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March AirFest 2016 brings the thunder

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (NNS) – On April 16-17 in Riverside, Calif., the smoke bellowed from the engines and aircraft roared over the March Air Reserve Base (ARB), marking the start of March Field Airfest 2016 “Thunder over the Empire”. March ARB hosted the event to showcase the base capabilities, the Air Force Reserve, all the branches…

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Miller named new AF Reserve deputy chief

WASHINGTON —  Miller & Miller sounds like the name of a law firm, but, actually, it’s going to be the Air Force Reserve’s new senior leadership team at the Pentagon. On Friday the Reserve announced that Maj. Gen. Ronald B. “Bruce” Miller has been selected to be the next deputy to the chief of the…

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Lykins assumes command of 452nd CS

Lieutenant Colonel Rodney D. Lykins assumed command of the 452nd Communications Squadron at the Cultural Resource Center, here at March Air Reserve Base, April 2. Colonel Arthur J. Rodi, 452nd Mission Support Group commander, presided over the assumption of command ceremony. “It’s not about you, it’s about the men and women that you’re going to…

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TRICARE improves mental health care, treatment

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) —  People in distress may hesitate to reach out for help due to perceived stigma associated with seeking mental health treatment. This perception and the belief that care may be hard to get, may prevent some people who need care from getting it. TRICARE has worked hard to eliminate potential barriers…

Members of the Patriots Jet Aerial Demonstration Team execute a high-speed pass in their L-39 Albatros aircraft, during Air Fest 2012 at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., May 19, 2012. The air fest features military and civilian aerial and ground demonstrations during a two-day air show. Local

U. S. Air Force Thunderbirds

On May 25, 1953, the Air Force’s official air demonstration team, designated the 3600th Air Demonstration Unit, was activated at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The unit adopted the name “Thunderbirds,” influence in part by the strong Native American culture and folklore from the southwestern United States. Seven officers and 22 enlisted were selected for…


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May 2015: The year in review

Posted  January 8, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Team March Airmen and members from an elite 57-person team, known as the Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 2 (CA-TF2), load equipment on a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at March ARB, Calif., April 26, 2015. The CA-TF2 team, sponsored by the Los Angeles County Fire Department,…

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Holiday message from our March ARB leadership

Posted  December 18, 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, Angela and I join you in reflecting all we, as a team, have accomplished this year. You have made many sacrifices to keep our missions going and you have all exemplified what it means to put service before self. The holiday season is a time of celebration and fellowship,…

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Norad tracking Santa

Posted  December 18, 2015

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo., December 1, 2015 – The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 60th anniversary of tracking Santa’s Yuletide journey. The NORAD Tracks Santa website, which launched today, features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities, and more. The website is available in eight languages: English,…

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AFN producer is one of 40 ‘Veterans in Blue’

Posted  December 18, 2015

Forty veterans have been singled out for how they helped shape the Air Force, including three retired generals, one former Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, and one former Staff Sergeant … Patrice Rock Grant.  The Air Force is honoring Grant and 39 other Air Force Veterans by displaying their portraits in the Pentagon,…

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March’s Back Street Grill to re-open January 2016

Posted  December 18, 2015

The Back Street Café closed in June 2015 to undergo a facelift in both the facility and menu items in an effort to promote health and wellness as part of the Healthy Base Initiative (HBI) Program. The Healthy Base Initiative project launched in 2013 at 14 Department of Defense installations to improve the health and…

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