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March Field Emergency Fire Services engineer remains calm at accident scene

On the morning of June 4, 2015, Engineer Mark Hanenberger, 44, from the March Field Emergency Fire Services, was driving home after roll call when he noticed traffic had stopped. About the time he thought he would turn around to take another route, like the person in front of him had done, it began moving again.

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March Airman prepares for marksman competition

The competition is drawing near and practice is becoming ramped up for the competitors of the 2015 National Rifle Association National Smallbore Rifle Championships.

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Teamwork, commitment, goals, success

The start of my freshman year, at a new school and not knowing a single student, was terrifying.

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Civil Affairs Command completes change of command, ready for more Pacific operations

U.S. Army photo/Staff Sgt. Robert Van Tuinen The cannon, named Country, renders honors as part of a change of command ceremony on June 6. During the ceremony, the outgoing commander, Brig. Gen. Stephen K. Curda passed command of the 351st Civil Affairs Command to Brig. Gen. William P. Barriage. The 351 CAC is the headquarters…

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OPM data hack may cause extra alarm for troops

The largest data hack in government history could leave some troops at risk of having their personal information exploited or exposed. Current and former federal employees began receiving troubling emails from the executive Office of Personnel Management on Monday, notifying them that their personal information was compromised in a massive data breach made public earlier…


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Air Force focuses on recycling this Earth Day

Posted  April 17, 2015

MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE, Calif. – As the nation celebrates the 45th annual Earth Day this April 22, the Air Force is re-emphasizing its standing commitment to environmental stewardship and encouraging its military and civilian workforce to promote recycling both at home and on the job, and asking them to leverage available opportunities to “Conserve…

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Team March Father/Daughter 2015 Masquerade Ball

Posted  April 17, 2015

  Images capture the celebration and love at the Team March Father/Daughter Masquerade Ball held Saturday, April 11, on base. The first event of its kind here, organizers plan to make it an annual event to raise funds for Airmen in need and local charities.    

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Learning from the Holocaust: Choosing to Act

Posted  April 17, 2015

Each year, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum leads the nation in commemorating Days of Remembrance, which was established by the U.S. Congress to memorialize the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust—as well as the millions of non-Jewish victims—of Nazi persecution.

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Sacrifices of the military child recognized during April

Posted  April 17, 2015

To highlight the year-round contributions, courage and patriotism of the military community’s youngest members, the Defense Department observes April as the Month of the Military Child, said a Pentagon official.

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Team March loses Airman

Posted  April 17, 2015

Technical Sergeant Anthony E. Salazar August 31, 1974 – April 13, 2015 Tech. Sgt. Anthony “Tony” Salazar, mechanical systems repairman, 452nd Civil Engineer Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, California, died Monday April 13, 2015. Salazar lived in Hermosa Beach, California and had been a member of the Air Force Reserve for seven years. He entered…

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Health & Safety

Emergency Preparedness Month: extreme heat

Posted  April 17, 2015

With summer quickly approaching, we need to know how to prepare for the heat. Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. Most heat disorders occur because the victim has been overexposed…

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News Briefs April 17, 2015

Posted  April 17, 2015

March volunteer passes April 7 The Retiree Activities office reports the passing of retired Senior Master Sgt. John Everett Smith on April 7. After serving 29 years on active duty, Smith still found time to serve his fellow retirees and their families as a Team March member. “He will be truly missed by all who…

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Happy 67th birthday, U.S. Air Force Reserve!

Posted  April 10, 2015

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — For many Airmen, April 14 will be just another Tuesday. But to members of the Air Force Reserve, it will be a day to reflect on how each and every one contributes to the Air Force mission. On April 14, 1948, the Army Air Corps Reserve transferred to the…

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Health & Safety

Sexual assault prevention: moving beyond awareness

Posted  April 10, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Every April since 2001, the nation has focused its attention on sexual assault awareness and the impact this crime has on those who have experienced it. This year, the Department of Defense deliberately renamed the annual effort Sexual Assault Awareness and PREVENTION Month. I want to take this opportunity to share with…

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National Days of Remembrance: Holocaust FAQ

Posted  April 10, 2015

What is Days of Remembrance? The U.S. Congress established Days of Remembrance as the nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust and created the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as a permanent living memorial to the victims. This year, Holocaust Remembrance week is May 1 through May 8, 2011. The Museum designated “Justice and Accountability in…

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