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Operation Desert Storm – 25 years ago

Posted January 15, 2016 by By Secretary of the Air Force Office of Public Affairs

Twenty-five years ago coalition aircraft led the largest air campaign since the conflict in Southeast Asia on 16 January 1991 following Congressional concurrence with UN efforts to enforce a resolution that demanded Iraq’s withdrawal from Kuwait. The attacks drove Saddam Hussein and his leadership underground, heavily damaging critical military support networks such as command and…

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BILL BRAAK SMOKE ‘N’ THUNDER JETCAR RACES MICHAEL WISKUS LUCAS OIL PITTS

Posted April 15, 2016 by

One of the most riveting events at an air show is the moment Smoke-N-Thunder JetCar takes on a plane in a race to the finish line. Who is the fastest, by land or air? Accelerating from zero to almost 400 mph in just nine seconds, Smoke-n-Thunder JetCar is the fastest JetCar in the air show…

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Key Spouse program trains to connect, communicate

Posted October 30, 2015 by by Linda Welz

The U.S. Air Force Key Spouse program operates under the USAF Services and is thriving at March Air Reserve Base, under the leadership of Valerie Fioretta, 452nd Air Mobility Wing Airman and Family Readiness director, and Analiza Sell, a Key Spouse Mentor for the base. Fioretta and Sell conduct regular initial and refresher training for…

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452nd Communications Squadron is tip of Joint C4ISR spear

Posted August 7, 2015 by by Chief Master Sgt. Stephen Rouille

The 452nd Communications Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, was key to Vital Connect 2015, a USNORTHCOM-sponsored exercise led by the Colorado Army National Guard designed to test the interoperability of federal, state, county and city Mobile Emergency Communication plans and platforms. Secure, high bandwidth, and redundant communications are vital to the Command, Control, Computers and…

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163rd Reconnaissance Wing’s 2013 wildfire efforts honored

Posted June 19, 2015 by by Staff Sgt. Tiffany Lindemann

The Air National Guard’s 163rd Reconnaissance Wing, March Air Reserve Base, was honored by the Flight Test Historical Foundation (FTHF) at the foundation’s 5th annual Excellence in Aviation Awards banquet June 13, in Los Angeles. The 163 RW made history when its members remotely piloted the MQ-1 Predator to provide civil support for CAL FIRE…

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Induction ceremony recognizes NCO/SNCO accomplishments

Posted April 17, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell McMillan Airmen being inducted into the NCO and SNCO ranks sit in the Cultural Resource Center April 11, 2015, during the induction ceremony. The ceremony recognizes and applauds the accomplishments of those March Airmen who were promoted to those ranks within the last two years.

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Team March honors fallen Airman

Posted February 13, 2015 by by Staff Sgt Tiffany Lindemann

Airman Lionel Hendrick wanted to follow in his dad’s footsteps. His father, Clarence, retired from the 452nd Air Mobility Wing as an Air Force master sergeant after 25 years of service. Hendrick planned on doing the same, said Senior Master Sergeant Lali Gomez, first sergeant from the Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at March ARB, California. Hendrick’s…

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March 2014: The year in review

Posted January 9, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Rosa L. Bell Volunteers of the 452nd Air Mobility Wing helped to celebrate the National Education Association’s Read Across America day at local area schools within the Riverside Unified School District on Feb 28 and March 3. This nationwide observance coincides with the birthday of famed children’s book author, Dr. Seuss….

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Happy Valentine’s wishes, Team March

Posted February 12, 2016 by

Staff Sgt. David Skannal – David, this will be our first Valentine’s Day together and I know we will have an awesome day celebrating our love for one another as a newly engaged couple. I feel truly blessed for the close relationship we have built, filled with love, respect, and trust. I can’t wait to…

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VICKY BENZING AEROSPORTS & HER 1940 BOEING STEARMAN

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Vicky Benzing’s 1940 Boeing Stearman was manufactured for use as a military trainer in WWII. In February 1946, after the war ended, it was sold from the War Assets Administration for $770. The plane’s new owner fitted it with a 450HP Pratt & Whitney R985 engine and converted it to a crop duster for spraying…

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