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March Joint ARB, CA

March Joint ARB, CA 92518  |  Base Operator: (951) 655-5350

March Joint ARB: Overview

March Joint Air Reserve Base (ARB) is considered home to a number of military units, including the Air Force Reserve Command’s 4th Air Force (4AF), the 452d Air mobility Wing (452 AMW), the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and the California Air National Guard.  The Air Force Reserve Command supports the Air Mobility Command, the Air Combat Command and the Pacific Air Forces.  The 452d Air Mobility Wing is the biggest air mobility wing of the 4th Air Force. 

March ARB originally was named Alessandro Flying Training Field at the time of its inception in February of 1918.  It was later renamed March Field honoring 2nd Lieutenant Peyton C. March, Jr. who was killed only fifteen days after his commission in a Texas air crash and, at that time, was the son of the Army Chief of Staff Peyton C. March.  March ARB is one of the oldest airfields in the United States military and was the Strategic Air Command base during the Cold War for approximately fifty years.

March Joint ARB: Education

While serving at March Joint ARB, you should strongly consider earning your degree from an online school. Online schools are the right choice for you, since you need to remain mobile. You can attend class and complete coursework when you are able, no matter where you are. You may want to request information from a number of these schools. Start by clicking the "Find A School" button below:

March Joint ARB: Location

Located in Riverside County, California, March is situated between Riverside and Moreno Valley and other communities in the area include Rubidoux, CA, Pedley, CA, Glen Avon, CA, Grand Terrace, CA, Mira Loma, CA, Bloomington, CA, Norco, CA, Colton, CA, Fontana, CA, Loma Linda, CA, Rialto, CA, Corona, CA, San Bernardino, CA, Redlands, CA, Perris, CA, Yucaipa, CA, Highland, CA and Beaumont, CA.

March Joint ARB: Interesting Facts

  • A radio producer by the name of Albert Capstaff had a brother that was stationed at March and he asked Bob Hope to do his show on location there. Bob Hope agreed and his first USO show was held at March on May 6, 1941.
  • On January 11, 1942, Jack Benny initiated his radio program from March Field.
  • March has an extremely active, extensive and interesting record.
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