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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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Air Force launches enhanced civilian development site

Posted  February 21, 2014

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (AFNS) — The Ira C. Eaker Center for Professional Development recently made available a new tool to assist civilians with their professional development. The Civilian Development Resource Center is an online clearinghouse providing access to development roadmaps, learning programs and thousands of no-cost courses, books, videos, job aids, simulations, articles…

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Salutes & Awards

752nd Assumption of Command ceremony

Posted  February 21, 2014

The 752nd Medical Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., held its formal Assumption of Command ceremony at March’s Cultural Resource Center, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. During the ceremony Col. Karl J. Edelmann, commander, 452nd Medical Group, passed the guidon to Col. Kristin A. Hillery, the squadron’s acting commander since October 2013, symbolizing the formal invocation…

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Got PI?

Posted  February 21, 2014

I like pie. Who doesn’t like pie? I like all types of pie – home-made apple, fresh key lime, made-from scratch chocolate, and yes, even store-bought banana cream. I also like PI. Not the 3.1472xxxxx kind of mathematical pi, but PI. P I: Positive Initiative. In today’s fiscally-constrained, resource-reduced era, positive initiative offers a fresh…

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March Airmen ‘Crew Swap’ with Cruz Pedregon Racing team

Posted  February 21, 2014

Courtesy Photo From left: Staff Sgt. Brian Huff, 912th Air Refueling Squadron; Staff Sgt. Randy Bowen, 452nd Security Forces Squadron; Tech. Sgt. Roger Messick, 752nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and Tech. Sgt. Michael Reid, 452nd Operations Support Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., watch as Cruz Pedregon Racing maintenance team members, service Pedregon’s funny car during…

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Know the facts – Black History Month 2014

Posted  February 28, 2014

Robert L. Carter (1917-2012) This year, America celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, one of the greatest legislative accomplishments of the twentieth century. The Civil Rights Act prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The act did not resolve the problems of discrimination. However, it opened…

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News Briefs February 28, 2014

Posted  February 28, 2014

MARCH MAIN GATE CLOSES MONDAY! The March ARB Main Gate (Cactus Gate) will be closed from Monday, March 3 through Friday, March 21, 2014, due to the Moreno Valley Cactus widening project. The Riverside Gate will act as the alternate main gate during that time and will be open 24 hours a day; seven days…

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Services Scene

Posted  February 28, 2014

Hap Arnold Club happenings – call 951-655-4920 The Hap Arnold Club is hosting a pre-St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Ace’s Sports Bar on Saturday, March 8 from 8 p.m. to midnight. Join them for live entertainment and don’t forget to wear something green! There will also be live entertainment there on March 22 from 8…

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Salutes & Awards

452nd Air Mobility Wing 2013 Awards banquet highlights our best

Posted  February 28, 2014

The 452nd Air Mobility Wing held its annual awards banquet Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 to honor the best of the best. Congratulations are in order for: Approximately 300 guests and members of the 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., gathered in the Grand Ballroom of the Riverside Marriott Hotel, Saturday, Feb. 22,…

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Mentoring: from a first sergeant perspective

Posted  February 28, 2014

Courtesy Photo Senior Master Sgt. William A. Ray, 50th Aerial Port Squadron first sergeant and Capt. Ernest Wong, 50th Aerial Port Squadron operations officer, conduct a feedback session with each other, demonstrating that mentoring can and should be done across all levels of leadership within the Reserve. I was recently asked about my thoughts on…

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Health & Safety

Simple tips Airmen should ‘take to heart’

Posted  February 28, 2014

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — February is designated American Heart Month with the mission to increase awareness about heart health, a growing problem within the Air Force, according to a cardiology consultant to the Air Force surgeon general. Lt. Col. Samuel O. Jones said that in the medical community, heart issues are no…

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