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AAFES marks 119 years of serving Airmen

Today, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) celebrates 119 years of proudly serving Airmen, Soldiers and their families. AAFES is the 43rd largest retail organization in the U.S., with annual revenue of more than $10 billion and employing 40,622 civilian and military personnel. The Exchange is a joint non-appropriated fund instrumentality of the…

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‘An Innovator’s DNA’: Col. John Boyd

Surprisingly, few Airmen have heard of Col. John Boyd, with far fewer aware of his innovative contributions to the advancement of modern-day air power. As the Air Staff feverishly reviews the thousands of innovative ideas submitted by young Airmen, I thought it appropriate to recognize an Airman who committed his entire career to innovation. Though…

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NSWC Corona STEPs for future scientists, engineers

Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona and Riverside’s Science and Technology Education Partnership signed an education partnership agreement at the Bourns Technology Center July 16, strengthening ties for greater outreach for the next generation of inland scientists and engineers.

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AF introduces Total Force Commissioning Process

Air Force officials announced the Total Force Commissioning Process July 10. This new process allows the Air Force to provide multiple career avenues for officers being commissioned through Air Force ROTC

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. David House Health & Safety

Pacing program embodies Wingman concept

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. David House Staff Sgt Joey William, 452 Force Support Squadron (right) helps fellow Airmen keep pace during a timed run at the March ARB running track, June 28. William is one of several volunteers who provides motivation to runners as part of the Rising Six pacing program. Airmen at March…


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Foreign exchange program brings RAF sergeant across the pond to March Field

Posted  August 24, 2012

MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE, Calif. – Jon Davies, 50 and a nurse by trade, joined the Royal Air Force Reserves seven years ago as a flight nurse and has risen up through the ranks to sergeant ...

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High year of tenure changes take effect in 2013

Posted  August 24, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — High year of tenure changes announced in Dec. will go into effect in Sept. 2013, Air Force Personnel Center officials reminded affected Airmen on Aug. 16. Changes will affect senior airmen, staff sergeants and technical sergeants, said Lt. Col. Tara White, Air Force Personnel Center retirements and…

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News Briefs | August 24, 2012

Posted  August 24, 2012

LEARN HOW TO PREPARE TAXES Full scholarships are now available to military spouses for the H&R Block Income Tax Course at no charge. Bilingual courses are also available. For more information, visit hrblock.com/class or call 1-800-472-5625. (Note: Use Coupon Code E8D1E7 when enrolling. If the code is not accepted, ask to be transferred to another…

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To the Airmen of the United States Air Force

Posted  August 24, 2012

(U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) I was sworn in as the 20th Chief of Staff of our Air Force, Aug. 10. It was a pretty humbling experience. Since I haven’t met most of you, I thought my first move as CSAF should be to say hello. You will probably get tired of hearing me…

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The water’s fine and the sharks are harmless

Posted  August 24, 2012

I recently took advantage of a local tour offered by the March Outdoor Recreation office. After signing up for the Saturday kayaking trip to the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, Calif. ...

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Dempsey: Transition in military uncomfortable, but necessary

Posted  August 24, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. – Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, conducted a town hall meeting with members of the Minnesota National Guard in Rosemount, Minn., Aug. 16. ...

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Agility in a contaminated environment

Posted  August 24, 2012

When the Air Force initially tackled the challenge of protecting personnel and assets from chemical weapons, the process involved placing the entire installation in MOPP 4 condition status. Due to limited knowledge of the threat, we erred on the side of conservatism, which inflicted a heavy burden on the base populace when performing critical tasks….

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Snapshots | March Commissary Grand Reopening

Posted  August 24, 2012

The March Air Reserve Base commissary held a grand reopening, Aug. 15, after 13 months of renovations. During the festivities, patrons enjoyed free food, drinks and special promotional gifts. William Johnson, 10-year-old Navy dependent, pictured with mother, Olivia (right) was the winner of four San Diego Padre baseball tickets. Lisa Martinez, left, Advantage sales representative,…

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Stay up-to-date on immunizations before heading back to school

Posted  August 24, 2012

Immunizations are the most effective way to prevent disease and complications from disease, especially among young children. August is Immunization Awareness Month, the perfect time to make sure children have gotten their recommended immunizations before heading back to school. Most primary schools in the United States require students to have an annual physical and to…

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4th Combat Camera assumption of command

Posted  August 24, 2012

Major Beth Horine, 4th Combat Camera Squadron incoming commander, prepares to take command of unit from Colonel Timothy McCoy, 452nd Mission Support Group commander, August 4 ...

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