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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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Earthquakes are our way of life; be prepared

Posted  April 3, 2015

Unlike hurricanes and some other natural hazards, earthquakes strike suddenly and without warning. Nevertheless, if you live in an area at risk for earthquakes, there are things that you can do to reduce the chances that you or other members of your household will be injured, that your property will be damaged, or that your…

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Championship trophy

Posted  April 3, 2015

Courtesy photo Chief Master Sgt. Jerry Dorman, 912th Air Refueling Squadron, Pamela Smith, March Fitness Center director, Staff Sgt. Ishmael Bryant, 912 ARS and Lt. Col. Nathan Howard, 912 ARS commander, pose after receiving the 452nd Force Support Squadron’s Intramural Basketball Base Championship trophy for the 2014/15 basketball season.

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted  April 3, 2015

Since 1983, April has been dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect through the observation of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The observance serves to educate parents and the community about warning signs and helpful resources, and to reinforce that the safety and well-being of children is a shared community responsibility. Military families…

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News Briefs April 3, 2015

Posted  April 3, 2015

COMMISSARY TO HOLD CASE LOT SALE The March Commissary has a case lot sale scheduled for May 1-4, where you can find great deals on many, many items. Save the dates! RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE RELOCATED The March Field Retiree Activities Office has moved to Bldg. 441, Rm. 25. The address is 1920 Graeber St., March…

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Ongoing fitness lifestyle promotes healthy recovery

Posted  April 2, 2015

Capt. Linda Baltes Monsolillo, 752nd Medical Squadron biomedical science officer, is no stranger to fitness. As a fitness model and personal trainer, her healthy lifestyle is the reason she said she bounced back so quickly after her Feb. 15, 2015 delivery of a healthy 9 pound, 2 ounce baby girl, Emerson Zoe.

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Mental health services available for all Team March members, families

Posted  March 27, 2015

March Field offers mental health services through Elaine Valentine, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, director of psychological health and a licensed clinical social worker with more than 15 years of experience in the mental health care field. Valentine is well-versed on how to conduct assessments and help those in need. Her program, Comprehensive Airman Fitness, addresses…

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Women can succeed in a man’s world

Posted  March 27, 2015

Courtesy photo Pamela Hann, March Base Civil Engineer, surveys a consturction project at March Air Reserve Base, California. Hann became the first female BCE in Air Force Reserve Command on May 15, 2005, and is responsible for a base fire department, base engineering flight, base environmental flight and base resources flight. As most women in…

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National Women’s History Month: Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives

Posted  March 27, 2015

(Final in a 4-part series) The National Women’s History Project’s 2015 theme is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.” In this ongoing series, we highlight individual women who made a difference in the fabric or our nation’s history. This week we look at the 2000s. Dr. Peggy Whitson   Dr. Peggy Whitson, an American astronaut,…

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Retired Air Force Reservist finds inspiration through loss

Posted  March 27, 2015

Courtesy of Evan Money (First in a three-part series chronicling Angela Alexander’s incredible story which led to a book, a ministry and now, a documentary.) MIRACLE: “An unusual or wonderful event that is believed to be caused by the power of God,” is how Merriam-Webster defines it. For most parents who have lost a child…

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Airmen stay focused in DOD competition

Posted  March 27, 2015

U.S. Air Force art by Master Sgt. Elizabeth Concepcion/Released Digital painting created in Adobe Photoshop. This artwork was created to depict the US Army occupation in Vietnam and was inspired by the story of a Vietnam war veteran in Monterey, Calif. March 3, 2014. ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Three Air Force reservists assigned…

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