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Preparation essential for those living in “Earthquake Country”

While we continually stress the fact we live in earthquake country, the last couple of weeks have certainly lent credence to that statement. Seismic activity in the California area to include Los Angeles, La Habra and Fortuna, Calif., over the past several weeks is a stark reminder of our vulnerability to the potential destructive power…

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Tax season deadline looms, free filing available

On April 15, the regular tax season comes to an end. Unless you qualify for an automatic extension (deployed anytime from Jan. 1 – April 15, 2014), or you file for an extension, you need to have filed your return. Why not let your March ARB Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Center prepare and e-file…

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General Selva impressed with Total Force Integration at March

U.S. Air Force photo/Linda Welz General Paul Selva, commander, Air Mobility Command, presents Tech. Sgt. Rebecca Ghesquiere, 912th Air Refueling Squadron, with his coin, congratulating her for being named the 2013 AMC Maintainance Support Airman of the Year, as her commander, Lt. Col. Scott Minton, looks on. Silva surprised Ghesquiere with the impromptu presentation during…

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Online School—A Choice for Military Families

Cyber school, virtual school, digital learning, whatever you call it, this growing educational choice simply works for thousands of California families.

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Tennis helps Airman stay ‘Fit 2 Fight’

Courtesy Photo 452 AMW Wing Process Manager, Lt. Col. Scipiaruth Curtis has been an avid tennis player for more than seven years. Curtis uses her love of the sport to improve her overall physical conditioning, keeping her in line with the Air Force’s ‘Fit 2 Fight’ program. I have been playing tennis for about seven…


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Candid Comments | August 24, 2012

Posted  August 24, 2012

Maj. Anna B Ruiz Unit: 452 Mission Support Group Job: Executive Officer Hometown: Holtville, Calif. Hobbies: Photography, traveling, skydiving and gardening Two years ago, on Easter, I was at San Onofre Beach on Camp Pendleton when an earthquake struck Mexicali, Baja Calif. I’d recommend that you maintain your situational awareness. If indoors, drop to the…

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Welsh ‘humbled’ to serve as Air Force chief of staff

Posted  August 17, 2012

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. — The Air Force chief of staff flag passed to the service’s 20th chief in a ceremony, Aug. 10. Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, a 36-year Airman, stepped into the position ...

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CMSAF Roy: ‘The future is now’

Posted  August 17, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — During recent visits to Air Force bases across the nation, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy discussed issues ranging from Air Expeditionary Force Next, to resiliency ...

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Salutes & Awards

Competing for the greater glory

Posted  August 17, 2012

Staff Sgt. Caroline Hayworth, photographer, 4th Combat Camera, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., placed first in the 2012 National Physique Committee Oklahoma Championships, Open Fitness category ...

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Snapshots | Wounded Warrior Run

Posted  August 17, 2012

The Wounded Warrior 5K/10K Run/Walk took place at the Fit 2 Fight track, Aug. 7. Donations from the event will benefit the Wounded Warrior Foundation.

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Post-9/11 GI Bill celebrates beginning of fourth year

Posted  August 17, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — August marks the third anniversary of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and since it was implemented, the Department of Veterans Affairs has provided educational benefits to more than 773,000 veterans and their family members, according to a Department of Veterans Affairs news release. “This is one of the most important programs helping our…

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News Briefs | August 17, 2012

Posted  August 17, 2012

RETIREMENT CEREMONY FOR MAJ. GWEN JOAN MORSE There will be a retirement ceremony for Maj. Gwen Joan Morse at the March Air Reserve Base Cultural Resource Center, 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9. Attire will be uniform of the day (military) and business casual (civilian). Please R.S.V.P. with Maj. Nixomar Santiago by Aug. 31, by calling…

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Individual Preparation crucial for success in extreme environment

Posted  August 17, 2012

As we combat triple digit temperatures, we make all the necessary adjustments to minimize exertion, time in the sun and energy usage. Yet, next month, many of our wing personnel will be heading off to Gulfport, Miss., in support of the Operational Readiness Exercise.  Not only will they be subject to intense heat, but the…

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Mystery solved: Secrets to building a strong resume

Posted  August 17, 2012

(This article is the first of a three part series on how to compose an effective resume.) Veterans and non-veterans often claim that they are not good at describing their occupational past. They often get frustrated and feel helpless because they have tried and failed to create a resume that shows off their strengths. After…

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DOD increases hiring of people with disabilities

Posted  August 17, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department’s hiring of wounded warriors and others with disabilities is on an uptick, the Pentagon’s director of disability programs said, Aug. 7. Stephen M. King, whose office is part of diversity management and equal opportunity, spoke with American Forces Press Service about a recent Office of Personnel Management report that…

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