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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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701st Combat Operations Squadron tallies more than $5 million impact on local March economy

Posted  January 17, 2014

BEALE AFB, Calif. – Air Force Reserve jobs and expenditures funded by the 940th Wing at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., funneled nearly $5.1 million into communities surrounding March Air Reserve Base, Calif., according the wing’s fiscal year 2013 economic impact statement. The report tallied an annual payroll of $3,304,230 for 117 civilian and military…

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MLK Day: Citizenship and service in action

Posted  January 17, 2014

Has anyone ever given you a hand or mentored you or supported you? Have you ever considered paying it forward? Your opportunity to do just that is just around the corner.

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Tax-free pensions available for Veterans, spouses, surviving spouses

Posted  January 17, 2014

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a little known tax free pension available to help qualified veterans, spouses and their surviving spouses pay for home health care, assisted living or nursing home care. This non-service connected pension was established in 1952 under Title 38 U.S.C. and has two components, Aid and Attendance and House-bound…

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News Briefs January 17, 2014

Posted  January 17, 2014

MARCH VITA CENTER NEEDS HELP TO OPERATE IN 2014 In January 2012, March ARB opened up the first Tax Center in AFRC and the first at March since 1995. Since that time, dedicated volunteers have doubled the number of people and returns they have prepared each year. The March Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center needs…

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Air Force Reserve announces 2013 colonel promotion board selectees

Posted  January 17, 2014

Congratulations are in order for our 2013 Air Force Reserve line and non-line colonel promotion selectees as follows: Richard R. Givens II, 452nd Air Mobility Wing chaplain; Jeffry L. Huffman, 752nd Medical Squadron; Robert A. Kirby, 452nd Operations Group; Darrin Daniel Lambrigger, 752nd Medical Squadron commander; Ernest C. Lee, 752nd Medical Squadron; Shane D. Lohman,…

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HEALTHY BASE INITIATIVE

Posted  January 17, 2014

Childhood obesity – Reversing the epidemic for our children According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years. Today, children live a very different lifestyle than their counterparts of 30 years ago. Buses and cars have replaced walking…

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March Airmen volunteer at 150th Rose Parade

Posted  January 10, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Senior Airman Paige McCann, a member of the 452d Communications Squadron, March ARB, polishes the right wing of a miniature P-51 Mustang aircraft on Dec. 31, 2013. McCann and other March airmen volunteered to educate the public about the WWII Tuskegee airmen and the P-51 Mustang aircraft…

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2013 The year in review

Posted  January 10, 2014

January Courtesy photo/Jim Almgren Members of the 452d Air Mobility Wing Top Three and March Air Reserve Base chapter of the Air Force Sergeants Association, routinely partner with local organizations, in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity, to provide low-cost housing for those in need. Over the years, the military community has donated many personnel-hours to…

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DMV reminds motorists of new 2014 laws

Posted  January 10, 2014

SACRAMENTO — With the arrival of 2014, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding motorists of some of the new laws that will become effective this year. The following laws went into effect on January 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted. Bicycles: Passing Distance. AB 1371 (Bradford), known as the Three Feet for Safety…

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DOD announces recertification of imminent danger areas

Posted  January 10, 2014

WASHINGTON — Today, the Defense Department announced the recertification of some locations as imminent danger pay areas while discontinuing that designation for others. A periodic review and recertification was conducted for Imminent Danger Pay (IDP) purposes and was made in coordination with the joint staff, combatant commands and military services. The combatant commands conducted in-depth…

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