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Children greet Lt. Gen. John Bradley June 17 in the village of Qal' ehye Yuzbashi in Afghanistan. General Bradley was delivering humanitarian supplies to the village located near Bagram Air Base. The supplies, destined for refugee camps, orphanages and hospitals throughout Southwest Asia, are part of the 9,000 pounds collected by General Bradley's wife, Mrs. Jan Bradley. General Bradley, chief of the Air Force Reserve and Air Force Reserve Command commander, is visiting Airmen throughout Southwest Asia to thank them for their service supporting the war on terrorism. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Rick Sforza) Another mission for March: C-17 supports General-style generosity

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Lt. Gen. John A. Bradley, commander of Air Force Reserve Command, visits Master Sgt. Thomas Coffin at the Air Force Theater Hospital at Balad Air Base, Iraq, on June 15, 2007. Sergeant Coffin, deployed from the AF Reserve's 4th Combat Camera Squadron, was recovering from a gunshot wound. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Rick Sforza) A Heartfelt Thanks

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March Air Reserve Base Truck #5 arrives at the scene of the fire. (U.S. Air Force photo by Chris Christianson) Firefighters from March help put out large blaze
On the evening of June 26, the March ARB fire department received a call to respond to a raging fire in nearby Riverside. "I was just sitting in my room watching TV, relaxing and waiting for dinner when we received the call for a mutual aid request for our crash vehicle," said fire engineer Billy Mathews, the acting captain for the vehicle that
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Crew members from the 729th Airlift Squadron at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., and 315th Airlift Wing at Charleston AFB, S.C., flew to Etienville, France, earlier this month to participate in a memorial ceremony in honor of P-47 Thunderbolt pilot, Lt. Joseph Lyndon Piche. Piche died July 17, 1944, while attempting to return his aircraft to base during the D-Day invasion. The memorial was erected as a reminder to all of the men and women who gave their lives during WW II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sgt. Joe Davidson) Troops from March pay tribute to fallen pilot

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Lt. Col. Bill Bailey (left), cardiologist and flight surgeon with the 433rd Medical Group, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, instructs Senior Airman Valerie Haines, a medical technician with the 177th Medical Group, New Jersey Air National Guard at Golden Medic 2007, while Capt. Soledad Lopez, a nurse with the 156th Medical Group, Puerto Rico Air National Guard reviews a patient chart. They are with the 706th Provisional Expeditionary Medical Support Squadron while assigned to Golden Medic 2007 at Fort Gordon, Ga. Exercise portion of Golden Medic begins: Several squadrons from March participate in event
After three days of preparation and classroom training, the exercise portion of the Army Reserve's largest annual medical exercise got under way in Augusta, Ga., in June. Golden Medic 2007 tests the ability of Army and Air Force medical units to transfer patients from the battlefield to a well-equipped regional hospital outside the theater. Now in
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Maj. Eric Fagerland, a 163d Reconnaissance Wing Predator Pilot, conducts a mission briefing at the March Field Air Museum during an Open Aircraft Day this month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eduardo Cervantes) Pilot and Sensor Operator School House Within Wing's Reach
Becoming a predator-flying schoolhouse is within the Wings reach. With ongoing predator operations currently being conducted and the maintenance schoolhouse slated to open in the next four months, opening the Flying Training Unit (FTU) along with the Launch and Recovery Element (LRE) may happen as early as late summer 2008. "There are many pieces
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Tech. Sgt. Richard Rositas (left) and his sister Staff Sgt. Cindy Rositas share their recent reunion with Brig. Gen. Robin Rand, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander and Chief Master Sgt. Scott Dearduff, 332 AEW command chief master sergeant. The siblings were reunited at Kirkuk Regional Air Base for the 506th Sir Expeditionary Group change of command ceremony May 25. Tech. Sgt. Rositas is the executive assistant to the 332 AEW command chief at Balad Air Base, Iraq. Staff Sgt. Rositas is asigned to the 506 AEG Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron at Kirkuk Regional Air Base. (Photo courtesy of Tech. Sgt. Richard Rositas) San Diego siblings reunite at Kirkuk
Many things are common at a change of command ceremony -- high-ranking visitors, emotional speeches, pomp and circumstance ... a family reunion. When Tech Sgt. Richard Rositas, executive assistant to Chief Master Sgt. Scott Dearduff, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing command chief master sergeant, recently stepped off a C-130 here, he had the chance to
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A C-17 from March Air Reserve Base's 729th Airlift Squadron participated in the Aalborg, Denmark air show held this month at the Air Transport Wing of the Royal Danish Air Force. Approximately 72,000 people attended the air show.The crew conducted an air capabilities demonstration and then opened the aircraft to the many thousands of viewers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson) March aircraft a hit in Denmark
Approximately 72,000 Danes attended the annual Aalborg Air Base Air Show in Denmark last week where they witnessed an aircrew from the 729th Airlift Squadron at March pilot their C-17 Globemaster III in a spectacular air capabilities demonstration. "Our air demonstration is the best way to show the real capabilities of the aircraft and what it can
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An F/A-18D Hornet from Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar, Calif., conducted
the initial certification of the north end retractable barrier at March Air Reserve Base last week. Construction for the south end barrier will begin in late June. (U,S. Air Force photo by Amy Abbott, 452 AMW/PA) New retractable barrier system opens at March
March ARB opened the north end of the runway which now holds a retractable barrier, an instrumental asset to the base's operational performance. The Type H90 system is the first of two to be installed on the flight line and is designed to help aircraft in distress. The main benefactors of the new system are the F-16 Fighting Falcons of
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An aeromedical evacuation team member tends to 2-year-old John Tenorio, who is on a patient litter and hooked up to mobile critical care equipment while en route from Saipan on a C-17 Globemaster III to Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lt. Col. Jimmy Barrow)  
 
Wing Reservists help save child's life: 452nd AES puts their training to the test
Three Airmen from the 452nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron had intensive on-the-job training in May during their annual tour at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. Capt. Jennifer Pairis, AES flight nurse; Master Sgt. Marke McCracken, aeromedical evacuation technician; and Staff Sgt. Katherine Newcomer, aeromedical evacuation technician, were on alert
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