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Collins couple joins KISS’ Gene Simmons to sing national anthem

Posted May 22, 2015 by

Courtesy photo Staff Sgt. Jeff Collins (right), 4th Combat Camera Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, his wife Jennifer, a former squadron member, as well as Capt. Bobby Doyle, Los Angeles Air Force Base, perform the national anthem with KISS front-man, Gene Simmons, at the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation’s second annual dinner gala Saturday, May…

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Robert Sekula, man of many hats

Posted May 22, 2015 by by George A. Smith

AFN photo/Charlie Gill Robert Sekula, a broadcast journalist/producer working at the American Forces Network Broadcast Center, one of March Air Reserve Base’s mission partners, wears many hats. Robert Sekula’s ever-present hat is as much a part of him as a toe or finger, but his top cover doesn’t do him justice. He should be wearing…

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News Briefs 05/15/2015

Posted May 15, 2015 by

BEACON CORRECTION The photo identification/dates for Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka, June 24, 1946-Jan. 28, 1986 and Congressman Daniel K. Inouye, Sep. 7, 1924-Dec. 17, 2012 were incorrect in last week’s issue. We apologize for the error. IRWINDALE SPEEDWAY HONORS ARMED FORCES Irwindale Speedway’s Armed Forces Appreciation Night is May 16th in honor of all active…

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March defenders are best in Air Force

Posted May 15, 2015 by by Linda Welz

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Mitterholzer Staff Sgt Alfonso Gutierrez, installation patrolman, 452nd Security Forces Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, checks an ID card at the March main gate May 13, 2015. Gutierrez’s squadron was named the best SFS in the command for 2014 and has stepped up security since last week due to…

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News Briefs 05/08/2015

Posted May 8, 2015 by

IRWINDALE SPEEDWAY HONORS ARMED FORCES Irwindale Speedway’s Armed Forces Appreciation Night is May 16th in honor of all active and retired military and their family members. Grand Marshal is WWII vet Carl Harstine, an expert marksman and rifleman in the U.S. Marines, on his 90th birthday year. Military/military retirees enter free with ID. March military…

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Treasure uncovered near March Air Reserve Base

Posted May 8, 2015 by by George A. Smith

Courtesy photo Defense Visual Information Record Center archivist Pedro Loureiro, sifts through mounds of submitted materials in his office at the Defense Media Activity-Riverside, California, adjacent to March Air Reserve Base. Loureiro, who holds a PhD and is a former college professor, is on a quest to find and preserve military history. RIVERSIDE, Calif. –…

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March firefighters support local communities

Posted May 8, 2015 by by Senior Airman Cynthia Innocenti

U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Cynthia Innocenti Engineer Jeremy Gerrish (left) and Fire Capt. Frank Hanson, March Air Reserve Base Fire Protection Flight, were part of a strike team (five engines and one fire chief officer) sent to Corona, California, April 19, 2015, to assist with the Highway Fire, a wildfire that had the…

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922nd Civil Engineer Flight, small unit, worldwide impact

Posted April 24, 2015 by by Capt Jason Saberin, 922nd Civil Engineer Flight

The 922nd Civil Engineer Squadron’s Staff Augmentation Team (S-Team) continues to proudly represent March Air Reserve Base with worldwide engineering successes. As one of three Air Force Reserve S-Teams, the 922nd provides staff augmentation to combatant commands in the form of engineering management, planning and Command and Control (C2) services. The 922 CEF is a…

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News Briefs 04/17/2015

Posted April 17, 2015 by

CONSTRUCTION AT CACTUS AVE AND RIVERSIDE DR The City of Moreno Valley has removed the “No Right Turn” sign at Cactus/Riverside (east bound) and will see how it goes. They warned that during construction, the turn radius is not enough for tractor trailer/delivery trucks and it will be a problem for those vehicles. Please have…

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Retired reservist finds inspiration through loss

Posted April 17, 2015 by by Megan Crusher

(Final in a three-part series chronicling Angela Alexander’s incredible story which led to a book, a ministry and now, a documentary.) Following the untimely death of her two sons in a car crash, Angela Alexander, a retired Air Force Reservist, faced the challenge of sharing her story with the world. She knew God wanted her…

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