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March dedicates base barbershop to longtime barber

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Col. Russell A. Muncy, commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base presents Nancy M. Alvarez with the new barbershop signage honoring her late husband and former base barber, Richard “Ricardo” Alvarez, during a dedication ceremony here, Sept. 12. The base barbershop was renamed to ‘Ricardo’s…

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State of Air Force Reserve discussed at AFA

Senior Department of Defense and industry leaders gathered at the Air Force Association’s 2014 Air and Space conference and technology exposition Sept. 15 to discuss the future of the Air Force and Air Force Reserve.

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Riverside hosts inaugural 9/11 tribute concert

Nearly 3,000 people died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 - attacks which culminated that day in the crash of a passenger jet in Shanksville, Pa. An architect responsible for erecting a memorial on the impact site once described his intentions for a design that was both “solemn and uplifting.”

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Airman retires after 37 years of service

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joseph Dangidang Chief Master Sgt. Karen L. Krause, 452nd Maintenance Operations Squadrons superintendent, receives a flag from a Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard member during her retirement ceremony at the March Cultural Resource Center, Sep. 13. Krause retires after 37 years of service to the United States Air Force….

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Pilots earned top honor for WW II actions

Courtesy Photo First Lt. Donald J. Gott and 2nd Lt. William E. Metzger Jr. of the 452nd Bombardment Group, were killed when their heavily damaged B-17 Flying Fortress exploded Nov. 9, 1944, as they raced to friendly territory in an attempt to save the life of a fellow crew member. Both were awarded the Medal…


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Candid Comments | August 24, 2012

Posted  August 24, 2012

Maj. Anna B Ruiz Unit: 452 Mission Support Group Job: Executive Officer Hometown: Holtville, Calif. Hobbies: Photography, traveling, skydiving and gardening Two years ago, on Easter, I was at San Onofre Beach on Camp Pendleton when an earthquake struck Mexicali, Baja Calif. I’d recommend that you maintain your situational awareness. If indoors, drop to the…

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Welsh ‘humbled’ to serve as Air Force chief of staff

Posted  August 17, 2012

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. — The Air Force chief of staff flag passed to the service’s 20th chief in a ceremony, Aug. 10. Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, a 36-year Airman, stepped into the position ...

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CMSAF Roy: ‘The future is now’

Posted  August 17, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — During recent visits to Air Force bases across the nation, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy discussed issues ranging from Air Expeditionary Force Next, to resiliency ...

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Salutes & Awards

Competing for the greater glory

Posted  August 17, 2012

Staff Sgt. Caroline Hayworth, photographer, 4th Combat Camera, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., placed first in the 2012 National Physique Committee Oklahoma Championships, Open Fitness category ...

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Snapshots | Wounded Warrior Run

Posted  August 17, 2012

The Wounded Warrior 5K/10K Run/Walk took place at the Fit 2 Fight track, Aug. 7. Donations from the event will benefit the Wounded Warrior Foundation.

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Post-9/11 GI Bill celebrates beginning of fourth year

Posted  August 17, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — August marks the third anniversary of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and since it was implemented, the Department of Veterans Affairs has provided educational benefits to more than 773,000 veterans and their family members, according to a Department of Veterans Affairs news release. “This is one of the most important programs helping our…

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News Briefs | August 17, 2012

Posted  August 17, 2012

RETIREMENT CEREMONY FOR MAJ. GWEN JOAN MORSE There will be a retirement ceremony for Maj. Gwen Joan Morse at the March Air Reserve Base Cultural Resource Center, 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9. Attire will be uniform of the day (military) and business casual (civilian). Please R.S.V.P. with Maj. Nixomar Santiago by Aug. 31, by calling…

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Individual Preparation crucial for success in extreme environment

Posted  August 17, 2012

As we combat triple digit temperatures, we make all the necessary adjustments to minimize exertion, time in the sun and energy usage. Yet, next month, many of our wing personnel will be heading off to Gulfport, Miss., in support of the Operational Readiness Exercise.  Not only will they be subject to intense heat, but the…

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Mystery solved: Secrets to building a strong resume

Posted  August 17, 2012

(This article is the first of a three part series on how to compose an effective resume.) Veterans and non-veterans often claim that they are not good at describing their occupational past. They often get frustrated and feel helpless because they have tried and failed to create a resume that shows off their strengths. After…

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DOD increases hiring of people with disabilities

Posted  August 17, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department’s hiring of wounded warriors and others with disabilities is on an uptick, the Pentagon’s director of disability programs said, Aug. 7. Stephen M. King, whose office is part of diversity management and equal opportunity, spoke with American Forces Press Service about a recent Office of Personnel Management report that…

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