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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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163rd Judge Advocate defends Airman

Posted  December 11, 2015

(Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgts. Neil Ballecer and Gregory Solman) 163rd Attack Wing Judge Advocate General Maj. Marsha Yasuda, assisted by paralegal Staff Sgt. Adriana Stevens, defended the first California Air National Guardsman court martialed in more than a decade. Maj. Marsha Yasuda had barely landed at the 163d Reconnaissance Wing’s Judge Advocate…

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Accident/incident? Keep calm and carry on

Posted  December 11, 2015

Ironic as it is, I recently smashed my finger while putting a first aid kit into a vehicle. While preparing for a temporary duty assignment (TDY), I was transferring luggage from my personal vehicle into a government van to prepare for the drive to my TDY location. How was I supposed to know that those…

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Team March 101: American Forces Network

Posted  December 11, 2015

(Photo by Steve McGill) Aerial views of Broadcast Center/DIMOC IM building in Riverside, Ca., Oct. 15, 2012. About half-a-mile from the March Air Reserve Base main gate, sits the biggest broadcast network of which many Americans are unfamiliar. It’s the place with the huge satellite dishes all around. The reason many Americans have never heard…

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Cyber Security tips for holiday season

Posted  December 11, 2015

With retailers increasing their efforts and starting earlier to entice holiday shoppers, many choose to do some, most or all of their purchasing on the internet, even starting Black Friday sales on Monday or extending Cyber Monday sales by a few days. Cyber criminals do not discriminate. Guard yourself against becoming a victim. Whether shopping…

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Health & Safety

Run, hide, fight: surviving an active shooter attack

Posted  December 11, 2015

Remember these three steps when faced with an active shooter: EVACUATE: Have an escape route, and an emergency action plan, in mind. Leave your belongings behind. When law enforcement arrives, keep your hands raised. HIDE: Hide in an area out of the shooter’s view. Block entry to your hiding place, and lock the doors. Silence…

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