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Annual 5K run honors, remembers sacrifices

Posted September 18, 2015 by Story and photo by Senior Airman Kevin Mitterholzer

Team March members and families participated in the annual 1st Sergeant’s 5K Remembrance Run here Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. Each year the March Fitness Center joins the 1st Sergeant’s Council to sponsor the event to raise money for the Airman’s Relief Fund. “It’s an excellent fundraiser for an excellent purpose,” said Master Sgt. Kyle Truelsen,…

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Fourth Combat Camera Squadron inactivates after 19 years of worldwide documentation

Posted July 17, 2015 by by Staff Sgt. Tiffany Lindeman

There are numerous definitions of family. There are biological families, adopted families, friends who grow to be family. There are work families and military families, and then there is March Field’s 4th Combat Camera family. As the squadron closed its doors during the flightline, inactivation ceremony Saturday, July 11, 2015, Maj. Hamilton B. Underwood, commander…

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“A Brush with Kindness”

Posted May 29, 2015 by

U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Julie Avey Tech Sgt. Nick Hulsey, 163rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, California Air National Guard, March Air Reserve Base, volunteers with other 163rd Reconnaissance Wing members the first weekend of spring to give back to his community. The Airmen helped paint a mobile home with Habitat for Humanity Riverside’s A…

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Film crew shoots C-17

Posted March 20, 2015 by

(U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Perry Covington) A Red Rock Films production team was on base this week capturing footage for a  series called “Air Warriors,” where each episode features a different  airframe. While at March, the team shot images of the C-17 Globemaster III and its crews performing various mission sets. The C-17 episode is…

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News Briefs 12/18/2015

Posted December 18, 2015 by

FINAL 2015 BEACON This is the final Beacon issue for 2015. The next one will be a 2015 year-in-review and will hit the stands on Jan 8, 2016. The Beacon staff thanks you for all the input provided this year and wish you all safe and happy holidays! We look forward to your stories in…

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August 2015: The year in review

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U.S. Air Force photo/Megan Crusher U.S. Army vehicles are staged on the March Field tarmac Aug. 5, 2015, in preparation for transportation to Fort Irwin, California, via airlift as part of Joint Operations Access Exercise (JOAX) 2015, Operation DRAGON SPEAR. March Field personnel provided its Army brethren a staging location for aircraft, vehicles and personnel…

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Civilian bosses attend appreciation flight

Posted March 11, 2016 by by Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan

Team March hosted approximately 40 civilian employers during the 452nd Air Mobility Wing Employer Appreciation Day here Saturday. The event provides an opportunity to thank civilian employers for supporting their citizen airmen, reservists and guardsmen, while also educating employers on the significant role March Air Reserve Base provides in support of national defense. Additionally, employers…

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In the ‘spirit’ of Halloween

Posted October 13, 2015 by by Linda Welz

‘Twas All Hallows Eve and throughout March Field the spirits were restless, not wanting to yield. This was their night, the one time each year that they could come out to wreak havoc and fear. Creeping through rooms at the Hap Arnold Club, you can feel their energy. The place is their hub. The finance…

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Team March maintainers refurbish KC-135 Stratotanker in record time

Posted August 28, 2015 by by Staff Sgt. Tiffany M. Lindemann

March aircraft maintainers recently completed a full interior refurbishment on a KC-135 Stratotanker ahead of schedule, an accomplishment that was not an easy task, said Master Sgt. Brad A. Rosario, the Aircraft Structural Maintenance Refurbishment Supervisor from the 452nd Maintenance Squadron. While March has accomplished several tanker refurbishments since 2011, this one is particularly memorable…

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Looking for Glitter in the Dirt

Posted July 2, 2015 by by Charlie Gill

Can a hobby make you rich? Maybe. Mark Payne is an engineer at the American Forces Network (AFN) Broadcast Center at March Air Reserve Base. Among other things he makes sure the Television Operations center runs smoothly.  It is here the network is monitored and overseas American military community viewers call in to set up…

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