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  • Hap Arnold Club entertains Team March

    MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE, Calif.-  It was a packed house at the Hap Arnold Club as crowds gathered to witness one of most anticipated fights in combat sports history: Mayweather vs. McGregor.The crowd was mixed in their rooting sections, some cheering for the favorite Mayweather while others were hoping for an upset by the underdog McGregor.“I am
  • Firefighters are FULLY Involved

    Do Your Job; Treat People Right; Give All-out Effort; Have an All-in Attitude. These, tenets represent the FULLY Involved (BIG4) leadership training program created by Mark vonAppen, a Palo Alto, California, fire captain, who conducted a training class here Friday, August 18, for the March Field Fire Emergency Services, 452nd Emergency Management,
  • "Fit to Fight" a must in wearing the chemical defense ensemble

       One of the critical skills emphasized in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) skills training is the proper wear of the chemical ensemble, the technical name being the Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology (JSLIST). However, there will be personnel tasked to participate in the upcoming ATSO exercise
  • Dental Flight provides diagnostic and radiographic services to March Airmen

    The primary mission of the 452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron (AMDS) Dental Flight is here to maintain your deployment readiness. We offer a full suite of diagnostic and radiographic services as part of your overall fitness evaluation. All these contribute to the overall Department of Defense goal- to keep each of the services at a 95 percent dental
  • Be in the know on UXO’s

    Identifying a UXO is a critical responsibility in a wartime environment. First, let's describe what a UXO is. Basically, it defined as unexploded explosive ordnance. This explosive ordnance which has been primed, fused, armed or otherwise prepared for action, and which has been fired, dropped, launched, projected, or placed in such a manner as to
  • 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
  • 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,
  • 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
  • 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. 
  • 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
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