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  • This month in March history

    On April 24, 1943, two companies of Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, or WAAC, arrived at March Field. The new members of Team March occupied five barracks and operated their own mess hall, orderly room, and supply room--making them self-sufficient. March Field had employed women prior to the arrival of the WAACs, but they had served mostly as nurses
  • Outreach program helps expand March SAPR footprint

    In October 2015, the Air Force released a five-year Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) strategy to help guide the Air Force in developing a strong prevention model while continually improving sexual assault response capabilities. Those eligible to use Air Force SAPR support services include active duty, Reserve and National Guard members
  • It Just Might Make Sense to Be Optimistic! - Chaplains Corner

    Is your glass half full or half empty? If you look closely, you may be surprised at what you find. In his book, The Savior Generals , Victor Davis Hanson profiles several military figures throughout history whose leadership was absolutely critical in turning around key battles that were all but lost when they arrived on the scene. One of those was
  • Month of the Military Child: Saluting Our Military Children

    The Month of April offers us a special opportunity to acknowledge and honor the service of our littlest heroes, our military children.  Established by Caspar Weinberger, the Month of the Military Child recognizes the important role military children play in our communities.There are approximately 1.9 million military children, ranging in ages from
  • 163rd Attack Wing leads 2017 Los Angeles Marathon

    Linked together arm and arm, more than 20 members, friends and family members represented the 163d Attack Wing at the starting line and in front of the Los Angeles Marathon’s general field of nearly 20,000 runners March 19 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Leading the marathon as a human chain is annual tradition for the 163d, and the team is
  • Spring Cleaning - Chaplains Corner

    It’s that time of the year again.  You’ve let things accumulate and pile up around the house.  The garage has become a storage area and you have to park your car in the driveway.  Everything is piling up and you’ve got to do something about it.  So, you get started on your spring cleaning mission.  There’s the throw away pile, the donate pile and
  • March Field: 99 years and counting…

    On March 1, 1918, Alessandro Aviation Field officially opened for business. Aviation cadet Harold Compere became the first cadet to land at the new Army encampment on the Alessandro Plain. Compere had flown from Rockwell Field, San Diego. On March 11, Captain William J. Carruthers reported for duty at the Alessandro Aviation Field. Carruthers
  • Luncheon caps off Women’s History Month

    The 452nd Force Support Squadron’s Airman and Family Readiness Center here capped off Women’s History Month by hosting a base luncheon at the Hap Arnold Club, March 29, 2017. There was a record number of 71 attendees to celebrate challenges overcome and contributions made by military women past and present. One of those former military members, and
  • March Airman is a competitive bodybuilder

    For Staff Sgt. William Long, a 452nd Security Forces Squadron installation patrolman, his passion for working out started in college as a way to get into better shape and look good for the girls.“I worked out in high school, but I really started weight training at West Virginia University,” said Long. “I had no clue what I was doing. Some guys from
  • Practice makes performance: MLG Marines train for large scale deployment

    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - What would it be like if more than 7,000 United States Marines, Sailors, and their equipment had to deploy across the ocean all at the same time? How would they do it? Strategic Mobility Exercise (STRATMOBEX) is a training exercise conducted by the 1st Marine Logistics Group in order to maintain readiness and sharpen skills
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