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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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Military kids meet TV’s “Supergirl” and cast

Posted  November 20, 2015

Scores of military children at Naval Base Coronado, California, watched the new television hit “Supergirl” and met the stars of the CBS show before its broadcast debut this month. “Supergirl” cast members visited Coronado before the program first aired on American television, and according to Nielsen ratings, episode one had the best ratings of a…

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Dog, not diamonds are this girl’s best friend

Posted  November 20, 2015

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but Violet Mach, former Airman, favors Penelope, her service dog. Returning home from deployment can be a difficult journey, both physically and emotionally. Veterans who had traumatic experiences while deployed can feel alienated from family and friends who may not have shared those experiences. In such cases,…

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Team March loses long-time family member

Posted  December 4, 2015

Benjamin T. Parrott March 3, 1944 – November 24, 2015 Team March’s Satellite Services Inc. has lost a family member. Ben Parrott, seen here pulling chocks from NASA’s Supper Guppy aircraft, was born on March 3, 1944, in Murphysboro, Illinois. He succumbed to cancer at Riverside Community Hospital on November 24, at the age of…

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The Biggest Luzer

Posted  December 4, 2015

December is Global Health Month. Why not make it the month to do your part to get healthier? If you are planning on gaining a few pounds during the holidays and want a way to get rid of them, you’re in luck! The March Fitness Center is hosting the Biggest Luzer competition, starting Jan. 4,…

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RPA officer incentive-pay to increase to $35K

Posted  December 4, 2015

Congress has ordered the Air Force to increase aviation incentive pay for officers flying Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) from $25,000 to $35,000. The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which Congress passed Nov. 10 after President Barack Obama vetoed the first version, also includes an amendment ordering the Air Force to send it a report on…

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