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March Key Spouse Program kicks off initial training

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Valerie Fioretta, key spouse facilitator and director of the Airman and Family Readiness Center, March Air Reserve Base, explains an exercise to participants during an initial key spouse training on Nov. 1, 2014. Nearly three dozen March spouses attended the key spouse training program, which is designed…

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Retired nurse flying high at March Aero Club

Joan Cooper is a retired nurse but not a typical one.

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Fourth Air Force announces 2014 Raincross winners

(U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Perry Covington) Col. Mark S. Larson (center), commander, 931st Air Refueling Group, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., accepts the Raincross Trophy at the annual Raincross Awards Dinner in Riverside, Nov. 19. The 931st Air Refueling Group was awarded the trophy as the top unit in 4th Air Force. This marked the…

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Tips to heat your home affordably this winter

Climate control accounts for almost half the energy use in a typical U.S. home and is also the largest energy expense for most people -- but it doesn’t have to be.

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Distinguished Marksman among the 452d AMW

I may never be a distinguished marksman, but fortunately for me the 452nd Air Mobility Wing here at March Air Reserve Base, California has one Airman with such a prestigious title.


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News Briefs October 11, 2013

Posted  October 11, 2013

YELLOW RIBBON REGISTRATION OPEN Next Yellow Ribbon Training Event to be held in Orlando FL 20-22 December 2013. Email or call the Wing Yellow Ribbon Rep. for eligibility & registration information. THANKSGIVING MEALS FOR MARCH WORKERS Moreno Valley VFW Post 8547 will provide Thanksgiving Day Meals to all 24-hour work agencies on base during Thanksgiving. In…

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Military OneSource remains available despite government shutdown

Posted  October 11, 2013

Military OneSource continues to be available to service members and their families during the shutdown that has affected much of the federal government. The Military OneSource website will remain fully operational, as will its services such as confidential non-medical counseling, financial counseling, specialty consultations and Health and Wellness Coaching. Military OneSource can be accessed through…

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Facts of the Day October 11 – 17

Posted  October 10, 2013

October 11 – Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded the Special Olympics in 1962 to provide athletic training and competition for persons with intellectual disabilities. The organization grew into an international program, enabling more than one million young people and adults to participate in Olympic-type sporting events each year. The first International Special Olympics Games were held…

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More than 500 civilian personnel received a furlough letter Tuesday, prohibiting them to work until further notice. The letters were delivered in response to the United States Federal government shutdown due to lapse of appropriations for fiscal year 2014.
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Hundreds of March ARB employees furloughed during government shutdown

Posted  October 4, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carrie M. PeasingerMore than 500 civilian personnel received a furlough letter Tuesday, prohibiting them to work until further notice. The letters were delivered in response to the United States Federal government shutdown due to lapse of appropriations for fiscal year 2014. More than 500 civilian personnel received a furlough letter…

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Do you believe in ghosts?

Posted  October 4, 2013

Courtesy photo/Mathieu Beaulieu These two apparitions were captured recently, on base, with an infra-red video camera, during the early morning hours, in a dark room with no lights. Every person on the investigation team is accounted for in the video and none of them saw anything when they were in the room. When the camera…

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Healthy Base Initiative: New track provides more options to maintain fitness

Posted  October 4, 2013

Team March members can now use the new base track as an option for maintaining their health and fitness. The New 400-meter rubberized running track is located just beyond the base softball field to the right, as you enter the base. The track provides an alternative location for running and walking and can help add…

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Chaplain’s Corner

Posted  October 4, 2013

The brain is an amazing and wonderful thing. You don’t have to be a scientist or doctor to understand how complex and intricate it is. It seems that the more discoveries and research we as humans have made regarding all that funny mass in between our ears, the more questions we still have about it!…

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Food truck now providing breakfast and lunch

Posted  October 4, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Carrie M. Peasinger Staff Sgt. Kareemah Mata, 452nd Maintenance Group plans and scheduling, decides what to have for lunch from the new food truck here. The food truck began making its rounds this week in support of the healthy base initiative. Healthy food options include fresh fruit, grilled salmon,…

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Stress class addresses common concerns, provides practical stress-reduction techniques

Posted  October 4, 2013

Have you ever felt stressed to the point that you have trouble sleeping? Maybe you started to notice you’re becoming overly anxious or angry for little or no reason. Well these are common concerns we all experience, from time to time and sometimes they pass without too much trouble but usually not without some effort…

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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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