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Local chaplain helps ANG recruiting efforts

Back in August of 2014, the 163d Reconnaissance Wing Chaplain Major David Sarmiento had the opportunity to be featured in a new Air National Guard (ANG) Chaplain Corps recruitment infomercial, the first of its kind in many years. In addition to the commercial, many still photos were taken of Sarmiento and four others to create…

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Pentagon salutes Dr. King’s life, legacy

DoD photo by Casper Manlangit Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work makes remarks during a Martin Luther King Jr. observance at the Pentagon, Jan. 15, 2015. WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Department members gathered Jan. 15 at the Pentagon’s annual observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, ahead of the federal holiday. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob…

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SecAF, CSAF discuss future of the Air Force

Senior leadership addressed the key issues, priorities, initiatives and challenges facing the Air Force during the State of the Air Force press briefing, Jan. 15 at the Pentagon.

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Honor Guard presents colors at 101st Rose Bowl game

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Members of March Air Reserve Base’s Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard present the colors as a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber flies overhead at the 101st Rose Bowl game in Pasadena, Jan. 1, 2015. The event marked the first time airmen from March ARB participated in the…

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Culture shock: Returning to America after 26 years

George A. Smith German autobahn drivers get to drive as fast as they want. In Southern California, it’s good they can’t. When I first came to Southern California after living 26 years in Germany, I heard questions from tanned guys in shorts that went something like, “Dude how does it feel to leave a land…


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Snapshots | Operational Readiness

Posted  September 21, 2012

Senior Master Sgt. Markeda Carmouche and Senior Amn. Safiya Daley, 452nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, place a cargo net on a pallet in the Joint Inspection staging area at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., Sept. 18, 2012, as part of an Operational Readiness Exercise. Staff Sgt. David Marin and Tech. Sgt. Steven Holland, 50th Aerial Port…

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Snapshot | Blood Drive

Posted  September 21, 2012

Senior Airman Jacob Fejeran, 452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron, donates blood Sept. 9. The 452 AMDS, partnered with the American Red Cross, Pomona, Calif. division, to sponsor the blood drive at March Air Reserve Base. Team March members donated a total of 50 units, totaling 23,500 milliliters, of blood during the drive. According to its website,…

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Get vaccinated!

Posted  September 21, 2012

Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes death. Every flu season is different and the influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. Over a period of 31 seasons, between 1976 and 2007, the Centers for Disease…

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March Minutes | September 15, 2012

Posted  September 21, 2012

Tech. Sgt. Margarita (Margie) Jimenez Yellow Ribbon Program Manager, 452 FSS Hometown: Ontario, Ca 0530 Might as well get up, I have already been up four other times since 0325; worried I’m forgetting something or might oversleep. Some Yellow Ribbon attendees came last night but others will not register until this morning. 0715 I hope the coffee…

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452 AMXS maintainers save woman and infant from flood

Posted  September 14, 2012

It started out as a typical August afternoon in Southern California at March Air Reserve Base — hot and sunny. Around the base, it was business as usual ...

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Sonic Boom scares birds, wildlife

Posted  September 14, 2012

The birds and wildlife on or near the flightline at March Air Reserve Base are being trained that the grass may be greener on the other side – of the fence line. ...

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News Briefs | September 14, 2012

Posted  September 14, 2012

2012-2013 FLU SEASON CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF The 452nd Aeromedical Squadron will be providing flu shots and spray to military members and their families. Members must be on military status. Hours of operation will be from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Maj. Lorraine Assumma at 951-655-6261….

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Hometown Airman Attends 9/11 Remembrance at Elementary School

Posted  September 14, 2012

Remembering back to that fateful day in 2001, I came to know that morning in September would become a very important day for many, as well as historic. ...

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Federal voting assistance program eases registration, ballot process

Posted  September 14, 2012

WASHINGTON, D. C. — With Election Day about two months away, absentee military and overseas citizen voters can enjoy a streamlined process to register, obtain a ballot and exercise their right to vote, a Federal Voting Assistance Program official said in a Pentagon news conference, Sept. 5. Pam Mitchell, the program’s acting director, outlined new…

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President proclaims Patriot Day, Day of Remembrance

Posted  September 14, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. — President Barack Obama signed a proclamation designating the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States as Patriot Day and National Day of Remembrance, Sept 10. Here is the president’s proclamation: On September 11, 2001, a bright autumn day was darkened by the worst attack on the…

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