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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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Happy 225th birthday U.S. Coast Guard!

Posted  August 7, 2015

(The following is the official U.S. Coast Guard birthday message on the occasion of the 225th anniversary of the service. The following post on the Coast Guard Compass blog was issued in lieu of the traditional ALCOAST message from the USCG commandant. August 4, 2015) From the first lifesaving stations on the shores of Massachusetts…

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Comprehensive Airman Fitness has on-the-go app

Posted  August 7, 2015

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. (AFNS) – —  The Wingman Toolkit, an outreach and communication tool designed to ensure Airmen have quick and easy access to the latest Comprehensive Airman Fitness programs and resources, now has a mobile app available to download. The app provides resources to improve mental, physical, social and spiritual fitness, all…

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Selva Confirmed as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs

Posted  August 7, 2015

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2015 – The Senate last week confirmed Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva as the 10th vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The nation’s second-highest-ranking military officer is a pilot and most recently was commander of U.S. Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. Also last week, the…

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Design the Airshow Poster Contest extended to Oct 1

Posted  August 7, 2015

March Air Reserve Base’s poster design contest for the “March Field AirFest 2016: Thunder Over the Empire” has been extended to October 1, 2015. Everyone is eligible to enter. The winning designer will receive a 2016 AirFest package for a family of four. The package includes VIP parking for one vehicle (excluding RVs); four tickets…

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452nd Communications Squadron is tip of Joint C4ISR spear

Posted  August 7, 2015

The 452nd Communications Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, was key to Vital Connect 2015, a USNORTHCOM-sponsored exercise led by the Colorado Army National Guard designed to test the interoperability of federal, state, county and city Mobile Emergency Communication plans and platforms. Secure, high bandwidth, and redundant communications are vital to the Command, Control, Computers and…

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