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Veterans

Retired Air Force, RAO staff member passes

Posted March 25, 2016 by

Courtesy photo/Linda Brown The March Air Reserve Base Retiree Activities Office (RAO) would like to express their sincere condolences to the family and friends of longtime staff member and retired Senior Master Sgt. William Brown following his recent passing. After retiring from the Air Force following 27 years of service, Brown continued to serve his…

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Health & Safety

Traumatic brain injury is an all-ages threat

Posted March 25, 2016 by by Military Health System Communications Office

Going for an afternoon jog and participating in afterschool sports are parts of daily life for millions of children. Most times, these activities are healthy and harmless, but without proper safety measures, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are a possibility. A trip and fall could result in a head bump, as could a collision during a…

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Local

Therapy dog touches the hearts of Airmen at the 163rd Attack Wing

Posted March 18, 2016 by by Master Sgt. Julie Avey

Therapy dogs are a common sight in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes and disaster areas but are not normally found at work on military bases.  Jax, a German shepherd who is completing training as a certified therapy dog, is making his rounds through squadron work spaces at the 163rd Attack Wing on March Air Reserve Base. It…

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People and Places

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Major Nicci S. Rucker, 954th RSS

Posted March 18, 2016 by By 954th Reserve Support Squadron

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. —  Major Nicci S. Rucker is currently serving as the Air Force Element Officer in Charge, 954th Reserve Support Squadron, United States Transportation Command Joint Transportation Reserve Unit, Intelligence, Joint Intelligence Directorate, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. As the Air Force Element Joint Intelligence Officer-in-Charge, she is responsible for time-dominant…

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Air Force

Air Force continues to pursue total force integration

Posted March 18, 2016 by By Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force continues to make strides toward total force integration, according to an annual report submitted to Congress March 4. The report is based on recommendations from the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force and focuses on how the force structure should be modified to best fill current…

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Commentary

Credit Education Month: Be in charge of your credit cards

Posted March 18, 2016 by by FDIC Office of Communications

Credit cards can offer numerous benefits to consumers, including a convenient way to pay for purchases, the ability to build a credit history, and the potential for rewards. But to make the most of your credit cards, it helps to be an informed consumer. First, remember that any purchase you make with your credit card…

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Local

Civilian bosses attend appreciation flight

Posted March 11, 2016 by by Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan

Team March hosted approximately 40 civilian employers during the 452nd Air Mobility Wing Employer Appreciation Day here Saturday. The event provides an opportunity to thank civilian employers for supporting their citizen airmen, reservists and guardsmen, while also educating employers on the significant role March Air Reserve Base provides in support of national defense. Additionally, employers…

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Air Force

Women’s History Month spotlight: Maj. Christina Hopper, fighter pilot

Posted March 11, 2016 by Air Force Reserve Command Public Affairs

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFNS) — March is National Women’s History Month and this year’s theme is “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.” Women’s History Month started as a national celebration in 1981, when Congress authorized the president to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982,…

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Events

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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Local

Major Accident Response Exercise tests readiness

Posted March 4, 2016 by by Major Colleen Iardella

March members tested their first responder capabilities February 18, during a Major Accident Response Exercise (MARE) in preparation for the upcoming March Field AirFest, April 16 and 17. Participants practiced their responses to a simulated aircraft crash to ensure they are ready to quickly react should the real thing occur. Practicing for numerous emergency situations…

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