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Air Force JROTC cadets graduate Summer Leadership School

Fifty Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from Rancho Verde High School and Arlington High School graduated from a two week summer leadership school, in the Cultural Resource Center, at March Air Reserve Base, June 26.

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Airmen attend second annual Norton-March reunion

Approximately 60 current and retired Airmen and their families attended the second annual Norton-March Aircrew Association reunion here, June 20. Association members traveled to March Air Reserve Base from all over the U.S. to reconnect with past Airmen, participate in a base tour and attend various social activities.

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March honor guard gives final honors to America’s veterans

Gerald Morgan knew this day was coming when doctors told him a few weeks ago that the cancer had swept through his dad’s body.

Photo by Charlie Gill Local

Looking for Glitter in the Dirt

Can a hobby make you rich? Maybe.

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Pro vs. GI Joe program at the E3 Expo allows deployed troops to play video games with celebrities

When deployed to the AOR there typically is some downtime between shifts. Entertainment and the comforts of home are in high demand in these situations. Video gaming is easily one of the most direct ways to obtain the entertainment and a touch of home deployed troops crave while carrying out their missions.


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Fourth of July fireworks safety tips

Posted  June 26, 2015

Many cities and communities in or near Riverside County provide spectacular fireworks displays for their residents. The operators of these displays are licensed and have permits issued by the State Fire Marshal. As a reminder (other than the licensed and permitted operators mentioned above), all fireworks (including sparklers) are illegal in Riverside County because they cause…

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How being a military dependent helped me prepare for my future

Posted  June 26, 2015

“You’re going to be the man of the house now,” are the words one may hear a military father tell his son before deployment. However, it’s different when the mom is the one leaving her daughter because of a deployment. She has to leave her little girl and miss important life moments, while her daughter…

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Honor Guard members bury those who served

Posted  June 26, 2015

He was doing it for his grandfather — the man who helped raise him as a kid. The man who taught him how to fix almost anything. Rewiring this to light up that. A screw here to hold the whole thing together there. He showed him his tools — oh so many tools — and how to use each one.

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Veteran’s Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014

Posted  June 26, 2015

Compliance by State – Map There is a recent change in the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (“Choice Act”) that relates to the GI Bill Resident Rate Requirements. These new requirements will ensure that our Citizen Airmen and their eligible family members will not have to bear the cost of out-of-state charges…

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March Airman prepares for marksman competition

Posted  June 26, 2015

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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Design The Airshow Poster Contest

Posted  June 26, 2015

March Air Reserve Base is holding a design contest for the “March Field AirFest 2016: Thunder Over the Empire” poster. Everyone is eligible to enter. The winning designer will receive a 2016 AirFest package for a family of four. The package includes VIP parking for one vehicle (excluding RVs); four tickets to the pre-show dinner…

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News Briefs June 26, 2015

Posted  June 25, 2015

BASE FOD WALK SCHEDULED FOR JULY 1 The next Base Foreign Object Walk is scheduled for Jul 1 with a show time of 7:15 a.m. sharp at the old Air Passenger Terminal building on the flight line side. Please bring a plastic trash bag, like the one in your shop/office trash can. The walk will…

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452nd Air Mobility Wing crew experiences 71st Anniversary of D-Day

Posted  June 19, 2015

Amid hundreds of children and adults waiving and taking photos through a fence at the small airport, a C-17 Globemaster III aircrew from March Air Reserve Base was welcomed to Cherbourg, France, to fulfill their mission of bringing more than 100 Army paratroopers home.

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Teamwork, commitment, goals, success

Posted  June 19, 2015

The start of my freshman year, at a new school and not knowing a single student, was terrifying.

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Website offers Airmen state-of-the-art medical, mental health support online

Posted  June 19, 2015

The Air Force Medical Service’s Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia (CEMM) offers links to websites for Airmen and their families dealing with men’s health, and many, many other health issues from head to toe, including the recently added pregnancy A-Z. The men’s health site features videos discussing prostate disease/cancer and testicular cancer. In addition…

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