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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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Three little words: I AM THANKFUL…

Posted  November 27, 2013

NOTE: These were posted to our Facebook page and Twitter account in response to the question, “What or who are you thankful for”? Join in future conversations at www.facebook.com/TeamMarch and www.Twitter.com/March_ARB. to have had the opportunity to be the Postmistress of the U.S. Post Office on March from September 2001 until 2008. Not only did…

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Women Airforce Service Pilots mark 70th anniversary

Posted  November 27, 2013

Today’s military females serve as full-fledged veterans, but it wasn’t always that way. The story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots has been well hidden from most Americans. This year, when the WASPs celebrate their 70th anniversary, it’s time we share their contributions and sacrifices.

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Hard Work Leads to Recognition

Posted  December 6, 2013

Master Sgt. Javier Murillo, 452nd Security Forces Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., has had a very busy year. His hard work, dedication and commitment to the wing’s mission have been noticed here and at higher headquarters as he piled up the following accolades and awards this year: 452 Mission Support Group Outstanding SNCO Award,…

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News Briefs December 6, 2013

Posted  December 6, 2013

701ST COMBAT OPERATIONS SQUADRON IS HIRING The 701st Combat Operations Squadron is currently seeking highly motivated individuals to fill several key SNCO positions in the following logistics career fields: 2G071, 2S091, 2W091, 3E991, 3S071, 3S091. The 701 COS provides well-trained, Air Operations Center warfighters that directly support the Korean Peninsula. If you are looking for…

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Welsh: Budget Woes Force Cuts to Some Base Facilities

Posted  December 6, 2013

GRAND FORKS, N.D — In this time of sequestration, the Air Force must focus on its primary mission of being able to fight and win the nation’s wars, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, the Air Force chief of staff, said here yesterday. Family programs that support that mission will receive funding, but “nice-to-have” facilities will…

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Just do it!

Posted  December 6, 2013

Did anyone notice how quickly December crept up on us this year? I don’t mean to sound negative; I love this time of the year. But at times I also find myself frustrated by it. It’s Black Friday as I write this. That’s interesting verbiage for the day after we are to remind ourselves of…

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Health & Safety

Facts about home holiday fires

Posted  December 6, 2013

The holiday season is usually a happy season. However, if you take a short cut where safety is concerned, it could turn tragic. One of every three home Christmas tree fires is caused by electrical problems. Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they are more likely to be serious. Reported…

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Don’t be a victim!

Posted  December 6, 2013

Each year, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) produces the Local Threat Assessment (LTA) report to keep command officials informed of the current criminal threat to March Air Reserve Base facilities and personnel. While there have been no direct criminal threats targeted at the military community in or around March ARB, military personnel…

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452 AMW Lessons Learned/Best Practices—Fitness Assessment

Posted  December 6, 2013

Preparation, training and practice leads to better scoring. Wearing the Air Force Physical Training uniform is required for the fitness assessment (FA). Prepare for your FA by training in “like” weather. Training in cold weather may require additional uniform attire, such as wearing the Air Force PT uniform jacket and pants. Practicing your runtime in…

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Commander sends holiday season greetings to Citizen Airmen

Posted  December 6, 2013

WASHINGTON — As we finish this year and look forward to the next, I want to thank you for your outstanding commitment and professionalism. You and your fellow Citizen Airmen clearly displayed a “service before self” attitude. From sequestration to the government shutdown, the budget challenges were numerous. I appreciate your dedication to the mission,…

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