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President Obama expresses gratitude to troops, civilians

President Barrack Obama expressed his gratitude to service members and Defense Department civilians for their service to their country during an event held at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Dec. 15.

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Safety, common sense help ensure happy holidays

I’ve always felt there are two important things to keep in mind during the holidays: Don’t let baby mistake the light-up nose on your Rudolph decoration for her “Baby’s 1st Christmas” pacifier, and go easy on the rum if you share the eggnog with your cat.

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March Key Spouse Program kicks off initial training

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Valerie Fioretta, key spouse facilitator and director of the Airman and Family Readiness Center, March Air Reserve Base, explains an exercise to participants during an initial key spouse training on Nov. 1, 2014. Nearly three dozen March spouses attended the key spouse training program, which is designed…

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Retired nurse flying high at March Aero Club

Joan Cooper is a retired nurse but not a typical one.

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Fourth Air Force announces 2014 Raincross winners

(U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Perry Covington) Col. Mark S. Larson (center), commander, 931st Air Refueling Group, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., accepts the Raincross Trophy at the annual Raincross Awards Dinner in Riverside, Nov. 19. The 931st Air Refueling Group was awarded the trophy as the top unit in 4th Air Force. This marked the…


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Get to know your first sergeants

Posted  October 12, 2012

What does a train conductor, a school teacher, a bronze star with valor recipient, an ice cream scooper, a top secret projects administrator and the owner of the best-looking mustache in the Air Force Reserve have in common? Are they contestants on a reality show or characters in a thrilling novel? No — they are…

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Pentagon seeks less for construction, more for conservation

Posted  March 23, 2012

The Defense Department is asking for less money for military construction and more for energy conservation in its fiscal 2013 budget request, the deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and environment told a Senate panel March 21. Dorothy Robyn said her staff uses joint planning and rigorous analysis to ensure that the right mix of…

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Leadership Corona visits base

Posted  March 27, 2012

Cmdr. Eric Ver Hage, commanding officer of Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division, delivers remarks during the Greater Corona Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Leadership Roundtable 2012 Military Day event on March 9th at the base. Ver Hage described Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona’s unique role as the Navy’s independent…

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News Briefs, March 23, 2012

Posted  March 27, 2012

Easter Sunday Commissary Closure The March ARB Commissary will be closed all day Easter Sunday, April 8. Saturday and Monday will be regular business hours. March Commissary encourages it’s patrons to plan accordingly for their Easter grocery shopping needs and wishes everyone a Happy Easter. Total Force Service Center Closed for Maintenance The Total Force…

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Maj. Gen. James F. Jackson nominated for chief of Air Force Reserve Command

Posted  March 27, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. “” Maj. Gen. James F. Jackson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as chief of Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command, Headquarters U.S. Air Force…

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“What’s In Your Hand?”

Posted  March 27, 2012

Pastor and author Rick Warren tells a story using the movie classic, “The Ten Commandments,” as his illustration. In the movie, there’s a scene where God commands Moses (Charlton Heston) to tell Pharaoh of Egypt to release God’s people from bondage. Unfortunately, Moses doesn’t think he was up to the job because he tends to…

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ESGR Announces Nominations for 2012 Secretary of Defense Award

Posted  March 27, 2012

ARLINGTON, Va “” Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense agency, announced 407 Air Force Reserve members nominated their employers for the 2012 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The agency received 3,236 nominations from across…

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H2H helps reservists find civilian jobs

Posted  March 27, 2012

DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. “” Two major challenges facing the nation are unemployment and underemployment. These related problems are especially severe for junior enlisted people in the National Guard and Reserve. A 2011 survey of them showed a 23 percent unemployment rate in pay…

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Loadmaster soars on American Idol

Posted  March 27, 2012

WESTOVER AIR RESERVE BASE, Mass. “” For one aspiring singer at Westover, 15 minutes of fame stretched out over weeks as a contestant on American Idol. The television show broadcast to millions gave Tech. Sgt. Blaire Sieber an opportunity to stand in front of the world and live out…

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Six Tips for Reducing Tax-Time Stress

Posted  March 27, 2012

Tax preparation doesn’t need to give you a headache. There are several ways to make it easier on yourself. The IRS offers six tips to help make your tax-filing experience a breeze this year. 1. Don’t procrastinate. Resist the temptation to put off your taxes until the very last minute. Rushing to meet the filing…

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