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March Key Spouse Program kicks off initial training

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Valerie Fioretta, key spouse facilitator and director of the Airman and Family Readiness Center, March Air Reserve Base, explains an exercise to participants during an initial key spouse training on Nov. 1, 2014. Nearly three dozen March spouses attended the key spouse training program, which is designed…

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Retired nurse flying high at March Aero Club

Joan Cooper is a retired nurse but not a typical one.

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Fourth Air Force announces 2014 Raincross winners

(U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Perry Covington) Col. Mark S. Larson (center), commander, 931st Air Refueling Group, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., accepts the Raincross Trophy at the annual Raincross Awards Dinner in Riverside, Nov. 19. The 931st Air Refueling Group was awarded the trophy as the top unit in 4th Air Force. This marked the…

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Tips to heat your home affordably this winter

Climate control accounts for almost half the energy use in a typical U.S. home and is also the largest energy expense for most people -- but it doesn’t have to be.

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Distinguished Marksman among the 452d AMW

I may never be a distinguished marksman, but fortunately for me the 452nd Air Mobility Wing here at March Air Reserve Base, California has one Airman with such a prestigious title.


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Air Force training prepares you for the unexpected

Posted  October 19, 2012

Each Unit Training Assembly is chocked full of training classes, sometimes to the point of not getting any job-related work done. At times, I hear the rumblings of, “not another class” or “didn’t I already complete this training?” but after my recent experience, I know how valuable this training can be. The skills from one…

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Commissaries to offer new innovations, conveniences

Posted  October 19, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The new commissary rewards card now offered at all 247 military commissaries worldwide, offers a glimpse into what the Defense Commissary Agency is working on providing its customers with the same selection, conveniences and quality as the most popular commercial grocery store chains, with improved customer service and lower prices. That is…

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News Briefs | October 19, 2012

Posted  October 19, 2012

PUSHING UP FOR GLORY Congratulations to Senior Airman Jason Blinstrub from 452d MXS for winning the March Field push-up competition, Oct. 4, with 135 push-ups. Staff Sgt. Rodell Martinez from 452d OSS came in second with 95 push-ups. If interested in competing in the next event, contact Pam Smith via email at pamela.smith.2@us.af.mil or call…

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Airmen run from zombies

Posted  October 19, 2012

With Halloween just around the corner, it isn’t surprising that March reservists were chased by zombies here Sunday, Oct. 14. ...

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Summary dissolution — faster procedure to California divorce

Posted  October 26, 2012

Nobody gets married with the intention of later getting divorced. Unfortunately, divorce is one of the most common reasons why airmen visit Legal Assistance. If you or your spouse is a resident of California (have lived in California for the last six months, and for at least three months in the county where you plan…

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Officials tout post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

Posted  October 26, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With more than 260,000 students attending about 6,000 colleges and universities this fall under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, officials are continuing an active outreach effort to ensure current military members and veterans don’t miss out on the new program’s education benefits. Participation is up significantly from last year, when 180,000 students used…

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DOD helps troops with student loan expenses

Posted  October 26, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department is again working with the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to help service members with their higher-education expenses. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Holly Petraeus, the bureau’s assistant director for service members’ concerns, announced they are starting a training program for judge advocate general personnel, personal financial managers…

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Officials improve process for transition to civilian life

Posted  October 26, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Officials from the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments participated in a panel discussion, Oct. 19, on efforts to prepare service members for the transition to civilian life. Danny Pummill, director of VA/DOD liaison for Veterans Affairs and Susan S. Kelly, director of DOD’s Transition to Veterans Program Office, explained the new Transition…

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Birds of a different feather

Posted  October 26, 2012

March Air Reserve Base is home to the mighty C-17 Globemaster III and the reliable KC-135 Stratotanker. But did you know it’s also home to several species of other birds ...

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Snapshots | The Great ShakeOut

Posted  October 26, 2012

Team March participates in the annual event. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, March is located in the Southern California (East) Eathquake Hazard Area ...

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