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Team March pays respect to fallen

U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Megan Crusher Chief Master Sgt. Brian C. Wong, command chief, 4th Air Force, salutes the grave of Abraham W. Shuman, Company H215, Pennsylvania Infantry Volunteer Regiment, who died Aug. 5, 1903. Wong was one of many who honored the fallen by placing flags on their graves during the annual flag…

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Taming the TDY beast of single parenting

Courtesy photo Taming the beast together makes for one big happy family, right? Greetings my fellow service members. I have just come from the belly of the beast and I would like to share my experience with everyone. You may be wondering what ‘beast’ I’m referring to. It is an experience that many of you…

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Memorial Day weekend

Courtesy photo A young, patriotic volunteer pauses to salute those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for this country. She was helping her family place flags on veteran’s graves at Riverside National Cemetery for Memorial Day weekend. U.S. Air Force photo/Linda Welz Senior Master Sgt. William “Ralph” Griffey, 452nd Maintenance Group, sings the national anthem…

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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.

U.S. Marine Corps photo/Cpl. Isaac Ibarra Air Force

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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Institute Chooses DOD Imagery for Cemetery Plaza Project

Posted  May 10, 2013

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Five pictures taken by Defense Department photographers have been selected to be a part of the Patriot Plaza at the Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, Fla. The images competed with the work of some of the finest, award-winning photographers in the world, to get their shots of the U.S. military included in…

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How to lower your property tax assessment

Posted  May 10, 2013

Sequesters, furloughs, recessions, debt ceilings, mortgage fraud, money-laundering, job market, housing bubble, under water, reverse mortgages; sadly, these words have all gained increased use in our vocabulary since 2008. Luckily, it’s not all doom and gloom because the March legal office is aware of an easy tip on how to help save money by lowering…

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Leadership starts with why

Posted  May 10, 2013

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — I recently had the unique privilege to spend time listening to and talking with Simon Sinek, author of the 2012 Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force’s Reading List book, “Start with Why.” If you have not heard him speak, read this book, or perhaps watched his technology, entertainment and design…

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Masrwe Sgt. Darryl Willingham, first sergeant, 452d
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Salutes & Awards

2012-2013 Los Angeles County Outstanding Volunteer of the Year

Posted  May 10, 2013

Courtesy photoMasrwe Sgt. Darryl Willingham, first sergeant, 452d Aeromedical Staging Squadron, received the Los Angeles County Community Volunteer of the Year Award, March 23. Willingham volunteers as a drill sergeant at a youth camp focused on bettering the lives of at-risk youth in Los Angeles county. The annual Los Angeles County Community Volunteer of the…

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News Briefs May 17, 2013

Posted  May 17, 2013

MARCH AIR MUSEUM RECOGNIZES THE WOMEN OF VIETNAM The Riverside Arts Council presents: A Piece Of My Heart, a tribute to the military women who served in Vietnam, by Shirley Lauro, at the March Field Air Museum, from Friday, May 24 to Sunday, May 26. Show times on Friday and Saturday will begin at 7:30…

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The Chaplain’s Corner

Posted  May 17, 2013

I’ve noticed in the past month that my mailbox and Facebook account have been flooded with dozens of special event invitations, mainly in the graduation and wedding category. The month of June is particularly jam-packed, sometimes with two different occasions marked on the same day.Now, if you’re like me, your first reaction to such events…

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Health & Safety

May 31 is deadline to sign up for TRICARE automatic payments

Posted  May 17, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE Reserve Select or TRICARE Retired Reserve who pay monthly premiums by check must switch to an electronic form of payment by May 31 to avoid losing coverage. The TRICARE agency will only accept monthly premium payments using recurring automatic payments by credit or debit card, or by recurring…

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ECARS: Reminder and Exemptions

Posted  May 17, 2013

March Air Reserve Base is in an enhanced smog area requiring cars to have biennial smog testing, unless they qualify for a smog exemption. To ensure that we are compliant with the regulations, March ARB has implemented the ECARS self-certification system. Vehicles registered in areas subject to the biennial smog certification program are required to submit…

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March Exchange Credit Card Fees Impact Entire Military Community

Posted  May 17, 2013

MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE EXCHANGE, Calif. – Military shoppers at the March Exchange probably do not give a second thought as to which credit card to use at checkout. What they may not be aware of, is the use of bank-issued cards at the Exchange ultimately costs the military community millions annually. Last year alone,…

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Salutes & Awards

Meet Team March First Sargeants

Posted  May 17, 2013

First sergeants serve as the commander’s representative on councils, boards and selected military events. They are the liaison and spokesperson between the enlisted force of the unit and the commander. First sergeants communicate and advise the commander and staff on matters of health, morale, welfare, training, professional development and utilization of enlisted personnel.   SENIOR…

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