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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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163d Medical Group treats island locals in joint exercise

Posted  July 5, 2013

Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Michael Quiboloy Maj. Maria Ignacio, nurse practitioner, 163rd Medical Group, California Air National Guard, March Air Reserve Base, checks local man Ernesto Leano for ear disease using an otoscope at the Iao Intermediate School in Wailuku, Hawaii, last month. More than 500 U.S. service members spread across Hawaii for Tropic…

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News Briefs July 12, 2013

Posted  July 12, 2013

July/August Airman magazine now available on line FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — The July/August issue of Airman magazine is now available to download and viewable through a web browser. Celebrate Summer by Fishing For Free Sept. 7 The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering anglers a free day of fishing on Saturday, Sept….

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New group commander – part-time warrior, boy scout forever

Posted  July 12, 2013

The 452nd Medical Group gained a new commander June 8, when Col. Karl Edelmann stood before members of the group and associated squadrons and accepted the guideon from 452nd AMW Commander Col. Sam Mahaney during a ceremony held at the March ARB Cultural Resource Center.

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Rising to the challenge: Combat Camera Rising Six

Posted  July 12, 2013

Many great leaders have said the enlisted force is the backbone of the Air Force. An organization that is proving this to be true is the Rising Six Committee at March Air Reserve Base, Riverside, Calif.

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Military One Source – Total Force Fitness

Posted  July 12, 2013

Everyone knows that military service is a physically demanding job. Service members are constantly pushed to the limit physically in order to maintain strength, speed and agility. In recent years, though, the Department of Defense has adopted a more holistic approach to health and wellness that goes beyond the physical health and mental wellbeing of…

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Dempseys emphasize importance of supporting military children

Posted  July 12, 2013

Military children are a great strength of the armed forces, the chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff said today at the kickoff of the Military Child Education Coalition’s 15th National Training Seminar

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Dempsey calls on Americans to discuss civil-military relations

Posted  July 12, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – America’s all-volunteer military has been a success, but society at large and service members must ensure a shared understanding exists between them, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wrote in a commentary in the Washington Post today. Dempsey described the all-volunteer force as one of…

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Wingman Toolkit promotes healthy, balanced lifestyle

Posted  July 12, 2013

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — As members of the military family we all deal with stress. Work, relationships, and money are just a few examples of the things that are on our minds every day. Reservists have the additional responsibility of balancing civilian and military careers. Everyone deals with it differently though. Sometimes people…

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AF leaders stand behind civilians during tough furlough times

Posted  July 12, 2013

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III send the following furlough message to the Airmen of the United States Air Force: As you all know, Department of Defense civilian furloughs begin this week. With few exceptions, our civilian Airmen face…

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National Guard Bureau campaign targets sexual assault

Posted  July 12, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., – The National Guard Bureau here has launched a comprehensive campaign designed to assist National Guard units in combating sexual assault as part of a military wide effort to protect victims and eradicate the crime from the ranks. “We are helping the states with training and development of programs to address this problem…

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