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Colors fly to start Rising Six 5K Fun Run

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joseph Dangidang Participants at the starting line for the 2nd annual 5K Fun Color Run on Aug. 8, at March Air Reserve Base, toss their colors into the air before beginning the run. Not only does the annual event shed light on the Healthy Base Initiative, but it also is…

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Share your paranormal stories with us

Courtesy photo/Mathieu Beaulieu These two “apparitions” were captured in 2013, with an infra-red video camera, during the early-morning hours, in a dark room that used to serve as a hospital morgue in a building on March Air Reserve Base. Every person on the ghost-hunt team is accounted for in the video but none of them…

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March C-17 shares pride with city of Riverside

Courtesy photo from Shayne Meder A crowd of Team March members and local elected officials and citizens gathered for the unveiling of nose art on a 452nd Air Mobility Wing C-17 dubbed “The Spirit of Riverside – Mission Belle.” Positioned behind the 452 AMW headquarters building, and original March Field air traffic control tower, are…

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It’s never too late to restart

(U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Adam C. Borgman) Senior Airman Christine Fannin, 927th Force Support Squadron, reflects on her life after leaving the Active Duty Air Force component. Throughout her 12-year break in service, Fannin always felt that something was missing in her life, she realized it was her uniform. Today, she…

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March Total Force Honor Guard Recognizes Top Performers at Annual Awards Banquet

The March Air Reserve Base Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard held its annual awards ceremony Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Cultural Resource Center here.


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452nd Air Mobility Wing crew experiences 71st Anniversary of D-Day

Posted  June 19, 2015

Amid hundreds of children and adults waiving and taking photos through a fence at the small airport, a C-17 Globemaster III aircrew from March Air Reserve Base was welcomed to Cherbourg, France, to fulfill their mission of bringing more than 100 Army paratroopers home.

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Teamwork, commitment, goals, success

Posted  June 19, 2015

The start of my freshman year, at a new school and not knowing a single student, was terrifying.

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Website offers Airmen state-of-the-art medical, mental health support online

Posted  June 19, 2015

The Air Force Medical Service’s Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia (CEMM) offers links to websites for Airmen and their families dealing with men’s health, and many, many other health issues from head to toe, including the recently added pregnancy A-Z. The men’s health site features videos discussing prostate disease/cancer and testicular cancer. In addition…

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163rd Reconnaissance Wing’s 2013 wildfire efforts honored

Posted  June 19, 2015

The Air National Guard’s 163rd Reconnaissance Wing,March Air Reserve Base, was honored by the Flight Test Historical Foundation (FTHF) at the foundation’s 5th annual Excellence in Aviation Awards banquet June 13, in Los Angeles.

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Riverside County announces opening of cooling centers

Posted  June 19, 2015

Officials in Riverside County have announced the locations of several cooling centers as the Southland continues to deal with triple-digit temperatures in some areas. The centers will be open Thursday and Friday at least, authorities said. Officials are asking those who are especially vulnerable to the heat to seek relief. Individuals susceptible to excessive heat,…

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New military retirement system gets Pentagon OK

Posted  June 19, 2015

After months of official silence, the Defense Department on Wednesday sent to Capitol Hill its formal recommendation for transforming military retirement benefits, a move that is likely to clear the way for major changes to become law.

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Design contest for AirFest poster open to all

Posted  June 19, 2015

U.S. Air National Guard graphic/Master Sgt. Stan Thompson March Air Reserve Base is holding a design contest for the “March Field AirFest 2016: Thunder Over the Empire” poster. Everyone is eligible to enter. The winning designer will receive a 2016 AirFest package for a family of four. The package includes VIP parking for one vehicle…

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News Briefs June 19, 2015

Posted  June 19, 2015

Spelunking at 165 feet below Courtesy photo Senior Airman Kenneth Moore, 452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron, shows no sign of being claustrophobic at 165 feet below the cavern surface during a spelunking (cave exploration) trip June 12-14 at Moaning Caverns in northern California, sponsored by March Outdoor Recreation. Moore said it was his first time doing…

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Civil Affairs Command completes change of command, ready for more Pacific operations

Posted  June 12, 2015

U.S. Army photo/Staff Sgt. Robert Van Tuinen The cannon, named Country, renders honors as part of a change of command ceremony on June 6. During the ceremony, the outgoing commander, Brig. Gen. Stephen K. Curda passed command of the 351st Civil Affairs Command to Brig. Gen. William P. Barriage. The 351 CAC is the headquarters…

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OPM data hack may cause extra alarm for troops

Posted  June 12, 2015

The largest data hack in government history could leave some troops at risk of having their personal information exploited or exposed. Current and former federal employees began receiving troubling emails from the executive Office of Personnel Management on Monday, notifying them that their personal information was compromised in a massive data breach made public earlier…

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