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AF Surgeon General message to the Air Force Medical Service

Posted August 7, 2015 by Lt. Gen. Mark A. Ediger

I am deeply honored to serve the Airmen and families of the world’s best Air Force as the 22nd Air Force Surgeon General. I could not be more proud of the outstanding medical professionals with whom I serve–officers, enlisted and civilian Airmen–and those who laid the foundation for today’s Air Force Medicine. Our Air Force faces…

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Purple Heart Day, to celebrate the courage and sacrifice of combat-wounded Veterans

Posted August 7, 2015 by

Most people have never heard of Purple Heart Day, which takes place annually on August 7th to commemorate the medals origins and the more than 1.7 million combat-wounded Purple Heart recipients. In 1782, George Washington, then the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, created the Badge of Military Merit, today known as the Purple Heart medal….

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Selva Confirmed as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs

Posted August 6, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin,

The Senate last week confirmed Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva as the 10th vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The nation’s second-highest-ranking military officer is a pilot and most recently was commander of U.S. Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.

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Commander shows off Team March at Capitol Hill

Posted July 31, 2015 by Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan (From left to right) U.S. Rep. Mark Takano, who represents the 41st District of California, and Julia Steinberger, senior legislative assistant to Takano’s office, discuss the various capabilities and missions of March Air Reserve Base with Col. Russell A. Muncy, commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March ARB,…

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Yellow Ribbon program supports Airman inspired by family history

Posted July 31, 2015 by Master Sgt. Megan Crusher

U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Megan Crusher Almira Pasic and her youngest son, Memsudin, participate in an activity during the Warrior Support Forum, at a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, held in Chandler, Ariz., July 26. The Warrior Support Forum is targeted to family and friends of deploying service members and encourages everyone to share their…

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Through the glass: Veteran remembers his past

Posted July 31, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Amber Carter 60th

Courtesy photo Retired Lt. Col. Bruce Sooy receives a demonstration flight at Nut Tree Airport, Calif., July 2015. It had been 56 years since he had last flown an aircraft. (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) Museums display artifacts that…

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Marine vet honors fallen female troops with 160-mile run

Posted July 31, 2015 by Dean DeChiaro

When veteran Marine Maj. Bridget Guerrero set out to run a mile for each of the 160 female troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, she never thought that one of their moms would show up to support her along the way.

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Swarz assumes command of 452nd Security Forces Squadron

Posted July 31, 2015 by Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan

The 452nd Security Forces Squadron held an Assumption of Command ceremony at the Cultural Resource Center here on Saturday, July 25, 2015.

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Massage therapy relaxes members during UTA

Posted July 24, 2015 by Senior Airman Noelle Reyes

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Noelle Reyes Massage therapy students from The American College of Healthcare (ACH), Riverside, give complimentary massages to Team March members during a June 2015 Unit Training Assembly. As part of the Healthy Base Initiative, the 452nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron’s mental health department organized the event and invited the ACH to…

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Civil Air Patrol’s California Wing encampment

Posted July 24, 2015 by Capt. Jeffrey T. Goeggel

As the summer season kicks into high gear, the Civil Air Patrol’s California Wing celebrated its annual Cadet Encampment, and the 40th Anniversary of the Cadet Training Group, at Camp San Luis Obispo, California, July 1st through July 8th. This year’s encampment commander is Lt. Col. Peggy Myrick, with C/Lt. Col. Rhett Spongberg as the…

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