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Team March pays respect to fallen

U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Megan Crusher Chief Master Sgt. Brian C. Wong, command chief, 4th Air Force, salutes the grave of Abraham W. Shuman, Company H215, Pennsylvania Infantry Volunteer Regiment, who died Aug. 5, 1903. Wong was one of many who honored the fallen by placing flags on their graves during the annual flag…

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Taming the TDY beast of single parenting

Courtesy photo Taming the beast together makes for one big happy family, right? Greetings my fellow service members. I have just come from the belly of the beast and I would like to share my experience with everyone. You may be wondering what ‘beast’ I’m referring to. It is an experience that many of you…

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Memorial Day weekend

Courtesy photo A young, patriotic volunteer pauses to salute those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for this country. She was helping her family place flags on veteran’s graves at Riverside National Cemetery for Memorial Day weekend. U.S. Air Force photo/Linda Welz Senior Master Sgt. William “Ralph” Griffey, 452nd Maintenance Group, sings the national anthem…

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Army National Guard recruits visit March Field

The Army National Guard (NG) held its first ever “Buddy Day” for its Recruit Sustainment Program, at March Air Reserve Base’s Hangar 452, May 16.

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Joint Task Force 505 begins drawdown in Nepal

Joint Task Force 505 is drawing down its earthquake relief operations as the Nepalese government and international aid agencies have postured for long-term recovery and reconstruction efforts.


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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted  April 3, 2015

Since 1983, April has been dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect through the observation of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The observance serves to educate parents and the community about warning signs and helpful resources, and to reinforce that the safety and well-being of children is a shared community responsibility. Military families…

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News Briefs April 3, 2015

Posted  April 3, 2015

COMMISSARY TO HOLD CASE LOT SALE The March Commissary has a case lot sale scheduled for May 1-4, where you can find great deals on many, many items. Save the dates! RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE RELOCATED The March Field Retiree Activities Office has moved to Bldg. 441, Rm. 25. The address is 1920 Graeber St., March…

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Ongoing fitness lifestyle promotes healthy recovery

Posted  April 2, 2015

Capt. Linda Baltes Monsolillo, 752nd Medical Squadron biomedical science officer, is no stranger to fitness. As a fitness model and personal trainer, her healthy lifestyle is the reason she said she bounced back so quickly after her Feb. 15, 2015 delivery of a healthy 9 pound, 2 ounce baby girl, Emerson Zoe.

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Mental health services available for all Team March members, families

Posted  March 27, 2015

March Field offers mental health services through Elaine Valentine, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, director of psychological health and a licensed clinical social worker with more than 15 years of experience in the mental health care field. Valentine is well-versed on how to conduct assessments and help those in need. Her program, Comprehensive Airman Fitness, addresses…

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Women can succeed in a man’s world

Posted  March 27, 2015

Courtesy photo Pamela Hann, March Base Civil Engineer, surveys a consturction project at March Air Reserve Base, California. Hann became the first female BCE in Air Force Reserve Command on May 15, 2005, and is responsible for a base fire department, base engineering flight, base environmental flight and base resources flight. As most women in…

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National Women’s History Month: Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives

Posted  March 27, 2015

(Final in a 4-part series) The National Women’s History Project’s 2015 theme is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.” In this ongoing series, we highlight individual women who made a difference in the fabric or our nation’s history. This week we look at the 2000s. Dr. Peggy Whitson   Dr. Peggy Whitson, an American astronaut,…

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Retired Air Force Reservist finds inspiration through loss

Posted  March 27, 2015

Courtesy of Evan Money (First in a three-part series chronicling Angela Alexander’s incredible story which led to a book, a ministry and now, a documentary.) MIRACLE: “An unusual or wonderful event that is believed to be caused by the power of God,” is how Merriam-Webster defines it. For most parents who have lost a child…

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Airmen stay focused in DOD competition

Posted  March 27, 2015

U.S. Air Force art by Master Sgt. Elizabeth Concepcion/Released Digital painting created in Adobe Photoshop. This artwork was created to depict the US Army occupation in Vietnam and was inspired by the story of a Vietnam war veteran in Monterey, Calif. March 3, 2014. ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Three Air Force reservists assigned…

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Former CMSAF Binnicker passes away at 76

Posted  March 27, 2015

Former Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Binnicker, who was the service’s top enlisted man from 1986 to 1990, passed away in Calhoun, Georgia, on Saturday, the Air Force said. He was 76.

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CMSAF life celebration

Posted  March 27, 2015

A celebration of life ceremony will be held at 2 p.m., March 28, 2015, at the Emerald Coast Convention Center in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, to honor the ninth Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James C. Binnicker. Binnicker died March 21 in Calhoun, Georgia. A memorial service and interment will be at Arlington…

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