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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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Team March provides national defense transportation anytime, any place

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan President Barack Obama proclaimed Friday, May 15, 2015, as National Defense Transportation Day and May 10 through May 16, 2015, as National Transportation Week. In the proclamation, he calls upon all Americans “to recognize the importance of our Nation’s transportation infrastructure and to acknowledge the contributions of…

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Treasure uncovered near March Air Reserve Base

Courtesy photo Defense Visual Information Record Center archivist Pedro Loureiro, sifts through mounds of submitted materials in his office at the Defense Media Activity-Riverside, California, adjacent to March Air Reserve Base. Loureiro, who holds a PhD and is a former college professor, is on a quest to find and preserve military history. RIVERSIDE, Calif. –…


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Air Force Reserve Teen Leadership Council 2014 accepting applications

Posted  November 8, 2013

Applications for the Air Force Reserve Teen Leadership Council are being accepted until Nov. 22, 2013, and must include one letter of recommendation. Those interested may request an application from Ms. Penny Dale, youth specialist at 4-H/AF Partnership, Air Force Personnel Center by e-mailing her at penny.dale@us.af.mil. The Air Force Reserve Teen Leadership Council is…

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Combined Federal Campaign in full swing at March

Posted  November 8, 2013

March’s 2013 Combined Federal Campaign is in full swing from now through December 15, 2013. We are going to have a fast and furious campaign this year. The impacts of sequestration and the government shutdown forced us to cancel our Kickoff Charity Fair and delay the CFC entirely. Now that we have returned to some…

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In honor of National American Indian Heritage Month

Posted  November 8, 2013

Here are the facts of the day from the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute website at https://www.deomi.org: Day 1: The month of November is designated by Congress and the president as a time to reflect on the rich traditions and accomplishments, as well as the suffering and injustices, that mark the history of American Indians…

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IRS warns of pervasive telephone scam

Posted  November 8, 2013

As we get ready for the exciting tax season, it is critical to remember that there are several unscrupulous individuals who will want to take advantage of you! The Internal Revenue Service, last week, warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country. According to the press release issued…

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March streets, parking lots to close temporarily for improvements

Posted  November 8, 2013

Contractors will soon be performing a slurry seal on many of the March streets and parking lots. Vehicles will have to be moved according to the schedule or they will be towed at the owner’s expense. Anyone who left their vehicle in a long-term parking status was required to leave a key with someone for…

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News Briefs November 8, 2013

Posted  November 8, 2013

BUNDLES FOR BABIES WORKSHOP The Airman & Family Readiness Center will host it next Bundles for Babies Workshop on Friday, Nov. 15, 2-4 p.m., in the Mission Support Group Conference room for all personnel expecting or with newborns. Pre-register by E-mailing Valerie.fioretta@us.af.mil. MARCH ARB NON-APPROPRIATED FUNDS SALE There will be a March Air Reserve Base NAF…

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CANDID COMMENTS

Posted  November 8, 2013

What does it mean to be a veteran? Chief Master Sgt. Matt Proietti Job: Air Force Public Affairs Agency Hometown: Penn Valley, Calif. Hobbies: Hiking, fishing—the outdoors in general “I’m honored to have just celebrated my 29th anniversary as an Airman. I have a special place in my heart for those who have served our country in uniform. Being…

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Med-evac mission highlights multiple command, unit success and value of TFI

Posted  November 1, 2013

courtesy photo/Lt. Col. Nathan Howard A KC-135 from March Air Reserve Base, Calif., stops briefly at Naval Air Station, North Island, Calif., to off-load infant patients to be delivered by ambulance to San Diego area hospitals. What is normally considered a routine medical evacuation mission turned priority when the young patients were carried aboard the…

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Leaders advise against merging Guard, Reserve

Posted  November 1, 2013

Courtesy photo Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson, the chief of the Air Force Reserve, testifies to the National Commission of the Structure of the Air Force October 24, 2013 in Arlington, Va. The National Commission of the Structure of the Air Force was established by Congress this year to comprehensively study the U.S. Air Force…

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Army Focuses on Wellness to prevent injuries, illnesses

Posted  November 1, 2013

The Army Medical Command aims to minimize illnesses and injuries and strengthen its force by shifting focus to prevention, Army Surgeon General Patricia Horoho said at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army in Washington D.C., on Oct. 21. “We are … focused on improving the readiness and resilience of our soldiers…

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