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Local chaplain helps ANG recruiting efforts

Back in August of 2014, the 163d Reconnaissance Wing Chaplain Major David Sarmiento had the opportunity to be featured in a new Air National Guard (ANG) Chaplain Corps recruitment infomercial, the first of its kind in many years. In addition to the commercial, many still photos were taken of Sarmiento and four others to create…

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Pentagon salutes Dr. King’s life, legacy

DoD photo by Casper Manlangit Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work makes remarks during a Martin Luther King Jr. observance at the Pentagon, Jan. 15, 2015. WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Department members gathered Jan. 15 at the Pentagon’s annual observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, ahead of the federal holiday. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob…

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SecAF, CSAF discuss future of the Air Force

Senior leadership addressed the key issues, priorities, initiatives and challenges facing the Air Force during the State of the Air Force press briefing, Jan. 15 at the Pentagon.

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Honor Guard presents colors at 101st Rose Bowl game

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Members of March Air Reserve Base’s Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard present the colors as a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber flies overhead at the 101st Rose Bowl game in Pasadena, Jan. 1, 2015. The event marked the first time airmen from March ARB participated in the…

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Culture shock: Returning to America after 26 years

George A. Smith German autobahn drivers get to drive as fast as they want. In Southern California, it’s good they can’t. When I first came to Southern California after living 26 years in Germany, I heard questions from tanned guys in shorts that went something like, “Dude how does it feel to leave a land…


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News Briefs September 13 2013

Posted  September 13, 2013

March Field Museum Searching for Hidden Treasures The March Field Air Museum staff is asking family members of war veterans to search their attics, garages and other storage areas for wartime memorabilia. The museum’s Find Our Hidden Treasures campaign is in full swing. Please consider donating your items for display purposes. For more information call the March…

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In celebration of the Air Force’s 66th birthday, Sept. 18th, what inspires you to serve as an Airman?

Posted  September 13, 2013

  Tech. Sgt. Arnaldo Ibarrientos Unit: 452nd Force Support Squadron Job: education service officer Hometown: Long Beach, Calif. Hobbies: reading, writing, exercising, spending time with my family “I joined the Air Force because my uncle, a retired major, inspired me to join. I am continually inspired by the actions of my fellow Airman around me and I aspire to become…

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Healthy Base Initiative kicks off tomorrow!

Posted  September 6, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carrie M. Peasinger Team March is excited to launch the Healthy Base Initiative (HBI), here, tomorrow. The HBI is a thrilling demonstration project for Operation Live Well, a program aimed at making healthy living the easy choice and the social norm. Operation Live Well is part of the president’s National…

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Encouragement and being ready, key to quitting tobacco use

Posted  September 6, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carrie M. Peasinger Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson, 452nd Air Mobility Wing public affairs, prepares to serve during a tennis warm-up. Davidson started playing tennis in 1989, after he quit smoking, as a healthy alternative. He now plays regularly and hasn’t smoked in more than 25 years. With the Healthy Base…

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Where’s This? September 6, 2013

Posted  September 6, 2013

Guess where this photo was taken and you could win a coupon for a free lunch. “Where’s This” features a photo taken somewhere on March ARB. If you can guess where it was taken, simply email your name and answer to 452amwpa@gmail.com. The winner and answer will be announced in the next issue. When more…

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163rd Reconnaissance Wing and CAL FIRE make history

Posted  September 6, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Neil Ballacer Col. Dana Hessheimer, commander, 163rd Reconnaissance Wing, California Air National Guard, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., briefs the joint task force on an upcoming sortie over the fires in Yosemite National Park, Calif. The wing joined with CAL FIRE to make history by using the MQ-1 Predator to…

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Upcoming Sports and Fitness Center activities in September

Posted  September 6, 2013

Sept 5: Intramural Bowling begins Sept 7: Annual America’s Kids & Adult 5K Run/1st Sergeant’s Remembrance Run- starts at 0630, sign up online at americaskidsrun.org Sept 8: HBI event: “Hoops for Troops” basketball camp, 1100 Sept 10: Intramural basketball coach’s meeting- 1000 building 430 conference room, season begins Oct. 8 Sept 11: 9/11 Remembrance Run-…

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Snapshots | What We Do

Posted  September 6, 2013

U.S. Air force photo/SMSgt. Roger Pascual   March Air Reserve Base firefighter, Captain William Hicks and Senior Airman Kelli Samples, 452nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron, carry “victim” Senior Airman Jonathan Hueso, 452nd Civil Engineer Squadron, to the triage area during an active shooter exercise on base August 29. The exercise tested the skills and knowledge of…

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Chaplain’s Corner – September 6, 2013

Posted  September 6, 2013

I am not an expert on war and politics. Perhaps you know much more on these subjects than I do. As an Airman, I sincerely hope to be more knowledgeable as my time and experience grows. Thus far in my life, those experiences pale in comparison to more seasoned veterans, but that is why I…

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Wingman Day participation info:

Posted  September 6, 2013

A Wingman Day Trophy will be presented to the unit with the most points. The points will be earned as follows: Participants receive 1 point; Event winners, 5 points; Navigators, 2 points; After events are complete, all sign-ups will be totaled and divided by unit strength to calculate a percentage of participation, unit with the…

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