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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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Learning from the Holocaust: Choosing to Act

Each year, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum leads the nation in commemorating Days of Remembrance, which was established by the U.S. Congress to memorialize the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust—as well as the millions of non-Jewish victims—of Nazi persecution.

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Sacrifices of the military child recognized during April

To highlight the year-round contributions, courage and patriotism of the military community’s youngest members, the Defense Department observes April as the Month of the Military Child, said a Pentagon official.

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Happy 67th birthday, U.S. Air Force Reserve!

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — For many Airmen, April 14 will be just another Tuesday. But to members of the Air Force Reserve, it will be a day to reflect on how each and every one contributes to the Air Force mission. On April 14, 1948, the Army Air Corps Reserve transferred to the…

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Retired Reservist finds inspiration through loss

U.S. Air Force photo/Megan Crusher Letters written by 8-year-old Murice and artwork created by his younger brother, Roger, shortly before their untimely deaths, serve as a reminder to their mother, Angela Alexander that “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” The…


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Championship trophy

Posted  April 3, 2015

Courtesy photo Chief Master Sgt. Jerry Dorman, 912th Air Refueling Squadron, Pamela Smith, March Fitness Center director, Staff Sgt. Ishmael Bryant, 912 ARS and Lt. Col. Nathan Howard, 912 ARS commander, pose after receiving the 452nd Force Support Squadron’s Intramural Basketball Base Championship trophy for the 2014/15 basketball season.

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted  April 3, 2015

Since 1983, April has been dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect through the observation of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The observance serves to educate parents and the community about warning signs and helpful resources, and to reinforce that the safety and well-being of children is a shared community responsibility. Military families…

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News Briefs April 3, 2015

Posted  April 3, 2015

COMMISSARY TO HOLD CASE LOT SALE The March Commissary has a case lot sale scheduled for May 1-4, where you can find great deals on many, many items. Save the dates! RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE RELOCATED The March Field Retiree Activities Office has moved to Bldg. 441, Rm. 25. The address is 1920 Graeber St., March…

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Ongoing fitness lifestyle promotes healthy recovery

Posted  April 2, 2015

Capt. Linda Baltes Monsolillo, 752nd Medical Squadron biomedical science officer, is no stranger to fitness. As a fitness model and personal trainer, her healthy lifestyle is the reason she said she bounced back so quickly after her Feb. 15, 2015 delivery of a healthy 9 pound, 2 ounce baby girl, Emerson Zoe.

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Mental health services available for all Team March members, families

Posted  March 27, 2015

March Field offers mental health services through Elaine Valentine, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, director of psychological health and a licensed clinical social worker with more than 15 years of experience in the mental health care field. Valentine is well-versed on how to conduct assessments and help those in need. Her program, Comprehensive Airman Fitness, addresses…

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Women can succeed in a man’s world

Posted  March 27, 2015

Courtesy photo Pamela Hann, March Base Civil Engineer, surveys a consturction project at March Air Reserve Base, California. Hann became the first female BCE in Air Force Reserve Command on May 15, 2005, and is responsible for a base fire department, base engineering flight, base environmental flight and base resources flight. As most women in…

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National Women’s History Month: Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives

Posted  March 27, 2015

(Final in a 4-part series) The National Women’s History Project’s 2015 theme is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.” In this ongoing series, we highlight individual women who made a difference in the fabric or our nation’s history. This week we look at the 2000s. Dr. Peggy Whitson   Dr. Peggy Whitson, an American astronaut,…

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Retired Air Force Reservist finds inspiration through loss

Posted  March 27, 2015

Courtesy of Evan Money (First in a three-part series chronicling Angela Alexander’s incredible story which led to a book, a ministry and now, a documentary.) MIRACLE: “An unusual or wonderful event that is believed to be caused by the power of God,” is how Merriam-Webster defines it. For most parents who have lost a child…

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Airmen stay focused in DOD competition

Posted  March 27, 2015

U.S. Air Force art by Master Sgt. Elizabeth Concepcion/Released Digital painting created in Adobe Photoshop. This artwork was created to depict the US Army occupation in Vietnam and was inspired by the story of a Vietnam war veteran in Monterey, Calif. March 3, 2014. ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Three Air Force reservists assigned…

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Former CMSAF Binnicker passes away at 76

Posted  March 27, 2015

Former Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Binnicker, who was the service’s top enlisted man from 1986 to 1990, passed away in Calhoun, Georgia, on Saturday, the Air Force said. He was 76.

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