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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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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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Air Force actively monitoring ongoing Zika virus infection

Posted March 4, 2016 by Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs Office

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The Air Force is closely monitoring the emergence of Zika virus infection in the Americas, Oceania, and Africa to help inform and protect Airmen and their families. The Department of Health and Human Services, with its Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is leading the U.S. response to the worldwide…

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Get involved in Kick Butts Day

Posted March 4, 2016 by by Operation Live Well Staff, DHA Communications

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Young people nationwide stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco on Kick Butts Day, a national day of youth activism. Advocates, teachers and community leaders organize events on Kick Butts Day that empower youth to spread word about tobacco use, the leading cause of preventable death in the…

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March is Nutrition Awareness Month: Healthy eating advances AF readiness and mission success

Posted March 3, 2016 by by Prerana Korpe, Air Force Surgeon General public affairs

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Think twice before biting in. Are you making a smart food choice?    Healthy eating coupled with active living, is the foundation for healthy living, which is critical to maintaining a ready and deployable force. Optimal nutrition keeps Airmen performance ready – mentally and physically prepared for mission success. It enables…

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March defenders protect ‘Air Force One’

Posted February 26, 2016 by by Lt. Col. Shawn Swarz

When we get those short-notice taskings, it is imperative that we have Airman ready who are fully qualified and mission ready. The security of President Barack Obama’s jet, better known as Air Force One, is one of those taskings. Five of my Airman who were contacted this month answered the call with excellence and professionalism. …

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Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American memories

Posted February 26, 2016 by Prepared by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role they have played in U.S. history. The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. Few…

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Welcome commander to 452nd Mission Support Group

Posted February 26, 2016 by by Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan

The 452nd Mission Support Group held a promotion and Assumption of Command ceremony at the Cultural Resource Center here Saturday, Feb. 20. Col. Arthur J. Rodi’s family members joined him on stage to pin on his new rank, after which Brig. Gen. Russell A. Muncy, commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base, passed…

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March’s S-Team leads regional, Pacific and joint engineer success

Posted February 19, 2016 by by Capt. Jason Saberin

March Air Reserve Base’s 922nd Civil Engineer Staff Augmentation Team (S-Team) wrapped up another successful year completing innovative training while supporting regional and Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) missions. The team of engineers assigned to the 922nd had a busy second half of 2015 highlighted by Korean temporary duty assignments, support operations for Andersen Air Force…

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Get to know your chaplains and chaplain assistants

Posted February 19, 2016 by by Col. Rick Givens, 452 AMW Chaplain

The 452nd Air Mobility Wing’s chapel team is here to serve you. The chaplains and chaplain assistants assigned to the wing staff are made up of a great group of men and women from various backgrounds and traditions. The common denominator is that they are here to serve you, right where you are. They serve…

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