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‘Retired Air Force Reservist finds inspiration through loss’ addendum

Angela Alexander was a member of the 56th Aerial Port Squadron, March Air Reserve Base and on annual tour in Japan when she was notified that her family had been in a severe car crash. She was told her husband, Suri and two daughters, Angela and Angelina were injured, yet okay, but her two young…

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AF begins testing phase for women in combat roles

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Marionne T. Mangrum Cpl. Daisy Romero (left) and Sgt. Jessica Dmoningo, assigned to a female engagement team (FET), speak with an Afghan man in his compound during a patrol in Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 30, 2010. Due to the end of the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and…

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Ten ways to help kids conquer military life challenges

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley J. Thum Capt. Adam Luber, a 334th Fighter Squadron pilot, and Jeremiah Seaberry, the 334th FS pilot for a day, watch F-15E Strike Eagles on the flightline during a 4th Fighter Wing Pilot for a Day event, April 3, 2015, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. We…

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922nd Civil Engineer Flight, small unit, worldwide impact

The 922nd Civil Engineer Squadron’s Staff Augmentation Team (S-Team) continues to proudly represent March Air Reserve Base with worldwide engineering successes.

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Master Sgt. Bode named AFRC’s 2014 Crew Chief of the Year

U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Perry Covington Master Sgt. James Bode, Air Reserve Technician and dedicated crew chief, 752nd Aerospace Maintenance Squadron, March Field, runs through some routine maintenance checks on his KC-135 Stratotanker. Because of his outstanding work, Bode was awarded the Air Force Reserve Command’s 2014 Chief Master Sgt. Thomas N. Barnes Award as…


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Events

Services Scene

Posted  February 7, 2014

Hap Arnold Club happenings – call 951-655-4920 The Hap Arnold Club is hosting a Sweetheart Dinner February 14, 2014. Dinner includes prime rib and a complimentary glass of wine. There will be live entertainment and dancing. Tickets are on sale now at the club for $23 for members and $25 for non-members. Outdoor Recreation events…

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VA launches online tools — calculate Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits; provide feedback

Posted  February 7, 2014

WASHINGTON, D. C. — The Veterans Affairs Department launched new online tools this week to make it easier for veterans, service members and family members to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about VA’s approved colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country, as well as to provide feedback…

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News Briefs February 7, 2014

Posted  February 7, 2014

COMMISSARY’S CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY FEB. 14 The March ARB Commissary will be having a Customer Appreciation Day, Friday, Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day. The first 500 customers shopping between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., and wearing something related to Valentine’s Day, will receive a free valentine treat, compliments of the commissary’s industry partners. They will also…

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Salutes & Awards

Black History Month trivia – Did you know…?

Posted  February 7, 2014

In the movie Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks, the commanding officer of the Navy destroyer, Bainbridge, talks to his boss–a woman, over the radio. He and his crew are trying to stop the Somali pirates who took over the cargo ship, Maersk Alabama. The voice of that woman is Admiral Michelle Howard, the first African-American…

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Raising and lowering of the flag

Posted  January 31, 2014

Staff Sgt. Randy Bowen and Tech. Sgt. Gary Robinson, 452nd Security Forces Squadron, bring down the U.S. Flag at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, amidst the blue skies and warm weather of the Southern California area. Retreat signifies the end of the duty day, and is performed as the National Anthem…

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Health & Safety

FitFamily provides families tools for success

Posted  January 31, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — It’s that time of year again when people resolve to lose weight, get in shape and eat healthier, which takes dedication and determination. To help Airmen and their families achieve those goals, the Air Force offers the Air Force FitFamily initiative which encourages families to develop and maintain…

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Salutes & Awards

IMAGE Meritorious Service award seeks nominees for 2014

Posted  January 31, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force is seeking nominations for the 2014 National Image, Incorporated Meritorious Service award, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced Jan. 24. The IMAGE Meritorious Service award honors individual civilian employees and military members who supported the DOD mission or overseas contingency operations, or whose activities best…

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CHIEFchat: CMSAF talks about force management, EPRs

Posted  January 31, 2014

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody addressed upcoming changes to enlisted performance reports and effects of force management during his 2nd worldwide CHIEFchat at Defense Media Activity, Fort George G. Meade, Md., Jan. 9. CHIEFchat is a recurring initiative, designed to give Airmen around the world a direct connection to the…

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau helps with identity theft, data breaches

Posted  January 31, 2014

Headlines about large scale data breaches can be scary, but don’t panic. There are steps you can take to protect yourself. If your information was part of a breach, the most immediate risk is that the thieves may make unauthorized charges or debits to your accounts. Keep a close eye on your account activity and…

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Fourth Air Force commander leaves March, visits Joint Base Charleston reservists

Posted  January 31, 2014

Brig. Gen. John C. Flournoy, Jr., 4th Air Force commander visited the 315th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Jan. 24, 2014, as part of an effort to get out and see the wings under his command. Col. James Fontanella, 315th AW commander, kicked off the general’s visit with a breakfast at the Charleston Club…

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