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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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Back Street Café introduces Healthy Base Initiative lunch specials

Posted  September 27, 2013

The Back Street Café on base is jumping on the Healthy Base Initiative train with the introduction of healthy, daily lunch specials that begin Oct. 1. The promotions will feature a difference special each day between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and will run for 60 days. At the end of the 60-day trial, they…

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March teen reflects on Teen Leadership Summit experience

Posted  September 27, 2013

“I remember a few months ago, my dad asking if I was ready to fill out the application for this year’s teen summit and thinking, “Okay I’ll do it, this looks fun!” My mom checked my swim schedule and gave a thumbs-up to the dates in August for the camp. The camp was scheduled to…

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March Civil Engineer S-Team rebuilds infrastructures, saves money

Posted  September 27, 2013

Courtesy photo Maj. Ryan Wood, 922nd Civil Engineer Flight, stands on the roof of a fire station, July 5, 2013, that his team is building in Afghanistan, to support the Ministry of Defense headquarters building, seen in the background. The small 922 CEF S-Team has participated in a rigorous deployment cycle for more than a…

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General Aviation Facilities project breaks ground, makes way for March Inland Port Airport

Posted  October 1, 2013

courtesy photo On October 16, 2013, the March Joint Powers Authority held a ground-breaking event at the joint use March Inland Port Airport to kick-off the General Aviation Facilities project. From left are Richard Stewart, City Councilman, Moreno Valley; Jamil Dada, Workforce Development; Paul Davis, March JPC member and City Councilman, Riverside; Marion Ashley, Vice…

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March Minutes

Posted  October 4, 2013

Following March ARB personnel in 130-character micro-messages Senior Airman Phillip L. Barnes Jr, Intelligence Analyst 912 ARS Hometown: Erie, Penn. 0630 My alarm goes off, telling me to wake up. I turn it off, because I’m not ready to roll out of bed. 0641 I actually roll out of bed, and realize I have to rush, because…

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News Briefs October 4, 2013

Posted  October 4, 2013

NEWS BRIEFS OCT UTA CANCELLATION Due to circumstance beyond our control associated with the shutdown of the federal government, the Wing Commander has made the decision that the 452 Air Mobility Wing will be rescheduling the OCT A UTA originally scheduled for Oct. 5, 6. Group Commanders (Wing CC for wing staff) will establish a liberal…

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What We Do

Posted  October 4, 2013

  Last month Outdoor Recreation took 20 lucky Team March members ballooning over the wine country of Temecula California. This event was free to all participants through the Single Airmen Program. After over an hour-long flight, the participants were given the opportunity to widen their smiles with morning beverages toasting the wind gods for their…

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RIDESHARE WEEK OFFERS PARTICIPANT PRIZES

Posted  October 4, 2013

Rideshare Week is October 7-11. If you pledge to Rideshare one day during that week, and enter that pledge at www.ie511.org/rideshare-week.aspx, you may win one of more than 100 great prizes! Do your share; vanpool, carpool, ride a bike, walk or use public transportation instead of driving yourself. One day is all it takes! To…

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Stress class addresses common concerns, provides practical stress-reduction techniques

Posted  October 4, 2013

Have you ever felt stressed to the point that you have trouble sleeping? Maybe you started to notice you’re becoming overly anxious or angry for little or no reason. Well these are common concerns we all experience, from time to time and sometimes they pass without too much trouble but usually not without some effort…

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Food truck now providing breakfast and lunch

Posted  October 4, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Carrie M. Peasinger Staff Sgt. Kareemah Mata, 452nd Maintenance Group plans and scheduling, decides what to have for lunch from the new food truck here. The food truck began making its rounds this week in support of the healthy base initiative. Healthy food options include fresh fruit, grilled salmon,…

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