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U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Noelle Reyes Health & Safety

Massage therapy relaxes members during UTA

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Noelle Reyes Massage therapy students from The American College of Healthcare (ACH), Riverside, give complimentary massages to Team March members during a June 2015 Unit Training Assembly. As part of the Healthy Base Initiative, the 452nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron’s mental health department organized the event and invited the ACH to…

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Civil Air Patrol’s California Wing encampment

As the summer season kicks into high gear, the Civil Air Patrol’s California Wing celebrated its annual Cadet Encampment, and the 40th Anniversary of the Cadet Training Group, at Camp San Luis Obispo, California, July 1st through July 8th. This year’s encampment commander is Lt. Col. Peggy Myrick, with C/Lt. Col. Rhett Spongberg as the…

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nadine Y. Barclay Health & Safety

Mental health resources available for those in need

The clinic buildings themselves aren’t scary, but add the words ‘mental health,’ and most people will avoid them like they contain tigers on the loose.

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163rd Attack Wing stands up at March Field

U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Michael Quiboloy Col. Dana Hessheimer, commander, 163rd Attack Wing, California Air National Guard, March Air Reserve Base, receives the new wing guidon during an official re-designation ceremony on base Saturday, July 11, 2015. The former 163rd Reconnaissance Wing received the official orders to re-designate its name on July 1,…

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Airman shares Honor Flight with grandfather

Courtesy photo Capt. Malia Hoffmann and her grandfather, Oscar Hoffmann, a WWII veteran, prepare to depart for Washington, D.C. on an Honor Flight. The Hoffmanns traveled with approximately 84 other veterans and their dependents to visit the war memorials while bonding with each other. The Honor Flight, a great way to honor veterans for the…


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DOD emphasizes importance of summer safety

Posted  May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, – As the summer season approaches, the Defense Department (DOD) is redoubling its efforts to promote safety and emphasize responsibility to all service members and their families, DOD’s director of personnel risk reduction said here today. During a joint interview with the American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Leonard Litton discussed the…

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Operation Live Well emphasizes personal choices

Posted  May 30, 2014

The Defense Department’s (DOD) Operation Live Well initiative, a long-term campaign to make cultural change so that making a healthy choice becomes the easy choice, is showing success after just a year of existence, a Defense Health Agency official said yesterday. Public Health Service Capt. Kimberly Elenberg, program manager for the Defense Health Agency’s population…

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Take ‘FIVE’ to get free money for your TSP account

Posted  May 30, 2014

  JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) has launched the “Take FIVE for Your Future” educational campaign encouraging civilian employees to take advantage of free government TSP matching contributions by putting at least five percent from each paycheck into their account. “Employees who fail to do this are losing…

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News Briefs May 30, 2014

Posted  May 30, 2014

Never Forget U.S. Air Force photo / Tech. Sgt. Megan Crusher Col. Russell Muncy, commander, 452 Air Mobility Wing, was the featured speaker during the city of Moreno Valley’s Memorial Day ceremony, held near City Hall, May 26. Approximately 200 people attended the ceremony, including Moreno Valley Mayor, Tom Owings and Mayor Pro Tem, Victoria…

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Rising Six organization enlists extra clout

Posted  May 23, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Air Force TSgt Kyle Platt, Blue Eagles Honor Guard, president of the Wing Rising 6, March ARB, Command Chief Master Sgt. Timothy C. White, Jr., 452d Air Mobility Wing, March ARB and Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Willers, 452d Maintenance Group, March ARB stress the importance of…

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Observing National Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted  May 23, 2014

During Mental Health Awareness Month, we recognize the significant advances our nation has made in our understanding of mental illness and in improving support and care for individuals with mental health problems. It is also an important opportunity to renew our commitment to addressing the many challenges people with mental illness can face every day….

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Patriot Warrior

Posted  May 23, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Mark R. W. Orders-Woempner Senior Master Sgt. Bill Lamela, 729th Airlift Squadron loadmaster from March Air Reserve Base, California, guides a fire truck into a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana, during a Patriot Warrior exercise. Patriot Warrior is a joint, field-training exercise for theater aeromedical…

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UPCOMING TICKETS AND TOURS EVENTS

Posted  May 23, 2014

JUNE Date: June 5 Event: Taping of the television show “Instant Mom” Cost: $16 per person Description / Restrictions: Come out and view the taping of the television show “Instant Mom” starring Cheryl Lee Ralph and Tia Mowry-Hardrict. Ages 16 and up, for more information call 951-655-4123. Deadline for sign up: May 29 Date: June…

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Team March VITA center volunteers honored

Posted  May 23, 2014

The March Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) center recently ended its regular tax season with a luncheon and awards presentation hosted by the Caliente Bar and Grill in Moreno Valley.

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The mind behind the man behind AFN news

Posted  May 23, 2014

With a relatively straight face and a moderately cocked eyebrow he describes the entertainment shows on American Forces Network (AFN) television as “the awkward gaps between news.”

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