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Mega-Code 14: Preparing March for joint medical operations

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell McMillan Senior Airman Kerry Diehl-Hauser (left) and Maj. Lorna Figueras, 452nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron, help transfer a simulated patient from an ambulance to a C-17 Globemaster III, as part of Mega-Code 14, a joint medical training exercise held at the base July 26, 2014. Mega-Code 14 is designed to…

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March Baseball Championship

Members of the 163rd Reconnaissance Wing (top) beat a team from the 452nd Air Mobility Wing to win the 2014 March Field baseball championship trophy. The 452 AMW members (bottom) were the base runners-up and league champions.

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CMSAF James Cody visits Team March

U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Linda Welz Chief Master Sgt of the Air Force James A. Cody, and his wife, Athena, posed for a photo following breakfast with selected, outstanding Airmen who represented a cross-selection of the March Total Force. CMSAF Cody and Athena visited March Air Reserve Base in Southern California July 11-14, 2014,…

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‘Mommy isn’t coming home, sweetie’

As a young child, you don’t think much if someone doesn’t show up when they’re supposed to because you have better, more important things to worry about; like bugs and dolls. They’re just another shape flashing around you in your own little world. Occasionally, a child will stop and ask a question about the sky,…

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452 APS hosts Marine training operation

U.S. Air Force photo/Marvin Tucker Senior Master Sgt. Rick Fowler inspects a tie-down chain during a training exercise held at March ARB, July 21. The exercise allowed Marines from Camp Pendleton to apply mission essential tasks in n air mobility environment. More than two dozen light armored reconnaissance vehicles, equipment and personnel were transported by…


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AF senior leaders stress safety over Labor Day weekend

Posted  August 31, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. — Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy issued the following message ...

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Attacking Symptoms

Posted  August 31, 2012

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) — As an area defense counsel in the Air Force, it is my job to represent Airmen who get into legal or administrative trouble and I love my job. I have spent the majority of my legal career as an attorney representing people in trouble, both as a civilian…

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Being a Wingman: Simple tap of an app could save a life

Posted  August 31, 2012

ARLINGTON, Va. — Smartphone applications, or apps, have no shortage of uses and can include nearly everything from sharing an exercise route with a friend to finding nearby restaurants. For Air National Guard members and families, one app serves as a potential lifesaver. With the goal of enhancing communication, the Wingman Project, a collaborative solution…

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Foreign exchange program brings RAF sergeant across the pond to March Field

Posted  August 24, 2012

MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE, Calif. – Jon Davies, 50 and a nurse by trade, joined the Royal Air Force Reserves seven years ago as a flight nurse and has risen up through the ranks to sergeant ...

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High year of tenure changes take effect in 2013

Posted  August 24, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — High year of tenure changes announced in Dec. will go into effect in Sept. 2013, Air Force Personnel Center officials reminded affected Airmen on Aug. 16. Changes will affect senior airmen, staff sergeants and technical sergeants, said Lt. Col. Tara White, Air Force Personnel Center retirements and…

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News Briefs | August 24, 2012

Posted  August 24, 2012

LEARN HOW TO PREPARE TAXES Full scholarships are now available to military spouses for the H&R Block Income Tax Course at no charge. Bilingual courses are also available. For more information, visit hrblock.com/class or call 1-800-472-5625. (Note: Use Coupon Code E8D1E7 when enrolling. If the code is not accepted, ask to be transferred to another…

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To the Airmen of the United States Air Force

Posted  August 24, 2012

(U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) I was sworn in as the 20th Chief of Staff of our Air Force, Aug. 10. It was a pretty humbling experience. Since I haven’t met most of you, I thought my first move as CSAF should be to say hello. You will probably get tired of hearing me…

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The water’s fine and the sharks are harmless

Posted  August 24, 2012

I recently took advantage of a local tour offered by the March Outdoor Recreation office. After signing up for the Saturday kayaking trip to the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, Calif. ...

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Dempsey: Transition in military uncomfortable, but necessary

Posted  August 24, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. – Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, conducted a town hall meeting with members of the Minnesota National Guard in Rosemount, Minn., Aug. 16. ...

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Agility in a contaminated environment

Posted  August 24, 2012

When the Air Force initially tackled the challenge of protecting personnel and assets from chemical weapons, the process involved placing the entire installation in MOPP 4 condition status. Due to limited knowledge of the threat, we erred on the side of conservatism, which inflicted a heavy burden on the base populace when performing critical tasks….

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