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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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UPCOMING TICKETS AND TOURS EVENTS

Posted  April 25, 2014

Some restrictions apply. Times are approximate. MAY Date: May 3 Event: L.A. City Tour and Cinco de Mayo Celebration Cost: $18 per person Depart: 8 a.m. Return: 10 p.m. Description / Restrictions: Visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Mann’s Chinese Theater, Farmers Market, China Town and celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Olivera Street. Tour includes…

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DEOMI releases 2014 Holocaust National Days of Remembrance poster

Posted  April 25, 2014

Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – In observance of the Holocaust Days of Remembrance, observed each year during the week of Remembrance that runs from the Sunday before Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) through the following Sunday, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), proudly announces original artwork available for…

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March ARB: Base loses longtime barber

Posted  April 25, 2014

This photo was reprinted from the April 21 edition of the Press Enterprise with permission from the author Ricardo Alvarez in February 2014 at Big Bear Lake. Maj. Gen. Mark Kyle has seen a lot of Air Force and Air Reserve bases. Like most military personnel, he lives the transient existence of shifting posts every…

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Culture change is key to sexual assault prevention

Posted  April 25, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III makes opening remarks at the 3-Star Summit April 14, 2014, at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Welsh spoke about the importance of creating environments that promote dignity and respect and how they relate to sexual assault prevention and response….

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Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) certification

Posted  April 25, 2014

Every Airman will be required to provide their servicing finance office with documentation for all dependents as part of Air Force Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR). To meet the requirements, we are directed to accomplish a one-time effort to ensure we have a certified Air Force Form 594 (AF 594) on file for every…

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8,800 Reservists to get Hepatitis B vaccinations

Posted  April 25, 2014

Approximately 8,800 Air Force Reservists will get Hepatitis B vaccinations due to a recent change in Department of Defense immunization rules. The Defense Department is now requiring all servicemembers be immunized against the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), which causes a potentially fatal liver disease.   According to the Air Force Reserve Command Surgeon General’s office, reservists born prior to 1990 are in the…

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New command chief brings leadership, passion, experience to wing enlisted corps

Posted  April 25, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Stephen J. Collier Chief Master Sgt. Timothy White, Jr., 452nd Air Mobility Wing command chief. TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – He’s always been a maintainer, through and through. From C-5s and C-141s to C-17s and KC-10s, Chief Master Sgt. Timothy White, Jr., has made his home away from home…

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SGLI premium adjustment effective July 1, 2014

Posted  May 1, 2014

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance program will adjust its monthly premium rate from 6.5 cents per $1,000 back to the 2006 rate of seven cents per $1,000 of insurance, a modest increase to ensure the SGLI program remains in a strong financial position. The Department of Veterans Affairs continues to place the…

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News Briefs May 2, 2014

Posted  May 2, 2014

FAMILY TRADITION Master Sergeant Craig R. Appelt of the 452 Maintenance group and his son Kendall stand together following Kendall’s graduation from U.S. Coast Guard boot camp. Kendall becomes the fifth generation of his family to enter into military service, a heritage that began in 1917 and continued through World War I, World War II,…

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452 AMDS Clinic hours of operation

Posted  May 2, 2014

A & B UTA (Saturday only) Front door opens at 8 a.m. Medical records window will be open from 8 – 11:30 a.m.   8-10 a.m. Fit-to-Fight (F2F) Profiles ONLY: Bring F2F Questionnaire signed by UHM, report to the Medical Group Bldg. 458   8-11:30 a.m. Physical Exams (PHA) Scheduled Appointments : Report to the…

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