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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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March host wing contributes to overall success of Mobility Air Force mission

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Rick Sforza, 4th Combat Camera Squadron A KC-135R from the 336th Air Refueling Squadron refuels a C-17A from the 729th Airlift Squadron. Both aircraft are from the Air Force Reserve Command’s 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base, Calif. The 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve…

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The friendly invasion: 452nd GIs inundated English villages

Photo by Pleon Wood (L to r) SSgt. Froilan Hernandez, TSgt. Jack Duer and SSgt. Floyd Gibson of the 452nd Bombardment Group ham it up outside a pub while on leave in England. The men were part of an aircrew on the B-17 Flying Fortress Shot Snorter, which was shot down over Europe while being…


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Salutes & Awards

March wing, Travis aircrew haul in awards

Posted  May 23, 2014

The Air Force Reserve Command announced two 2013 Air Force Association awards May 9.

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The mind behind the man behind AFN news

Posted  May 23, 2014

With a relatively straight face and a moderately cocked eyebrow he describes the entertainment shows on American Forces Network (AFN) television as “the awkward gaps between news.”

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Team March VITA center volunteers honored

Posted  May 23, 2014

The March Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) center recently ended its regular tax season with a luncheon and awards presentation hosted by the Caliente Bar and Grill in Moreno Valley.

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UPCOMING TICKETS AND TOURS EVENTS

Posted  May 23, 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…

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Patriot Warrior

Posted  May 23, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Mark R. W. Orders-Woempner Senior Master Sgt. Bill Lamela, 729th Airlift Squadron loadmaster from March Air Reserve Base, California, guides a fire truck into a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana, during a Patriot Warrior exercise. Patriot Warrior is a joint, field-training exercise for theater aeromedical…

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Observing National Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted  May 23, 2014

During Mental Health Awareness Month, we recognize the significant advances our nation has made in our understanding of mental illness and in improving support and care for individuals with mental health problems. It is also an important opportunity to renew our commitment to addressing the many challenges people with mental illness can face every day….

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Rising Six organization enlists extra clout

Posted  May 23, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Air Force TSgt Kyle Platt, Blue Eagles Honor Guard, president of the Wing Rising 6, March ARB, Command Chief Master Sgt. Timothy C. White, Jr., 452d Air Mobility Wing, March ARB and Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Willers, 452d Maintenance Group, March ARB stress the importance of…

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News Briefs May 30, 2014

Posted  May 30, 2014

Never Forget U.S. Air Force photo / Tech. Sgt. Megan Crusher Col. Russell Muncy, commander, 452 Air Mobility Wing, was the featured speaker during the city of Moreno Valley’s Memorial Day ceremony, held near City Hall, May 26. Approximately 200 people attended the ceremony, including Moreno Valley Mayor, Tom Owings and Mayor Pro Tem, Victoria…

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Take ‘FIVE’ to get free money for your TSP account

Posted  May 30, 2014

  JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) has launched the “Take FIVE for Your Future” educational campaign encouraging civilian employees to take advantage of free government TSP matching contributions by putting at least five percent from each paycheck into their account. “Employees who fail to do this are losing…

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Operation Live Well emphasizes personal choices

Posted  May 30, 2014

The Defense Department’s (DOD) Operation Live Well initiative, a long-term campaign to make cultural change so that making a healthy choice becomes the easy choice, is showing success after just a year of existence, a Defense Health Agency official said yesterday. Public Health Service Capt. Kimberly Elenberg, program manager for the Defense Health Agency’s population…

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