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The 452d Air Mobility Wing leadership used an unconventional commander's call to recognize teams and individuals on their performance during the Operational Readiness and Nuclear Operational Readiness Inspections. Col. Samuel Mahaney (pictured), commander; Col. James Finney, vice commander; and Chief Master Sgt. Ericka Kelly, command chief, beat the unofficial Air Mobility Command Inspector General basketball team to represent the wing's recent, successful completion of both inspections. (U.S. Air Force photos by Master Sgt. Linda Welz) March ARB triumphs over IG team
The 452d Air Mobility Wing leadership used an unconventional commander's call to recognize teams and individuals on their performance during the Operational Readiness and Nuclear Operational Readiness Inspections. Col. Samuel Mahaney, commander; Col. James Finney, vice commander; and Chief Master Sgt. Ericka Kelly, command chief, beat the
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Maj. Amber Marcella, 452d Air Mobility Wing, free falls at 120 miles per hour during
her tandem jump with the Sky Hawks, April 2.The SkyHawks are the Canadian Army’s
premier parachute demonstration team, that travels to Perris, Calif., yearly to practice
skydiving skills and routines. (Photo courtesy of SkyHawks) Team March members jump with Les SkyHawks
The Canadian Army's premier parachute demonstration team, The SkyHawks, arrived in southern California last week to begin their annual, 5-week training camp. Over the course of the next month, The SkyHawks will learn and then perfect the show they will perform throughout Canada during the upcoming year. Although there are similar training
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Prepare to survive: Building an earthquake kit
(Photo courtesy of FEMA) Prepare to survive: Building an earthquake kit
The next phase of "Preparing to Survive" is building an emergency kit. There are many sources of information on state and federal websites that provide basic  recommendations on the contents of kits; however, keep in mind these are general suggestions.A standard kit should be complimented with personal supplies that will increase your family's
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Cadets from the “Fighting Fifty-fifth,” University of California, Los Angeles, Air Force
Reserve Officer Training Corps debus in route to the first stop on their base tour, March
28. The cadets received briefings on the aircraft capabilities of the C-17 Globemaster
III, KC-135 Stratotanker and alert F-16 Fighting Falcons. In addition to the static displays, cadets visited the March Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight and Security Forces Squadron to learn about their missions and capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Darnell Gardner) March Outreach: Cadets securing the Air Force of tomorrow
Team March extended its reach to the "Fighting Fifty-fifth," University of California, Los Angeles, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, with a host of briefings and hands-on activities, designed to enhance awareness of a career in the U.S. Air Force, March 28."This is an important ongoing outreach and recruiting program," said Lt. Col. Don
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During the California-wide Great ShakeOut earthquake drill, Chief Master Sgt. Dennis Pearson, 4th Air Force, takes cover under a table in his office at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., Oct. 20, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photos/Lt. Col. Don Traud) Preparing to survive: Family matters
Family preparation is paramount for survival during any type of major disaster. In addition to personal issues, other items require attention in the household. One of the serious outcomes of a major earthquake is flying debris. Therefore, it makes good sense to  secure items in the home that may become potential hazards during such an event.
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Hero2Hired Hero2Hired
Hero2Hired (H2H) is a Yellow Ribbon-funded program that connects job seeking veterans and family members with meaningful employment.
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An Airman marshals a C-17 Globemaster III during Patriot Hook 2013 at Los Alamitos Army Airfield in Los Alamitos, Calif., March 14, 2013. Patriot Hook is an annual exercise that simulates a response by a joint military and civilian force to a natural disaster in a forward-deployed location. (U. S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Heather Cozad) Patriot Hook 2013
An Airman marshals a C-17 Globemaster III during Patriot Hook 2013 at Los Alamitos Army Airfield in Los Alamitos, Calif., March 14, 2013. Patriot Hook is an annual exercise that simulates a response by a joint military and civilian force to a natural disaster in a forward-deployed location.
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Shown from left to right, Tech. Sgt. Susy Granillo, Beverly Bone, Senior Master Sgt. Tasha Freeman and Master Sgt. Teresa Bertani team up to put a “shine” on the 4th Air Force placard, during their spring cleaning event, March 15. (U.S. Air Force photo by Darnell Gardner) 4th Air Force spring cleaning: A day of fun in the sun
Members of the 4th Air Force staff took time out of their busy day to participate in spring cleaning around their newly renovated building, March 15. The beautification project involved washing the windows and exterior walls of the building, sweeping sidewalks, mowing lawns and a variety of other tasks to spiff up the place."We decided to do a bit
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163rd creates collaborative with support agencies 163rd creates collaborative with support agencies
 A member of the 163rd Reconnaissance Wing, readying for retirement from active duty service, was unsure where to access his benefits and how to find housing. He approached the Religious Support Team's office for assistance and they quickly linked him up with an organization that specialized in assisting transitioning military members.The Religious
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An emergency medical crew from Mercy Air runs to the accident scene to airlift casualties to a local hospital. Some one hundred disaster responders and injured actors recently participated in a mass casualty exercise held on the flight line at the base. The exercise involved several community partners, such as Riverside EMS, AMR and Mission ambulance. (U.S. Air Force photo by 4th CTCS) Preparing to survive: A series on disaster preparation
The Eastern and Midwestern regions of the U.S. routinely deal with tornadoes and hurricanes; however, in the West, in particular Southern California, the most likely natural disaster will come from earthquakes. Unlike other disasters, earthquakes are the most unnerving because occurrences cannot be predicted.The primary focus of emergency planners
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