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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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News Briefs 08/21/2015

Posted  August 21, 2015

HONOR GUARD TO FIRE WEAPONS TODAY Notice to those on base or within hearing distance that the March Field Blue Eagle Total Force Honor Guard will be executing a one-time firing party as part of their Mock Funeral Graduation today between 10-10:30 a.m. Seven honor guard members will simultaneously fire three “blank” rounds. SINGER/EMCEE AUDITIONS…

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Colors fly to start Rising Six 5K Fun Run

Posted  August 21, 2015

The 452nd Air Mobility Wing’s Rising Six held its 2nd annual 5K Fun Color Run on Aug. 8 (The A Unit Training Assembly) at March Air Reserve Base’s old track. The annual event, a unique, paint and morale run to promote health and happiness, was free and open to all Team March members and their…

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Compare TRICARE Online and MiCare

Posted  August 21, 2015

TRICARE Online and MiCare Secure Messaging may seem to offer the same services, but there are important differences to these software tools, designed to enhance access to care for all military beneficiaries. “Both programs are endorsed by the Military Health System, and although they may seem very similar, in actuality there are a few differences,”…

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Share your paranormal stories with us

Posted  August 21, 2015

Every year the Beacon staff prepares stories of the paranormal as they relate to March Field for the October issues of the paper. This year there will be five issues in October, and we are asking for your help early. Please contact us as soon as possible to share your stories or experiences of what…

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DEOMI’s 2015 Women’s Equality Day poster

Posted  August 21, 2015

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – In 1971, the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day” at the request of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY). The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women the right to vote. This was the culmination of a massive…

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