New March web site open for comments

Staff Sgt. Ygnacio Garcia, 452nd AMW Public Affairs information manager, views the March Air Reserve Base web site during the ‘A’ Unit Training Assembly July 12. (U.S. Air Force photo by Megan Just)

Staff Sgt. Ygnacio Garcia, 452nd AMW Public Affairs information manager, views the March Air Reserve Base web site during the ‘A’ Unit Training Assembly July 12. (U.S. Air Force photo by Megan Just)

MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE, CALIF. -- March news became interactive when Major Don Traud, 452nd AMW Public Affairs Director, uploaded content to a new March web site on July 9. The new web site features media-sharing upgrades and social networking capabilities. 

Beacon stories are posted on the web site after printing and, now, March web site users can leave comments online, as well as share stories through social networking tools like Facebook, Twitter, Digg, and various blogging platforms. Photos and videos can be e-mailed or they can be downloaded in high-resolution. 

The March web site is part of the Air Force Public Web, a consolidated network of individual Air Force sites that operate cooperatively. The design of the new web site matches the Air Force Link, the U.S. Air Force's official web site and the March web site has live news feeds from the Air Force Reserve Command and links to seven other Department of Defense new sources. 

The web site is a one-stop source for valuable March information such as phone numbers, fact sheets, Reserve resources, and frequently-asked questions. 

"Research shows traditional communication is shifting and the Web is a primary source for information," said Maj. Traud. 

"New media allows our information to spread far greater than initially intended and these tools provide instantaneous communications with vast audiences," he said.