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March C-17 delivers HH-60 helicopter for Korean Air Lines depot maintenance

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — A 943rd Rescue Group HH-60 returned to Davis-Monthan AFB Jan. 28 after a year at the Korean Air Lines Joint Depot Level Maintenance facility for its 78-month major overhaul. This is the first time that the Air Force Reserve Command has sent one of its helicopters to Korea instead…

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Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American memories

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role they have played in U.S. history. The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. Few…

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New March Airman sworn in by SMC commander

LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE – EL SEGUNDO, Calif.  — On a sunny January afternoon, Jennie Ines was standing outside the Gordon Conference Center, waiting patiently for someone to exit. Specifically, she was waiting for Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center and Air Force program executive officer for space,…

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March medics run joint-agency medical training

Each January, the collective Team March medical technicians come together for a week-long Emergency Medical Technician refresher training class, which includes familiarization with an ambulance that is active in the 911 system. “Each year we use AMR (American Medical Response ambulance) and they have been good partners in this, ensuring we have access to the…

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First sergeant opportunities available now

Have you ever had in an interest in being a first sergeant? Now is your opportunity! There are seven vacancies across the 452nd Air Mobility Wing. Being a first sergeant is a unique opportunity to serve and make an impact in people’s lives. “Our mission is the welfare of the people. When you take care…


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News Briefs 01/29/2016

Posted  January 29, 2016

MARCH FIELD AIRFEST ON SOCIAL MEDIA Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for AirFest updates. On Facebook, find us at March Field AirFest: Thunder Over the Empire, on Twitter we are @MarchAirFest, and on Instagram we are @MarchFieldAirFest. Join the conversations!! INCLUDE THE 1095B/1095C WHEN YOU FILE YOUR TAXES Here is some need-to-know information…

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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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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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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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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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