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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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Feeding Wolves

Posted  July 6, 2012

There was a famous Native American story that tells of a young boy who was walking through a field one day and came upon an old man sitting on the ground. With his arms and legs folded, staring off into the distance, it appeared that the old man was almost in a trance. After a…

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Lottery Sweepstakes Scam

Posted  July 6, 2012

TRICARE Program Integrity has become aware of a Lottery Sweepstakes Scam in which fraudulent checks bearing the TRICARE name are being utilized. Individuals are contacted via mail with a letter informing them that they are “winners” of a USA Lottery Sweepstakes for $250,000. Accompanying the letter is a fraudulent check bearing the TRICARE name. The…

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News Briefs | July 6, 2012

Posted  July 6, 2012

ATTENTION MARCH RUNNERS! We are two months and 18 days out from the Air Force Marathon! Unfortunately, due to mission requirements, the original allocation of 100 PAX has been scaled down to 86. Currently we have 97 seats filled, which means we are 11 over. Please contact me as soon as possible if you are…

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March Minutes | June 28, 2012

Posted  July 6, 2012

Staff Sergeant Justin R. Wolfe Air Terminal Operations Craftsman, 452 APSF Hometown: Yucca Valley, Calif. 0515 Wake up … make coffee and realize I have no milk so I grab my wife’s vanilla meal replacement shake and realize “this is awesome!” 0556 Wake up my 2-year-old and get her dressed, hair and teeth brushed, and ready for…

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163d Reconnaissance Wing Unveils New RPA Hangar

Posted  June 29, 2012

Under the blue skies of the Inland Empire, an MQ-1 predator performed a normal training sortie in the overhead pattern of the Southern California Logistics Airport, as military and civic leaders celebrated...

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News Briefs | June 29, 2012

Posted  June 29, 2012

UPDATE FOR USAF MARATHON TEAM MARCH RUNNERS All passenger seating via military airlift for the U.S. Air Force Marathon have been filled. Additional airlift is not scheduled. For more information, contact Chief Master Sgt.Terry L. Luzader, chief, NAF Aviation Resource Functional Manager at 951-655-7608. Unfortunately due to mission requirements, the original allocation of 100 passengers…

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Snapshots | Change of Command

Posted  June 29, 2012

Col. Tim McCoy received the 452d Mission Support Group flag from Brig. Gen. Karl McGregor during his change of command ceremony at March Field, Sun., June 10, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Linda...

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Reforms Improve DOD’s Security Clearance Process, Official Says

Posted  June 29, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Reforms in the personnel security clearance process have improved the speed and efficiency of background investigations and adjudications with a direct, positive impact on the Defense Department’s ability to carry out its mission, a senior defense official told Congress June 21. Streamlined policy and processes have cut duplication and waste, Elizabeth A….

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912 ARS hosts Combat Dining-In

Posted  June 29, 2012

The 912th Air Refueling Squadron held an old fashioned combat dining-in, which was opened to all members of the 452 Air Mobility Wing, held in hangar 2306, at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., June 15. The Air Force dining-in custom began ...

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I, the gay service member

Posted  June 29, 2012

Editor’s note: This article was submitted anonymously by a Team March member. Last year on September 20, a monumental event occurred that affected a large portion of the United States Armed Forces, the repeal of the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” program. According to our Commander in Chief, this program officially ended, allowing gay, lesbian and…

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