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March communications engineer celebrates his roots

Randy Staley is a communications engineer at the AFN Broadcast Center on March Air Reserve Base. He can carry a tune. He’s not a singer, but a craftsman who uses wood and animal skins to create flutes and drums.

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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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Three little words: Overworked and underpaid

Posted  November 22, 2013

Have you ever heard anyone say they are overworked and underpaid? Do you sometimes feel that way? I do, but then I always fall back on, “Thank God I have a job!” In this day and age, many of us are feeling like we just don’t have enough time or help to get everything done…

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Muncy to assume command of 452 Air Mobility Wing

Posted  November 22, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Linda Welz Col. Russel Muncy, answers e-mails from his new office in the Hap Arnold House at March Air Reserve Base, Calif. Although Muncy officially became the commander on Nov. 3, 2013, his assumption of command ceremony will be tomorrow. Col. Russell Muncy will assume command of the 452nd Air…

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Snapshots – What We Do

Posted  November 27, 2013

  Team March members race to items they want to buy at a recent Non-appropriated Funds sale on base. The 452nd Force Support Squadron holds NAF sales as needed to support NAF employees and the programs available through the Morale, Welfare and Recreation department. At this particular sale, available items were from a building used…

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News Briefs November 27, 2013

Posted  November 27, 2013

COMBINED UTA SET FOR JAN. 2014 Due to budget issues, all members assigned to the 452 AMW will report for a combined UTA, Jan. 25-26, 2014. Please see your squadron commander or first sergeant if you have any questions or concerns. ACCESS SELF-HELP WEBSITES WITHOUT COMMON ACCESS CARD By direction of the Under Secretary of…

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American Indian Heritage Month 2013 winds down

Posted  November 27, 2013

In honor of National American Indian Heritage Month, here are the facts of the day from the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute website at https://www.deomi.org: Day 27: Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is the oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of…

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AF Portal goes mobile, gets face-lift

Posted  November 27, 2013

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. (AFNS) — Expected to launch by the end of 2013, the Global Combat Support System-Air Force, or GCSS-AF, is rolling out a revamped portal, which simplifies navigation, improves performance on low bandwidth connections and works from mobile devices. “The old system had become cluttered, difficult to navigate and was in…

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Best little repair shop in Afghanistan

Posted  November 27, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Jason Smith Tech. Sgt. Juan Sanchezduarte (left) and Senior Airman Mark Zorich (right), both assigned to the 451st Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, pose with some bicycle tires outside Tan Box Bike Repair at Camp Losano, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 11, 2013. Both airmen volunteer their time and resources so service members…

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Anatomy of a cylone; why California is safe

Posted  November 27, 2013

With the recent typhoon that devastated the Philippines, we print this article to calm the nerves of those who may be fearful of the same happening here and to educate others. Californians enjoy a relatively stable and predictable weather pattern most of the year. Although our major concern is earthquakes, we watch in awe and…

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How are you participating in Black Friday?

Posted  November 27, 2013

Although the economy is less robust than it has been in years past and holiday decorations can be seen in stores before the little ghosts and goblins collect all their candy, shoppers still look to the day after Thanksgiving as the official beginning of the holiday shopping season.

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Experts recommend healthy diet over vitamins

Posted  November 27, 2013

Healthy Base Initiative Good nutritional and exercise habits can help boost energy and prevent illness and combat stress. Some service members take daily minerals and vitamins such as calcium and vitamin D. But are they necessary? The answer varies. Our bodies need a variety of nutrients, but they are usually available in food and our…

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