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Default Air Force Logo Growing up with maintainers
Being a Quality Assurance evaluator was going to be a difficult job. I would be working with the squadron’s best maintainers, who specialize in aircraft knowledge, technical orders, and inspections. Although I had a long way to go as a maintenance officer, my group commander, a grumpy but effective leader, decided to give me a chance. Prior to
0 8/18
2017
Default Air Force Logo Celebrating Air Force heritage: The “Great Centennial” squadrons
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- This calendar year has marked many great anniversaries, including the 75th anniversary of Air Training Command and the 70th anniversary of the Air Force. August marks the 110th anniversary of the Aeronautical Division of the Sign Corps—an unbroken line of Airmen began with its creation on Aug. 1,
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Post Attack Reconnaissance vital to base recovery
As we continue on our quest to resurrect our war time skills, one of the duties vital to a successful base recovery is Post Attack Reconnaissance (PAR).  This event involves critical tasks to be accomplished once the attack is over, and it is now time to recover the base, ensure personnel protection and get ready to fly aircraft. To this end, we
0 8/11
2017
Default Air Force Logo What would you do?
Recently I shared at a couple of commander’s calls about an experience that I had.  It was one of the “I can’t believe this happened” moments followed by some interesting occurrences that caused me to pause and ask “what would you do in this situation?”My wife and I purchased an older home last year and then started some major renovation projects. 
0 8/11
2017
Default Air Force Logo A flood can change a life in a flash
It may seem odd to discuss floods in the middle of the summer, but the reality is every year people die in flash floods. It is considered a silent killer because the events are sporadic and usually do not involve large numbers of people. Last evening, while watching the news, I saw the aftermath of a flood in Arizona which claimed the lives of 9
0 8/04
2017
Default Air Force Logo Burger takes reigns of 452nd AMW
The 452nd Air Mobility Wing held their formal Change of Command ceremony at the Cultural Resource Center at March Air Reserve Base on July 29, 2017.In front of more than 100 attendees that included Air Force and local civic leaders, Team March members, family and friends, Maj. Gen. Randall A. Ogden, Commander of the 4th Air Force, Air Force Reserve
0 8/04
2017
Default Air Force Logo You can't handle the heat
We are mid-summer and enduring some record setting temperatures. While we know the heat will be a factor this time of year, we are never really prepared to deal with all the issues that the triple digit temperatures bring to us. Life still goes regardless of the weather, but for many with severe consequences.  If you have a job which requires you
0 7/28
2017
March Air Reserve Base Airman & Family Readiness Center hosts a local food bank giveaway for Team March members, veterans and their families. AFRC spouses from across the command witness the event and participate in the giveaway. Food bank benefits military members, veterans, families
MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE, Calif. – Forty military spouses representing all three numbered Air Forces in Air Force Reserve Command were at March Air Reserve Base, California, July 20, 2017, as part of a wing commander’s and command chief’s conference. The spouses participated in a food giveaway through the March Airman and Family Readiness Center
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Wildfire season awareness
We are already in the middle of summer, and, in typical California fashion, several major fires have rocked the local area. While wildfires are a way of life in the southwest, many unique conditions combine to make this year especially tenuous. We had an abundance of rain this past winter which has led to some dense vegetation growth. And now that
0 7/21
2017
Default Air Force Logo Laser pointers create hazard to pilots, aircraft
Do you remember laughing at your cat as it jumped up the wall enamored by the possibility of catching the little green dot as it danced across the wall? Laser pointers can be an entertaining pet toy and a useful device, but they also pose a significant risk when not handled safely. Laser pointers can cause eye damage, and if pointed at an aircraft
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2017
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