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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.

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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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Distance learning PME demands greater commitment

Posted  June 5, 2015

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The Air Force’s new enlisted professional military education distance learning courses are demanding and require more study time. That’s according to a memo from the Air Force Barnes Center of Distance Education at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. “The new EPME is a game changer,” said Chief Master Sgt. Cameron Kirksey,…

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Help available for those grieving the loss of a loved one

Posted  June 5, 2015

The death of a service member or family member can be a devastating experience, especially in our tight knit military community. Everybody is professionally or personally interrelated to everyone else, and at the end of the day, we all depend on one another to support the mission and each other. Yet whether the death of someone you…

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June is National Men’s Health Month

Posted  June 5, 2015

Men can make their health a priority. Take action daily to live a stronger and healthier life. Each year, National Men’s Health Week is celebrated the week leading up to and including Father’s Day, which is June 15-21, 2015. During this week, individuals, families, communities, and others work to raise awareness of ways to promote…

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Airman volunteers to help those less fortunate

Posted  June 5, 2015

Thousands of miles away in remote Philippine villages there are families who lack access to medication and basic health care. The medical needs of the people in the Philippines are tremendous, especially in the rural areas, where many suffer from treatable ailments.

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News Briefs June 5, 2015

Posted  June 5, 2015

BACK STREET CAFÉ UTA SCHEDULE The Back Street Café has begun renovation of the dining area. Food operations have relocated to the Wright Brothers Bar located on the east side of the Hap Arnold Club. Entrances from Adams Ave. can be used as well as available parking across from the Ballroom entrance. Food operations begin for the…

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Team March pays respect to fallen

Posted  May 29, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Megan Crusher Chief Master Sgt. Brian C. Wong, command chief, 4th Air Force, salutes the grave of Abraham W. Shuman, Company H215, Pennsylvania Infantry Volunteer Regiment, who died Aug. 5, 1903. Wong was one of many who honored the fallen by placing flags on their graves during the annual flag…

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Taming the TDY beast of single parenting

Posted  May 29, 2015

Courtesy photo Taming the beast together makes for one big happy family, right? Greetings my fellow service members. I have just come from the belly of the beast and I would like to share my experience with everyone. You may be wondering what ‘beast’ I’m referring to. It is an experience that many of you…

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101 Critical Days of Summer reminders

Posted  May 29, 2015

With summer vacations just around the corner, we have entered the 101 Critical Days of Summer. No matter what your choice of recreation is, planning it ahead of time and taking some basic precautions will keep you safe and make your time much more enjoyable during these 101 Critical Days of Summer! Following are tips…

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Memorial Day weekend

Posted  May 29, 2015

Courtesy photo A young, patriotic volunteer pauses to salute those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for this country. She was helping her family place flags on veteran’s graves at Riverside National Cemetery for Memorial Day weekend. U.S. Air Force photo/Linda Welz Senior Master Sgt. William “Ralph” Griffey, 452nd Maintenance Group, sings the national anthem…

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Army National Guard recruits visit March Field

Posted  May 29, 2015

The Army National Guard (NG) held its first ever “Buddy Day” for its Recruit Sustainment Program, at March Air Reserve Base’s Hangar 452, May 16.

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