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452nd Air Mobility Wing crew experiences 71st Anniversary of D-Day

Posted June 19, 2015 by by Master Sgt. Megan Crusher

Amid hundreds of children and adults waiving and taking photos through a fence at the small airport, a C-17 Globemaster III aircrew from March Air Reserve Base was welcomed to Cherbourg, France, to fulfill their mission of bringing more than 100 Army paratroopers home after their participation in the 71st D-Day remembrance ceremonies held throughout…

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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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News Briefs 02/13/2015

Posted February 13, 2015 by

MARCH HAS NEW YELLOW RIBBON REP The new 452 AMW Yellow Ribbon Representative is 2nd Lt Shelley Lawrence. She can be reached at shelley.lawrence@us.af.mil or 951-655-4615. The Yellow Ribbon office is now located in Bldg. 2240 in the 452 OSS section. SMSgt Jo Carrillo’s Yellow Ribbon tour has come to a successful close. We wish her…

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February 2014: The year in review

Posted January 9, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo/Megan Crusher From left: Staff Sgt. Brian Huff, 912th Air Refueling Squadron; Staff Sgt. Randy Bowen, 452nd Security Forces Squadron; Tech. Sgt. Roger Messick, 752nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and Tech. Sgt. Michael Reid, 452nd Operations Support Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., watch as Cruz Pedregon Racing maintenance team members, service Pedregon’s…

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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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