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‘Retired Air Force Reservist finds inspiration through loss’ addendum

Angela Alexander was a member of the 56th Aerial Port Squadron, March Air Reserve Base and on annual tour in Japan when she was notified that her family had been in a severe car crash. She was told her husband, Suri and two daughters, Angela and Angelina were injured, yet okay, but her two young…

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AF begins testing phase for women in combat roles

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Marionne T. Mangrum Cpl. Daisy Romero (left) and Sgt. Jessica Dmoningo, assigned to a female engagement team (FET), speak with an Afghan man in his compound during a patrol in Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 30, 2010. Due to the end of the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and…

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Ten ways to help kids conquer military life challenges

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley J. Thum Capt. Adam Luber, a 334th Fighter Squadron pilot, and Jeremiah Seaberry, the 334th FS pilot for a day, watch F-15E Strike Eagles on the flightline during a 4th Fighter Wing Pilot for a Day event, April 3, 2015, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. We…

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922nd Civil Engineer Flight, small unit, worldwide impact

The 922nd Civil Engineer Squadron’s Staff Augmentation Team (S-Team) continues to proudly represent March Air Reserve Base with worldwide engineering successes.

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Master Sgt. Bode named AFRC’s 2014 Crew Chief of the Year

U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Perry Covington Master Sgt. James Bode, Air Reserve Technician and dedicated crew chief, 752nd Aerospace Maintenance Squadron, March Field, runs through some routine maintenance checks on his KC-135 Stratotanker. Because of his outstanding work, Bode was awarded the Air Force Reserve Command’s 2014 Chief Master Sgt. Thomas N. Barnes Award as…


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Air Force launches enhanced civilian development site

Posted  February 21, 2014

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (AFNS) — The Ira C. Eaker Center for Professional Development recently made available a new tool to assist civilians with their professional development. The Civilian Development Resource Center is an online clearinghouse providing access to development roadmaps, learning programs and thousands of no-cost courses, books, videos, job aids, simulations, articles…

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752nd Assumption of Command ceremony

Posted  February 21, 2014

The 752nd Medical Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., held its formal Assumption of Command ceremony at March’s Cultural Resource Center, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. During the ceremony Col. Karl J. Edelmann, commander, 452nd Medical Group, passed the guidon to Col. Kristin A. Hillery, the squadron’s acting commander since October 2013, symbolizing the formal invocation…

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Got PI?

Posted  February 21, 2014

I like pie. Who doesn’t like pie? I like all types of pie – home-made apple, fresh key lime, made-from scratch chocolate, and yes, even store-bought banana cream. I also like PI. Not the 3.1472xxxxx kind of mathematical pi, but PI. P I: Positive Initiative. In today’s fiscally-constrained, resource-reduced era, positive initiative offers a fresh…

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March Airmen ‘Crew Swap’ with Cruz Pedregon Racing team

Posted  February 21, 2014

Courtesy Photo From left: Staff Sgt. Brian Huff, 912th Air Refueling Squadron; Staff Sgt. Randy Bowen, 452nd Security Forces Squadron; Tech. Sgt. Roger Messick, 752nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and Tech. Sgt. Michael Reid, 452nd Operations Support Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., watch as Cruz Pedregon Racing maintenance team members, service Pedregon’s funny car during…

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Know the facts – Black History Month 2014

Posted  February 28, 2014

Robert L. Carter (1917-2012) This year, America celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, one of the greatest legislative accomplishments of the twentieth century. The Civil Rights Act prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The act did not resolve the problems of discrimination. However, it opened…

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News Briefs February 28, 2014

Posted  February 28, 2014

MARCH MAIN GATE CLOSES MONDAY! The March ARB Main Gate (Cactus Gate) will be closed from Monday, March 3 through Friday, March 21, 2014, due to the Moreno Valley Cactus widening project. The Riverside Gate will act as the alternate main gate during that time and will be open 24 hours a day; seven days…

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Services Scene

Posted  February 28, 2014

Hap Arnold Club happenings – call 951-655-4920 The Hap Arnold Club is hosting a pre-St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Ace’s Sports Bar on Saturday, March 8 from 8 p.m. to midnight. Join them for live entertainment and don’t forget to wear something green! There will also be live entertainment there on March 22 from 8…

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452nd Air Mobility Wing 2013 Awards banquet highlights our best

Posted  February 28, 2014

The 452nd Air Mobility Wing held its annual awards banquet Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 to honor the best of the best. Congratulations are in order for: Approximately 300 guests and members of the 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., gathered in the Grand Ballroom of the Riverside Marriott Hotel, Saturday, Feb. 22,…

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Mentoring: from a first sergeant perspective

Posted  February 28, 2014

Courtesy Photo Senior Master Sgt. William A. Ray, 50th Aerial Port Squadron first sergeant and Capt. Ernest Wong, 50th Aerial Port Squadron operations officer, conduct a feedback session with each other, demonstrating that mentoring can and should be done across all levels of leadership within the Reserve. I was recently asked about my thoughts on…

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Health & Safety

Simple tips Airmen should ‘take to heart’

Posted  February 28, 2014

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — February is designated American Heart Month with the mission to increase awareness about heart health, a growing problem within the Air Force, according to a cardiology consultant to the Air Force surgeon general. Lt. Col. Samuel O. Jones said that in the medical community, heart issues are no…

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