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Massage therapy relaxes members during UTA

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Noelle Reyes Massage therapy students from The American College of Healthcare (ACH), Riverside, give complimentary massages to Team March members during a June 2015 Unit Training Assembly. As part of the Healthy Base Initiative, the 452nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron’s mental health department organized the event and invited the ACH to…

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Civil Air Patrol’s California Wing encampment

As the summer season kicks into high gear, the Civil Air Patrol’s California Wing celebrated its annual Cadet Encampment, and the 40th Anniversary of the Cadet Training Group, at Camp San Luis Obispo, California, July 1st through July 8th. This year’s encampment commander is Lt. Col. Peggy Myrick, with C/Lt. Col. Rhett Spongberg as the…

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nadine Y. Barclay Health & Safety

Mental health resources available for those in need

The clinic buildings themselves aren’t scary, but add the words ‘mental health,’ and most people will avoid them like they contain tigers on the loose.

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163rd Attack Wing stands up at March Field

U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Michael Quiboloy Col. Dana Hessheimer, commander, 163rd Attack Wing, California Air National Guard, March Air Reserve Base, receives the new wing guidon during an official re-designation ceremony on base Saturday, July 11, 2015. The former 163rd Reconnaissance Wing received the official orders to re-designate its name on July 1,…

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Airman shares Honor Flight with grandfather

Courtesy photo Capt. Malia Hoffmann and her grandfather, Oscar Hoffmann, a WWII veteran, prepare to depart for Washington, D.C. on an Honor Flight. The Hoffmanns traveled with approximately 84 other veterans and their dependents to visit the war memorials while bonding with each other. The Honor Flight, a great way to honor veterans for the…


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Living with PTSD

Posted  April 13, 2012

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — “I started to get really depressed and lacked the desire to do anything but sit around and play online to ‘escape’ the real world,” he said. “I was having dreams of planes crashing, the smell of burnt flesh and rotting bodies. I still tried to push through this even as my…

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DOD implements new changes to sexual assault response

Posted  April 13, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department has refined new methods to aid sexual assault victims whether reporting a crime or seeking assistance as they transition from service, the director of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office said March 30. “We have several new options for victims of sexual assault,” said Air Force Maj. Gen. Mary…

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Free time with the kids

Posted  April 13, 2012

Many years ago and early in his career the late Fred Rogers — you know, Mister Rogers — was trying to get his big break in children’s television. His show was becoming popular locally but still struggling to find a national audience. One day a major network asked to meet with Rogers to discuss the…

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News Briefs | April 20, 2012

Posted  April 20, 2012

RESERVISTS NOT PART OF EARLY RETIREMENT OFFER Air Force reservists, including those in the Active Guard and Reserve, are not eligible for the Temporary Early Retirement Authority. Officials state that all components of the Air Force are working together to ensure the total force is prepared for manpower reductions in fiscal year 2013. For more…

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Pretty much just marshmallows

Posted  April 20, 2012

Back in the 1970’s a team of psychologists from Stanford University conducted an experiment on a group of young children. Don’t worry, it was nothing bad, in fact it was named the Marshmallow Test. The team would bring children, around four-years old or so, one at a time into a room and sit them down…

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March Minutes | April 20, 2012

Posted  April 20, 2012

Team Effort: Sue Lewis-Clark, Master Sgt. Christine Devin, Senior Airman Anahi Ledezma 452 Communications Squadron 0630 Arrive at work and open up shop. It’s usually quiet in the mornings, so we have time to gather our thoughts. 0700 Open the window to receive the military’s best customers…Team March. 0830 Time to teach individual trainees on how to prep…

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Thrift Savings Plan to offer new Roth option

Posted  April 20, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Service members and Defense Department civilian employees who are eligible for the Thrift Savings Plan will soon have a new Roth option for retirement savings under the program, defense finance officials announced, April 13. The change will allow participants to contribute after-tax dollars to the federal government-sponsored retirement savings and investment plan,…

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912th Refueling Squadron adopts a highway just in time for Earth Day

Posted  April 20, 2012

It’s not an uncommon sight to see people in regular clothes with neon vests, hard hats, goggles and work gloves carrying a trash picker-upper in one hand and a plastic bag in the other while removing litter from the side of a highway; some…

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Air Force observes Earth Day

Posted  April 20, 2012

As millions of people around the world observe Earth Day on April 22, the Air Force is challenging every member of the Air Force family to do his or her part to conserve natural resources, minimize waste and prevent pollution. “I challenge all Airmen to think about pollution prevention in new ways,” said Gen. Norton…

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March ARB volunteer tax center’s first year a success

Posted  April 20, 2012

For the 2011 income tax season, reservists and their family members, retirees, Defense Department civilians and anyone having legal access to March ARB were provided with free income tax service. According to tax center and legal office officials, it was the first of a kind at an air...

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