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Team March 101: The Air and Marine Operations Center or “AMOC”

Located right here at March Field is The Air and Marine Operations Center or AMOC, a facility within U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO). It is an international, multi-domain federal law enforcement center. Established in 1988 at March Air Reserve Base, the facility is a state-of-the-art law enforcement operations and…

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Who are your chaplains, chaplain assistants?

The 452nd Air Mobility Wing’s chapel team is here to serve you. The chaplains and chaplain assistants assigned to the wing staff are made up of a great group of men and women from various backgrounds and traditions. The common denominator is that they are here to serve you, right where you are. They serve…

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As military integrates combat jobs, a new push to position women as leaders

Women in the U.S. military will step into a host of new combat and command roles in coming months. Outside advocates want them to be leaders in the veteran’s community, too. Next week, officials from the Service Women’s Action Network will host a Washington, D.C., forum on integration of combat jobs and connected cultural changes….

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How VA Health Care outdoes private sector

Because the nation’s media has been focused almost exclusively on the problems of America’s largest, and only publicly funded, fully integrated healthcare system – the Veterans Health Administration — we barely hear anything about the successes of VHA healthcare. Pioneering treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (from which anywhere from 18-30% of veterans suffer) is…

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Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – In observance of African American/Black History Month, celebrated each year during the month of February, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) proudly announces the availability of original artwork, the Black History Month observance poster. The theme for this month’s observance is “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories.”…

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Health & Safety

Flu Season – That time of the year again!

Posted  September 4, 2015

Just another month and it will be that time of the year again, the dreaded Flu Season. The flu, which is highly contagious, can be deadly and has resulted in nearly 50,000 deaths annually.  Help us serve you to protect yourself, your family and fellow by obtaining your annual flu vaccination as required per Air…

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Eleven Blue Eagles graduate at March Field

Posted  September 4, 2015

The March Field Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard graduated 11 new members at a formal ceremony here August 21, 2015, where Class HG-1, fiscal year 2015, was introduced to distinguished guests, Team March members, family and friends. “Today’s ceremony recognizes a total of 11 new graduates who have completed 80 hours of basic protocol,…

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New Briefs 08/28/2015

Posted  August 28, 2015

BEACON CORRECTION The picture on the front page of the August 21, 2015 issue of the Beacon was taken by Staff Sgt. Heather Cozad-Staley. LEGAL OFFICE MOVES TO BLDG 470 The 452nd Air Mobility Wing Legal Office has moved to the Wing Headquarters, Bldg. 470, Room 209 (2nd floor), 2145 Graeber St. The office phone…

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Team March maintainers refurbish KC-135 Stratotanker in record time

Posted  August 28, 2015

March aircraft maintainers recently completed a full interior refurbishment on a KC-135 Stratotanker ahead of schedule, an accomplishment that was not an easy task, said Master Sgt. Brad A. Rosario, the Aircraft Structural Maintenance Refurbishment Supervisor from the 452nd Maintenance Squadron. While March has accomplished several tanker refurbishments since 2011, this one is particularly memorable…

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Johnson assumes command of 56th Aerial Port Squadron

Posted  August 28, 2015

The 56th Aerial Port Squadron held an Assumption of Command ceremony at the Cultural Resource Center here on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. During the ceremony Col. Timothy McCoy, commander, 452nd Mission Support Group, March Air Reserve Base, passed the guidon to Maj. Mark E. Johnson, who accepted as the new 56 APS commander. “When we…

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