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Pacing program embodies Wingman concept

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. David House Staff Sgt Joey William, 452 Force Support Squadron (right) helps fellow Airmen keep pace during a timed run at the March ARB running track, June 28. William is one of several volunteers who provides motivation to runners as part of the Rising Six pacing program. Airmen at March…

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They took a brave path to the United States

U.S. Navy Photo/Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist John Harrington Jimmy Truong (sitting) and Vien Do escaped from Vietnam and found their way to the U.S. before eventually landing Information Technology jobs at the AFN Broadcast Center at March Air Reserve Base. Getting a job with the U.S. Department of Defense was far easier for three…

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Service to the Community: Team March

As my three years serving as the Active Duty Staff Judge Advocate for March Air Reserve Base comes to an end, I am reminded of how lucky I have been to be part of not just Team March, but living in a community that understands the importance of the military and has deep respect and admiration for what the military does.

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452 AMS captain to receive prestigious nursing honor

The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) recently announced that 452d Aerospace Medicine Squadron (AMS) Clinical Nurse, Capt. Marlon Garzo Saria, secretary of the ONS Board of Directors, was selected by the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) for induction as a Fellow in the academy.

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Familiar American Forces Network voice leaving airwaves

American Forces Network Television (AFN TV) is going to start sounding a lot different this August. Viewers will no longer hear the familiar, mellow baritone of Eric Tassill saying what’s coming up on AFN TV. He’s retiring.


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Snapshots | 9/11 Remembrance 5K

Posted  September 14, 2012

The March Fitness Center, America’s Kids/Adult Run and the First Sergeants Association held its 9/11 Remembrance 5K on the morning of the Military Appreciation Picnic, Sept. 8. Lt. Col. David Enfield, 452 Mission Support Group and daughter, Kaylie completed the America’s Kids/Adult Run and First Sergeants Association race in just over 38 minutes. (U.S. Air…

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Snapshots | Bronze Star

Posted  September 14, 2012

Pictured from left to right are Col. Samuel C. Mahaney, 452d AMW commander, Master Sgt. Jim Lambert, 729th AS and Chief Master Sgt. Ericka Kelly, 452 AMW command chief. ...

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Cultural exchange program shares best aeromedical evacuation practices

Posted  September 7, 2012

Royal Air Force Sergeant Jon Davies is a flight nurse with the 4626th Aeromedical Squadron, RAF Lyneham, United Kingdom, who participated in a foreign exchange program here in July. ...

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News Briefs | September 7, 2012

Posted  September 7, 2012

CIVIL ENGINEER CONDUCTS ONLINE TRAFFIC SURVEY The base Civil Engineer is conducting a transportation survey to evaluate existing traffic conditions and transportation needs at March ARB. This survey is anonymous and will be used to better understand existing  traffic conditions and identify key areas for future improvements. Please visit http://www.gfnet.com/Survey/TakeSurvey.asp?SurveyID=5M06l54J7734G GIVE BACK BY DONATING BLOOD…

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Obama: Improve Mental Health Access, Care for Military, Vets

Posted  September 7, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. — President Barack Obama signed an executive order that provides increased access to mental health services for service members, military families and veterans, Aug. 31. The order, signed as Obama left Washington for a visit to Fort Bliss, Texas, directs the Defense Department, the Department of Veterans Affairs and other key federal departments…

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We take honor in laying our fallen veterans to rest

Posted  September 7, 2012

For most, the start of their duty day brings about a new beginning, a new chapter in life; however, for those in my line of duty, it closes a chapter by putting the kindred souls of our nation’s heroes to rest. ...

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Diverting disaster

Posted  September 7, 2012

As emergency management responders, we continually preach about the biggest threat to southern California—earthquakes.  However, Mother Nature reminded us last week that she can strike in different forms, on a moments notice and with tremendous force. Mid-afternoon, Thursday, Aug. 30, we were hit with east coast-like impersonation of a mid-summer storm. The skies turned dark,…

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Websites teach kids how to deal with bullying

Posted  September 7, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The start of school is a good time to talk to children about the complicated and heartbreaking problem of bullying. Fortunately, there are at least two good websites devoted to the cause. The Federal Partners for Bullying Prevention website, http://stopbullying.challenge.gov/, created by the Health Resources and Services Administration and its eight partner…

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You, West Nile Virus and mosquitoes

Posted  September 7, 2012

In response to a recent surge of West Nile Virus, an illness transferred to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito, Nancy Driscoll arranged a fact sheet to assist with answering questions that may be of concern to the Team March population. The upcoming Operational Readiness Exercise will be conducted in Gulfport, Miss., so…

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New DOD policy for TDY and PCS cancellations

Posted  September 7, 2012

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Beginning Oct. 1, any travel authorization that includes air travel must be approved and ticketed at least 72 hours in advance of the scheduled flight departure to avoid airline reservations from being cancelled. This is due to a new policy being instituted by the airlines under the fiscal year…

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