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Get to know your first sergeants

Posted October 12, 2012 by by Master Sgt. Randall Hopp

What does a train conductor, a school teacher, a bronze star with valor recipient, an ice cream scooper, a top secret projects administrator and the owner of the best-looking mustache in the Air Force Reserve have in common? Are they contestants on a reality show or characters in a thrilling novel? No — they are…

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912th Refueling Squadron adopts a highway just in time for Earth Day

Posted April 20, 2012 by Story and photos by Megan Crusher

It’s not an uncommon sight to see people in regular clothes with neon vests, hard hats, goggles and work gloves carrying a trash picker-upper in one hand and a plastic bag in the other while removing litter from the side of a highway; some…

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March Minutes | June 28, 2012

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Staff Sergeant Justin R. Wolfe Air Terminal Operations Craftsman, 452 APSF Hometown: Yucca Valley, Calif. 0515 Wake up … make coffee and realize I have no milk so I grab my wife’s vanilla meal replacement shake and realize “this is awesome!” 0556 Wake up my 2-year-old and get her dressed, hair and teeth brushed, and ready for…

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Snapshots | 9/11 Remembrance 5K

Posted September 14, 2012 by

The March Fitness Center, America’s Kids/Adult Run and the First Sergeants Association held its 9/11 Remembrance 5K on the morning of the Military Appreciation Picnic, Sept. 8. Lt. Col. David Enfield, 452 Mission Support Group and daughter, Kaylie completed the America’s Kids/Adult Run and First Sergeants Association race in just over 38 minutes. (U.S. Air…

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Vehicle registration options while assigned to March

Posted October 19, 2012 by by Capt. Matthew Mackey

California law ordinarily requires that a person register their vehicle in California within 20 days, ‘after gainful employment is accepted or residency is established in this state,’ according to California Vehicle Code § 6700. However, C.V.C. § 6701, provides a specific exception for active-duty military members, when the following conditions are met: The out-of-state license…

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Snapshots | Groundbreaking

Posted December 14, 2012 by

From left: Col. Tim McCoy, 452d Mission Support Group commander; David Parkes, president, FLINTCO Construction; Col. Samuel Mahaney, 452d Air Mobility Wing commander; Congressman Ken Calvert, 44th California Congressional District Representative; Richard Stewart, Moreno Valley mayor and David Van Dorpe, deputy district engineer, Los Angeles District, Army Corps of Engineers, break ground for the new…

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News Briefs | February 22, 2013

Posted February 22, 2013 by

PARTICIPATE IN THE 2013 SALUTE TO VETERANS PARADE The 89th annual Salute to Veterans parade will take place Saturday, Apr. 20, beginning at 10 a.m., in downtown Riverside, Calif. The parade staging area will be located in the lower parking lots of Riverside City College and the parade route will be the same as previous…

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Meet Team March First Sergeants

Posted June 7, 2013 by

First sergeants serve as the commander’s representative on councils, boards and selected military events. They are the liaison and spokesperson between the enlisted force of the unit and the commander. First sergeants communicate and advise the commander and staff on matters of health, morale, welfare, training, professional development and utilization of enlisted personnel. Senior Master…

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Snapshots | What We Do

Posted September 27, 2013 by Staff.Sgt. Carrie Peasinger

  Senior Airman Corey Quirke checks his air levels on the Self-contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) as Senior Airman David Adolfo prepares to help Quirke connect his air intake valve. The Airmen were participants in a bi-annual training exercise at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., Sept. 18, 2013, to familiarize and train Airmen in the proper…

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News Briefs December 20, 2013

Posted December 20, 2013 by tomlear

BEACON GOES DARK UNTIL 2014 This is the final Beacon issue of 2013. The next Beacon to be delivered will be a 2013 Year-in-Review and will arrive Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. The Beacon staff wishes you each a blessed holiday season and a safe and happy New Year! COMMAND CHIEF KELLY TO MOVE TO TRAVIS…

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