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News

Bringing the Individual Ready Reserve into the ‘total force’

Posted October 30, 2015 by by Andrew Tilghman

While most military recruits sign up for active or Reserve component duty for three or four years, their enlistment contracts actually obligate them to a total service agreement of eight years. Troops who choose to hang up their uniforms short of eight years of service transition into the Individual Ready Reserve for the remainder of…

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March Field air traffic control tower, base operations, receives 2015 USAF Design Award

Posted January 15, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. Heather Cozad Staley

The new air traffic control tower has now become a familiar landmark on the horizon of March Field and the memories of the former tower have begun to fade. What you might not know is that March Air Reserve Base won the Merit Award for the Air Traffic Control Tower and Base Operations Facility in…

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Major Accident Response Exercise tests readiness

Posted March 4, 2016 by by Major Colleen Iardella

March members tested their first responder capabilities February 18, during a Major Accident Response Exercise (MARE) in preparation for the upcoming March Field AirFest, April 16 and 17. Participants practiced their responses to a simulated aircraft crash to ensure they are ready to quickly react should the real thing occur. Practicing for numerous emergency situations…

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Events

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

Posted April 29, 2016 by by Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute public affairs

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru…

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Make your holiday meals healthy by including activity to reduce stress

Posted November 20, 2015 by letsmove.gov/blog

Thanksgiving marks the start of holiday parties, family gatherings, and the annual temptation to overindulge in delicious food. Make healthy eating and physical activity part of the fun. Great gatherings are easy to do when tasty, healthy foods from all the food groups are offered in a fun, active environment. This holiday season, make the…

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Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories

Posted February 5, 2016 by from DEOMI.org

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – In observance of African American/Black History Month, celebrated each year during the month of February, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) proudly announces the availability of original artwork, the Black History Month observance poster. The theme for this month’s observance is “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories.”…

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Women’s History Month Spotlight: Maintainer reflects on decades of service

Posted March 25, 2016 by by Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — In 1979, Margaret Thatcher was elected as the United Kingdom’s prime minister and 63 Americans were taken hostage in the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran. It was the year Michael Jackson released his first solo album “Off the Wall,” ESPN launched on cable television, a Sony Walkman cost $200,…

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AirFest 2016: Thunder over the Empire!

Posted October 13, 2015 by

Save the dates, April 16-17, 2016 for March Field’s first air show since 2012! Admission is free and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be the headliners! Please help us spread the word that these dates were recently changed to accommodate the Thunderbirds’ schedule, but that these new dates are firm. We will soon be…

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Air Force

Civilian employers recognized for reserve support

Posted December 11, 2015 by by Megan Crusher

The Air Force Reserve is comprised of over 65,000 reservists, with the majority of those reservists being citizen Airmen, who along with their reserve career also have civilian careers that demand their time and attention. It takes dedication and determination for reservists to successfully manage their civilian career alongside their reserve career. In order to…

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Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American memories

Posted February 19, 2016 by Prepared by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role they have played in U.S. history. The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. Few…

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