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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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Don’t get hooked by cyber phishing scams

Posted  July 17, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Fast cash promises on popular social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are causing major problems for service members. Phishing scams have continued to evolve in an attempt to keep up with progressing technology. Today, some phishing scams have been using social media outlets to fool users into revealing sensitive and…

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Let’s Move! supports Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA+) challenge

Posted  July 17, 2015

Physical activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. In combination with healthy eating, it can help prevent a range of chronic diseases, including heart disease, cancer, and stroke, which are the three leading causes of death. Physical activity helps control weight, builds lean muscle, reduces fat, promotes strong bone, muscle and joint development,…

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Design airshow poster contest

Posted  July 17, 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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Fourth Combat Camera Squadron inactivates after 19 years of worldwide documentation

Posted  July 17, 2015

There are numerous definitions of family. There are biological families, adopted families, friends who grow to be family. There are work families and military families, and then there is March Field’s 4th Combat Camera family.

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News Briefs July 17, 2015

Posted  July 17, 2015

Team March members receive CCAF degrees U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kevin Mitterholzer Team March members pose for a class photo outside the Cultural Resource Center after receiving their Community College of the Air Force degrees Sunday, July 12, 2015. At least 30 graduates were present for the CCAF ceremony to accept their Associate of…

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Big Bear Lake’s parade welcomes military

Posted  July 10, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Megan Crusher Col. David Pavey, director of staff, Headquarters 4th Air Force, rides in the annual Old Miners’ Day Parade in Big Bear Lake, June 13. The parade is the longest running community event in the city. Pavey has been attending for the last two years, and said he enjoys…

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Keep telling your Air Force Reserve story

Posted  July 10, 2015

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Personally Identifying Information in Public Affairs ProductsIn the wake of information operations launched by the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL), I have seen a number of incidents where Reservists have requested to have Air Force news stories identifying them by name and rank removed from Air Force…

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DESIGN THE AIRSHOW POSTER CONTEST

Posted  July 10, 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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Beware: tainted dietary supplements are harmful

Posted  July 10, 2015

Some products marketed as dietary supplements are tainted with the same active ingredients as FDA-approved drugs, analogs of the active ingredients in FDA-approved drugs, or other compounds, such as novel synthetic steroids, that do not qualify as dietary ingredients. The FDA has found that products that are marketed as dietary supplements and that contain hidden…

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FDA clears new traumatic brain injury assessment device

Posted  July 10, 2015

The Ahead 200 uses commercial smartphone technology to analyze a patient’s brain activity for signs of a traumatic brain injury within 24 hours of the injury. FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas — A new handheld medical device for analyzing brain injuries has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA. In May 2015,…

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