Events

July 20, 2012

March ARB welcomes new wing vice commander

Col. James B. Finney, vice commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, March Air Reserve Base, Calif.

Col. James Finney reported for duty as the 452nd Air Mobility Wing, vice commander, earlier this month. Prior to March ARB, Col. Finney was vice commander of the 911th Airlift Wing, Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pa. During that assignment, he served an eight-month period as the full-time wing commander. Finney also served as the Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Pacific Air Forces Director of Operations, Plans, Requirements, and Programs at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. He held numerous leadership positions at the wing, group and squadron level and was the chief of Airlift Standards and Tactics at 4th Air Force. He also deployed as commander of the Tanker Task Force at Andersen AFB, Guam in support of the Pacific Theater Security Package.

Col. Finney served overseas in support of Operations JOINT ENDEAVOR, ALLIED FORCE, PHOENIX SCORPION, IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM including commanding the first-ever C-17A daylight assault landing in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He has also served as an instructor pilot during OPERATION DEEP FREEZE supplying the National Science Foundation interests in Antarctica. Col. Finney is a command pilot with over 5,600 military flight hours, including several hundred combat hours.




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U.S. Army photo/Staff Sgt. Jennifer McLaughlin

Jones assumes command of 304th SBDE

U.S. Army photo/Staff Sgt. Jennifer McLaughlin Col. Robin Jones, incoming 304th Sustainment Brigade commander, accepts the unit colors from Brig. Gen. Scottie Carpenter, 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command commanding genera...
 
 
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Creating a lifestyle of health and fitness

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Neil Ballecer Senior Airman Coral Williams, 163rd Comptroller Flight, begins a run on the March Air Reserve Base track, April 7. Running is one of the many cardiovascular exercises Williams partic...
 
 

March Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center closes soon

The March Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center will remain open for filing taxes until April 30, 2014. With the formal tax season now over, the March VITA Tax Center has prepared approximately 800 returns, saving nearly $100K in preparation fees, and clients have received back more than $850 thousand in combined state and federal refunds,...
 

 

Reveille: Continuing a proud military tradition

Reveille is a French word that literally means “wake up” and is traditionally played at sunrise on military installations. Here at March ARB, the 452nd Security Forces Squadron raises the national flag during reveille at 7:30 a.m. each day. The practice of reveille can be traced back to the French army, which used a form...
 
 

UPCOMING TICKETS AND TOURS EVENTS

Some restrictions apply. Times are approximate. MAY Date: May 1 Event: Price Is Right Cost: $16 per person Depart: 6:30 a.m. Return: 5:30 p.m. Description / Restrictions: Come on down to be a contestant on The Price Is Right and take your chances at becoming the big showcase winner. Ages 18 and up Deadline for...
 
 

VA disability claims backlog drops by 44 percent

One year after the backlog of pending disability compensation claims peaked at over 611,000 in March 2013, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has reduced that number by approximately 44 percent to 344,000 claims, a reduction of more than 267,000, while at the same time improving the accuracy of the decisions being made on veterans’...
 




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