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Seven little known facts about Memorial Day

As Americans get ready to observe Memorial Day with travel, family get-togethers and celebrations, let us not forget—it’s not about the BBQ. Memorial Day is observed specifically to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States of America, and to observe a moment of silence is the law. Here are…

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Robert Sekula, man of many hats

Robert Sekula’s ever-present hat is as much a part of him as a toe or finger, but his top cover doesn’t do him justice. He should be wearing eight or nine nested together.

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March defenders are best in Air Force

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Mitterholzer Staff Sgt Alfonso Gutierrez, installation patrolman, 452nd Security Forces Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, checks an ID card at the March main gate May 13, 2015. Gutierrez’s squadron was named the best SFS in the command for 2014 and has stepped up security since last week due to…

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Team March provides national defense transportation anytime, any place

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan President Barack Obama proclaimed Friday, May 15, 2015, as National Defense Transportation Day and May 10 through May 16, 2015, as National Transportation Week. In the proclamation, he calls upon all Americans “to recognize the importance of our Nation’s transportation infrastructure and to acknowledge the contributions of…

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Treasure uncovered near March Air Reserve Base

Courtesy photo Defense Visual Information Record Center archivist Pedro Loureiro, sifts through mounds of submitted materials in his office at the Defense Media Activity-Riverside, California, adjacent to March Air Reserve Base. Loureiro, who holds a PhD and is a former college professor, is on a quest to find and preserve military history. RIVERSIDE, Calif. –…


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News Briefs April 24, 2015

Posted  April 24, 2015

CONSTRUCTION AT CACTUS AVE AND RIVERSIDE DR The City of Moreno Valley has removed the “No Right Turn” sign at Cactus/Riverside (east bound) and will see how it goes. They warned that during construction, the turn radius is not enough for tractor trailer/delivery trucks and it will be a problem for those vehicles. Please have…

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

Posted  April 17, 2015

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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Retired reservist finds inspiration through loss

Posted  April 17, 2015

(Final in a three-part series chronicling Angela Alexander’s incredible story which led to a book, a ministry and now, a documentary.) Following the untimely death of her two sons in a car crash, Angela Alexander, a retired Air Force Reservist, faced the challenge of sharing her story with the world. She knew God wanted her…

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Acting under secretary of the Air Force appointed

Posted  April 17, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — President Barack Obama appointed Lisa S. Disbrow to serve as the acting under secretary of the Air Force March 30. Disbrow will take over for Eric Fanning who was recently appointed as chief of staff for Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. “Lisa Disbrow is already a tremendous asset to our Air Force…

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AF Smart Operations of the 21st Century Training Course

Posted  April 17, 2015

Students feverishly poured over charts and graphs as they worked their way through the presented problem at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., during a five-day, Air Force Smart Operations of the 21st Century (AFSO21) Green Belt Training Course from March 22nd to March 27th, 2015. A gathering of both enlisted and officers alike, the group…

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Earth Day 2015 Recycling Facts

Posted  April 17, 2015

Recycling just 48 cans is the energy equivalent of conserving one gallon of gas Since 1990, the paper recovered through U.S. recycling efforts would fill 200 football stadiums to a height of 100 feet The most recycled consumer product in America is the automobile, with 26 cars being recycled every minute Every ton of recycled…

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Salutes & Awards

Induction ceremony recognizes NCO/SNCO accomplishments

Posted  April 17, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell McMillan Airmen being inducted into the NCO and SNCO ranks sit in the Cultural Resource Center April 11, 2015, during the induction ceremony. The ceremony recognizes and applauds the accomplishments of those March Airmen who were promoted to those ranks within the last two years.

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Tuskegee Airman visits March medical teams

Posted  April 17, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kevin Mitterholzer Col. Kristin A. Hillery, commander, 752nd Medical Squadron, presents Dr. Thurston Gaines, Tuskegee Airman, a shirt and coin from the 752 MDS at March Air Reserve Base, Apr. 11, 2015. Gaines was invited to speak to members of the medical squadron about his time spent in a German…

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Health & Safety

Healthy Base Initiative: fitness and military child

Posted  April 17, 2015

April is the Month of the Military Child and at March Air Reserve Base, we value our children and their health. With that in mind, we reprint this article from www.mlitaryonesource.mil to help each of us know more about our children’s health and fitness. Physical education, or PE, is more than just a class in…

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Air Force focuses on recycling this Earth Day

Posted  April 17, 2015

MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE, Calif. – As the nation celebrates the 45th annual Earth Day this April 22, the Air Force is re-emphasizing its standing commitment to environmental stewardship and encouraging its military and civilian workforce to promote recycling both at home and on the job, and asking them to leverage available opportunities to “Conserve…

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