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Drought exposes Civil War veteran’s grave in Monterey County lake

Posted June 12, 2015 by

Joseph Botts Jr. stepped out of his pickup truck into a scrubby, sunbaked field of salt grass and mustard weed and bent over a granite slab bearing a worn inscription: “Corp’l John McBride.”

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Celebrate “Old Glory’s” 239th year on Flag Day

Posted June 12, 2015 by America’slibrary.gov

Sunday, June 14, is Flag Day! On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14.

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Reservist deploys to Nepal as civilian Urban Search and Rescue Specialist

Posted June 5, 2015 by Linda Welz

Courtesy photo Maj. Glenn ‘Tony’ Wright, 452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, stands amid rubble in the nation of Nepal while deployed there following a devastating earthquake in April 2015. Wright is an engineer, and an Urban Search and Rescue Specialist (USAR) for the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s (LACoFD) California Task Force…

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Airman volunteers to help those less fortunate

Posted June 5, 2015 by Master Sgt. Julie Avey

Thousands of miles away in remote Philippine villages there are families who lack access to medication and basic health care. The medical needs of the people in the Philippines are tremendous, especially in the rural areas, where many suffer from treatable ailments.

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Team March pays respect to fallen

Posted May 29, 2015 by Master Sgt. Megan Crusher

U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Megan Crusher Chief Master Sgt. Brian C. Wong, command chief, 4th Air Force, salutes the grave of Abraham W. Shuman, Company H215, Pennsylvania Infantry Volunteer Regiment, who died Aug. 5, 1903. Wong was one of many who honored the fallen by placing flags on their graves during the annual flag…

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Taming the TDY beast of single parenting

Posted May 29, 2015 by Capt. Perry Covington

Courtesy photo Taming the beast together makes for one big happy family, right? Greetings my fellow service members. I have just come from the belly of the beast and I would like to share my experience with everyone. You may be wondering what ‘beast’ I’m referring to. It is an experience that many of you…

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Memorial Day weekend

Posted May 29, 2015 by

Courtesy photo A young, patriotic volunteer pauses to salute those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for this country. She was helping her family place flags on veteran’s graves at Riverside National Cemetery for Memorial Day weekend. U.S. Air Force photo/Linda Welz Senior Master Sgt. William “Ralph” Griffey, 452nd Maintenance Group, sings the national anthem…

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Army National Guard recruits visit March Field

Posted May 29, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Tiffany Lindemann

The Army National Guard (NG) held its first ever “Buddy Day” for its Recruit Sustainment Program, at March Air Reserve Base’s Hangar 452, May 16.

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Joint Task Force 505 begins drawdown in Nepal

Posted May 29, 2015 by

Joint Task Force 505 is drawing down its earthquake relief operations as the Nepalese government and international aid agencies have postured for long-term recovery and reconstruction efforts.

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Seven little known facts about Memorial Day

Posted May 22, 2015 by

As Americans get ready to observe Memorial Day with travel, family get-togethers and celebrations, let us not forget—it’s not about the BBQ. Memorial Day is observed specifically to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States of America, and to observe a moment of silence is the law. Here are…

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