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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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Healthy Base Initiative ends, Team March continues concept

Posted  August 28, 2015

The Defense Department’s Healthy Base Initiative is about to end, but the emphasis on health and wellness is merely making a transition. The Healthy Base Initiative, a DOD demonstration project at 14 installations that tested ways to improve the health and wellness of troops, civilians and their families, is ending this month. However, the successful ideas that…

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2015 Military Ball unit ticket representatives

Posted  August 28, 2015

UNIT RANK / NAME DUTY PHONE 452 Wing Staff (951-655-xxxx or DSN 447-xxxx) EO Ms. Paula Greenhaw 7402 EO Maj Nixomar Santiago 4782 PC Ms. Elaine Plein (DV Tickets {80}) 3060 452 MSG Units 4CTCS Ms Linda Welz (alumni) 4137/2862 452 CES SrA Shedrick Griggs (Primary) 4369 452 CES SrA Elizabeth Stevens 4369 452 CS…

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March C-17 shares pride with city of Riverside

Posted  August 21, 2015

The 452nd Air Mobility Wing Commander, Col. Russell Muncy, and Riverside, California Mayor Rusty Bailey, unveiled the newest nose art on a 452 AMW C-17 Globemaster III, dubbed “The Spirit of Riverside – Mission Belle” here Tuesday morning outside the newly-renovated but historic wing headquarters  building, and home of March Field’s original air traffic control…

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It’s never too late to restart

Posted  August 21, 2015

Our Air Force stories are as unique as our fingerprints. For me, it started in 1996, I was 20 something years old, and knew I had to change my choices or I would end up exactly like everyone else. I feared I would get some college, but not complete it, get married, have 2.5 kids…

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VA launches new no-cost training programs

Posted  August 21, 2015

Programs Designed to Help Transitioning Servicemembers and Veterans Develop New Skills and Credentials (www.va.gov) WASHINGTON –  The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) August 5 launched two new no-cost training programs, Accelerated Learning Programs (ALPs) and VA Learning Hubs, to help transitioning Servicemembers and Veterans from all eras learn skills, earn credentials, and advance in civilian…

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