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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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The Month of the Military Child benefits Guard, Reserve families

Posted  April 3, 2015

Along with the sacrifice of having a parent away in service for months at a time, many Guard and Reserve families are financially stretched and cannot afford the fees for sports, fine arts, or tutoring programs so crucial to a child’s sense of well-being.

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Earthquakes are our way of life; be prepared

Posted  April 3, 2015

Unlike hurricanes and some other natural hazards, earthquakes strike suddenly and without warning. Nevertheless, if you live in an area at risk for earthquakes, there are things that you can do to reduce the chances that you or other members of your household will be injured, that your property will be damaged, or that your…

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Salutes & Awards

Championship trophy

Posted  April 3, 2015

Courtesy photo Chief Master Sgt. Jerry Dorman, 912th Air Refueling Squadron, Pamela Smith, March Fitness Center director, Staff Sgt. Ishmael Bryant, 912 ARS and Lt. Col. Nathan Howard, 912 ARS commander, pose after receiving the 452nd Force Support Squadron’s Intramural Basketball Base Championship trophy for the 2014/15 basketball season.

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted  April 3, 2015

Since 1983, April has been dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect through the observation of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The observance serves to educate parents and the community about warning signs and helpful resources, and to reinforce that the safety and well-being of children is a shared community responsibility. Military families…

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News Briefs April 3, 2015

Posted  April 3, 2015

COMMISSARY TO HOLD CASE LOT SALE The March Commissary has a case lot sale scheduled for May 1-4, where you can find great deals on many, many items. Save the dates! RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE RELOCATED The March Field Retiree Activities Office has moved to Bldg. 441, Rm. 25. The address is 1920 Graeber St., March…

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Ongoing fitness lifestyle promotes healthy recovery

Posted  April 2, 2015

Capt. Linda Baltes Monsolillo, 752nd Medical Squadron biomedical science officer, is no stranger to fitness. As a fitness model and personal trainer, her healthy lifestyle is the reason she said she bounced back so quickly after her Feb. 15, 2015 delivery of a healthy 9 pound, 2 ounce baby girl, Emerson Zoe.

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Mental health services available for all Team March members, families

Posted  March 27, 2015

March Field offers mental health services through Elaine Valentine, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, director of psychological health and a licensed clinical social worker with more than 15 years of experience in the mental health care field. Valentine is well-versed on how to conduct assessments and help those in need. Her program, Comprehensive Airman Fitness, addresses…

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Women can succeed in a man’s world

Posted  March 27, 2015

Courtesy photo Pamela Hann, March Base Civil Engineer, surveys a consturction project at March Air Reserve Base, California. Hann became the first female BCE in Air Force Reserve Command on May 15, 2005, and is responsible for a base fire department, base engineering flight, base environmental flight and base resources flight. As most women in…

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National Women’s History Month: Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives

Posted  March 27, 2015

(Final in a 4-part series) The National Women’s History Project’s 2015 theme is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.” In this ongoing series, we highlight individual women who made a difference in the fabric or our nation’s history. This week we look at the 2000s. Dr. Peggy Whitson   Dr. Peggy Whitson, an American astronaut,…

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Retired Air Force Reservist finds inspiration through loss

Posted  March 27, 2015

Courtesy of Evan Money (First in a three-part series chronicling Angela Alexander’s incredible story which led to a book, a ministry and now, a documentary.) MIRACLE: “An unusual or wonderful event that is believed to be caused by the power of God,” is how Merriam-Webster defines it. For most parents who have lost a child…

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