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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…

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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…

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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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Car care because we care

Posted  January 18, 2013

The 452nd Air Mobility Wing commander, Col. Samuel Mahaney states, “If you take care of your people, they will take care of the mission.” ...

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AF officials reschedule MilPDS upgrade

Posted  January 18, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Originally slated for December 2012, Air Force officials will now perform a major upgrade to the Military Personnel Data System, or MilPDS, in March 2013. The Air Force Personnel Operations Agency will upgrade and transfer MilPDS to the Defense Information Systems Agency Defense Enterprise Computing Center. The project is…

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Reservists to get help with travel vouchers

Posted  January 11, 2013

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Air Force Reserve Command is adding resources and changing business practices to make travel voucher processing easier for reservists. Throughout FY13 the command will increase the number of Defense Travel System travel technicians to assist reservists with their travel vouchers, according to Michael Burgess, AFRC chief of financial operations at Robins…

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Fiscal cliff legislation affects military, civilian paychecks

Posted  January 11, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The legislation President Barack Obama signed Jan. 2, postponed the fiscal cliff and means changes to military and civilian paychecks, Defense Finance and Accounting Service officials said, Jan. 4. The legislation increases Social Security withholding taxes to 6.2 percent. For the past two years during the “tax holiday,” the rate was 4.2 percent. The increase in…

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News Briefs | January 11, 2013

Posted  January 11, 2013

A&FRC CONDUCTS SEMINAR ON SECURING A FEDERAL JOB The Airman and Family Readiness Center will conduct “The 10 Steps to a Federal Job” training seminar, Feb. 15, in the Mission Support Group conference room, Bldg. 2313, from 8 a.m. to noon. To register for the event, contact A&FRC at 951-655-5350. AIRMEN FLY FOR FREE Single Airmen…

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Happy New Year Airmen!

Posted  January 11, 2013

To those of you who spent the holidays deployed, thank you and I’m sorry you weren’t home with your families. I know you understand what you are doing is important, but I also know that doesn’t make the separation any easier. In these days where self-serving agendas seem to be on display everywhere we turn,…

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2012 Year in Photos

Posted  January 11, 2013

February – Wardog Memorial. An Air Force security forces staff sergeant and his military working dog pause at the March Field Air Museum’s War Dog Memorial on Feb. 18 during the museum’s 12th Annual War Dog Remembrance Day. Military members and their working dogs participated in the event which included an obstacle course competition Sunday. (Courtesy…

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Snapshots | Col Stormes Retirement Ceremony

Posted  January 11, 2013

Col. Stormes (right), commander, 452d Maintenance Group, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., retired after more than 30 years ...

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