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Team March 101: The Air and Marine Operations Center or “AMOC”

Located right here at March Field is The Air and Marine Operations Center or AMOC, a facility within U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO). It is an international, multi-domain federal law enforcement center. Established in 1988 at March Air Reserve Base, the facility is a state-of-the-art law enforcement operations and…

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Who are your chaplains, chaplain assistants?

The 452nd Air Mobility Wing’s chapel team is here to serve you. The chaplains and chaplain assistants assigned to the wing staff are made up of a great group of men and women from various backgrounds and traditions. The common denominator is that they are here to serve you, right where you are. They serve…

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As military integrates combat jobs, a new push to position women as leaders

Women in the U.S. military will step into a host of new combat and command roles in coming months. Outside advocates want them to be leaders in the veteran’s community, too. Next week, officials from the Service Women’s Action Network will host a Washington, D.C., forum on integration of combat jobs and connected cultural changes….

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How VA Health Care outdoes private sector

Because the nation’s media has been focused almost exclusively on the problems of America’s largest, and only publicly funded, fully integrated healthcare system – the Veterans Health Administration — we barely hear anything about the successes of VHA healthcare. Pioneering treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (from which anywhere from 18-30% of veterans suffer) is…

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Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – In observance of African American/Black History Month, celebrated each year during the month of February, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) proudly announces the availability of original artwork, the Black History Month observance poster. The theme for this month’s observance is “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories.”…


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March Airmen represent at the 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade

Posted  December 18, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo/Megan Crusher Senior Airman Astin Coleman, ceremonial guardsman, March Field Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard, whiz’s down the red carpet, alongside a young pilot, in a mini F-16 aircraft, from the Air Force Sergeant’s Mini Jet Team, during the 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, in Los Angeles, Nov. 29. The Honor…

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Combined team earns basketball championship

Posted  December 18, 2015

Five teams (the 912th Air Refueling Squadron; U.S. Army recruiters; March Field Honor Guard; 452nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron; and a combined team of 701st Combat Operations Squadron, 729th Airlift Squadron and Financial Management personnel), participated in the Intramural Basketball season, which ran on base from Oct. 6 to Dec. 9. The 701COS/729AS/FM team came out…

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Holiday safety tips from your 452 safety office

Posted  December 18, 2015

The clock is ticking down and the holiday season is upon us. Many of us are all rushing around for last minute shopping, packing our suitcases for travel and preparing our home with decorations. The Air Force teaches us to use Risk Management in our jobs to minimize hazards and prevent injuries. The same principles…

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Finance team brings home top AFRC award

Posted  December 18, 2015

The 452nd Financial Management (FM) team, March Air Reserve Base, recently won the 2015 Air Force Reserve Command Financial Services Office of the Year Award. The AFRC-wide competition is an annual award comprised of four FM sections for which bases are judged: military pay, travel pay, civilian pay and disbursement. “We submitted it like any…

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Letter to the editor concerning cyber security article

Posted  December 18, 2015

I received the below email on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015: “Ms. Welz, The article you published in the Beacon on page 5, dated 11 December 2015 “Cyber Security tips for the holiday season” appears to be taken form the e-mail that I sent out to everyone on 4 December 2015, this one I am forwarding…

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