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Lt. Col. Mark Desjardins, from the143rd Medical Group in Quonset Point, R.I., and Tech. Sgt. Juan Hernandez, from the 163d RW Medical Group, treats a newborn Bolivian boy during a Medical Readiness Training Exercise in Cobija, Bolivia.  (U.S. Air Force photo) Medical Group Receives Valuable Training in Bolivia
Members from the 163d Reconnaissance Wing Medical Group recently deployed with more than 30 Air Force medics to Bolivia to participate in a two-week long Medical Readiness Training Exercise called Operation MEDRETE. In attendance were Lt. Col. David Emery, Technical Sgts J. Carlos Hernandez, Philip Barker and Rosa Puente, Staff Sgt. Daniel Carrero
0 8/18
2007
A runway is blown up in preparation for a war-task training exercise, Team members participated in Silver Flag, held at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. About 40 members from the 163rd RW Civil Engineering Squadron deployed July 14-20 working alongside Air Force active-duty and Reserve.  (U.S. Air Force photo) 163rd RW Civil Engineers Deploy to Silver Flag
Approximately 40 Wing Civil Engineers deployed July 14-20 in support of Silver Flag, a war-task training exercise held at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Air Force active-duty, National Guard and Reserve worked side by side during the five and one-half day training event/exercise to erect a city from scratch to include mortuary affairs, a fixed
0 8/17
2007
Senior Airmen Raul Quinonez is greeted by his 10-year-old goddaughter Berenice Mejia at the Los Angeles Airport Sat., August 11. Airmen Quinonez was on of six team members from the 452nd Security Forces Squadron at March Air Reserve Base to return from a six month deployment to Kirkuk, Iraq.                               March's security forces all come home
After a six month and 15,000-plus mile journey, one short escalator ride was all that stood between them and home. On the floor below, family members, friends and co-workers anxiously crowded the small passage area at the Los Angeles International Airport in Calif., waiting for the first glimpse of the returning veterans. Shortly after 1 p.m. on
0 8/16
2007
Brig. Gen. James Melin, the 452nd Air Mobility Wing commander at March Air Reserve Base, shows his new Airman Battle Uniform to troops during the A Unit Training Assembly Aug. 12. According to the general, troops at March should expect to get their uniforms issued around spring time of 2008. He also noted that though uniforms will be available for purchase starting in October, enlisted members who choose to purchase them before the actual issue will not be reinbursed.            ABU wear policy effective immediately
Air Force officials at the Pentagon released the wear policy for the new Airman Battle Uniform. The policy comes in time to help many of the Airmen deploying to the AOR, as these Airmen will be among the first to get the ABU. Further ABU distribution plans will be based on production capability. The new policy addresses uniform care, uniform wear,
0 8/15
2007
On May 3 & 4, 2008 in conjunction with March Air Reserve Base's 90th Anniversary, United States Air Force's 60th Anniversary and Air Force Reserve Command's 60th Anniversary, the base has scheduled, what is expected to be, its largest air show. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the U.S. Army Golden Knights will be the highlight of the show.  For more information on the air show, visit:  http://www.marchfieldairfest.com/index.html 
Thunderbirds to highlight March Air Reserve Base 2008 Air Show

0 8/13
2007
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Company Grade Officer's Council The CGOC will be meeting Saturday of both UTA's in Bldg 441, MEO/EEO conference room, from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. This month Maj. James Bullard, 452nd Air Mobility Wing Executive Officer, will give a short brief on the Reserve Officers Association followed by a general meeting to discuss community service projects,
0 8/09
2007
As the sun sank Monday evening the sounds of trombonist Master Sgt. Benjamin Patterson and the Air Force's Airmen of Note could be heard drifting across the horizon. Over 100 people from March Air Reserve Base and the around the community, including Brig. Gen. James Melin, 452nd Air Mobility Wing commander, gathered on the lawn of the March Field Air Museum in Moreno Valley, Calif., for the sunset performance. The opening song, "No I don't fly planes," composed by one of the bands members, started off the evenings show with a little humor and a lot of talent. Airmen of Note, the Air Force's premier jazz ensemble which began in the '70s, came to the museum to put on a free concert as part of the Air Force's 60th Anniversary. The previous day they had preformed at nearby Disneyland. Some of the many songs included "Search for peace," which incorporated a trombone solo by Sergeant Patterson and "I love being here," sung by the band's vocalist Tech. Sgt. Paige Martin.                              Museum hosts Airmen of Note

0 8/08
2007
Staff Sgt. Angie Beckstead refuels a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., June 12, 2007.  Coalition C-17s and C-130s provide airlift throughout the area of responsibility.  The aircraft moved 1,556 people and over 400 tons of supplies July 17.   Sergeant Beckstead is a crew chief from the 452nd Maintenance Squadron.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Rick Sforza) 
Maintainers keep fleet flying

0 8/02
2007
Tech Sgt. David Domagalski and Senior Airman David Reed, 752nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, pull a tarp over a KC-135 Stratotanker engine at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., during Patriot Hook 2007. Patriot Hook is a five-day training exercise taking place at three California airfields -- March ARB, North Island and San Clemente Island -- in which military branches come together to practice operational capabilities in a deployed setting.
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Araiza Patriot Hook's a joint success
Patriot Hook, a large-scale air mobility and contingency response exercise, took place in mid July for five days. An exercise that tests the viability of coordinated security, disaster and medical response operations, it involved more than 300 people who moved approximately one and one-half million pounds of cargo from three separate operating
0 8/02
2007
March Air Reserve Base hosted a film crew shooting a national public service announcement for Air Force Reserve Command July 20 and 21.  The filming began at the Riverside Airport where Lt. Col. David Rand and Maj. Tom Stottman piloted a C-17 Globemaster III from the 729th Airlift Squadron.  Saturday morning the shoot continued as the 452nd Civil Engineering Squadron simulated a flight line repair.  Senior Airman Neal Duenas and Staff Sgt. Louie Morales, both from the 56th Aerial Port Squadron, were chosen by their unit for the individual interview portion of the filming.  Afterwards, the 56th APS was shot loading a C-17.  The filming ended Saturday afternoon with a mock homecoming scene featuring military members from March Field along with their family members.
U.S. Air Force photos by: 4th Combat Camera March stars in AFRC commercial

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