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Websites teach kids how to deal with bullying

Posted September 7, 2012 by by Lisa Daniel

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The start of school is a good time to talk to children about the complicated and heartbreaking problem of bullying. Fortunately, there are at least two good websites devoted to the cause. The Federal Partners for Bullying Prevention website, http://stopbullying.challenge.gov/, created by the Health Resources and Services Administration and its eight partner…

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Preparing to survive: Vehicle preparation

Posted May 3, 2013 by Robert Kaschak

Los Angeles, Calif., was recently named as the number one traffic-congested city in the country. This dubious honor is no surprise to southern Californians, especially to those who commute on a daily basis. The freeways are constantly crowded, so planning driving routes around peak commute times is a way of life here in the southland….

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Stress class addresses common concerns, provides practical stress-reduction techniques

Posted October 4, 2013 by Frank Pavone

Have you ever felt stressed to the point that you have trouble sleeping? Maybe you started to notice you’re becoming overly anxious or angry for little or no reason. Well these are common concerns we all experience, from time to time and sometimes they pass without too much trouble but usually not without some effort…

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Beating boredom and creating strength through CrossFit

Posted May 2, 2014 by tomlear

Most jobs in the Air Force involve many types of movements, sitting, lifting, climbing, pulling and moving equipment. While our physical fitness testing is in the back of our minds, we can’t depend on our daily movements to be enough to keep us fit and using running, push-ups and sit ups to prepare us can…

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Decontaminating gases for the masses

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Robert K. Kaschak

A major component to wartime preparation and training involves reacting to a chemical or biological attack and if exposed, how to decontaminate exposed personnel. Admittedly, not a pleasant thought, but a stark...

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Construction area: Keep out!

Posted November 2, 2012 by By Jim Moats

The north end of March Air Reserve Base, near the ball field, is currently off-limits due to an ongoing project to build a new rubberized, one-half mile running track and support facilities. ...

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Steps to consider when in an accident

Posted June 14, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Shore

In the state of California, licensed drivers are required to accomplish specific actions when involved in an automobile accident with another vehicle.

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Don’t be a victim!

Posted December 6, 2013 by Special Agent Brandon Lee

Each year, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) produces the Local Threat Assessment (LTA) report to keep command officials informed of the current criminal threat to March Air Reserve Base facilities and personnel. While there have been no direct criminal threats targeted at the military community in or around March ARB, military personnel…

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Preventing rabies that come from bites, scratches

Posted July 3, 2014 by Capt. Olatokunbo Akinfe

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — With summer months fast approaching and the topic of safety buzzing around base, it is important to remember a key precaution that is often overlooked: rabies prevention. Rabies has been a hot topic in the news this year. To some, however, the disease is still very new. Rabies is…

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There is no such thing as earthquake season

Posted July 27, 2012 by by Robert J. Kaschak

The United States Gological Survey website reported Rancho Cucamonga received a 3.2 magnitude earthquake, July 19. Since we cannot predict the time, place and magnitude of an earthquake, we must remain cognizant of the reality that this could be the prelude to a much bigger event. When preparing for an earthquake, education is paramount because…

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