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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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Health & Safety

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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Salutes & Awards

163rd Reconnaissance Wing’s 2013 wildfire efforts honored

Posted  June 19, 2015

The Air National Guard’s 163rd Reconnaissance Wing,March Air Reserve Base, was honored by the Flight Test Historical Foundation (FTHF) at the foundation’s 5th annual Excellence in Aviation Awards banquet June 13, in Los Angeles.

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Riverside County announces opening of cooling centers

Posted  June 19, 2015

Officials in Riverside County have announced the locations of several cooling centers as the Southland continues to deal with triple-digit temperatures in some areas. The centers will be open Thursday and Friday at least, authorities said. Officials are asking those who are especially vulnerable to the heat to seek relief. Individuals susceptible to excessive heat,…

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New military retirement system gets Pentagon OK

Posted  June 19, 2015

After months of official silence, the Defense Department on Wednesday sent to Capitol Hill its formal recommendation for transforming military retirement benefits, a move that is likely to clear the way for major changes to become law.

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Design contest for AirFest poster open to all

Posted  June 19, 2015

U.S. Air National Guard graphic/Master Sgt. Stan Thompson 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…

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News Briefs June 19, 2015

Posted  June 19, 2015

Spelunking at 165 feet below Courtesy photo Senior Airman Kenneth Moore, 452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron, shows no sign of being claustrophobic at 165 feet below the cavern surface during a spelunking (cave exploration) trip June 12-14 at Moaning Caverns in northern California, sponsored by March Outdoor Recreation. Moore said it was his first time doing…

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Civil Affairs Command completes change of command, ready for more Pacific operations

Posted  June 12, 2015

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

Posted  June 12, 2015

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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June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month

Posted  June 12, 2015

During Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride month, we celebrate our rich diversity and renew our enduring commitment to equity.

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Drought exposes Civil War veteran’s grave in Monterey County lake

Posted  June 12, 2015

Joseph Botts Jr. stepped out of his pickup truck into a scrubby, sunbaked field of salt grass and mustard weed and bent over a granite slab bearing a worn inscription: “Corp’l John McBride.”

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