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Jones assumes command of 304th SBDE

U.S. Army photo/Staff Sgt. Jennifer McLaughlin Col. Robin Jones, incoming 304th Sustainment Brigade commander, accepts the unit colors from Brig. Gen. Scottie Carpenter, 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command commanding general, during his change of command ceremony at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Calif., April 6. RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Col. Robin Jones assumed command of the…

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Creating a lifestyle of health and fitness

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Neil Ballecer Senior Airman Coral Williams, 163rd Comptroller Flight, begins a run on the March Air Reserve Base track, April 7. Running is one of the many cardiovascular exercises Williams participates in to stay in shape. She has made exercise a habit in her life, constantly seeking new challenges, goals…

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Preparation essential for those living in “Earthquake Country”

While we continually stress the fact we live in earthquake country, the last couple of weeks have certainly lent credence to that statement. Seismic activity in the California area to include Los Angeles, La Habra and Fortuna, Calif., over the past several weeks is a stark reminder of our vulnerability to the potential destructive power…

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Tax season deadline looms, free filing available

On April 15, the regular tax season comes to an end. Unless you qualify for an automatic extension (deployed anytime from Jan. 1 – April 15, 2014), or you file for an extension, you need to have filed your return. Why not let your March ARB Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Center prepare and e-file…

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General Selva impressed with Total Force Integration at March

U.S. Air Force photo/Linda Welz General Paul Selva, commander, Air Mobility Command, presents Tech. Sgt. Rebecca Ghesquiere, 912th Air Refueling Squadron, with his coin, congratulating her for being named the 2013 AMC Maintainance Support Airman of the Year, as her commander, Lt. Col. Scott Minton, looks on. Silva surprised Ghesquiere with the impromptu presentation during…


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March pilot saves infant, twice

Posted  August 3, 2012

May 5, 2012, is the day 1st Lt. Jeremy Shields, a C-17 pilot assigned to the 729th Airlift Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., will never forget. Not because of the Cinco de Mayo celebrations, but because...

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Jackson takes helm of AF Reserve Command

Posted  August 3, 2012

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson became chief of Air Force Reserve and assumed command of Air Force Reserve Command in a ceremony at the Museum of Aviation, July 30...

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News Briefs | August 3, 2012

Posted  August 3, 2012

     INTRAMURAL BOWLING LEAGUE COACHES TO MEET The 2012/2013 intramural Bowling League is tentatively scheduled to begin, Sept. 10. The next coaches’ meeting will be held in the conference room of building 430, 10 a.m., Aug. 13. Letters of intent are due no later than Aug. 13. For more information, contact Pamela Smith or…

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Preparing to fight the perfect war

Posted  August 3, 2012

How would you prepare to fight the perfect war? Is it possible, or does this only apply when used as a rhetorical question? While using a popular search engine to search the World Wide Web, it was noted that the words perfect and war are rarely seen together. Is this an indicator that it is…

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March’s Dental chief speaks out

Posted  August 3, 2012

As a dentist who has been at March Air Reserve Base for more than 18 years, I noticed that dental compliance has always been a difficult issue with many members on this base. Although it is mandatory by a DOD directive from AFRC, many squadrons continue to have a high non-compliance rate for their dental…

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Snapshots | Change of Command

Posted  August 3, 2012

Lt. Col. Scott Minton, right, 912th Air Refueling Squadron incoming commander, prepares to take command of the 912th ARS from Lt. Col. Brice Middleton, center, 912th ARS outgoing commander, July 21...

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New civilian pay system on the way

Posted  August 3, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. — All Air Force civilian employees are slated to begin using a new, standardized Air Force pay system by June 2013. The Automated Time Attendance and Production System will standardize the pay method across the service and will be implemented first at Air Force Global Strike Command and Air National Guard bases, July…

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“What happened to my security deposit?”

Posted  August 3, 2012

The permanent change of station season is upon us, meaning many of us will be packing our bags and moving to the next assignment. Relocating can be an expensive process, so every little bit of cash...

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Searching for answers during bad times

Posted  August 3, 2012

In the aftermath of the Aurora, Colorado, shooting, people across the nation began trying to make sense of this truly senseless act. Of course, some people immediately needed answers about friends and loved ones living nearby: Were they at the movie theater that night? If so, are they ok? Police agencies, too, were quickly looking…

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March Minutes | July 29, 2012

Posted  August 3, 2012

Maj. Joshua Chambers Chief Tactics and Plans, Assistant Director of Operations, 912 ARS Hometown: Oneonta, NY 0200 Snooze, 0209 snooze, 0218 … I guess it’s time to give in and get up. Happy Sunday! 0336 Crew show, the buildings are way too dark and quiet. 0405 Spoke to the receiver point of contact and they have a rendezvous…

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