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‘Retired Air Force Reservist finds inspiration through loss’ addendum

Posted May 24, 2015 by by Megan Crusher

Angela Alexander was a member of the 56th Aerial Port Squadron, March Air Reserve Base and on annual tour in Japan when she was notified that her family had been in a severe car crash. She was told her husband, Suri and two daughters, Angela and Angelina were injured, yet okay, but her two young…

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News Briefs 05/22/2015

Posted May 22, 2015 by

RIVERSIDE NATIONAL CEMETERY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EVENTS American Flag Placement – Saturday, May 23, 8 a.m. Several thousand Southern Californians will converge on Riverside National Cemetery with the goal of placing an American Flag on each of the nearly 180,000 gravesites. To volunteer, be at RNC at 8 a.m. tomorrow. The Roll Call Project –…

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NCO speaks on career, education

Posted May 22, 2015 by

Courtesy photo Tech. Sgt. Freemont Dea, 452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., speaks to students at Liberty Elementary School, Riverside, as part of the school’s career day, Friday, June 15, 2015. Liberty is a No Excuses University school, which operates under the philosophy that all students can attain their dream of attending…

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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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