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Combined Federal Campaign in full swing at March

Posted November 8, 2013 by Capt. Thomas D. Bockrath

March’s 2013 Combined Federal Campaign is in full swing from now through December 15, 2013. We are going to have a fast and furious campaign this year. The impacts of sequestration and the government shutdown forced us to cancel our Kickoff Charity Fair and delay the CFC entirely. Now that we have returned to some…

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Med-evac mission highlights multiple command, unit success and value of TFI

Posted November 1, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson

courtesy photo/Lt. Col. Nathan Howard A KC-135 from March Air Reserve Base, Calif., stops briefly at Naval Air Station, North Island, Calif., to off-load infant patients to be delivered by ambulance to San Diego area hospitals. What is normally considered a routine medical evacuation mission turned priority when the young patients were carried aboard the…

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Leaders advise against merging Guard, Reserve

Posted November 1, 2013 by Col. Bob Thompson

Courtesy photo Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson, the chief of the Air Force Reserve, testifies to the National Commission of the Structure of the Air Force October 24, 2013 in Arlington, Va. The National Commission of the Structure of the Air Force was established by Congress this year to comprehensively study the U.S. Air Force…

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Army Focuses on Wellness to prevent injuries, illnesses

Posted November 1, 2013 by

The Army Medical Command aims to minimize illnesses and injuries and strengthen its force by shifting focus to prevention, Army Surgeon General Patricia Horoho said at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army in Washington D.C., on Oct. 21. “We are … focused on improving the readiness and resilience of our soldiers…

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March VITA Tax Center is spinning up for the next tax season!

Posted November 1, 2013 by Theeraya Kline

courtesy photo Maj. Deric Prescott Theeraya Kline, discusses tax forms with her husband, Staff Sgt. Richard Kline, 912th Air Refueling Squadron, Oct. 29, 2013, at the March VITA Tax Center. Both are volunteers at the March location. Air Force Reserve Command’s only Base Tax Center is looking for a few good men and women who…

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Hagel: New Protections Needed for Unclassified Data

Posted November 1, 2013 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently directed that DOD organizations take additional steps to ensure unclassified controlled technical information is protected from cyber intrusions. “Stolen data provides potential adversaries extraordinary insight into the United States’ defense and industrial capabilities and allows them to save time and expense in developing similar capabilities,” Hagel said in…

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Group works at fostering pride, respect for Total Force Enterprise Team March

Posted October 25, 2013 by Maj. Deric Prescott

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson Culture of Respect Team committee members, from left, Col. Max T. Stitzer, commander 452nd Maintenance Group and Air Reserve Technician representative; Michael LePenske, president, American Federation of Government Employees Local 3854 and Juan Nadal, AFGE 3854; Maj. Deric Prescott, 951st Reserve Support Squadron Judge Advocate and an active…

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My journey to become an Air Force reservist

Posted October 25, 2013 by Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson Senior Airman Russell McMillan reports to the 452nd Air Mobility Wing public affairs office, his new duty section, the day after he was named Distiguished Honor Graduate at his Defense Information School graduation for Photojournalist at Fort George Meade, Md. McMillan offers his first Beacon submission, in the…

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All in the ‘spirit’ of Halloween

Posted October 25, 2013 by Linda Welz

U.S. Air Force photos/Linda Welz A full-spectrum video camera records as it sits on the floor of a building where Senior Airman Jose Mora, 452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron, and a small team of assistants, conduct a paranormal investigation April 20, 2013. Mora teamed with Senior Airman Mathieu Beaulieu, 912th Air Refueling Squadron, and the two…

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Q and A interview – some parting words from our wing commander

Posted October 18, 2013 by

U.S. Air Force photo/Linda Welz Col. Samuel Mahaney, 452 Air Mobility Wing commander, and his wife Chris, participate in a discussion during a weekly meeting held in the Hap Arnold House conference room. Prior to his arrival at March Field, Mahaney led two previous units through their Operational Readiness Inspections, which was his first task…

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