February 2015: The year in review

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Col. Russell Muncy, commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base, California, and U.S. Congressman Ken Calvert, California’s 42nd district, unveil C-17 original nose art, created by Shayne Meder, Feb. 19, 2015 at a ceremony on base. The C-17, named The Spirit of Ronald Reagan, was the last C-17 delivered to March Field and the first C-17 there to receive nose art.

Eliot M. Cooper (center), assistant fire chief and C. Christianson (left), assistant chief of training, give Patrick Reitz, fire chief, Idyllwild Fire Protection District, a tour of the March FES facility Feb. 19, and highlight one of their newest firefighting weapons, the Rapid Intervention Vehicle. The RIV carries 400 gallons of water, has two tanks of foam and is able to go 70 miles per hour at full speed. Its main purpose is to get to the scene and start putting water on the fire quickly to help create an exit path for people, Christianson said.