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Local organization donates packages to March troops

U.S. Air Force photo/Sean Dath Nora Shaw, project coordinator for Sariaya Association of California, puts the final touches on a care package prior to it being sent to deployed servicemembers from March ARB. Deployed service members from March Air Reserve Base will be receiving a little holiday cheer in the mail, just in time for…

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President Obama expresses gratitude to troops, civilians

President Barrack Obama expressed his gratitude to service members and Defense Department civilians for their service to their country during an event held at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Dec. 15.

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Safety, common sense help ensure happy holidays

I’ve always felt there are two important things to keep in mind during the holidays: Don’t let baby mistake the light-up nose on your Rudolph decoration for her “Baby’s 1st Christmas” pacifier, and go easy on the rum if you share the eggnog with your cat.

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March Key Spouse Program kicks off initial training

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Valerie Fioretta, key spouse facilitator and director of the Airman and Family Readiness Center, March Air Reserve Base, explains an exercise to participants during an initial key spouse training on Nov. 1, 2014. Nearly three dozen March spouses attended the key spouse training program, which is designed…

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Retired nurse flying high at March Aero Club

Joan Cooper is a retired nurse but not a typical one.


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Service chiefs testify on risks of sequestration

Posted  November 14, 2013

WASHINGTON (AFPS) — As they face the prospect of another year of deep cuts to their budgets, the military’s service chiefs testified November 8th before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the impact sequestration is having on the ability to organize, train and equip their service members. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, Chief of Naval…

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Elsewhere on and around base:

Posted  November 15, 2013

AMOC photo/Tina L. Pendell Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Air and Marine Assistant Commissioner Randolph “Tex” Alles, USMC retired Maj. Gen., administers the Oath of Office to prior-service Marines working at the Air and Marine Operations Center, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., Nov. 7. The AMOC held a USMC Birthday Celebration in honor of…

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News Briefs November 15, 2013

Posted  November 15, 2013

WHAT’S YELLOW RIBBON? The mission of the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) is to promote the well-being of National Guard and Reserve members and their families by connecting them with resources throughout and beyond the deployment cycle. Through YRRP, service members, and those who support them, have access to programs, services, and resources and referrals…

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In honor of National American Indian Heritage Month -

Posted  November 15, 2013

Here are the facts of the day from the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute website at https://www.deomi.org: Day 15: Native Alaskan tribes belong to five geographic areas, are organized under thirteen Alaska Native Regional Corporations, speak 20 different languages, and have eleven different cultures. Day 16: More than 42,000 American Indians, 90 percent of them…

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The U.S. top ten consumer complaints

Posted  November 15, 2013

(This article was adapted from a North American Consumer Protection Investigators press release.) According to the latest report from the annual survey of state and local consumer protection agencies conducted by Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the North American Consumer Protection Investigators (NACPI), consumer problems related to the recession continue to plague the nation….

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March Tickets and Tours out and about

Posted  November 15, 2013

The following trips are scheduled with the March Tickets and Tours office. For more information, call 951-655-4123. You must sign up for the trips in person at Bldg. 434. Nov. 16: Garment District Shopping in L.A. — Start your holiday shopping off at L.A’s largest shopping area where the bargains are galore. $16.00 per person,…

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Service chiefs testify on risks of sequestration

Posted  November 15, 2013

WASHINGTON (AFPS) — As they face the prospect of another year of deep cuts to their budgets, the military’s service chiefs testified November 8th before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the impact sequestration is having on the ability to organize, train and equip their service members. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, Chief of Naval…

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Thanksgiving Safety Tips from the U.S. Fire Administration

Posted  November 15, 2013

As with many holidays, fire incidents increase on Thanksgiving Day. Underwriters’ Laboratory (UL), considers turkey fryers to be dangerous and present numerous hazards to consumers. Last year, nearly 4,300 fires occurred on Thanksgiving Day, causing 15 deaths and property damage in excess of $27 million. Thanksgiving Day has more than double the number of residential…

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Healthy Base Initiative encourages tobacco cessation; Great American Smokeout is good start

Posted  November 15, 2013

The following is from www.militaryonesource.mil/hbi?content_id=270715: Tobacco use is costly. While there is a significant financial loss due to tobacco use, the cost to a user’s health is the most critical cost of using tobacco products. Users may develop increased blood pressure and heart rate, stoke, periodontal disease, chronic lung disease, various cancers, adverse pregnancy outcomes…

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Three little words: Service Before Self

Posted  November 15, 2013

Courtest Photo Bill Evans, WWII veteran This Veteran’s Day I had the opportunity to see first-hand, and live, one of the U. S. Air Force’s core values; Service Before Self. I had the privilege to take my 86-year-old step-father, and WWII veteran, Bill, out for the day. My mother had to make the very tough…

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