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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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Chaplain’s Corner

Posted  October 4, 2013

The brain is an amazing and wonderful thing. You don’t have to be a scientist or doctor to understand how complex and intricate it is. It seems that the more discoveries and research we as humans have made regarding all that funny mass in between our ears, the more questions we still have about it!…

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Healthy Base Initiative: New track provides more options to maintain fitness

Posted  October 4, 2013

Team March members can now use the new base track as an option for maintaining their health and fitness. The New 400-meter rubberized running track is located just beyond the base softball field to the right, as you enter the base. The track provides an alternative location for running and walking and can help add…

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Do you believe in ghosts?

Posted  October 4, 2013

Courtesy photo/Mathieu Beaulieu These two apparitions were captured recently, on base, with an infra-red video camera, during the early morning hours, in a dark room with no lights. Every person on the investigation team is accounted for in the video and none of them saw anything when they were in the room. When the camera…

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More than 500 civilian personnel received a furlough letter Tuesday, prohibiting them to work until further notice. The letters were delivered in response to the United States Federal government shutdown due to lapse of appropriations for fiscal year 2014.
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Hundreds of March ARB employees furloughed during government shutdown

Posted  October 4, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carrie M. PeasingerMore than 500 civilian personnel received a furlough letter Tuesday, prohibiting them to work until further notice. The letters were delivered in response to the United States Federal government shutdown due to lapse of appropriations for fiscal year 2014. More than 500 civilian personnel received a furlough letter…

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Facts of the Day October 11 – 17

Posted  October 10, 2013

October 11 – Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded the Special Olympics in 1962 to provide athletic training and competition for persons with intellectual disabilities. The organization grew into an international program, enabling more than one million young people and adults to participate in Olympic-type sporting events each year. The first International Special Olympics Games were held…

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Military OneSource remains available despite government shutdown

Posted  October 11, 2013

Military OneSource continues to be available to service members and their families during the shutdown that has affected much of the federal government. The Military OneSource website will remain fully operational, as will its services such as confidential non-medical counseling, financial counseling, specialty consultations and Health and Wellness Coaching. Military OneSource can be accessed through…

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News Briefs October 11, 2013

Posted  October 11, 2013

YELLOW RIBBON REGISTRATION OPEN Next Yellow Ribbon Training Event to be held in Orlando FL 20-22 December 2013. Email or call the Wing Yellow Ribbon Rep. for eligibility & registration information. THANKSGIVING MEALS FOR MARCH WORKERS Moreno Valley VFW Post 8547 will provide Thanksgiving Day Meals to all 24-hour work agencies on base during Thanksgiving. In…

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Healthy couples relationship – good communication is key to reducing conflict

Posted  October 11, 2013

Being in a healthy relationship has been shown to have a positive effect on a person’s physical and physiological wellbeing. The overall health of a relationship is directly related to how well couples are able to resolve conflict in a positive manner and avoid destructive patterns in communication. Good communication is a key for a…

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Hagel Announces Recall of Most Defense Department Civilians

Posted  October 11, 2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Oct.5, that he is recalling most of the Defense Department civilians who were placed on furlough as a result of the government shutdown which began Oct. 1.

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Celebrating community partners over time

Posted  October 11, 2013

(Inset) 1955 photo known as March Federal Union Opened in 1953 and originally named March Federal Credit Union and known as a “Plain Vanilla Credit Union.” The only services provided were share accounts and loans. This type of Credit Union was common for the time. The idea was to keep use of the institution simple….

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