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Surviving a wildfire: the aftermath

Posted July 5, 2013 by

Despite your best efforts and preparation, you may still be the victim of a wildfire. Of course, your primary concern is survival. If you and your family have made it to this point, you breathe a sigh of relief and utter a silent prayer of thanks. However, now you must deal with the aftermath of…

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Can you legally escort or sponsor a visitor onto March Field?

Posted January 31, 2014 by Special Agent Brandon Lee

Do you need to bring a visitor onto the base? Do you know the procedures? The 452nd Security Forces Squadron’s Pass & Registration department is the place to go to learn the procedures and find answers. As a closed military base, it is critical that every person assigned to or visiting March Air Reserve Base…

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Smokeless tobacco is not the safer alternative

Posted July 11, 2014 by

Some people call smokeless tobacco “spit” or “spitting tobacco” because users spit out the juices and saliva that build up in the mouth…really attractive, right?

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What would you do during a power outage?

Posted August 10, 2012 by by Robert J. Kaschak

Summertime in southern California means long days and scorching hot temperatures. While we bask in the sun and enjoy the season, the downside is the increased usage of electricity and the drain it puts on resources and systems, that allow us to continuing operating under, sometimes-extreme conditions. The Midwest and east coast have been hit…

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Be on the lookout for illegal supplements

Posted March 25, 2013 by Patricia J. Sveda

It is the responsibility of every Airman to be aware of what substances he or she is ingesting. In some cases, power bars and health foods are not always the best choice. If the ingredients of a drink, food, or snack are questionable, a physician or pharmacist should be consulted immediately. Air Force Instruction 44-121,…

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Healthy Base Initiative

Posted September 13, 2013 by

The Beacon will print a weekly health and fitness column for the next calendar year to support the Healthy Base Initiative, a program focused on making healthy living the easy choice and social norm. Topics of discussion will include fitness, nutrition, smoking cessation, trends, habits and a variety of other health-related topics. We hope to…

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Diet face-off: How 7 nutrition trends stack up

Posted April 4, 2014 by Patricia Kime

The fight against fat has morphed into a battle of diets with disciples ardently promoting or defending their choices. The experts may never agree on the “perfect” diet for weight maintenance, proper nutrition and optimal health, although some menus are better than others. But the diet-savvy do agree on this: Find something that works for…

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Mega-Code 14: Preparing March for joint medical operations

Posted August 15, 2014 by Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell McMillan Senior Airman Kerry Diehl-Hauser (left) and Maj. Lorna Figueras, 452nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron, help transfer a simulated patient from an ambulance to a C-17 Globemaster III, as part of Mega-Code 14, a joint medical training exercise held at the base July 26, 2014. Mega-Code 14 is designed to…

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Suited for the job

Posted May 11, 2012 by Robert J. Kaschak

The military constantly strives to improve the ability of our fighting forces to succeed in hostile environments. The Chemical Protective Overgarment is a prime example of evolving research and technology. The updated design accounts for limitations from earlier versions and now provides the functionality necessary for a combatant to perform mission essential duties with an…

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March Field prepares for Fire Prevention Week 2012

Posted October 5, 2012 by by John Martin

March Field will be observing Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7 to 13. This year’s theme is, ‘Be Rabbit Ready,’ which is an accurate comparison to just how quickly you and your family should exit your house in case of a fire – once the smoke alarm sounds, you only have a few minutes to get…

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