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Team March 101: The Air and Marine Operations Center or “AMOC”

Located right here at March Field is The Air and Marine Operations Center or AMOC, a facility within U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO). It is an international, multi-domain federal law enforcement center. Established in 1988 at March Air Reserve Base, the facility is a state-of-the-art law enforcement operations and…

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Who are your chaplains, chaplain assistants?

The 452nd Air Mobility Wing’s chapel team is here to serve you. The chaplains and chaplain assistants assigned to the wing staff are made up of a great group of men and women from various backgrounds and traditions. The common denominator is that they are here to serve you, right where you are. They serve…

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As military integrates combat jobs, a new push to position women as leaders

Women in the U.S. military will step into a host of new combat and command roles in coming months. Outside advocates want them to be leaders in the veteran’s community, too. Next week, officials from the Service Women’s Action Network will host a Washington, D.C., forum on integration of combat jobs and connected cultural changes….

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How VA Health Care outdoes private sector

Because the nation’s media has been focused almost exclusively on the problems of America’s largest, and only publicly funded, fully integrated healthcare system – the Veterans Health Administration — we barely hear anything about the successes of VHA healthcare. Pioneering treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (from which anywhere from 18-30% of veterans suffer) is…

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Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – In observance of African American/Black History Month, celebrated each year during the month of February, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) proudly announces the availability of original artwork, the Black History Month observance poster. The theme for this month’s observance is “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories.”…


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Blended Retirement

Posted  January 29, 2016

The Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) contains a new retirement system (“blended military retirement system”). This system combines a reduced defined benefit, like the current retirement system, with a defined contribution component (automatic plus matching contributions to a member’s Thrift Savings Plan account) and continuation pay. The blended retirement system uses a…

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Licenses from five states banned at DOD bases

Posted  January 29, 2016

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Department installations will no longer accept driver’s licenses from Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, and Washington as proof of identity, DOD officials said. Federal policy The ban, which also includes licenses from American Samoa, is a consequence of the REAL ID Act of 2005. The REAL ID Act grew out of…

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Baby steps to become better each day

Posted  January 29, 2016

As we start a new year we often make new resolutions. We will get in shape, we will lose weight, we will save money, we will finish college, we will enroll in PME, etc., etc. We start out strong and then after a short time we start to lose steam and start playing “let’s make…

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Air Force implements additional security measures

Posted  January 29, 2016

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — In response to tragic events that have taken place on and off installations over the past few years, Air Force commanders can take additional measures to secure personnel and property on their installations through three programs that allow service members to carry weapons. The Air Force Security Forces Integrated Defense team established…

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March tankers ready 24/7 to support

Posted  January 29, 2016

Team March personnel are ready 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to support Operation NOBLE EAGLE (ONE),  which is air-sovereignty operations related to homeland defense and support to federal, state, and local agencies. This support can sometimes be for special events, like the Super Bowl. The Continental U.S. NORAD…

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