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‘Retired Air Force Reservist finds inspiration through loss’ addendum

Angela Alexander was a member of the 56th Aerial Port Squadron, March Air Reserve Base and on annual tour in Japan when she was notified that her family had been in a severe car crash. She was told her husband, Suri and two daughters, Angela and Angelina were injured, yet okay, but her two young…

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AF begins testing phase for women in combat roles

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Marionne T. Mangrum Cpl. Daisy Romero (left) and Sgt. Jessica Dmoningo, assigned to a female engagement team (FET), speak with an Afghan man in his compound during a patrol in Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 30, 2010. Due to the end of the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and…

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Ten ways to help kids conquer military life challenges

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley J. Thum Capt. Adam Luber, a 334th Fighter Squadron pilot, and Jeremiah Seaberry, the 334th FS pilot for a day, watch F-15E Strike Eagles on the flightline during a 4th Fighter Wing Pilot for a Day event, April 3, 2015, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. We…

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922nd Civil Engineer Flight, small unit, worldwide impact

The 922nd Civil Engineer Squadron’s Staff Augmentation Team (S-Team) continues to proudly represent March Air Reserve Base with worldwide engineering successes.

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Master Sgt. Bode named AFRC’s 2014 Crew Chief of the Year

U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Perry Covington Master Sgt. James Bode, Air Reserve Technician and dedicated crew chief, 752nd Aerospace Maintenance Squadron, March Field, runs through some routine maintenance checks on his KC-135 Stratotanker. Because of his outstanding work, Bode was awarded the Air Force Reserve Command’s 2014 Chief Master Sgt. Thomas N. Barnes Award as…


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DOD values civilian employees’ contributions

Posted  May 16, 2014

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Defense Department greatly appreciates the contributions of its civilian employees as it works toward achieving more efficiency across the workforce, a senior personnel official told a Senate homeland security and governmental affairs panel May 6. Paige Hinkle-Bowles, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for civilian personnel policy, appeared before a subcommittee…

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News Briefs May 16, 2014

Posted  May 16, 2014

Patriot Warrior U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Mark R. W. Orders-Woempner Senior Airman Robert Thomas, 729th Airlift Squadron loadmaster from March Air Reserve Base, Calif., secures a fire truck inside a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind., April 25, 2014, during a Patriot Warrior exercise. Patriot Warrior is a joint, field-training…

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“Come on down!” March Airman selected as contestant on The Price Is Right

Posted  May 9, 2014

U.S. Air Force file photo The Price is Right game show models join service members assigned to March ARB for a group photograph on the stage at CBS Studios, Los Angeles in this 2009 file photo. The 452 FSS outdoor recreation office provides tours to view tapings of the popular show several times throughout the…

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Connect: Create the space for quality relationships to flourish

Posted  May 9, 2014

A couple of years ago, I was in a post-masters clinical chaplaincy program with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in San Diego. While I was there, we were tasked with contributing a publishable work on clinical chaplaincy. As I spent time working through my encounters with patients, I came up with a paradigm for…

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Family fitness with little ones

Posted  May 9, 2014

photo courtesy of www.letsmove.gov Have your family establish fitness goals that everyone can achieve together. If you stick with it, physical activity will become a part of your family’s routine. For parents of babies, toddlers or young children, fitness often takes a backseat to late night feedings, chasing an exploring little one around the house…

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UPCOMING TICKETS AND TOURS EVENTS

Posted  May 9, 2014

MAY Date: May 10 Event: Bungee Jumping at the Bridge to Nowhere Cost: Free Description / Restrictions: Open to all hands but service members returning from deployment or who have been deployed at anytime during the last 12 months and their families have priority. JUNE Date: June 7 Event: Stateline and Vegas Turnaround Cost: $20…

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452 AMDS Clinic hours of operation

Posted  May 9, 2014

A & B UTA (Saturday only) Front door opens at 8 a.m. Medical records window will be open from 8 – 11:30 a.m. 8-10 a.m. Fit-to-Fight (F2F) Profiles ONLY: Bring F2F Questionnaire signed by UHM, report to the Medical Group Bldg. 458 8-11:30 a.m. Physical Exams (PHA) Scheduled Appointments : Report to the front desk…

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452 AMDS Clinic hours of operation

Posted  May 9, 2014

A & B UTA (Saturday only) Front door opens at 8 a.m. Medical records window will be open from 8 – 11:30 a.m.   8-10 a.m. Fit-to-Fight (F2F) Profiles ONLY: Bring F2F Questionnaire signed by UHM, report to the Medical Group Bldg. 458   8-11:30 a.m. Physical Exams (PHA) Scheduled Appointments : Report to the…

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Air Force secretary reports on total force balance

Posted  May 9, 2014

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James outlined April 30 the service’s progress in leveraging the talent and capabilities of the Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve within the total force concept.

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DEOMI releases 2014 AAPI Heritage Month poster

Posted  May 9, 2014

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – In observance of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, celebrated each year during the month of May; the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) proudly announces the availability of original artwork available for download from DEOMI’s public website, www.deomi.org. Each year, Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month recognizes the…

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