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Seven little known facts about Memorial Day

As Americans get ready to observe Memorial Day with travel, family get-togethers and celebrations, let us not forget—it’s not about the BBQ. Memorial Day is observed specifically to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States of America, and to observe a moment of silence is the law. Here are…

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Robert Sekula, man of many hats

Robert Sekula’s ever-present hat is as much a part of him as a toe or finger, but his top cover doesn’t do him justice. He should be wearing eight or nine nested together.

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March defenders are best in Air Force

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Mitterholzer Staff Sgt Alfonso Gutierrez, installation patrolman, 452nd Security Forces Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, checks an ID card at the March main gate May 13, 2015. Gutierrez’s squadron was named the best SFS in the command for 2014 and has stepped up security since last week due to…

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Team March provides national defense transportation anytime, any place

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan President Barack Obama proclaimed Friday, May 15, 2015, as National Defense Transportation Day and May 10 through May 16, 2015, as National Transportation Week. In the proclamation, he calls upon all Americans “to recognize the importance of our Nation’s transportation infrastructure and to acknowledge the contributions of…

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Treasure uncovered near March Air Reserve Base

Courtesy photo Defense Visual Information Record Center archivist Pedro Loureiro, sifts through mounds of submitted materials in his office at the Defense Media Activity-Riverside, California, adjacent to March Air Reserve Base. Loureiro, who holds a PhD and is a former college professor, is on a quest to find and preserve military history. RIVERSIDE, Calif. –…


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Veterans

Officials improve process for transition to civilian life

Posted  October 26, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Officials from the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments participated in a panel discussion, Oct. 19, on efforts to prepare service members for the transition to civilian life. Danny Pummill, director of VA/DOD liaison for Veterans Affairs and Susan S. Kelly, director of DOD’s Transition to Veterans Program Office, explained the new Transition…

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DOD helps troops with student loan expenses

Posted  October 26, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department is again working with the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to help service members with their higher-education expenses. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Holly Petraeus, the bureau’s assistant director for service members’ concerns, announced they are starting a training program for judge advocate general personnel, personal financial managers…

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Officials tout post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

Posted  October 26, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With more than 260,000 students attending about 6,000 colleges and universities this fall under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, officials are continuing an active outreach effort to ensure current military members and veterans don’t miss out on the new program’s education benefits. Participation is up significantly from last year, when 180,000 students used…

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Health & Safety

Summary dissolution — faster procedure to California divorce

Posted  October 26, 2012

Nobody gets married with the intention of later getting divorced. Unfortunately, divorce is one of the most common reasons why airmen visit Legal Assistance. If you or your spouse is a resident of California (have lived in California for the last six months, and for at least three months in the county where you plan…

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Airmen run from zombies

Posted  October 19, 2012

With Halloween just around the corner, it isn’t surprising that March reservists were chased by zombies here Sunday, Oct. 14. ...

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News Briefs | October 19, 2012

Posted  October 19, 2012

PUSHING UP FOR GLORY Congratulations to Senior Airman Jason Blinstrub from 452d MXS for winning the March Field push-up competition, Oct. 4, with 135 push-ups. Staff Sgt. Rodell Martinez from 452d OSS came in second with 95 push-ups. If interested in competing in the next event, contact Pam Smith via email at pamela.smith.2@us.af.mil or call…

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Commissaries to offer new innovations, conveniences

Posted  October 19, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The new commissary rewards card now offered at all 247 military commissaries worldwide, offers a glimpse into what the Defense Commissary Agency is working on providing its customers with the same selection, conveniences and quality as the most popular commercial grocery store chains, with improved customer service and lower prices. That is…

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Air Force training prepares you for the unexpected

Posted  October 19, 2012

Each Unit Training Assembly is chocked full of training classes, sometimes to the point of not getting any job-related work done. At times, I hear the rumblings of, “not another class” or “didn’t I already complete this training?” but after my recent experience, I know how valuable this training can be. The skills from one…

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Your Financial Minute

Posted  October 19, 2012

Hello Team March! I am excited to begin fiscal year 2013 with an introduction and tip. My name is Debi, I am a military spouse whose husband is assigned here at March Air Reserve Base, working toward my Accredited Financial Counselor designation. I applied for a Military Spouse Fellowship during the spring of 2011 and…

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Health & Safety

Statistics from the Air Force Safety Center prompt caution

Posted  October 19, 2012

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — In fiscal year 2012, the Air Force lost 18 Airmen due to motorcycle mishaps. Eleven of those 18 operators were found to be at fault. Additionally, there were two Private Motor Vehicle-Motorcycle mishaps resulting in permanent total disability. More than 200 motorcycle mishaps (Class A, B, C and D)…

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