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Team March maintainers refurbish KC-135 Stratotanker in record time

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tiffany Lindemann Staff Sgt. Caleb Meyer, an active-duty crew chief, and Staff Sgt. Neftali Rivera, an Air Reserve Technician and crew chief, both from the 752nd Maintenance Squadron, screw in the last of the floor board panels to complete the refurbishment of a KC-135 Stratotanker Aug. 20, 2015 at March…

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Johnson assumes command of 56th Aerial Port Squadron

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Col. Timothy McCoy (left), commander, 452nd Mission Support Group, March Air Reserve Base, passes the guidon to Maj. Mark E. Johnson, commander, 56th Aerial Port Squadron, March ARB, during Johnson’s assumption of command ceremony at the Cultural Resource Center here on Aug. 22, 2015. Johnson’s appointment as…

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Airman, Guardsman recognized as ‘heroes’ in Paris

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone (right), Aleksander Skarlatos (center) and Anthony Sadler pose for a photo in Paris Aug. 23, 2015, following a foiled attack on a French train. Stone was on vacation with his childhood friends, Skarlatos and Sadler, when an armed gunman entered their train carrying…

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Chief Kacsmaryk Retirement

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Chief Master Sgt. Michael Kacsmaryk, superintendent, 752nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, receives a U.S. flag that was flown over the Capitol, during his retirement ceremony at the Cultural Resource Center here Aug. 22, 2015. Kacsmaryk retires after nearly 40 years of service to the…

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Colors fly to start Rising Six 5K Fun Run

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joseph Dangidang Participants at the starting line for the 2nd annual 5K Fun Color Run on Aug. 8, at March Air Reserve Base, toss their colors into the air before beginning the run. Not only does the annual event shed light on the Healthy Base Initiative, but it also is…


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Air Force JROTC cadets graduate Summer Leadership School

Posted  July 2, 2015

Fifty Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from Rancho Verde High School and Arlington High School graduated from a two week summer leadership school, in the Cultural Resource Center, at March Air Reserve Base, June 26.

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Airmen attend second annual Norton-March reunion

Posted  July 2, 2015

Approximately 60 current and retired Airmen and their families attended the second annual Norton-March Aircrew Association reunion here, June 20. Association members traveled to March Air Reserve Base from all over the U.S. to reconnect with past Airmen, participate in a base tour and attend various social activities.

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Halle Berry Connects With the U.S. Military

Posted  July 2, 2015

Halle Berry stars in the Science-Fiction show “Extant,” which just began its second season. Finding out someone values and appreciates what you do can keep you floating at cloud level for weeks, especially when the someone is actress Halle Berry and you find out what message she has for the U.S. military serving overseas. “There…

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Charles “Chuck” Flood, Satellite Services, Inc., passed away unexpectedly, June 17, 2015

Posted  July 2, 2015

Courtesy photo Chuck Flood: March 16, 1963 – June 17, 2015 Flood had been employed by SSI since February, 2005. He had been the fire truck mechanic, responsible for over 15 fire fighting vehicles at Edwards Air Force Base and was currently a heavy equipment mechanic for vehicle maintenance at March Air Reserve Base. Flood…

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March honor guard gives final honors to America’s veterans

Posted  July 2, 2015

Gerald Morgan knew this day was coming when doctors told him a few weeks ago that the cancer had swept through his dad’s body.

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Fitness at a glance – It’s all about timing!

Posted  July 2, 2015

Ever notice how your anxiety tends to increase around your fitness assessment time (FA)? It is amazing that in 20 minutes (or less) your FA is over, but your anxiety level has cumulatively increased over the 30-90 days (or more) preparing for the FA! There has got to be a cure, and I think I…

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Looking for Glitter in the Dirt

Posted  July 2, 2015

Can a hobby make you rich? Maybe.

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Pro vs. GI Joe program at the E3 Expo allows deployed troops to play video games with celebrities

Posted  July 2, 2015

When deployed to the AOR there typically is some downtime between shifts. Entertainment and the comforts of home are in high demand in these situations. Video gaming is easily one of the most direct ways to obtain the entertainment and a touch of home deployed troops crave while carrying out their missions.

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News Briefs July 2, 2015

Posted  July 2, 2015

C-17 call sign SLAM 86 – 14 total flyovers BEACON OMMISSION The June 26, 2015 newsbrief on page one, “Healthy Lifestyle Festival,” falsely indicated Holly the calf will be at the commissary’s free petting zoo all three days. She will only be there Friday, July 3. CCAF GRADUATION CEREMONY Please join us in celebration as…

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March Field Emergency Fire Services engineer remains calm at accident scene

Posted  June 26, 2015

On the morning of June 4, 2015, Engineer Mark Hanenberger, 44, from the March Field Emergency Fire Services, was driving home after roll call when he noticed traffic had stopped. About the time he thought he would turn around to take another route, like the person in front of him had done, it began moving again.

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