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452nd Maintenance Group hosts Assumption of Command ceremony

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joseph Dangidang From left: Col. Russell A. Muncy (left), commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, Chief Master Sgt. Daniel G. Willers (center), command chief, 452nd Maintenance Group, and Col. Kenneth N. Rose, incoming commander, 452 MXG, stand at attention prior to the formal passing of the MXG’s guidon to Rose at…

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Melissa Goslin, U.S. Air Force graphic/Airman 1st Class Tom Brading Air Force

The road to fitness: One Airman’s drive to get fit, inspire others

A photojournalist assigned to the 628th Air Base Wing public affairs office here has lost more than 60 pounds since he began his fitness journey a little more than a year ago.

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March communications engineer celebrates his roots

Randy Staley is a communications engineer at the AFN Broadcast Center on March Air Reserve Base. He can carry a tune. He’s not a singer, but a craftsman who uses wood and animal skins to create flutes and drums.

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Local chaplain helps ANG recruiting efforts

Back in August of 2014, the 163d Reconnaissance Wing Chaplain Major David Sarmiento had the opportunity to be featured in a new Air National Guard (ANG) Chaplain Corps recruitment infomercial, the first of its kind in many years. In addition to the commercial, many still photos were taken of Sarmiento and four others to create…

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Pentagon salutes Dr. King’s life, legacy

DoD photo by Casper Manlangit Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work makes remarks during a Martin Luther King Jr. observance at the Pentagon, Jan. 15, 2015. WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Department members gathered Jan. 15 at the Pentagon’s annual observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, ahead of the federal holiday. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob…


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March ARB: Base loses longtime barber

Posted  April 25, 2014

This photo was reprinted from the April 21 edition of the Press Enterprise with permission from the author Ricardo Alvarez in February 2014 at Big Bear Lake. Maj. Gen. Mark Kyle has seen a lot of Air Force and Air Reserve bases. Like most military personnel, he lives the transient existence of shifting posts every…

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DEOMI releases 2014 Holocaust National Days of Remembrance poster

Posted  April 25, 2014

Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – In observance of the Holocaust Days of Remembrance, observed each year during the week of Remembrance that runs from the Sunday before Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) through the following Sunday, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), proudly announces original artwork available for…

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UPCOMING TICKETS AND TOURS EVENTS

Posted  April 25, 2014

Some restrictions apply. Times are approximate. MAY Date: May 3 Event: L.A. City Tour and Cinco de Mayo Celebration Cost: $18 per person Depart: 8 a.m. Return: 10 p.m. Description / Restrictions: Visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Mann’s Chinese Theater, Farmers Market, China Town and celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Olivera Street. Tour includes…

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News Briefs April 25, 2014

Posted  April 25, 2014

Flight 30 Founder’s Day celebration (Photo courtesy of William Heitmeier) (L-R) 30th Flight Captain Col. (Ret.) Dan Oplinger, Weskamp, Szaaz, Bowen and former 30th Flight Captain Col. (Ret.) John Kerr at the Founder’s Day celebration, March 26. Hap Arnold, 30th Flight, Order of Daedalians, March ARB, celebrated the Order of Daedalians’ 80th birthday on March…

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Jones assumes command of 304th SBDE

Posted  April 18, 2014

U.S. Army photo/Staff Sgt. Jennifer McLaughlin Col. Robin Jones, incoming 304th Sustainment Brigade commander, accepts the unit colors from Brig. Gen. Scottie Carpenter, 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command commanding general, during his change of command ceremony at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Calif., April 6. RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Col. Robin Jones assumed command of the…

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Creating a lifestyle of health and fitness

Posted  April 18, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Neil Ballecer Senior Airman Coral Williams, 163rd Comptroller Flight, begins a run on the March Air Reserve Base track, April 7. Running is one of the many cardiovascular exercises Williams participates in to stay in shape. She has made exercise a habit in her life, constantly seeking new challenges, goals…

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March Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center closes soon

Posted  April 18, 2014

The March Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center will remain open for filing taxes until April 30, 2014. With the formal tax season now over, the March VITA Tax Center has prepared approximately 800 returns, saving nearly $100K in preparation fees, and clients have received back more than $850 thousand in combined state and federal refunds,…

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Reveille: Continuing a proud military tradition

Posted  April 18, 2014

Reveille is a French word that literally means “wake up” and is traditionally played at sunrise on military installations. Here at March ARB, the 452nd Security Forces Squadron raises the national flag during reveille at 7:30 a.m. each day. The practice of reveille can be traced back to the French army, which used a form…

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UPCOMING TICKETS AND TOURS EVENTS

Posted  April 18, 2014

Some restrictions apply. Times are approximate. MAY Date: May 1 Event: Price Is Right Cost: $16 per person Depart: 6:30 a.m. Return: 5:30 p.m. Description / Restrictions: Come on down to be a contestant on The Price Is Right and take your chances at becoming the big showcase winner. Ages 18 and up Deadline for…

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VA disability claims backlog drops by 44 percent

Posted  April 18, 2014

One year after the backlog of pending disability compensation claims peaked at over 611,000 in March 2013, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has reduced that number by approximately 44 percent to 344,000 claims, a reduction of more than 267,000, while at the same time improving the accuracy of the decisions being made on veterans’…

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