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BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq -- Staff Sgt. Kathryn Robinson receives her Purple Heart medal from Col. Lawrence Jackson II, 732nd Expeditionary Mission Support Group commander, for wounds received from small arms fire.  Sergeant Robinson was on a cordon and search rescue mission with the military transition teams and Iraqi Army near Baqubah when she was struck by a sniper's bullet in the left forearm and the upper right thumb Feb. 10.  Sergeant Robinson is assigned to the 4th Combat Camera Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, Calif.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Candace Romano) March Reservist Receives Purple Heart

0 3/09
2007
Senior Airman Lyndsey Wisniewski, 452 AES, receives a plaque and coin from Brig. Gen. James Melin, 452 AMW commander, for her contribution to the Air Force Reserve “Get One” recruitment program. In addition, the award presentation was filmed by a production company which will use the footage to promote the Air Force Reserve. The program is open to all Air Force reservists, with the exception of AFRC Recruiters, their family members and Reserve liaisons. The Get One awards are primarily commemorative coins. For every referral submitted, the reservist receives a Referral Coin Award numbered one through ten, the number corresponding to the number of referrals. Accession coins are fashioned after commander’s coins and are awarded to reservists when a referral turns into an accession. Coins are awarded from one through four accessions. The award for the fifth accession is a leather portfolio and pen and the sixth accession is a pair of pewter steins. For more information go to http://get1now.us (U.S. Air Force photos by Maj. Don Traud) GET ONE

0 3/09
2007
Lt. Gen. Gary North thanks Airman 1st Class Anthony Corman for his contributions as a host-country-national escort at Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan. Airman Corman is deployed to the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing from the 436th Maintenance Squadron at Dover Air Force Base, Del. General North is the commander of 9th Air Force and U.S. Central Command Air Forces at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Daniel Nathaniel) 452 AMW Vice Commander Escorts CENTAF Commander

0 3/09
2007
Maj. Brad Herrick, 196th Reconnaissance Squadron, checks his .22 caliber rifle for accuracy during zeroing time. This was Maj. Herrick’s first biathlon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Diane Ducat) 163rd Guardsmen represent state in National Biathlon
Guardsmen from the 163rd Reconnaissance Wing represented the California National Guard Feb. 17 - 25 competing against teams from 18 states at the 2007 National Guard Bureau Biathlon Championships held at Ethan Allen Firing Range, Jericho, Vt. "If the snow is good, it's always a good competition," said Team Captain Maj. Mike Johnson, 224th
0 3/05
2007
Mr. Gary Bicondova, 452nd Air Mobility Wing Fire Department, March Air Reserve Base, is awarded the Air Force Civilian Achievement Medal and wing coin from Brig Gen James L. Melin, 452 AMW commander, for exceptional performance on March Brush Engine 10 during the Esperanza fire on 26 October 2006.  Five U.S. Forest Service firefighters died battling an arson wildfire where they were overcome by 90-foot-tall walls of flame advancing at 40 mph.
Mr. Bicondova used his emergency medical technician skills to sustain the live of another firefighter, Captain Mark Loutzenhiser, who later died at the hospital from severe burns to his entire body. The five firefighters were trapped in a burnover which can occur when an advancing fire driven by high winds jumps a protective line and traps firefighters in its path. The trapped firefighters did not have time to don their protective gear.  (U.S. Air Force photos by LaGina Jackson)
March Firefighters recognized for Exceptional Performance

0 3/01
2007
Contingency aeromedical staging facility team members prepare a critical-care patient Feb. 14 for transport on C-17 Globemaster III to Landstuhl, Germany, where he will receive further care for his wounds at Balad Air Base, Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Cecilio M. Ricardo Jr.)
March Reservists finish Iraq combat tour caring for those unable to care for themselves
This place does not smell like a hospital. That's by design. The Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility is located only a short distance from the Air Force Theater Hospital, but it might as well be miles away. Inside this hardened structure, patients from the hospital await transportation - away from Iraq, toward medical treatment in Germany or
0 2/26
2007
Anxious family members hold banners in anticipation of their father's arrival.  The children were waiting at Ontario Airport with other 163rd RW members and families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Brenda Hendricksen) 163rd RS Troops Return as Others Prepare to Deploy
  Just prior to the 163d Reconnaissance Wing's Feb. UTA, thirteen Security Forces Squadron members (one squad) returned from a four-month deployment to Manas AB, Kyrgyzstan where they were tasked with installation security. Another squad is slated to deploy to Iraq in the near future.    The returning troops were greeted at the airport by family
0 2/22
2007
NEW ORLEANS -- Maj. Stacia Blyeu comforts an elderly patient at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport moments before she is evacuated from here Sept. 3.  Major Blyeu is a flight nurse with the 452nd Air Evacuation Squadron at March Air Reserve Base, Calif.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt Jack Braden) 452nd AMW receives fifth outstanding Unit Award
   The 452nd Air Mobility Wing has been awarded its fifth Air Force Outstanding Unit Award in recognition of its efforts Oct. 1, 2004-Sept. 30, 2006.    "It's truly an outstanding organization," said Commander Brig. Gen. James L. Melin. "It's been doing the nation's business and deserves the recognition."    Anyone assigned to the unit between
0 2/22
2007
Default Air Force Logo March ARB implements cell phone restriction for drivers
Officials here have implemented an Air Force-wide cell phone restriction for drivers. Effective immediately, drivers are not allowed to talk on their cell phones while driving on this, or any, Air Force installation without a hands free device. This policy is part of the Department of Defense's Joint Traffic Guidance. This restriction also applies
0 12/11
2006
Col. Pamela LeBlanc (left) officiated the Change of Command Ceremony at March Air Reserve Base where Lt. Col. Tanya A. Porter (center) assumed command of the 56th Aerial Port squadron from Lt. Col. Laurence B. Harris (right). (USAF photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson, 452 AMW Public Affairs) 56th Aerial Port Squadron gains Porter as commander

0 11/19
2006
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