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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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Air Force’s updated policy further promotes tobacco-free environments

Posted  April 10, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force has led the military in advancing innovative tobacco control policies, such as the tobacco-free medical campus and prohibiting tobacco use outside “designated tobacco areas”. Now, an updated Air Force Instruction, published in March, seeks to further reduce health impacts from smoking, the nation’s leading cause of death. “The Air…

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Team March loses Airman

Posted  April 10, 2015

Senior Airman Travis Pettit August 28, 1989 – April 4, 2015 Senior Airman Travis Pettit, KC-135R boom operator, 336th Air Refueling Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, California, died Saturday April 4, 2015. Pettit made his home in Desert Hot Spring, California, and had been a Total Force Airman for several years. His military career began…

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DEOMI releases 2015 Holocaust Days of remembrance poster

Posted  April 10, 2015

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – In observance of the Holocaust Days of Remembrance, observed each year during the week of Remembrance that runs from the Sunday before Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) through the following Sunday, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), proudly announces original artwork available for download from DEOMI’s public website,…

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From the desk of the 452 AMW Inspector General

Posted  April 10, 2015

Col. Ray Danowski, inspector general I am Col. Ray Danowski, 452nd Air Mobility Wing Inspector General, and Maj. Evert Wells, is my deputy IG. We are here to handle your complaints resolution needs. We are also responsible for establishing an active Fraud, Waste and Abuse (FWA) program on base. The success of our FWA program…

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News Briefs April 10, 2015

Posted  April 10, 2015

Flournoy receives second star U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Damon Mazyck Family members look on as Maj. Gen. John C. Flournoy Jr.’s mother and wife pin on a second star during the general’s promotion ceremony in the Cultural Resource Center at March Air Reserve Base, California, April 3, 2015. Flournoy, commander, 4th Air Force (headquartered…

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Retired Reservist finds inspiration through loss

Posted  April 3, 2015

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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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Posted  April 3, 2015

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2015 – There has been progress in the Defense Department’s efforts against sexual assault in the military, “but we have to keep hammering away at the problem,” said Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Snow. “This is going to take time.” Snow leads DOD’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, and while he said…

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Have a blessed Easter!

Posted  April 3, 2015

(U.S. Navy photo/Gunner’s Mate Seaman Naquon Kebe) U.S. Sailors aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) gather in the early morning on the flight deck for a sunrise Easter Service April 20, 2014, in the Indian Ocean. The Nitze was on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts…

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Salutes & Awards

Chief Wente retirement ceremony celebrates 37 years of service

Posted  April 3, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Chief Master Sgt. Cheryl L. Wente, medical group superintendent, 452nd Medical Group, March Air Reserve Base, receives a U.S. flag from a Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard member during her retirement ceremony at the Cultural Resource Center here March 22. Wente retires with 37 years of…

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The Month of the Military Child benefits Guard, Reserve families

Posted  April 3, 2015

Along with the sacrifice of having a parent away in service for months at a time, many Guard and Reserve families are financially stretched and cannot afford the fees for sports, fine arts, or tutoring programs so crucial to a child’s sense of well-being.

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