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‘Retired Air Force Reservist finds inspiration through loss’ addendum

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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AF begins testing phase for women in combat roles

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

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

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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Master Sgt. Bode named AFRC’s 2014 Crew Chief of the Year

U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Perry Covington Master Sgt. James Bode, Air Reserve Technician and dedicated crew chief, 752nd Aerospace Maintenance Squadron, March Field, runs through some routine maintenance checks on his KC-135 Stratotanker. Because of his outstanding work, Bode was awarded the Air Force Reserve Command’s 2014 Chief Master Sgt. Thomas N. Barnes Award as…


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CSAF utilizes new technologies to engage with Airmen

Posted  January 23, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Chief of Staff of the Air Force Mark A. Welsh III teamed up with Google to launch a live discussion with Airmen from bases around the world, using video chat technology. Airmen asked both the general and his wife, Betty Welsh, questions about Air Force life, ranging anywhere from future mission and…

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TRICARE patients must attest to health care coverage

Posted  January 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2015 – As tax season begins, Defense Department officials want to remind TRICARE beneficiaries of changes in the tax laws, which require all Americans to have health care insurance or potentially pay a tax penalty. For the first time since the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, all U.S. citizens, including service…

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Hagel: Fight to end sexual assault must be ‘personal’

Posted  January 23, 2015

Efforts to eliminate the baneful issue of sexual assault “must be personal,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in closing remarks at the Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention Summit Jan. 16.

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Finding, keeping focus on the motivation to quit smoking

Posted  January 23, 2015

U.S. Air Force graphic /Senior Airman Jaimi L. Upthegrove “I can smell it, and it makes me nauseous,” he said. “I can’t kiss you or even be around you. This has to stop.” That was the exact moment I knew it was time to get serious about quitting smoking. When my husband and I were…

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SecAF, CSAF discuss future of the Air Force

Posted  January 23, 2015

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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News Briefs January 23, 2015

Posted  January 23, 2015

New Year’s 5K run Photo by Josh Merk Ryan Shields, C. J. Bramante, and Jonathon Sandvig placed first, second and third respectively in the men’s division of the New Year’s 5K run/walk held recently at March Air Reserve Base. Additional winners were as follows: In the women’s division; Justine Lazare took first place, while Renete…

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Honor Guard presents colors at 101st Rose Bowl game

Posted  January 16, 2015

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

Posted  January 16, 2015

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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Post 9/11 GI Bill: how to apply, transfer benefits

Posted  January 16, 2015

Editor’s note: This process applies to Air Force Reservists only. Members of the Air National Guard should refer to their retention office for information on how they can apply, transfer benefits. The Post 9/11 GI Bill is a great benefit for Reservists to use when they, or a family member, wish to pursue higher education…

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Tips to help keep your New Year’s resolution

Posted  January 16, 2015

New Year’s resolutions are easier to make than to keep, especially when it comes to dieting. While life can often seem at odds with your health and fitness goals, there are plenty of ways to avoid common pitfalls this new year and stay on the weight loss track. • Snack and drink smart: When you’re…

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