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Army National Guard recruits visit March Field

The Army National Guard (NG) held its first ever “Buddy Day” for its Recruit Sustainment Program, at March Air Reserve Base’s Hangar 452, May 16.

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Joint Task Force 505 begins drawdown in Nepal

Joint Task Force 505 is drawing down its earthquake relief operations as the Nepalese government and international aid agencies have postured for long-term recovery and reconstruction efforts.

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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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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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Team March Father/Daughter 2015 Masquerade Ball

Posted  April 17, 2015

  Images capture the celebration and love at the Team March Father/Daughter Masquerade Ball held Saturday, April 11, on base. The first event of its kind here, organizers plan to make it an annual event to raise funds for Airmen in need and local charities.    

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Learning from the Holocaust: Choosing to Act

Posted  April 17, 2015

Each year, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum leads the nation in commemorating Days of Remembrance, which was established by the U.S. Congress to memorialize the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust—as well as the millions of non-Jewish victims—of Nazi persecution.

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Sacrifices of the military child recognized during April

Posted  April 17, 2015

To highlight the year-round contributions, courage and patriotism of the military community’s youngest members, the Defense Department observes April as the Month of the Military Child, said a Pentagon official.

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Team March loses Airman

Posted  April 17, 2015

Technical Sergeant Anthony E. Salazar August 31, 1974 – April 13, 2015 Tech. Sgt. Anthony “Tony” Salazar, mechanical systems repairman, 452nd Civil Engineer Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, California, died Monday April 13, 2015. Salazar lived in Hermosa Beach, California and had been a member of the Air Force Reserve for seven years. He entered…

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Health & Safety

Emergency Preparedness Month: extreme heat

Posted  April 17, 2015

With summer quickly approaching, we need to know how to prepare for the heat. Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. Most heat disorders occur because the victim has been overexposed…

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News Briefs April 17, 2015

Posted  April 17, 2015

March volunteer passes April 7 The Retiree Activities office reports the passing of retired Senior Master Sgt. John Everett Smith on April 7. After serving 29 years on active duty, Smith still found time to serve his fellow retirees and their families as a Team March member. “He will be truly missed by all who…

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