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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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Health & Safety

Protect your skin and prevent sun damage

Posted  June 8, 2012

Summer months bring outdoor fun in the sun, but they can also bring unwanted skin issues such as sunburn, freckles and skin cancer. The solution for these problems is to apply sunscreen. Sunscreen protects skin and fights the development of skin cancer. It’s important that beneficiaries take precautions out in the sun year-round. Both sunburn…

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Air Force

ARPC launches new phone menu system

Posted  June 8, 2012

BUCKLEY AFB, Colo. — In order to provide improved customer service, the Air Reserve Personnel Center is launching a new Interactive Voice Recording, phone menu starting June 1. The purpose of the new IVR is to narrow the focus on what customers needs are, to quickly service them, said Capt. Tim Martin, ARPC chief of…

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Events

ATSO Rodeo to be held

Posted  June 8, 2012

The Ability to Survive and Operate, or ATSO, is a skill-set utilized by military personnel who are deploying or preparing for exercises or inspections. These skills make up the foundation necessary for all Airmen to function effectively in hostile environments. The importance of these skills cannot be overstated, which is why the training is usually…

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Commentary

Stressed Out Lately?

Posted  June 8, 2012

Life can really throw zingers at our game plan, huh? We are so eager to excel in our lives by hoping that certain events will occur, which catapult us to the next and better level. Yet, when a myriad of changes occur simultaneously, we can easily become stressed or overwhelmed. I speak from experience because…

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Events

AF Reservists, Army, British soldiers honor French village for D-Day support

Posted  June 8, 2012

U.S. Soldiers and Airmen, together with British paratroopers, march in formation through Picauville, France as part of ceremonial events commemorating the 68th Anniversary of the Normandy D-Day invasion...

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Snapshots | Family day

Posted  June 8, 2012

Jailynn Booker, sister of Airman 1st Class Tajlynn Booker, pets a horse after taking a gallop during the 163rd Reconnaissance Wing annual family day, June 2, 2012 as Tori Jerusal helps assist. Jerusal celebrated her...

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Health & Safety

Child seat safety

Posted  June 8, 2012

Summer is upon us and for some of our Airmen that means a lot of vacation travel time with the family. While some choose to fly to their destinations, others opt for the classic road trip, especially if they are traveling with infants or toddlers. To ensure the safety of our small children while driving,…

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Salutes & Awards

Snashots | Pinning ceremony

Posted  June 8, 2012

Maj. Gen. Mark Kyle, 4th Air Force commander, shares a laugh with newly promoted Col. Steve O’Brien, 4th AF chaplain, and his wife, Laurie, while in the receiving line after the ceremony at the Cultural...

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Local

Snapshots | Xeriscaping

Posted  June 8, 2012

The 163d Civil Engineering Squadron teamed up with Navy Seabee reservists to work with Tony Alves, a local architect, on a low water and low maintenance base beautification landscaping project in front of...

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Will you marry me? Dodger style

Posted  June 1, 2012

As the sun set on Dodger stadium, preparations began for the start of Monday Night baseball between the LA Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks, May 14. The grounds crew meticulously prepared...

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