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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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Air Force implements additional security measures

Posted  January 29, 2016

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — In response to tragic events that have taken place on and off installations over the past few years, Air Force commanders can take additional measures to secure personnel and property on their installations through three programs that allow service members to carry weapons. The Air Force Security Forces Integrated Defense team established…

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March tankers ready 24/7 to support

Posted  January 29, 2016

Team March personnel are ready 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to support Operation NOBLE EAGLE (ONE),  which is air-sovereignty operations related to homeland defense and support to federal, state, and local agencies. This support can sometimes be for special events, like the Super Bowl. The Continental U.S. NORAD…

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News Briefs 01/29/2016

Posted  January 29, 2016

MARCH FIELD AIRFEST ON SOCIAL MEDIA Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for AirFest updates. On Facebook, find us at March Field AirFest: Thunder Over the Empire, on Twitter we are @MarchAirFest, and on Instagram we are @MarchFieldAirFest. Join the conversations!! INCLUDE THE 1095B/1095C WHEN YOU FILE YOUR TAXES Here is some need-to-know information…

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Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories

Posted  February 5, 2016

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – In observance of African American/Black History Month, celebrated each year during the month of February, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) proudly announces the availability of original artwork, the Black History Month observance poster. The theme for this month’s observance is “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories.”…

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Kelly selected as new AFRC Command Chief

Posted  February 19, 2016

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The Chief of the Air Force Reserve has announced the new Command Chief Master Sergeant for Air Force Reserve Command. Chief Master Sgt. Ericka E. Kelly, command chief for the 349th Air Mobility Wing, Travis Air Force Base, California, and former command chief for the 452 AMW, March Air…

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