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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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Harmont Grenier, CyberPatriot VI team captain (with trophy) stands with his winning team as Tech. Sgt. Elizabeth Grenier, 452nd Communication Squadron and the team’s mentor, stands to the left. CyberPatriot VI was the first time CyberPatriot was offered to middle schools. Since their local middle school did not have a team, Grenier pulled together a group of individuals to compete as a team.
People and Places

First Sergeant/Cyber Mom mentors youth

Posted  December 4, 2015

Tech. Sgt. Elizabeth Grenier, my wife, and a cyber systems operations specialist and first sergeant for the 452nd Communication Squadron, is known as “Cyber Mom.”  Although she doesn’t have super powers, her involvement and incredible success in cultivating leaders within the cyber defense field earned her the nickname. When our eldest son entered the online,…

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News Briefs 12/04/2015

Posted  December 4, 2015

OPERATION WARM HEART RUNS THROUGH DEC. 15 The 452nd Security Forces Squadron and the Air Force Security Forces Association will have their annual Christmas Toy Drive (Operation Warm Heart) at March Air Reserve Base through Dec. 15, after which all donations will be delivered to the March Field Fire and Emergency Services building. A band…

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Reserve recruiters offer incentives

Posted  December 11, 2015

The Get 1 Now Program is a great way for Reservists to keep the Air Force Reserve strong by recommending qualified people with whom they wish to serve. Now, when your referrals join the Air Force Reserve, you get credit for an accession and become eligible for an award. The program is open only to actively…

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Civilian employers recognized for reserve support

Posted  December 11, 2015

The Air Force Reserve is comprised of over 65,000 reservists, with the majority of those reservists being citizen Airmen, who along with their reserve career also have civilian careers that demand their time and attention. It takes dedication and determination for reservists to successfully manage their civilian career alongside their reserve career. In order to…

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Health & Safety

Run, hide, fight: surviving an active shooter attack

Posted  December 11, 2015

Remember these three steps when faced with an active shooter: EVACUATE: Have an escape route, and an emergency action plan, in mind. Leave your belongings behind. When law enforcement arrives, keep your hands raised. HIDE: Hide in an area out of the shooter’s view. Block entry to your hiding place, and lock the doors. Silence…

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