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March AFB
Riverside County, California


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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of March AFB is approximately 5,523 (1990).
The approximate number of families is 1,175 (1990).
The amount of land area in March AFB is 15.674 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from March AFB to Washington DC is 2373 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 401 miles. (as the crow flies)
March AFB is positioned 33.89 degrees north of the equator and 117.26 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in the Riverside area of Southern California, around 50 miles from Los Angeles.
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History & History Related Items

March Air Force Base became March Air Reserve Base on 23 March 1996.

The original deed was drafted in 1918 by the Riverside California Chamber of Commerce naming the present site as Alessandro Aviation Field. The realignment began when the announcement of the Air Force Base closure came in 1993. March was the oldest Air Force base on the West Coast. They began flying operations in 1918 and was a major training base during both World War I and II. Though its time as an active Air Force Base has ended, many of the base facilities have remained open to serve the over 60,000 military retirees in the area.
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The March Field Air Museum
P.O. Box 6463
March ARB, CA 92518
Phone (951) 697-6602
Fax: (951) 697-6605
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March AFB City Government

March Air Reserve Base
Phone: 951-655-1110

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