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Colors fly to start Rising Six 5K Fun Run

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joseph Dangidang Participants at the starting line for the 2nd annual 5K Fun Color Run on Aug. 8, at March Air Reserve Base, toss their colors into the air before beginning the run. Not only does the annual event shed light on the Healthy Base Initiative, but it also is…

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Share your paranormal stories with us

Courtesy photo/Mathieu Beaulieu These two “apparitions” were captured in 2013, with an infra-red video camera, during the early-morning hours, in a dark room that used to serve as a hospital morgue in a building on March Air Reserve Base. Every person on the ghost-hunt team is accounted for in the video but none of them…

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March C-17 shares pride with city of Riverside

Courtesy photo from Shayne Meder A crowd of Team March members and local elected officials and citizens gathered for the unveiling of nose art on a 452nd Air Mobility Wing C-17 dubbed “The Spirit of Riverside – Mission Belle.” Positioned behind the 452 AMW headquarters building, and original March Field air traffic control tower, are…

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It’s never too late to restart

(U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Adam C. Borgman) Senior Airman Christine Fannin, 927th Force Support Squadron, reflects on her life after leaving the Active Duty Air Force component. Throughout her 12-year break in service, Fannin always felt that something was missing in her life, she realized it was her uniform. Today, she…

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tiffany Lindemann Salutes & Awards

March Total Force Honor Guard Recognizes Top Performers at Annual Awards Banquet

The March Air Reserve Base Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard held its annual awards ceremony Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Cultural Resource Center here.


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Massage therapy relaxes members during UTA

Posted  July 24, 2015

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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Celebrate National Parents’ Day 2015

Posted  July 24, 2015

Yes, you read the headline correctly. There is such a thing as National Parents’ Day. It is celebrated in the United States on the fourth Sunday of July, which happens to be this coming Sunday. This holiday was established in 1994 when former President Bill Clinton signed a Congressional Resolution into Law (36 U.S.C. § 135) for…

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Last chance to design airshow poster

Posted  July 24, 2015

March Air Reserve Base is holding a design contest for the “March Field AirFest 2016: Thunder Over the Empire” poster. Everyone is eligible to enter. The winning designer will receive a 2016 AirFest package for a family of four. The package includes VIP parking for one vehicle (excluding RVs); four tickets to the pre-show dinner…

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Civil Air Patrol’s California Wing encampment

Posted  July 24, 2015

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…

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Summer swimming safety tips

Posted  July 24, 2015

With summer in full swing it is good to review swimming safety tips. Knowing water safety rules, current water conditions and your swimming abilities could be the difference between life and death. Swim with a buddy in designated areas supervised by lifeguards if possible. Take swimming lessons or wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket…

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Mental health resources available for those in need

Posted  July 24, 2015

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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New grants for veteran housing and support in California

Posted  July 24, 2015

Rendering of the March Veterans Village facility to be built in Riverside. U.S.VETS and other members of the California Association of Veterans Service Agencies (CAVSA) have been awarded first round Proposition 41 funding for six projects totaling more than $22 million in Sacramento and Los Angeles that will provide 392 units of housing and extensive…

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Team March loses family member

Posted  July 24, 2015

“It is with a sad heart that I inform you of the loss of Nancy Ferrick’s husband, Ron,” said Col. Russell Muncy, 452 AMW commander. “As many of you know, Nancy has been a fixture here at March for many years and has been the wing commander’s secretary for more than 20 years.” Ron Ferrick…

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AF generals testify for their future positions

Posted  July 24, 2015

Two Air Force generals testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee during their nomination hearing as the next U.S. Transportation Command commander and new vice chairman to the Joint Chiefs of Staff July 14.

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News Briefs July 24, 2015

Posted  July 24, 2015

EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS NEWS Are you aware that if you plan on transferring any or all of your educational benefits to your dependents, you MUST have a minimum of four years left in the military at the time of the transfer? The exception is if you are getting out due to reaching your high year of…

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