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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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Air Force

Airman benefits from National Guard Bureau assignment

Posted  September 18, 2015

Ever wonder what it would be like to serve at the National Guard Bureau (NGB)? Staff Sgt. Ricky Evans of the then 163rd Reconnaissance Wing, March Air Reserve Base, recently returned home from a tour at the Air National Guard Readiness Center, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, where he served in the NGB Human Resources Directorate. “I had the opportunity…

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Combat Arms training facility opens for business

Posted  September 18, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kevin Mitterholzer Tech. Sgt. Hector Cabrera, Combat Arms instructor, 452nd Security Forces Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, gives instructions to members participating in target shooting at the Combat Arms training facility, Sept. 12, 2015. Members in attendance were part of the first qualifying class at the newly opened Combat Arms training facility on base.

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People and Places

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted  September 18, 2015

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 – October 15 to celebrate the contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. This year’s theme, “Hispanic Americans: Energizing Our Nation’s Diversity,” was chosen by the National Council of Hispanic Employment Managers and invites…

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Air National Guard Chaplain Corps creates ‘Strong Bonds’

Posted  September 18, 2015

What do the words strong bonds mean to you? Some of us may think about significant others, family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and many others, but we probably don’t associate them with an acquired skill or a classroom topic, as in the Strong Bonds program. Recently the 163rd Attack Wing, California Air National Guard, in conjunction…

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Business

Resume Writing Resources

Posted  September 18, 2015

VMET If you are on active duty or if you are a reservist, a good way to get information on your primary Air Force Specialty Code history, formal training and Professional Military Education is to obtain a DD form 2586, also known as a VMET (Verification of Military Experience and Training). Go to: https://dmdc.osd.mil/tgps Once…

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