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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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March Airmen line field at Padre’s game

Posted  September 11, 2015

March Air Reserve Base Airmen participate in the San Diego Padres’ Military Appreciation Game at PETCO Park in San Diego, Sept. 6, 2015. The Padres recognized a different branch of the service each month, so September’s game fell to the Air Force. The ceremonial game included a swearing-in of newly-enlisted Airmen by Maj. General John…

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452 FSS – March ARB Intramural Softball Champions

Posted  September 11, 2015

 U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tiffany Lindemann The 452nd Force Support Squadron clinched the title at the championship Intramural Softball game against the 452nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, runners up, Aug. 25, with a score of 16-6. The 163rd Attack Wing took home the League Championship title with the best regular season record. Final standings were…

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ANG Ready Airman website and mobile app; powerful resiliency, risk and safety resources

Posted  September 11, 2015

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md — The Air National Guard Community Action Information Board, in partnership with the safety, personnel and manpower, chaplains, and Surgeon General Directorates, have updated the portfolio of applications available on the ReadyAirman.org site and mobile app. Initially debuted at the ANG Executive Safety Summit earlier this year, ReadyAirman.org is already receiving…

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OPM, DOD announce identity theft protection and three-year credit monitoring contract

Posted  September 11, 2015

Victims of Cybercrime to Receive Three Years of Services WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) today announced the award of a $133,263,550 contract to Identity Theft Guard Solutions LLC, doing business as ID Experts, for identity theft protection services for 21.5 million individuals whose…

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Mentorship is vital to professional growth

Posted  September 11, 2015

After Deborah Lee James A letter to Airmen from Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force Airmen are the Air Force’s most important asset.  Over my 30 years in defense and industry, I’ve learned the importance of mentorship.  Leaders at all levels should be actively involved in their Airmen’s development, and all Airmen should…

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