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Team March maintainers refurbish KC-135 Stratotanker in record time

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tiffany Lindemann Staff Sgt. Caleb Meyer, an active-duty crew chief, and Staff Sgt. Neftali Rivera, an Air Reserve Technician and crew chief, both from the 752nd Maintenance Squadron, screw in the last of the floor board panels to complete the refurbishment of a KC-135 Stratotanker Aug. 20, 2015 at March…

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Johnson assumes command of 56th Aerial Port Squadron

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Col. Timothy McCoy (left), commander, 452nd Mission Support Group, March Air Reserve Base, passes the guidon to Maj. Mark E. Johnson, commander, 56th Aerial Port Squadron, March ARB, during Johnson’s assumption of command ceremony at the Cultural Resource Center here on Aug. 22, 2015. Johnson’s appointment as…

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Airman, Guardsman recognized as ‘heroes’ in Paris

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone (right), Aleksander Skarlatos (center) and Anthony Sadler pose for a photo in Paris Aug. 23, 2015, following a foiled attack on a French train. Stone was on vacation with his childhood friends, Skarlatos and Sadler, when an armed gunman entered their train carrying…

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Chief Kacsmaryk Retirement

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Chief Master Sgt. Michael Kacsmaryk, superintendent, 752nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, receives a U.S. flag that was flown over the Capitol, during his retirement ceremony at the Cultural Resource Center here Aug. 22, 2015. Kacsmaryk retires after nearly 40 years of service to the…

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Colors fly to start Rising Six 5K Fun Run

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joseph Dangidang Participants at the starting line for the 2nd annual 5K Fun Color Run on Aug. 8, at March Air Reserve Base, toss their colors into the air before beginning the run. Not only does the annual event shed light on the Healthy Base Initiative, but it also is…


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Reduce your risk during National Safety Month

Posted  June 12, 2015

Injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages – and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44. The good news is everyone can get involved to help prevent injuries. During National Safety Month, the 452nd Air Mobility Wing safety office is spreading the word to…

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Air Force elevates discharge authority for transgender-related Airmen separations

Posted  June 12, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force leaders announced June 4 a change to the decision authority for involuntary separations for enlisted Airmen diagnosed with gender dysphoria or who identify themselves as transgender. “Though the Air Force policy regarding involuntary separation of gender dysphoric Airmen has not changed, the elevation of decision authority to the director, Air…

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Celebrate “Old Glory’s” 239th year on Flag Day

Posted  June 12, 2015

Sunday, June 14, is Flag Day! On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14.

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News Briefs June 12, 2015

Posted  June 12, 2015

HEALTHY BASE INITIATIVE Courtesy photo Members from the 101st Air Refueling Wing, Maine Air National Guard, participate in a Wellbeats Virtual Fitness Class at the March Fitness Center June 5, 2015 as part of their unit physical training. The Fitness Center has established a weekly schedule for the Wellbeats Virtual Fitness program. RIDE A BIKE…

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Reservist deploys to Nepal as civilian Urban Search and Rescue Specialist

Posted  June 5, 2015

Courtesy photo Maj. Glenn ‘Tony’ Wright, 452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, stands amid rubble in the nation of Nepal while deployed there following a devastating earthquake in April 2015. Wright is an engineer, and an Urban Search and Rescue Specialist (USAR) for the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s (LACoFD) California Task Force…

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Living the Air Force Core Values

Posted  June 5, 2015

The Air Force Core Values of Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence in All We Do, are not just a way to support our country and the U.S. Air Force, but more importantly a framework for approaching life and all of our different roles to be better men and women and support those we…

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June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month

Posted  June 5, 2015

Diversity is one of our nation’s greatest strengths. During Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride month, we celebrate our rich diversity and renew our enduring commitment to equity. The dedication and contributions of our Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) service members and Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) civilians have had immeasurable impact on our…

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Distance learning PME demands greater commitment

Posted  June 5, 2015

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The Air Force’s new enlisted professional military education distance learning courses are demanding and require more study time. That’s according to a memo from the Air Force Barnes Center of Distance Education at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. “The new EPME is a game changer,” said Chief Master Sgt. Cameron Kirksey,…

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Help available for those grieving the loss of a loved one

Posted  June 5, 2015

The death of a service member or family member can be a devastating experience, especially in our tight knit military community. Everybody is professionally or personally interrelated to everyone else, and at the end of the day, we all depend on one another to support the mission and each other. Yet whether the death of someone you…

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June is National Men’s Health Month

Posted  June 5, 2015

Men can make their health a priority. Take action daily to live a stronger and healthier life. Each year, National Men’s Health Week is celebrated the week leading up to and including Father’s Day, which is June 15-21, 2015. During this week, individuals, families, communities, and others work to raise awareness of ways to promote…

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