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452 APS hosts Marine training operation

U.S. Air Force photo/Marvin Tucker Senior Master Sgt. Rick Fowler inspects a tie-down chain during a training exercise held at March ARB, July 21. The exercise allowed Marines from Camp Pendleton to apply mission essential tasks in n air mobility environment. More than two dozen light armored reconnaissance vehicles, equipment and personnel were transported by…

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Development course builds leadership skills for reserve officers

More than fifty Guard and Reserve officers trained with their NATO counterparts during leadership exercises at the 20th annual International Junior Officer Leadership Development (IJOLD) course July 12-19.

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Air traffic controllers spreading their wings in new tower

March Air Reserve Base’s air traffic controllers feel like they can breathe these days. They can even stretch out their arms without impeding the view of their control tower colleagues.

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This school year, raise grades with online learning tools

Unfortunately, the pace of classroom learning can’t be tailored to every student’s individual needs -- particularly these days, as class sizes are growing and funding for special enrichment programs becomes limited.

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AAFES marks 119 years of serving Airmen

Today, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) celebrates 119 years of proudly serving Airmen, Soldiers and their families. AAFES is the 43rd largest retail organization in the U.S., with annual revenue of more than $10 billion and employing 40,622 civilian and military personnel. The Exchange is a joint non-appropriated fund instrumentality of the…


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Health & Safety

Fitness is more fun when it’s FREE!

Posted  October 11, 2013

Last week the fitness center was closed on base due to the government shutdown, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on a workout or spend money on a gym membership. Activities provided by services, and in surrounding areas of the base, can help you stay active while having fun. The best part…

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Celebrating community partners over time

Posted  October 11, 2013

(Inset) 1955 photo known as March Federal Union Opened in 1953 and originally named March Federal Credit Union and known as a “Plain Vanilla Credit Union.” The only services provided were share accounts and loans. This type of Credit Union was common for the time. The idea was to keep use of the institution simple….

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Hagel Announces Recall of Most Defense Department Civilians

Posted  October 11, 2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Oct.5, that he is recalling most of the Defense Department civilians who were placed on furlough as a result of the government shutdown which began Oct. 1.

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Healthy couples relationship – good communication is key to reducing conflict

Posted  October 11, 2013

Being in a healthy relationship has been shown to have a positive effect on a person’s physical and physiological wellbeing. The overall health of a relationship is directly related to how well couples are able to resolve conflict in a positive manner and avoid destructive patterns in communication. Good communication is a key for a…

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News Briefs October 11, 2013

Posted  October 11, 2013

YELLOW RIBBON REGISTRATION OPEN Next Yellow Ribbon Training Event to be held in Orlando FL 20-22 December 2013. Email or call the Wing Yellow Ribbon Rep. for eligibility & registration information. THANKSGIVING MEALS FOR MARCH WORKERS Moreno Valley VFW Post 8547 will provide Thanksgiving Day Meals to all 24-hour work agencies on base during Thanksgiving. In…

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Military OneSource remains available despite government shutdown

Posted  October 11, 2013

Military OneSource continues to be available to service members and their families during the shutdown that has affected much of the federal government. The Military OneSource website will remain fully operational, as will its services such as confidential non-medical counseling, financial counseling, specialty consultations and Health and Wellness Coaching. Military OneSource can be accessed through…

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Facts of the Day October 11 – 17

Posted  October 10, 2013

October 11 – Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded the Special Olympics in 1962 to provide athletic training and competition for persons with intellectual disabilities. The organization grew into an international program, enabling more than one million young people and adults to participate in Olympic-type sporting events each year. The first International Special Olympics Games were held…

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More than 500 civilian personnel received a furlough letter Tuesday, prohibiting them to work until further notice. The letters were delivered in response to the United States Federal government shutdown due to lapse of appropriations for fiscal year 2014.
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Hundreds of March ARB employees furloughed during government shutdown

Posted  October 4, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carrie M. PeasingerMore than 500 civilian personnel received a furlough letter Tuesday, prohibiting them to work until further notice. The letters were delivered in response to the United States Federal government shutdown due to lapse of appropriations for fiscal year 2014. More than 500 civilian personnel received a furlough letter…

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Do you believe in ghosts?

Posted  October 4, 2013

Courtesy photo/Mathieu Beaulieu These two apparitions were captured recently, on base, with an infra-red video camera, during the early morning hours, in a dark room with no lights. Every person on the investigation team is accounted for in the video and none of them saw anything when they were in the room. When the camera…

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Healthy Base Initiative: New track provides more options to maintain fitness

Posted  October 4, 2013

Team March members can now use the new base track as an option for maintaining their health and fitness. The New 400-meter rubberized running track is located just beyond the base softball field to the right, as you enter the base. The track provides an alternative location for running and walking and can help add…

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