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U.S. Vet breaks ground for new homes

Ground was broken November 9, near the March Main Exchange for the March Veteran’s Village, a low or no cost housing complex for homeless and in-need veterans. Plans for a 138-unit permanent housing apartment complex include a 60-unit transitional housing facility, computer lab, community rooms, tot lots, classrooms and services provided by U.S. Vets, according…

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Make your holiday meals healthy by including activity to reduce stress

Thanksgiving marks the start of holiday parties, family gatherings, and the annual temptation to overindulge in delicious food. Make healthy eating and physical activity part of the fun. Great gatherings are easy to do when tasty, healthy foods from all the food groups are offered in a fun, active environment. This holiday season, make the…

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Military kids meet TV’s “Supergirl” and cast

Scores of military children at Naval Base Coronado, California, watched the new television hit “Supergirl” and met the stars of the CBS show before its broadcast debut this month. “Supergirl” cast members visited Coronado before the program first aired on American television, and according to Nielsen ratings, episode one had the best ratings of a…

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Riding camels in Egypt and how to be a safe and prepared tourist

“Would you like to come and visit me in Cairo?” My friend had been teaching in Egypt the past year when she invited me. A trip to Egypt?! I imagined myself dressed in a flowy garment, riding a camel next to the date palm-lined banks of the Nile. The stuff of dreams! As a member…

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Telling the Reserve story, it’s what we do

MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE, Calif. – Public Affairs (PA) can partly be defined as issues that affect people. On November 2-4, PA staff from Fourth Air Force wings around the country came together at the numbered Air Force headquarters here to discuss their own career field for a change. The 4AF PA Conference was a…

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Time to change batteries, ‘fall back’

Posted  October 30, 2015

This article is part of the Energy.gov series “Joules of Wisdom: Top Things You Didn’t Know About Energy”and from cpsc.gov Fall back This Sunday, at 2 a.m. (or before going to bed Saturday night) people across the country will set their clocks back an hour, marking the end to Daylight Saving Time. The U.S. adopted…

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Halloween Health and Safety Tips

Posted  October 30, 2015

Fall celebrations like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times for children, who can dress up in costumes, enjoy parties, and eat yummy treats. These celebrations also provide a chance to give out healthy snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety. Check out these tips from cdc.gov to help make the festivities fun and…

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Armenian Scouts tour March Field

Posted  October 30, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joe Dangidang    Capt. Daniel Greer, KC-135 pilot, 452nd Operations Support Squadron, huddles with Armenian Scouting Troop 923 members, during their tour of the KC-135 Stratotanker at March Air Reserve Base, California, October 25, 2015. Greer walked the troops through an exterior inspection of the tanker and is shown discussing…

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2015 Military ball unit ticket representatives

Posted  October 30, 2015

UNIT RANK / NAME DUTY PHONE 452 Wing Staff (951-655-xxxx or DSN 447-xxxx) AMW/CSS TSgt/SrA Victor Velasco/Breah Terry 4522 EO Maj Nixomar Santiago 4782 PC Ms. Elaine Plein (DV Tickets {80}) 3060 452 MSG Units 4CTCS Ms Linda Welz (alumni) 4137/2862 452 CES TSgt Omar Baraza 4369 452 CES SrA Elizabeth Stevens 4369 452 CS MSgt Christine Devin…

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Bringing the Individual Ready Reserve into the ‘total force’

Posted  October 30, 2015

While most military recruits sign up for active or Reserve component duty for three or four years, their enlistment contracts actually obligate them to a total service agreement of eight years. Troops who choose to hang up their uniforms short of eight years of service transition into the Individual Ready Reserve for the remainder of…

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