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January 2015: The year in review

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(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Perry Aston/Released) A March KC-135 Stratotanker refuels a U.S. Air Force A-10 Warthog Jan. 30, 2015. The A-10s are providing combat air support in Iraq for Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. Coalition aircraft have been conducting air strikes against the Da’esh since August 2014. 163rd Security Forces Squadron courtesy photo…

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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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Senate confirms Brig. Gen. Russell A. Muncy

Posted December 18, 2015 by by Linda Welz

The Senate announced its confirmation, Dec. 10, of Russell A. Muncy’s promotion to brigadier general. Muncy is commander of March Field’s host unit, the 452nd Air Mobility Wing, the Air Force Reserve Command’s largest wing. Although the announcement was just received, Muncy’s official date of rank is March 26, 2015. There will be a formal…

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What Does DPH stand for? What, and who, is the DPH at March ARB?

Posted December 18, 2015 by Story and Photo by Master Sgt. Julie Avey

Meet David Cunningham, Director of Psychological Health (DPH), 163rd Attack Wing, California Air National Guard, March Air Reserve Base. He has filled this position since May 2014, yet there are many who don’t know what he does or what he can provide in the way of mental health. With a bachelor’s degree in psychology and…

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March Airmen represent at the 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade

Posted December 18, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo/Megan Crusher Senior Airman Astin Coleman, ceremonial guardsman, March Field Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard, whiz’s down the red carpet, alongside a young pilot, in a mini F-16 aircraft, from the Air Force Sergeant’s Mini Jet Team, during the 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, in Los Angeles, Nov. 29. The Honor…

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Combined team earns basketball championship

Posted December 18, 2015 by

Five teams (the 912th Air Refueling Squadron; U.S. Army recruiters; March Field Honor Guard; 452nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron; and a combined team of 701st Combat Operations Squadron, 729th Airlift Squadron and Financial Management personnel), participated in the Intramural Basketball season, which ran on base from Oct. 6 to Dec. 9. The 701COS/729AS/FM team came out…

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Finance team brings home top AFRC award

Posted December 18, 2015 by by Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan

The 452nd Financial Management (FM) team, March Air Reserve Base, recently won the 2015 Air Force Reserve Command Financial Services Office of the Year Award. The AFRC-wide competition is an annual award comprised of four FM sections for which bases are judged: military pay, travel pay, civilian pay and disbursement. “We submitted it like any…

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Letter to the editor concerning cyber security article

Posted December 18, 2015 by

I received the below email on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015: “Ms. Welz, The article you published in the Beacon on page 5, dated 11 December 2015 “Cyber Security tips for the holiday season” appears to be taken form the e-mail that I sent out to everyone on 4 December 2015, this one I am forwarding…

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March’s Back Street Grill to re-open January 2016

Posted December 18, 2015 by by Steve Rosales

The Back Street Café closed in June 2015 to undergo a facelift in both the facility and menu items in an effort to promote health and wellness as part of the Healthy Base Initiative (HBI) Program. The Healthy Base Initiative project launched in 2013 at 14 Department of Defense installations to improve the health and…

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Norad tracking Santa

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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo., December 1, 2015 – The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 60th anniversary of tracking Santa’s Yuletide journey. The NORAD Tracks Santa website, which launched today, features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities, and more. The website is available in eight languages: English,…

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