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Commander shows off Team March at Capitol Hill

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan (From left to right) U.S. Rep. Mark Takano, who represents the 41st District of California, and Julia Steinberger, senior legislative assistant to Takano’s office, discuss the various capabilities and missions of March Air Reserve Base with Col. Russell A. Muncy, commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March ARB,…

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Yellow Ribbon program supports Airman inspired by family history

U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Megan Crusher Almira Pasic and her youngest son, Memsudin, participate in an activity during the Warrior Support Forum, at a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, held in Chandler, Ariz., July 26. The Warrior Support Forum is targeted to family and friends of deploying service members and encourages everyone to share their…

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Through the glass: Veteran remembers his past

Courtesy photo Retired Lt. Col. Bruce Sooy receives a demonstration flight at Nut Tree Airport, Calif., July 2015. It had been 56 years since he had last flown an aircraft. (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) Museums display artifacts that…

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Marine vet honors fallen female troops with 160-mile run

When veteran Marine Maj. Bridget Guerrero set out to run a mile for each of the 160 female troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, she never thought that one of their moms would show up to support her along the way.

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Swarz assumes command of 452nd Security Forces Squadron

The 452nd Security Forces Squadron held an Assumption of Command ceremony at the Cultural Resource Center here on Saturday, July 25, 2015.


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The Cal Guard’s MQ-1 Predators are handed back for the last time after a series of firsts

Posted  May 1, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Effrain Lopez The Predator MQ-1 assigned to the 163rd Reconnaissance Wing in flight over the Southern California Logistics Airport (formerly George Air Force Base) in Victorville, Calif., Jan. 7, 2012. RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The sun has set on the 163rd Reconnaissance Wing’s MQ-1 Predator mission. The final mission of the…

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Running the way: Airman’s hobby becomes inspiration

Posted  May 1, 2015

Lt. Col. Tony Blain doesn’t look the least bit tired as he finishes the last stretch of his five-mile run back to March Air Reserve Base. He’s not out of breath. There isn’t a pool of sweat falling from his face, and he’s not crawling for a bottle of water.

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May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Posted  May 1, 2015

The United States has recognized the month of May as a time to acknowledge the achievements and contributions to the American story by Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Native Hawaiians (AAPIs). We celebrate the cultural traditions, ancestry, native languages, and unique experiences represented among more than 56 ethnic groups (speaking more than 100 languages) from…

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Assistance program provides GS employees counseling, more

Posted  May 1, 2015

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) — Personal and family problems can diminish a person’s happiness, health and ability to be their best at home or at work. With help from the Employee Assistance Program, employees of authorized federal agencies can resolve these matters and become happier, healthier and more effective. According to Ed Thomas,…

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News Briefs May 1, 2015

Posted  May 1, 2015

César E. Chávez receives military honors Family members receive flags during a U.S. Navy military honors ceremony for César E. Chávez. The Navy Operations Support Center, Moreno Valley’s honor guard team provided the civil rights leader and U.S. Navy veteran with military honors, 22 years after his death, at the National Chávez Center, Keene, Calif.,…

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‘Retired Air Force Reservist finds inspiration through loss’ addendum

Posted  April 24, 2015

Angela Alexander was a member of the 56th Aerial Port Squadron, March Air Reserve Base and on annual tour in Japan when she was notified that her family had been in a severe car crash. She was told her husband, Suri and two daughters, Angela and Angelina were injured, yet okay, but her two young…

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Alcohol: how much is too much?

Posted  April 24, 2015

Alcohol is a part of the American culture — civilian and military. Many of us drink with others to socialize and celebrate important events. Or we sometimes drink alone to relax and unwind from a hard day at work. But along with the good times and good feelings associated with alcohol, there are well-known health…

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AF begins testing phase for women in combat roles

Posted  April 24, 2015

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Marionne T. Mangrum Cpl. Daisy Romero (left) and Sgt. Jessica Dmoningo, assigned to a female engagement team (FET), speak with an Afghan man in his compound during a patrol in Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 30, 2010. Due to the end of the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and…

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Ten ways to help kids conquer military life challenges

Posted  April 24, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley J. Thum Capt. Adam Luber, a 334th Fighter Squadron pilot, and Jeremiah Seaberry, the 334th FS pilot for a day, watch F-15E Strike Eagles on the flightline during a 4th Fighter Wing Pilot for a Day event, April 3, 2015, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. We…

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922nd Civil Engineer Flight, small unit, worldwide impact

Posted  April 24, 2015

The 922nd Civil Engineer Squadron’s Staff Augmentation Team (S-Team) continues to proudly represent March Air Reserve Base with worldwide engineering successes.

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