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March Field Emergency Fire Services engineer remains calm at accident scene

On the morning of June 4, 2015, Engineer Mark Hanenberger, 44, from the March Field Emergency Fire Services, was driving home after roll call when he noticed traffic had stopped. About the time he thought he would turn around to take another route, like the person in front of him had done, it began moving again.

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March Airman prepares for marksman competition

The competition is drawing near and practice is becoming ramped up for the competitors of the 2015 National Rifle Association National Smallbore Rifle Championships.

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Teamwork, commitment, goals, success

The start of my freshman year, at a new school and not knowing a single student, was terrifying.

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Civil Affairs Command completes change of command, ready for more Pacific operations

U.S. Army photo/Staff Sgt. Robert Van Tuinen The cannon, named Country, renders honors as part of a change of command ceremony on June 6. During the ceremony, the outgoing commander, Brig. Gen. Stephen K. Curda passed command of the 351st Civil Affairs Command to Brig. Gen. William P. Barriage. The 351 CAC is the headquarters…

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OPM data hack may cause extra alarm for troops

The largest data hack in government history could leave some troops at risk of having their personal information exploited or exposed. Current and former federal employees began receiving troubling emails from the executive Office of Personnel Management on Monday, notifying them that their personal information was compromised in a massive data breach made public earlier…


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June is National Men’s Health Month

Posted  June 5, 2015

Men can make their health a priority. Take action daily to live a stronger and healthier life. Each year, National Men’s Health Week is celebrated the week leading up to and including Father’s Day, which is June 15-21, 2015. During this week, individuals, families, communities, and others work to raise awareness of ways to promote…

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Airman volunteers to help those less fortunate

Posted  June 5, 2015

Thousands of miles away in remote Philippine villages there are families who lack access to medication and basic health care. The medical needs of the people in the Philippines are tremendous, especially in the rural areas, where many suffer from treatable ailments.

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News Briefs June 5, 2015

Posted  June 5, 2015

BACK STREET CAFÉ UTA SCHEDULE The Back Street Café has begun renovation of the dining area. Food operations have relocated to the Wright Brothers Bar located on the east side of the Hap Arnold Club. Entrances from Adams Ave. can be used as well as available parking across from the Ballroom entrance. Food operations begin for the…

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Team March pays respect to fallen

Posted  May 29, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Megan Crusher Chief Master Sgt. Brian C. Wong, command chief, 4th Air Force, salutes the grave of Abraham W. Shuman, Company H215, Pennsylvania Infantry Volunteer Regiment, who died Aug. 5, 1903. Wong was one of many who honored the fallen by placing flags on their graves during the annual flag…

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Taming the TDY beast of single parenting

Posted  May 29, 2015

Courtesy photo Taming the beast together makes for one big happy family, right? Greetings my fellow service members. I have just come from the belly of the beast and I would like to share my experience with everyone. You may be wondering what ‘beast’ I’m referring to. It is an experience that many of you…

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101 Critical Days of Summer reminders

Posted  May 29, 2015

With summer vacations just around the corner, we have entered the 101 Critical Days of Summer. No matter what your choice of recreation is, planning it ahead of time and taking some basic precautions will keep you safe and make your time much more enjoyable during these 101 Critical Days of Summer! Following are tips…

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Memorial Day weekend

Posted  May 29, 2015

Courtesy photo A young, patriotic volunteer pauses to salute those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for this country. She was helping her family place flags on veteran’s graves at Riverside National Cemetery for Memorial Day weekend. U.S. Air Force photo/Linda Welz Senior Master Sgt. William “Ralph” Griffey, 452nd Maintenance Group, sings the national anthem…

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Army National Guard recruits visit March Field

Posted  May 29, 2015

The Army National Guard (NG) held its first ever “Buddy Day” for its Recruit Sustainment Program, at March Air Reserve Base’s Hangar 452, May 16.

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Joint Task Force 505 begins drawdown in Nepal

Posted  May 29, 2015

Joint Task Force 505 is drawing down its earthquake relief operations as the Nepalese government and international aid agencies have postured for long-term recovery and reconstruction efforts.

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Test your fitness knowledge

Posted  May 29, 2015

(from www.usaffitfamily.com – answer key at end of quiz) What do you know about the ins and outs of exercise? 1. Which is the most balanced exercise plan? Walking, weight lifting, and yoga Running, weight lifting, and tennis Running, kick-boxing, and yoga Running, weight lifting, and cycling 2. You should always do cardio exercises before…

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