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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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AFRC commander looks at March missions

Posted  November 16, 2012

Staff Sgt. Dayton Mitchell, 4th Combat Camera Squadron, profiles the gear that camera operators use during overseas deployments, to Lt. Gen. James Jackson ...

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Open season set for 3 civilian benefits programs

Posted  November 16, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Open season for three civilian benefits programs will be Nov. 12 through Dec. 10. Those programs are the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program and the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program. Federal Employees Health Benefits In the FEHB program, premiums will increase…

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News Briefs | November 16, 2012

Posted  November 16, 2012

A&FRC OFFERS TSP ‘LUNCH AND LEARN’ WORKSHOP The Airman & Family Readiness Center will be offering a Thrift Savings Plan workshop on Friday, Dec. 7, in the Mission Support Group conference room, Bldg. 2313, from noon to 1 p.m. Discussions will be held on how you can make TSP a part of your financial wellness…

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Domestic violence awareness ‘experiment’

Posted  November 16, 2012

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — Every year, the Family Advocacy Program staff plans and implements a community awareness campaign designed to educate Keesler Air Force Base Airmen, as well as reinforce the reality that prevention and detection of interpersonal violence is truly a base-wide responsibility. This year, FAP teamed up with Brig. Gen. Kory…

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Cody named next Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force

Posted  November 16, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III has named Chief Master Sgt. James A. Cody to serve as the 17th chief master sergeant of the Air Force. Cody will assume his new position on Feb. 1, following the Jan. 31 retirement of current Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force…

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New program provides recordable books to deployed Airmen

Posted  November 16, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force Personnel Center Directorate of Services officials are sending more than 900 recordable children’s books to learning resource centers at six deployed locations throughout the U.S. Air Forces Central Command’s area of responsibility. The Air Force Library Program collaborated with the Directorate of Services’ PLAYpass initiative to create…

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March Exchange to open at 4 a.m. on ‘Black Friday’

Posted  November 16, 2012

Military shoppers can come early and gobble up the savings, as the March Exchange will open its doors at 4 a.m., Friday, Nov. 23, for “Black Friday” sales. ...

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Holiday safety message from the Air Force Fire Chief

Posted  November 16, 2012

We like to think of the upcoming holiday season as a joyous time with family and friends. Sadly, that is not always the case. Each year hundreds of families are devastated by fire. The purpose of this message is to provide pointers so it doesn’t happen to you. Two scenarios are our primary concern during…

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Why we serve

Posted  November 16, 2012

Senior Master Sgt. Tammy Haro, 752nd Medical Squadron spoke to more than 600 elementary students about her service to country, during a Veteran’s Day ceremony, held at the Moreno Valley Elementary school, Nov. 8. “I felt blessed and honored to have the opportunity to represent the Air Force Reserve for a Veteran’s Day presentation at…

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Thanksgiving: A time to count your blessings

Posted  November 16, 2012

What will your Thanksgiving be like this year? Perhaps it will include the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, marathon naps, or lots of football. Will it involve preparation for the next day, early-morning, bargain shopping? On the other hand, will you, after consuming 3,500 plus calories from all of the turkey, dressings and pies with whipped…

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