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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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Members represent March ARB at U.S. Marine event

Posted  June 29, 2012

Mud and run, probably not your best combination, but for several teams comprised of mega-athletes from March Air Reserve Base, Calif., this was exactly what brought them together to compete in the 2012 Hard Corps, Armed Services YMCA Mud Run ...

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Nine months after repeal, gay troops slowly come out

Posted  June 29, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. — In the nine months since being given the legal right to serve openly in the military, gay service members are increasingly speaking out about the double lives they led under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law. As gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans and their supporters celebrate June as “Pride Month,” two…

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Health & Safety

Positive attitude means mission success

Posted  June 29, 2012

The U.S. Air Force mission operates at the “Tip of the Spear,” with cutting-edge innovative technologies and scientific advancements. The men and women charged with carrying out this mission are expected to be highly skilled and maintain even higher levels of competence. Most skills are learned in a classroom environment; however, some are learned and…

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Col. Aldrian completes tour of duty at March

Posted  June 29, 2012

Col. Mary Aldrian received the customary “hose down” by family members as she officially ended her end-of-tour fini flight at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., June 14. Aldrian arrived at March ARB in June 2001 after leaving active duty Air Force ...

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Royal Danish Air Force airshow a success due to 729th and Aeromedical Evacuation

Posted  June 22, 2012

It was cold, skies were gray, dark clouds hung low and a crisp wind was felt as it blew through frequent intervals of rain. This was surely not ideal airshow weather, especially if you live near March Air Reserve Base...

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March ARB annual motorcycle safety CC brief and group ride

Posted  June 22, 2012

The 452d Air Mobility Wing Safety office is hosting the 2012 Motorcycle Safety Commanders Pre-season Briefing and group ride on June 28. Participants will meet behind the fitness center at 11 a.m., to...

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Finny flight for OSS Deputy Commander

Posted  June 22, 2012

Lt. Col. Mark Larson, deputy commander, 452d Operational Support Squadron, returns from a TDY in Denmark to a hose down from the fire department and 729th Airlift Squadron personnel, as he completed...

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Snapshots | June 22, 2012

Posted  June 22, 2012

Major Deric Prescott, March Air Reserve Base JAG, sings the National Anthem while the Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard presents the colors at the Air Force Reserve Command’s Street League...

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730th reactivated; paves new TFI path

Posted  June 22, 2012

Over the past 11 years, Reservists and Guardsmen have routinely demonstrated their capabilities span far beyond the activities accomplished during monthly drills. By continually answering ...

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News Briefs | June 22, 2012

Posted  June 22, 2012

LEAGUE OF LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS CHAPTER MEETS JUNE 22 The March LULAC chapter will hold its sixth meeting on the B UTA, Saturday, June 23, 11 a.m. in the Mission Support Group conference room. All are welcome. Membership applications are being accepted and will be available at the meeting. For further information, contact chapter president,…

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