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  • Reserve Citizen Airmen: living locally, serving globally

    Abrupt hums of military aircraft overhead can turn heads toward the sky and silence any conversation occurring in the cities surrounding March Air Reserve Base, California. Some might say that those ‘sounds of freedom’ are a daily reminder that the community’s local Air Force Reserve is still working tirelessly day and night, living locally,
  • Looking back on historic March Chapel wedding with “Pride”

    Marvin Tucker, Emergency Manager, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, said he was initially uneasy seven years ago when then Maj. Tina Tsui, 452nd Force Support Squadron commander and a friend of his for about six years, suggested that he get married on base. The law had changed, but could he trust it? “We had a couple of conversations about it and I
  • 452nd Communications Squadron works non-stop, keeps operations running

    From mid-January 2020, when evacuees from Wuhan, China, arrived at March Air Reserve Base to begin their quarantine, the 452nd Communications Squadron’s Communications Focal Point  (CFP) department accepted the challenge to provide Information Technology support to the Crisis Action Team and the base populace around-the clock.“During that time, we
  • March Air Reserve Base commander participates in Operation American Resolve

    Brig. Gen. Melissa Coburn, commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, has a special place in her heart for healthcare workers because her sister, Tiffany, works as a physician’s assistant at Winchester Medical Center in West Virginia, and her husband, Ryan, is a registered nurse. So, when the call came out to honor those and other frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19, Coburn didn’t hesitate to volunteer the wing to fly over the Inland Empire and show our appreciation for their tireless efforts during this challenging time.
  • Joint Base Charleston delivers Russia bound ventilators

    A Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina C-17 Globemaster III, today, picked up 50 USAID-provided ventilators at March Air Reserve Base, Calif. and delivered them to Dover Air Force Base, Maryland. The mission is the first leg of a USAID mission to deliver 200 ventilators this month to Moscow.
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment/USO sew masks for Team March

    This week the 452nd Operations Support Squadron’s Aircrew Flight Equipment team and the USO answered the call to make masks for the base populace in support of COVID-19 local and Defense Department directives requiring face coverings to be worn on all federal installations when the six-foot social distancing rule cannot be followed.
  • Mobility Airmen transport medics, supplies to aid in fight against COVID-19

    U.S. Air Force Reserve mobility Airmen from California answered an urgent request April 5, deploying medical personnel to the state of New York to help combat COVID-19.
  • President signs Executive Order calling up Air Force Reserve medics, other specialties

    On March 27, the President signed an Executive Order authorizing mobilization of the Reserve Component in response to COVID-19 operations.  For the Air Force Reserve, personnel already serving in the Selected Reserve and Participating Individual Ready Reserve, as well as those assigned to the Individual Ready Reserve, may be asked to volunteer to activate in support of COVID-19 response.  If taskings exceed the volunteer pool, mobilization of the IRR to active status is now authorized to ensure mission accomplishment. 
  • Team March launches Key Spouse communication network

    Not new to March Air Reserve Base, the Air Force Key Spouse program is designed to provide personal/family resiliency and enhance the Air Force community as part of the military life cycle, but the methods of the program’s communication here were minimal at best. That’s when retired Senior Master Sgt. Dawn Perez stepped in and established a private
  • Air Force Reserve supports repatriation efforts at March Air Reserve Base

    A chartered aircraft carrying 210 U.S. citizen evacuees from Wuhan, China, arrived today at March Air Reserve Base, California, after refueling in Anchorage, Alaska, where passengers received two medical screenings by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.