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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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VA releases results of nationwide audit

Posted  June 13, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released the results from its Nationwide Access Audit, along with facility level patient access data, medical center quality and efficiency data, and mental health provider survey data, for all Veterans health facilities. Full details were made public at VA.gov, June 9, following Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson’s…

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National Safety Month: preventing slips, trips, falls

Posted  June 13, 2014

While it may seem like winter is the time of year to be most concerned with slips, trips and falls, this is actually a serious problem year round. The number one danger for slips, trips and falls in the spring or summer is mud. That’s right, mud. Whether you’re at work – reading meters, loading…

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UPCOMING TICKETS AND TOURS EVENTS

Posted  June 13, 2014

JUNE Date: June 21 Event: Summer Solstice Celebration in Santa Barbara Cost: $20 per person Depart: 7 a.m. Return: 10 p.m. Description / Restrictions: Begin your summer with this fun festival that includes parades, music and a Mardi Gras atmosphere. There’s fun for the whole family! Deadline for sign up: June 13 AUGUST Date: August…

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The effects of nicotine addiction on your health

Posted  June 13, 2014

photo courtesy/smokefree.gov Quitting smoking or chewing tobacco can be a long, tough process, and you’ll need all the help you can get. But the more information and resources you have, the more likely you are to succeed. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable illness and death in the United States. It causes many…

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Honoring the fallen

Posted  June 13, 2014

Retired Col. John Morris and retired Chief Master Sgt. Mike Emett, along with more than 100 volunteers placed American flags on all the veteran gravesites at Riverside Evergreen Historic Cemetery in Riverside, California, May 24.

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Combat Camera: Capturing Patriot Hook 2014

Posted  June 13, 2014

Members of the 4th Combat Camera Squadron from March Air Reserve Base, California, documented Patriot Hook 2014 over the course of seven days this April.

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AFSFA’s 26-year history honors defenders

Posted  June 13, 2014

If you have served with the Air Police, Security Police or Security Forces on active duty, the Air National Guard or Reserve, you are eligible to become a member of the Air Force Security Forces Association or AFSFA, a professional, fraternal military organization with chapters in most of the fifty states and members worldwide. Right…

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News Briefs June 13, 2014

Posted  June 13, 2014

Defenders support Special Olympics U.S. Air Force photo/Lt. Col. Deric Prescott Guidon bearer Airman Basic Deiondre Durham, torch bearer Senior Airman Carjon Montgomery-White and Maj. Ryan Robin, commander, 452nd SFS, lead the way for dozens of Defenders from the 452nd Security Forces Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, California, during the 2014 Law Enforcement Special Olympics…

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The Duchess of Lodging retires

Posted  June 6, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo/Linda Welz Helen Holm, March Inn general manager, holds a Hollywood star she was presented at her retirement ceremony, May 30, 2014. Holm retired after 27 years in the service industry. After 27 years in the hospitality industry, Helen Holm (dubbed The Duchess of Lodging), March Inn general manager, retired May 30,…

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Safety month focuses on unintended injuries

Posted  June 6, 2014

Itasca, IL – June is National Safety Month, and the National Safety Council (NSC) is calling on Americans to take notice of the fifth leading cause of death – unintentional injuries. Every four minutes someone in the U.S dies from an unintentional injury. That’s 120,000 people a year. Sixty-seven percent of all injury-related deaths in…

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