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Airman retires after 37 years of service

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joseph Dangidang Chief Master Sgt. Karen L. Krause, 452nd Maintenance Operations Squadrons superintendent, receives a flag from a Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard member during her retirement ceremony at the March Cultural Resource Center, Sep. 13. Krause retires after 37 years of service to the United States Air Force….

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Pilots earned top honor for WW II actions

Courtesy Photo First Lt. Donald J. Gott and 2nd Lt. William E. Metzger Jr. of the 452nd Bombardment Group, were killed when their heavily damaged B-17 Flying Fortress exploded Nov. 9, 1944, as they raced to friendly territory in an attempt to save the life of a fellow crew member. Both were awarded the Medal…

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Knowing the facts

In 1988, Congress established National Hispanic Heritage Month by amending the 1968 law that created National Hispanic Heritage Week. Under this law, the president was asked to issue an annual proclamation designating the “31-day period beginning September 15 and ending on October 15” as National Hispanic Heritage Month. President George H.W. Bush issued the first…

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U.K. cemetery resting place for 452nd men

(Fourth in an 11-part series that was first run in the Beacon in 2007) Thirty men killed while serving in the 452nd Bombardment Group during World War II are buried at an American military cemetery near Cambridge, England. They are among more than 3,800 GIs whose graves are decorated with headstones in the shape of…

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Padres honor Team March Airmen during Air Force Appreciation Day

For the first time in the history of the Padres’ Air Force Appreciation Day, Airmen from March Air Reserve Base participated in the event.


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452nd Air Mobility Wing Third Quarter Awards Board winners

Posted  July 27, 2012

AirmanSenior Airman David Piccoli, 452 ALCF NCOStaff Sgt. Andrea Hall, 452 OSS CGOCapt. Johnathan Jordan, 752 AMXS Not pictured: Senior NCO, Master Sgt. Delicia Speller, 452 OSS  

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Program will help transitioning troops get jobs

Posted  July 27, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. — A redesigned program for service members separating from the military will help veterans better apply the experience they’ve gained in uniform, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said, July 24. President Barack Obama announced the revamped program, called “Transition GPS,” in a speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention in Reno,…

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Service obligation starts by telling employer

Posted  July 27, 2012

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga.  — In any relationship, it’s important to have open lines of communication. That is particularly true for Citizen Airmen when they deal with their civilian employers. When you are going to be away from your civilian job for military service, you are required by law to notify your employer before…

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2013 TRICARE Prime enrollment fees announced

Posted  July 27, 2012

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The fiscal year 2013 TRICARE Prime enrollment fees for uniformed service retirees and their families go into effect Oct. 1, 2012. The Prime enrollment fees for 2013 are $269.28 for retirees, and $538.56 for retirees and their family members. Survivors of active duty deceased sponsors, uniformed services medically retired service members…

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Senior Airman Jennie Estrella, 452d Aeromedical Staging Squadron, participates in an ATSO rodeo.
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ORI Prep: March rounds up for another ATSO Rodeo

Posted  July 27, 2012

An Ability to Survive and Operate (ATSO) Rodeo was held at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., July 22, 2012. The ATSO rodeo helps prepare ...

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There is no such thing as earthquake season

Posted  July 27, 2012

The United States Gological Survey website reported Rancho Cucamonga received a 3.2 magnitude earthquake, July 19. Since we cannot predict the time, place and magnitude of an earthquake, we must remain cognizant of the reality that this could be the prelude to a much bigger event. When preparing for an earthquake, education is paramount because…

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Snapshots | Change of Command

Posted  July 27, 2012

Lt. Col. Carolyn Newhouse, right, prepares to take command of the 452d Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron on July 21 during an assumption of command ceremony in the Cultural Resource Center ...

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Ardent Sentry Exercise 2012

Posted  July 20, 2012

The 163rd Reconnaissance Wing took part in the Ardent Sentry Exercise on May 7. This major exercise focused on defense support of civil entities during a crisis. The object of the exercise was to launch an...

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News Briefs | July 20, 2012

Posted  July 20, 2012

FREE ADMISSION TO BLUE STAR MUSEUMS FOR ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY AND DEPENDENTS Blue Star museums will be offering free admission to active duty military and their dependents until Sept 3. The museums are a collaboration among the National Endowment of the Arts, Blues Star Families, DOD and more than 1,800 museums across America. For more…

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DOD expands family support network

Posted  July 20, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. — Much has changed in the 20 years since the Defense Department ramped up its family support programs by providing policy and guidance from the Pentagon to installations. Family support is continuing with many more programs, complemented with exercising a broader reach, DOD’s senior official for family support said July 13. “I’d like…

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