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KENT PIETSCH & THE JELLY BELLY AIRPLANE

Posted April 15, 2016 by

Air Show spectators around the world have been treated to the unique variety of acts performed by veteran pilot and consummate entertainer Kent Pietsch and his Jelly Belly airplanes. His shows, which include specialty acts designed to thrill audiences of all ages, showcase aerobatic stunts featuring airplanes that lose parts, engines that quit in mid-flight,…

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Time to change batteries, ‘fall back’

Posted October 30, 2015 by

This article is part of the Energy.gov series “Joules of Wisdom: Top Things You Didn’t Know About Energy”and from cpsc.gov Fall back This Sunday, at 2 a.m. (or before going to bed Saturday night) people across the country will set their clocks back an hour, marking the end to Daylight Saving Time. The U.S. adopted…

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Operation Desert Storm – 25 years ago

Posted January 15, 2016 by By Secretary of the Air Force Office of Public Affairs

Twenty-five years ago coalition aircraft led the largest air campaign since the conflict in Southeast Asia on 16 January 1991 following Congressional concurrence with UN efforts to enforce a resolution that demanded Iraq’s withdrawal from Kuwait. The attacks drove Saddam Hussein and his leadership underground, heavily damaging critical military support networks such as command and…

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AFN Sailor makes splash on the red carpet

Posted March 11, 2016 by George A. Smith

The red carpet at the Oscars was a wall of paparazzi angling for access to the stars, along with one U.S. Sailor: MC2 (SW) Brent Pyfrom. Pyfrom, a Mass Communication Specialist with the American Forces Network (AFN) Broadcast Center, in Riverside, Ca., was part of a team getting messages of support from the stars for…

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Gen. David L. Goldfein nominated as 21st CSAF

Posted April 29, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced April 26 that the president has nominated Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein to be the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force, succeeding Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, who has served in the position since 2012. “I’m extremely humbled by the…

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U.S. Vet breaks ground for new homes

Posted November 20, 2015 by by Linda Welz

Ground was broken November 9, near the March Main Exchange for the March Veteran’s Village, a low or no cost housing complex for homeless and in-need veterans. Plans for a 138-unit permanent housing apartment complex include a 60-unit transitional housing facility, computer lab, community rooms, tot lots, classrooms and services provided by U.S. Vets, according…

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How VA Health Care outdoes private sector

Posted February 5, 2016 by by Suzanne Gordon

Because the nation’s media has been focused almost exclusively on the problems of America’s largest, and only publicly funded, fully integrated healthcare system – the Veterans Health Administration — we barely hear anything about the successes of VHA healthcare. Pioneering treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (from which anywhere from 18-30% of veterans suffer) is…

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SAPR event recognizes importance of wingmen all year #notjustApril

Posted March 25, 2016 by by Tech. Sgt. Bryan Franks

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Senior leaders kicked off the Air Force’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response #notjustApril campaign March 17 during an event at the Pentagon. The secretary, chief of staff and chief master sgt. of the Air Force joined other Airmen to read testimonies from sexual assault survivors and discussed Airmen’s roles in supporting sexual…

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebrates disabled American workers

Posted October 15, 2015 by prepared by Dawn W. Smith, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a nationwide campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities—past and present. Alan Shepard was the first American in space and the fifth person to walk on the moon. His hard-charging nature made him successful throughout his career….

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Team March 101: American Forces Network

Posted December 11, 2015 by by George A. Smith

(Photo by Steve McGill) Aerial views of Broadcast Center/DIMOC IM building in Riverside, Ca., Oct. 15, 2012. About half-a-mile from the March Air Reserve Base main gate, sits the biggest broadcast network of which many Americans are unfamiliar. It’s the place with the huge satellite dishes all around. The reason many Americans have never heard…

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