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C-53 “D-DAY DOLL” & THE ROUND CANOPY PARACHUTE TEAM USA

Posted April 15, 2016 by

The C-53 was received by the Inland Empire Wing of the Commemorative Air Force in 2001. The twin-engine Second World War Skytrooper, which they dubbed “D-day Doll” completed a nearly year-long engine overhaul in 2015. Built by Douglas in 1943, it played a crucial role at Normandy. The plane took part in three D-day, personnel…

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News Brief 09/18/2015

Posted September 18, 2015 by

COMMISSARY CASE LOT SALE SEP 17-20 The March Commissary’s next case lot sale is scheduled for September 17 – 20. Sale hours will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. In addition to the case lot sale outside, there will be extra savings on items…

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Team March members receive CCAF degrees

Posted July 17, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kevin Mitterholzer Team March members pose for a class photo outside the Cultural Resource Center after receiving their Community College of the Air Force degrees Sunday, July 12, 2015. At least 30 graduates were present for the CCAF ceremony to accept their Associate of Applied Science degrees.

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Team March pays respect to fallen

Posted May 29, 2015 by by Master Sgt. Megan Crusher

More than 60 people from March Air Reserve Base placed roughly 1,000 U.S. flags at the graves of all the service members buried at Evergreen Memorial Historic Cemetery in Riverside May 23 to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of this country. John Morris, chief, 452nd Air Mobility Wing special security office,…

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Ricardo’s new barbers

Posted March 20, 2015 by by Senior Airman Joseph Dangidang

You may have seen it. That iconic symbol, the red and white barber shop pole posted on the fence next to the Back Street Café advertising to potential clients that Ricardo’s is open for business with its new resident barbers, Maria DeLuna and Michelle Tovar Vazquez. Since graduating from Riverside City College’s Cosmetology program, both…

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March communications engineer celebrates his roots

Posted January 30, 2015 by Story and photos by Charlie Gill

Randy Staley is a communications engineer at the AFN Broadcast Center on March Air Reserve Base.  He can carry a tune.  He’s not a singer, but a craftsman who uses wood and animal skins to create flutes and drums.  His flutes are fashioned using the pentatonic scale, which is classic Native American, among other cultures. …

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September 2015: The year in review

Posted January 8, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kevin Mitterholzer Tech. Sgt. Hector Cabrera, Combat Arms instructor, 452nd Security Forces Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, gives instructions to members participating in target shooting at the Combat Arms training facility, Sept. 12, 2015. Members in attendance were part of the first qualifying class at the newly opened Combat Arms…

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News Briefs 03/11/2016

Posted March 11, 2016 by

COMMUNITY 5K/10K RUN TO PREVENT VETERAN HOMELESSNESS Vets 4 Veterans is holding the 1st Operation Restart 5K/10K Run/Walk and Mini Patriot Mile to support veterans and prevent homelessness in the veteran community. Vets 4 Veterans, a local 501(c)3 organization, is in its 7th year of supporting veterans through scholarships, immediate needs assistance and the planning…

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March Inn’s management celebrates with staff

Posted October 13, 2015 by by Elmer P. Little

On September 18, 2015, the 452nd Force Support Squadron’s March Inn held its first ever Employee Appreciation Day with a Lodging Olympics theme. The entire staff participated in a full day of lodging-related games, prizes, music, catered food, and relaxation from their working every down day and holiday. The management staff coordinated the event and…

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New Briefs 08/28/2015

Posted August 28, 2015 by

BEACON CORRECTION The picture on the front page of the August 21, 2015 issue of the Beacon was taken by Staff Sgt. Heather Cozad-Staley. LEGAL OFFICE MOVES TO BLDG 470 The 452nd Air Mobility Wing Legal Office has moved to the Wing Headquarters, Bldg. 470, Room 209 (2nd floor), 2145 Graeber St. The office phone…

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