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March becomes closed Point of Distribution for medications during statewide exercise

MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE, Calif. – Team March participated in a massive exercise Thursday, Nov. 19, by setting up a closed Point of Distribution (POD) for the first time on base. Working with the Riverside County Public Health Department, the March team simulated the distribution of “prophies” (profophylaxis, which is a measure designed to preserve…

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10 “Black Friday” shopping safety tips

Getting ready to hit the stores on Black Friday? The day after Thanksgiving gives consumers a chance to get a head start on their holiday shopping with dramatic discounts that create some of the best prices of the year. Whether going to the store on Thanksgiving or on Black Friday, make sure to not become…

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Author brings hope into lives of military children

Army & Air Force Exchange photo/Chad Davis Children’s author, Michelle Staubach Grimes, met with military families during a book signing at the March Air Reserve Base Exchange Nov. 21. Grimes signed copies of her book “Where Is Pidge?” and chatted with and posed for pictures with military families. She is a daughter of Roger Staubach,…

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November: National American Indian Heritage Month 2015

National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month celebrates and recognizes the accomplishments of the original inhabitants, explorers, and settlers of the United States. This presentation reviews the historical milestones that led to the establishment of National American Indian Heritage Month, covers various aspects of American Indian and Alaska Native life, and honors the contributions…

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U.S. Vet breaks ground for new homes

Ground was broken November 9, near the March Main Exchange for the March Veteran’s Village, a low or no cost housing complex for homeless and in-need veterans. Plans for a 138-unit permanent housing apartment complex include a 60-unit transitional housing facility, computer lab, community rooms, tot lots, classrooms and services provided by U.S. Vets, according…

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In defense bill battle, military pay and benefits are casualties

Posted  October 23, 2015

Military advocates lost on almost every big benefits fight they waged in the legislative run-up to the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill. The legislation is still in limbo, awaiting a presidential veto that could end up scuttling nine months of Capitol Hill work on the annual military policy measure. But in the lobbying arena, Pentagon…

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AirFest 2016: Thunder over the Empire!

Posted  October 15, 2015

Save the dates, April 16-17, 2016 for March Field’s first air show since 2012! Admission is free and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be the headliners! Please help us spread the word that these dates were recently changed to accommodate the Thunderbirds’ schedule, but that these new dates are firm. Additional acts confirmed are…

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Women’s health: Take time to get checked

Posted  October 15, 2015

FALLS CHURCH, VA. (AFNS) — Each October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, women are reminded to put themselves first and make time for their health. Making health a priority helps people stay in optimum shape and keeps illnesses and disease at bay. Women often put their families’ needs ahead of their own, ignoring minor symptoms…

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Metrolink’s Perris Valley Line begins testing today

Posted  October 15, 2015

To prepare for the start of Metrolink passenger rail service on the new Perris Valley Line, crews will begin testing the trains along the railroad tracks between downtown Riverside and South Perris today, Friday, October 16, and continue through the fall. BNSF freight trains will operate as currently scheduled. Testing will occur at varying speeds…

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DOD conducts reserve workplace, gender relations survey

Posted  October 13, 2015

WASHINGTON — Air Force reservists and members of the other reserve components are being asked to participate in the 2015 Workplace and Gender Relations Survey of Reserve Component Members. The 2015 WGRR is voluntary and confidential. Completion deadline is close of business today. Results from the 2015 WGRR will provide information to leaders of Congress…

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