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

Posted  August 14, 2015

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. The ceremony recognizes honor guard members for their exemplary performance in various categories. While it is tradition for the honor guard to symbolize strict discipline and uniformity for military funerals…

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News Briefs 08/07/2015

Posted  August 7, 2015

66ERS BASEBALL AND HOMETOWN HEROES The Inland Empire 66ers (minor league baseball) are looking for military Hometown Heroes to recognize during their August and September home games. Included with your recognition is a free game ticket for you and three guests, seats next to the home team dugout, free parking, and hot dogs, chips and…

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March supports Joint Operations Access Exercise

Posted  August 7, 2015

The 452nd Air Mobility Wing’s support for JOAX 2015 (DRAGON SPEAR), a Joint Operations Access Exercise for airfield interdiction, began August 3 and concludes today. As a hub for JOAX 2015 operations, March provided sites for Army troops to live and operate during the week-long exercise, which allowed Army personnel to conduct the emergency deployment…

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Health & Safety

AF Surgeon General message to the Air Force Medical Service

Posted  August 7, 2015

I am deeply honored to serve the Airmen and families of the world’s best Air Force as the 22nd Air Force Surgeon General. I could not be more proud of the outstanding medical professionals with whom I serve–officers, enlisted and civilian Airmen–and those who laid the foundation for today’s Air Force Medicine. Our Air Force faces…

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Purple Heart Day, to celebrate the courage and sacrifice of combat-wounded Veterans

Posted  August 7, 2015

Most people have never heard of Purple Heart Day, which takes place annually on August 7th to commemorate the medals origins and the more than 1.7 million combat-wounded Purple Heart recipients.    In 1782, George Washington, then the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, created the Badge of Military Merit, today known as the Purple Heart…

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