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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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Connect: Create the space for quality relationships to flourish

Posted  May 9, 2014

A couple of years ago, I was in a post-masters clinical chaplaincy program with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in San Diego. While I was there, we were tasked with contributing a publishable work on clinical chaplaincy. As I spent time working through my encounters with patients, I came up with a paradigm for…

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“Come on down!” March Airman selected as contestant on The Price Is Right

Posted  May 9, 2014

U.S. Air Force file photo The Price is Right game show models join service members assigned to March ARB for a group photograph on the stage at CBS Studios, Los Angeles in this 2009 file photo. The 452 FSS outdoor recreation office provides tours to view tapings of the popular show several times throughout the…

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News Briefs May 16, 2014

Posted  May 16, 2014

Patriot Warrior U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Mark R. W. Orders-Woempner Senior Airman Robert Thomas, 729th Airlift Squadron loadmaster from March Air Reserve Base, Calif., secures a fire truck inside a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind., April 25, 2014, during a Patriot Warrior exercise. Patriot Warrior is a joint, field-training…

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DOD values civilian employees’ contributions

Posted  May 16, 2014

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Defense Department greatly appreciates the contributions of its civilian employees as it works toward achieving more efficiency across the workforce, a senior personnel official told a Senate homeland security and governmental affairs panel May 6. Paige Hinkle-Bowles, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for civilian personnel policy, appeared before a subcommittee…

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March ARB vital to NASA’s LDSD Project

Posted  May 16, 2014

Members of the 452nd Air Mobility Wing recently lent a helping hand to the National Aeronautical Space Administration’s (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), by loading a C-17 Globemaster III with equipment to be transported to Hawaii in support of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program.

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UltimateMe: Your key to peak performance, youthful vigor and better health

Posted  May 16, 2014

Whether you’re new to military service, a seasoned warrior, a supportive spouse or a proud retiree, you’ve undoubtedly had days when your body or mind simply felt “old” or didn’t perform as well as it should. In many cases, this may be a one-time occurrence due to lack of sufficient sleep, overexertion from physical activity…

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UPCOMING TICKETS AND TOURS EVENTS

Posted  May 16, 2014

JUNE Date: June 5 Event: Taping of the television show “Instant Mom” Cost: $16 per person Description/Restrictions: Come out and view the taping of the television show “Instant Mom” starring Cheryl Lee Ralph and Tia Mowry-Hardrict. Ages 16 and up, for more information call 951-655-4123. Deadline for sign up: May 29 Date: June 7 Event:…

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Going Big Brain: Facing our fears

Posted  May 16, 2014

You know, they say that fear of the unknown is often worse than the thing that is in fact the object of our fears. And I’ve found this to be true. This is one of those phenomena that frustrate me enough to have designed a way to adjust fire on the principles I live by….

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Maintaining telecommunications in disasters

Posted  May 16, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Joseph Dangidang Tech. Sgt. Sam Leventer and Senior Airman Jonathan Hueso survey the area from Emergency Management’s mobile communication vehicle during the training an emergency communications training exercise. The exercise demonstrated the combined tactical communications and networking capabilities while practicing unified telecommunications and live video satellite service delivery…

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News Briefs May 23, 2014

Posted  May 23, 2014

Wounded Warrior 5K U.S. Air Force photo Master Sgt. Erwin Kessman Winners from the men’s division display their medals following the Wounded Warrior 5K run held here in recognition of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, May 6. Pictured from left are 1st place winner, Chief Master Sgt. Paul Wendt, 2nd place winner, Mark Tomingoa…

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