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News Briefs 04/29/2016

Posted April 29, 2016 by

BEACON CHANGES PUBLISHERS The Beacon staff would like to thank Aerotech News and Review for their many years of publishing. This is the last issue they will produce. Look for a few changes in format for our next Beacon, which will be published by Golding Publications. CHIEF INDUCTION CEREMONY The March Field Chiefs Group cordially…

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Team March Push-up challenge brings awareness to Veteran suicides

Posted April 29, 2016 by by Linda Welz

More than 75 Team March members gathered near the main gate Friday morning, April 22, with a common goal – to bring awareness to the high rate of Veteran suicides by performing some push-ups. The event was dedicated to Elias Reyes Jr., brother of Master Sgt. Mario Reyes-Jauregui, 452nd Security Forces Squadron, who led the…

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Don’t Give Up on Your Dreams!

Posted April 29, 2016 by by Chaplain (Capt.) Tim Jacobs

Several weeks ago during spring break our family loaded up the SUV and took off from Arizona to make the great American pilgrimage to Disneyland. While it was packed with people from all corners of the globe, everyone seemed to share a common sense of wonder at this magical place that, as Walt Disney said,…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Donald R. Allen/Released)
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March AirFest 2016 brings the thunder

Posted April 22, 2016 by by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Billy Ho

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (NNS) – On April 16-17 in Riverside, Calif., the smoke bellowed from the engines and aircraft roared over the March Air Reserve Base (ARB), marking the start of March Field Airfest 2016 “Thunder over the Empire”. March ARB hosted the event to showcase the base capabilities, the Air Force Reserve, all the branches…

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News Briefs 04/22/2016

Posted April 22, 2016 by

CHIEF INDUCTION CEREMONY The March Field Chiefs Group cordially invites all March to attend the Chief Induction Ceremony Saturday May 21, 2016 at 5:30 pm in the Hap Arnold Club Ballroom. Attire for the event is Mess dress for military and business attire for civilians. R.S.V.P. by May 6, 2016. Call 951-655-3520. COMMISSARY CASE LOT…

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U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kevin Mitterholzer
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Lykins assumes command of 452nd CS

Posted April 22, 2016 by by Kevin Mitterholzer

Lieutenant Colonel Rodney D. Lykins assumed command of the 452nd Communications Squadron at the Cultural Resource Center, here at March Air Reserve Base, April 2. Colonel Arthur J. Rodi, 452nd Mission Support Group commander, presided over the assumption of command ceremony. “It’s not about you, it’s about the men and women that you’re going to…

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Welcome to 2016 March Field AirFest: Thunder Over the Empire

Posted April 15, 2016 by

On behalf of the more than 9,500 Reserve, National Guard and Active Duty Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Department of Homeland Security men and women of March Air Reserve Base, welcome to AirFest 2016. We are very excited, because it’s been four years since our last show, and this year’s air show is…

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Members of the Patriots Jet Aerial Demonstration Team execute a high-speed pass in their L-39 Albatros aircraft, during Air Fest 2012 at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., May 19, 2012. The air fest features military and civilian aerial and ground demonstrations during a two-day air show.
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U. S. Air Force Thunderbirds

Posted April 15, 2016 by

On May 25, 1953, the Air Force’s official air demonstration team, designated the 3600th Air Demonstration Unit, was activated at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The unit adopted the name “Thunderbirds,” influence in part by the strong Native American culture and folklore from the southwestern United States. Seven officers and 22 enlisted were selected for…

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C-53 “D-DAY DOLL” & THE ROUND CANOPY PARACHUTE TEAM USA

Posted April 15, 2016 by

The C-53 was received by the Inland Empire Wing of the Commemorative Air Force in 2001. The twin-engine Second World War Skytrooper, which they dubbed “D-day Doll” completed a nearly year-long engine overhaul in 2015. Built by Douglas in 1943, it played a crucial role at Normandy. The plane took part in three D-day, personnel…

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THE RED EAGLES FORMATION TEAM

Posted April 15, 2016 by

The Red Eagles fly the Russian-designed YAK-52 aircraft, the basic trainer for Soviet forces. It is rugged, reliable and relatively straightforward to operate. Powered by a 360 HP 9-cylinder radial engine (the Vendeneyev M-14P), the fuel consumption is relatively modest (12.5 – 19 gallons per hour). This rugged performer is stressed to +7 to -5…

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