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U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Noelle Reyes Health & Safety

Massage therapy relaxes members during UTA

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Noelle Reyes Massage therapy students from The American College of Healthcare (ACH), Riverside, give complimentary massages to Team March members during a June 2015 Unit Training Assembly. As part of the Healthy Base Initiative, the 452nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron’s mental health department organized the event and invited the ACH to…

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Civil Air Patrol’s California Wing encampment

As the summer season kicks into high gear, the Civil Air Patrol’s California Wing celebrated its annual Cadet Encampment, and the 40th Anniversary of the Cadet Training Group, at Camp San Luis Obispo, California, July 1st through July 8th. This year’s encampment commander is Lt. Col. Peggy Myrick, with C/Lt. Col. Rhett Spongberg as the…

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nadine Y. Barclay Health & Safety

Mental health resources available for those in need

The clinic buildings themselves aren’t scary, but add the words ‘mental health,’ and most people will avoid them like they contain tigers on the loose.

U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Michael Quiboloy Local

163rd Attack Wing stands up at March Field

U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Michael Quiboloy Col. Dana Hessheimer, commander, 163rd Attack Wing, California Air National Guard, March Air Reserve Base, receives the new wing guidon during an official re-designation ceremony on base Saturday, July 11, 2015. The former 163rd Reconnaissance Wing received the official orders to re-designate its name on July 1,…

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Airman shares Honor Flight with grandfather

Courtesy photo Capt. Malia Hoffmann and her grandfather, Oscar Hoffmann, a WWII veteran, prepare to depart for Washington, D.C. on an Honor Flight. The Hoffmanns traveled with approximately 84 other veterans and their dependents to visit the war memorials while bonding with each other. The Honor Flight, a great way to honor veterans for the…


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Total Force Integration in action, providing fuel to fight

Posted  January 17, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson A U.S. Air Force Reserve-owned KC-135 Stratotanker, currently attached to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, refuels an A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan Jan. 7, 2014, over Northeast, Afghanistan. The crew of the Stratotanker, deployed…

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Air Force Sergeants Association—united we stand

Posted  January 17, 2014

As the President of the March Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) chapter, I am taking this opportunity to ask you to read the information below. We are all aware of the budget crisis we are facing as a nation, but do you know what cuts are being proposed and how they will affect our benefits?…

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Veterans

Consumer help a click away for veterans

Posted  January 17, 2014

Have you ever been stuck and frustrated with a consumer issue and could not find a solution to your issue? The Department of Consumer Affairs recently created a Los Angeles-based division to provide services to military members throughout California. Help from consumer protection experts is now just a click away! “Servicemembers and their dependents are…

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New SecAF to Airmen: With change comes opportunity

Posted  January 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force’s most senior leader gave insight into her life and shared career advice with Airmen across the Air Force during her first town hall Jan. 9. Speaking from the Pentagon auditorium, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James spoke about her 32 years of defense experience, passing on lessons she’s learned,…

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Local

701st Combat Operations Squadron tallies more than $5 million impact on local March economy

Posted  January 17, 2014

BEALE AFB, Calif. – Air Force Reserve jobs and expenditures funded by the 940th Wing at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., funneled nearly $5.1 million into communities surrounding March Air Reserve Base, Calif., according the wing’s fiscal year 2013 economic impact statement. The report tallied an annual payroll of $3,304,230 for 117 civilian and military…

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MLK Day: Citizenship and service in action

Posted  January 17, 2014

Has anyone ever given you a hand or mentored you or supported you? Have you ever considered paying it forward? Your opportunity to do just that is just around the corner.

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Tax-free pensions available for Veterans, spouses, surviving spouses

Posted  January 17, 2014

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a little known tax free pension available to help qualified veterans, spouses and their surviving spouses pay for home health care, assisted living or nursing home care. This non-service connected pension was established in 1952 under Title 38 U.S.C. and has two components, Aid and Attendance and House-bound…

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News Briefs January 17, 2014

Posted  January 17, 2014

MARCH VITA CENTER NEEDS HELP TO OPERATE IN 2014 In January 2012, March ARB opened up the first Tax Center in AFRC and the first at March since 1995. Since that time, dedicated volunteers have doubled the number of people and returns they have prepared each year. The March Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center needs…

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Salutes & Awards

Air Force Reserve announces 2013 colonel promotion board selectees

Posted  January 17, 2014

Congratulations are in order for our 2013 Air Force Reserve line and non-line colonel promotion selectees as follows: Richard R. Givens II, 452nd Air Mobility Wing chaplain; Jeffry L. Huffman, 752nd Medical Squadron; Robert A. Kirby, 452nd Operations Group; Darrin Daniel Lambrigger, 752nd Medical Squadron commander; Ernest C. Lee, 752nd Medical Squadron; Shane D. Lohman,…

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Health & Safety

HEALTHY BASE INITIATIVE

Posted  January 17, 2014

Childhood obesity – Reversing the epidemic for our children According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years. Today, children live a very different lifestyle than their counterparts of 30 years ago. Buses and cars have replaced walking…

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