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Mental health services available for all Team March members, families

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

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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Former CMSAF Binnicker passes away at 76

Former Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Binnicker, who was the service’s top enlisted man from 1986 to 1990, passed away in Calhoun, Georgia, on Saturday, the Air Force said. He was 76.

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Memorial, funeral services scheduled for Chris Davis

Christopher Lee Davis, July 26, 1955 – March 12, 2015

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Navy Reserve celebrates its centennial

U.S. Air Force photo/Megan Crusher The Navy Operational Support Center, Moreno Valley celebrated the Navy Reserve’s 100th birthday with a ceremony held at their facility, Mar. 14, 2015. Festivities began with the posting of the colors and playing of the National Anthem. 452nd Air Mobility Wing Commander, Russell A. Muncy, was in attendance along with…


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TRICARE patients must attest to health care coverage

Posted  January 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2015 – As tax season begins, Defense Department officials want to remind TRICARE beneficiaries of changes in the tax laws, which require all Americans to have health care insurance or potentially pay a tax penalty. For the first time since the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, all U.S. citizens, including service…

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Hagel: Fight to end sexual assault must be ‘personal’

Posted  January 23, 2015

Efforts to eliminate the baneful issue of sexual assault “must be personal,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in closing remarks at the Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention Summit Jan. 16.

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Finding, keeping focus on the motivation to quit smoking

Posted  January 23, 2015

U.S. Air Force graphic /Senior Airman Jaimi L. Upthegrove “I can smell it, and it makes me nauseous,” he said. “I can’t kiss you or even be around you. This has to stop.” That was the exact moment I knew it was time to get serious about quitting smoking. When my husband and I were…

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SecAF, CSAF discuss future of the Air Force

Posted  January 23, 2015

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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News Briefs January 23, 2015

Posted  January 23, 2015

New Year’s 5K run Photo by Josh Merk Ryan Shields, C. J. Bramante, and Jonathon Sandvig placed first, second and third respectively in the men’s division of the New Year’s 5K run/walk held recently at March Air Reserve Base. Additional winners were as follows: In the women’s division; Justine Lazare took first place, while Renete…

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Honor Guard presents colors at 101st Rose Bowl game

Posted  January 16, 2015

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

Posted  January 16, 2015

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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Post 9/11 GI Bill: how to apply, transfer benefits

Posted  January 16, 2015

Editor’s note: This process applies to Air Force Reservists only. Members of the Air National Guard should refer to their retention office for information on how they can apply, transfer benefits. The Post 9/11 GI Bill is a great benefit for Reservists to use when they, or a family member, wish to pursue higher education…

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Tips to help keep your New Year’s resolution

Posted  January 16, 2015

New Year’s resolutions are easier to make than to keep, especially when it comes to dieting. While life can often seem at odds with your health and fitness goals, there are plenty of ways to avoid common pitfalls this new year and stay on the weight loss track. • Snack and drink smart: When you’re…

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DOD releases 2015 military pay, compensation rates

Posted  January 16, 2015

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Defense Department announced the 2015 military pay and compensation rates for service members Dec. 22, with most service members receiving a 1 percent increase in basic pay. The new rates for basic pay, basic allowance for housing (BAH), basic allowance for subsistence (BAS), and the cost of living allowance (COLA) rates…

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