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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…

SECAF Air Force

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…

George A. Smith Commentary

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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Veterans

Honoring veterans in the southland

Posted  November 15, 2013

Len Tavernetti, Service Officer, Military Order of the Purple Hearts Chapter 2929, and Senior Master Sgt. Josephine Carrillo, 452nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, receive a Purple Heart proclamation from the City of Moreno Valley at a Veteran’s Day ceremony Nov. 11, 2013, at the city’s Memorial Circle. Tavernetti and Carrillo are both life members of Chapter…

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Local

Snapshots: What We Do

Posted  November 22, 2013

The final March Strategic Inter-theater Deployment mission, flown by the 729th Airlift Squadron for the past 7+ years, arrived home Nov. 18, 2013. Between Oct. 1, 2006 and Sept. 30, 2012, the squadron’s mission, which is primarily aeromedical evacuation through Southwest Asia, has logged more than 44,301 hours on 13,657 sorties during 3,789 missions carrying…

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Health & Safety

Healthy Base Initiative: Favorite fall & holiday recipes

Posted  November 22, 2013

Don’t overstuff yourself this holiday season! Fall and winter cooking don’t have to be calorie-packed thanks to the latest Operation Live Well e-book. The Department of Defense’s wellness initiative just published its fifth e-book, featuring some of the Operation Live Well team’s favorite fall and holiday recipes. The 49-page booklet includes healthier options for fall…

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Events

News Briefs November 22, 2013

Posted  November 22, 2013

TOTAL FORCE SERVICE CENTER CONTACT NUMBERS CHANGE Telephone contact numbers for the Total Force Service Center changed Nov. 15. The new numbers are commercial 210-565-0102 and DSN 665-0102. The change includes both TFSC locations at AFPC in San Antonio, Texas, and the Air Reserve Personnel Center in Aurora, Colo. The toll-free number will remain the…

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Salutes & Awards

Tax Center volunteers reach astounding milestones

Posted  November 22, 2013

March VITA Tax Center is the only tax center in Santa Ana Territory that operates fully on a volunteer basis, which means that the volunteer team is one of the most important factors in keeping the doors open. As part of a continuing effort to recognize the volunteers’ sacrifice and expressing gratitude, our Tax Center…

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Events

MARCH TICKETS AND TOURS ON THE GO

Posted  November 22, 2013

The following trips are scheduled with the March Tickets and Tours office. For more information, call 951-655-4123. You must sign up for the trips in person at Bldg. 434. Nov. 23: Vegas Turnaround — $18.00 per person, departs 5 a.m., returns approximately 3 a.m., minimum age 21, deadline for sign up is Nov. 20. Dec….

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DoD

Commissaries to start scanning IDs

Posted  November 22, 2013

FORT LEE, Va. – Commissaries will soon begin scanning customers’ Department of Defense ID cards at checkouts as the Defense Commissary Agency continues its pursuit to deliver a 21st century benefit. The commissary at Fort Lee, Va., became the first store to scan ID cards on Oct. 22 as the first part of an agency-wide…

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Partnership means faster airport screening for service members

Posted  November 22, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Defense Department and Transportation Security Administration officials today announced a partnership to expand “TSA Precheck” expedited screening benefits to all U.S. armed forces service members, including those serving in the Coast Guard, Reserves and National Guard, during their official or leisure travel. As a result of the agreement, these individuals will be…

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Commentary

The Rap on Car Wrap Scams

Posted  November 22, 2013

As the holiday season approaches, no doubt you may be looking for ways to secure some extra spending money to buy that special someone the perfect gift. As luck would have it, you just received an innocuous looking e-mail asking if you want to make an extra buck just by driving around with some company…

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World

Riverside Sailor aids in Philippines

Posted  November 22, 2013

U.S. Navy photo/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo R. Guzman Naval Aircrewman 2nd Class Justin Peach prepares to drop supplies at Tacloban Air Base from an MH-60S Seahawk during Operation Damayan, Nov. 14, 2013. PHILIPPINE SEA – Naval Aircrewman 2nd Class Justin Peach, from Riverside, Calif., has dreamt of being the one to rappel down…

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