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Local chaplain helps ANG recruiting efforts

Back in August of 2014, the 163d Reconnaissance Wing Chaplain Major David Sarmiento had the opportunity to be featured in a new Air National Guard (ANG) Chaplain Corps recruitment infomercial, the first of its kind in many years. In addition to the commercial, many still photos were taken of Sarmiento and four others to create…

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Pentagon salutes Dr. King’s life, legacy

DoD photo by Casper Manlangit Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work makes remarks during a Martin Luther King Jr. observance at the Pentagon, Jan. 15, 2015. WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Department members gathered Jan. 15 at the Pentagon’s annual observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, ahead of the federal holiday. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob…

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SecAF, CSAF discuss future of the Air Force

Senior leadership addressed the key issues, priorities, initiatives and challenges facing the Air Force during the State of the Air Force press briefing, Jan. 15 at the Pentagon.

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Honor Guard presents colors at 101st Rose Bowl game

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Members of March Air Reserve Base’s Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard present the colors as a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber flies overhead at the 101st Rose Bowl game in Pasadena, Jan. 1, 2015. The event marked the first time airmen from March ARB participated in the…

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Culture shock: Returning to America after 26 years

George A. Smith German autobahn drivers get to drive as fast as they want. In Southern California, it’s good they can’t. When I first came to Southern California after living 26 years in Germany, I heard questions from tanned guys in shorts that went something like, “Dude how does it feel to leave a land…


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Memorial Day: Remembering our fellow servicemembers

Posted  May 31, 2013

Courtesy photo/Jennifer Anderson Volunteers from Team March and the local community place flags on graves at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery May 25, 2013 in honor of Memorial Day. SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — This year, Memorial Day hit a little closer to home. While it was a day to reflect and remember the sacrifices borne by all…

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Team March strives to be energy efficient

Posted  May 31, 2013

The Air Force published a new Energy Strategic Plan and updated energy priorities, March 2013. March Air Reserve Base Civil Engineering will be spearheading projects to maximize efforts at reducing overall energy consumption on base. With the installation of new and energy-efficient mechanical and electrical systems, as well as supporting the Air Force wide renewable…

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Commissaries plan for Monday furloughs

Posted  May 31, 2013

FORT LEE, Va. – When furloughs are implemented, most military commissaries will close one day a week on Mondays, the Defense Commissary Agency’s top official said. The closures will be for up to 11 days between July 8 and Sept. 30. “We know that any disruption in commissary operations will impact our patrons. In addition,…

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Preparing to survive: Emergency communications

Posted  May 31, 2013

Over the past several weeks, the various stages of earthquake preparation were provided as go-bys for the Team March family. While it is deemed as one of the region’s major concerns, many more naturally-occurring phenomena in southern California require attention, if members are to be fully prepared. As summer officially rolls in with the Memorial…

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How to keep the door from closing: Foreclosure rights for service members

Posted  May 31, 2013

Given the unique housing concerns of military members and the current economic times, foreclosures and other financial issues are occurring in high numbers for military families.

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Summer safety critical for summer fun

Posted  May 31, 2013

For many, Memorial Day Weekend marks the official start of summer. There are backyard barbecues, road trips to the beach or just lazy days under the hazy summer sun. Summer is a time to unwind and enjoy mild temperatures and great weather, as long as vacationers are mindful of the dangers of summer sun. Sunburns,…

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Hagel stresses summer safety in message to Department

Posted  May 31, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel urged servicemembers, civilian employees and their families to enjoy the upcoming summer, but to do so safely. In a message to all Defense Department activities, Hagel emphasized the need to make good decisions during a time of year that resulted in more than 80 percent of the department’s…

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March participates in Crashed, Damaged, Disabled Aircraft Recovery exercise

Posted  May 31, 2013

The 452d Air Mobility Wing and 144th Fighter Wing, participated in a combined aircraft mishap exercise, conducted by March Air Reserve Base Combat Readiness office, May 23.

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News Briefs May 31, 2013

Posted  May 31, 2013

CONGRATULATIONS TO TEAM MARCH’S NEWEST MASTER SGT. SELECTEE’S 912th Air Refueling Squadron Master Sgt. selectee’s: • Tech. Sgt. Patrick Martin, noncommissioned officer in charge, Flight Training • Tech. Sgt. Adam Martin, NCOIC, Aircraft Structural Maintenance Section . VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT THE RETIRED ACTIVITIES OFFICE The RAO is in need of volunteers to work Monday through Friday,…

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Team March hosts Eighteenth Air Force commander for two-day visit

Posted  May 24, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jacquelyn Estrada Lt. Gen. Darren McDew, commander, 18th Air Force and Chief Master Sgt. Vicki Gamble, command chief, 18th Air Force, congratulate Chief Master Sgt. James Wood, 56th Aerial Port Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, for Wood’s participation in Superstorm Sandy relief efforts. Wood worked relief efforts as an Airman…

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