wing’s Airman of the Quarter. Master Sgt. Octavio Ortiz received a special award for outstanding service on behalf of Master…

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