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DoD highlights warrior, family care during Warrior Care Month 2014

The Defense Department recently hosted a rehabilitation expo as part of Warrior Care Month as it continues its commitment to supporting wounded, ill and injured troops, their families and caregivers. James Rodriguez, deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Office of Warrior Care Policy, discussed his office’s role in supporting wounded warriors, Warrior Care Month…

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Tinker epitomized Native American strength, leadership

Courtesy Photo Maj. Gen. Clarence L. Tinker was a natural leader who personally led his Airmen into combat missions during the early days of World War II. He perished, along with his crew, during the battle of Midway. The nation’s highest-ranking Native American general didn’t have to be on the ill-fated mission in the Pacific…

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AF tests first all-electric vehicle fleet in California

(U.S. Air Force photo/Sarah Corrice) Airmen from Los Angeles Air Force Base learn how to use charging equipment for the base’s new electric vehicle fleet during a training demo Oct. 31, 2014, in El Segundo, Calif. When not in use, the vehicle’s batteries can switch charging direction and feed their energy back to the base’s…

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Great American Smokeout: Nov. 20

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. They may use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. The Great American Smokeout event challenges people to stop using tobacco and…

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March airmen repair base water drainage channel

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Senior Master Sgt. Robert Montgomery, heavy equipment superintendent, 163rd Civil Engineering Squadron, California Air National Guard, March Air Reserve Base guides an excavator moving large stones during construction on the Heacock Channel on Sept. 11, 2014. Reservists and guardsmen from March participated in a joint-construction project to…


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RIDESHARE WEEK OFFERS PARTICIPANT PRIZES

Posted  October 4, 2013

Rideshare Week is October 7-11. If you pledge to Rideshare one day during that week, and enter that pledge at www.ie511.org/rideshare-week.aspx, you may win one of more than 100 great prizes! Do your share; vanpool, carpool, ride a bike, walk or use public transportation instead of driving yourself. One day is all it takes! To…

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What We Do

Posted  October 4, 2013

  Last month Outdoor Recreation took 20 lucky Team March members ballooning over the wine country of Temecula California. This event was free to all participants through the Single Airmen Program. After over an hour-long flight, the participants were given the opportunity to widen their smiles with morning beverages toasting the wind gods for their…

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News Briefs October 4, 2013

Posted  October 4, 2013

NEWS BRIEFS OCT UTA CANCELLATION Due to circumstance beyond our control associated with the shutdown of the federal government, the Wing Commander has made the decision that the 452 Air Mobility Wing will be rescheduling the OCT A UTA originally scheduled for Oct. 5, 6. Group Commanders (Wing CC for wing staff) will establish a liberal…

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March Minutes

Posted  October 4, 2013

Following March ARB personnel in 130-character micro-messages Senior Airman Phillip L. Barnes Jr, Intelligence Analyst 912 ARS Hometown: Erie, Penn. 0630 My alarm goes off, telling me to wake up. I turn it off, because I’m not ready to roll out of bed. 0641 I actually roll out of bed, and realize I have to rush, because…

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General Aviation Facilities project breaks ground, makes way for March Inland Port Airport

Posted  October 1, 2013

courtesy photo On October 16, 2013, the March Joint Powers Authority held a ground-breaking event at the joint use March Inland Port Airport to kick-off the General Aviation Facilities project. From left are Richard Stewart, City Councilman, Moreno Valley; Jamil Dada, Workforce Development; Paul Davis, March JPC member and City Councilman, Riverside; Marion Ashley, Vice…

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March Civil Engineer S-Team rebuilds infrastructures, saves money

Posted  September 27, 2013

Courtesy photo Maj. Ryan Wood, 922nd Civil Engineer Flight, stands on the roof of a fire station, July 5, 2013, that his team is building in Afghanistan, to support the Ministry of Defense headquarters building, seen in the background. The small 922 CEF S-Team has participated in a rigorous deployment cycle for more than a…

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March teen reflects on Teen Leadership Summit experience

Posted  September 27, 2013

“I remember a few months ago, my dad asking if I was ready to fill out the application for this year’s teen summit and thinking, “Okay I’ll do it, this looks fun!” My mom checked my swim schedule and gave a thumbs-up to the dates in August for the camp. The camp was scheduled to…

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Back Street Café introduces Healthy Base Initiative lunch specials

Posted  September 27, 2013

The Back Street Café on base is jumping on the Healthy Base Initiative train with the introduction of healthy, daily lunch specials that begin Oct. 1. The promotions will feature a difference special each day between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and will run for 60 days. At the end of the 60-day trial, they…

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Healthy Base Initiative takes flight

Posted  September 27, 2013

Lt. Col. Walter Scherer, 922nd Civil Engineer Flight, attempts flyboarding during a recent RecOn outing with Outdoor Recreation, Sep. 14 at Big Bear Lake, Calif. Scherer said the (RecOn) program “definitely helped me, my wife and daughter with the reintegration process following my nearly one-year-long separation while I was deployed to Afghanistan.” Although the RecOn…

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Parnormal challenge between commanders as All Hallow’s Eve quickly approaches?

Posted  September 27, 2013

“The ghosts of Air Force past are getting restless as All Hallow’s Eve approaches. While those of us who work in the Arnold House have become accustomed to a certain level of strange and unexplainable happenings, a recent experience left me quite puzzled. While working alone in the Arnold House on a Saturday morning, I…

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