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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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DFAS warns service members of scam emails

Posted  April 27, 2012

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFRNS) — Defense Finance and Accounting Service official recently released a statement warning of email scams targeting military members, military retirees and civilian employees. According to the statement, the most recent email scam indicates that individuals who are receiving disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs may be able…

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News Briefs | April 27, 2012

Posted  April 27, 2012

Case Lot sale at the March commissary The March Commissary will have a case lot sale, May 2 to 6, during normal operating hours, in the commissary parking lot. Over 150 items representing numerous categories will be available. For more information, contact Phil Ruiz at 951-653-2206 ext. 105, or email at phil.ruiz@deca.mil. Reservists not part…

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452 Force Support Activities | April 27, 2012

Posted  April 27, 2012

Tours LA City Tour and Cinco de Mayo  May 5: Take a tour around Los Angeles for only $15 per person. Visit Olivera St. and enjoy the Cinco de Mayo festivities with stops at Farmers Market, Walk of Fame, China Town and a drive-through of Beverly Hills. Depart 9 a.m. and return approximately 8 p.m. Minimum…

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Candid Comments | Month of the Military Child

Posted  April 27, 2012

Vic Flores Job: Explosives Safety Manager Unit: 452 AMW Hometown: Moreno Valley, CA Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, hiking, barbequing “I believe the best way to support military children is to keep them involved. Better yet, have your children search out and invite others whose parents are deployed to join your family events. Even if it’s dinner…

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452 AMW commander sheds eagles for stars

Posted  April 20, 2012

Brig. Gen. Karl McGregor, 452d Air Mobility Wing commander, March Air Reserve Base, was joined by friends, family, community and military leaders, Team March members and a couple of birds performing an unplanned flyover for an official pinning on ceremony. The event, held in the KC-135…

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March ARB volunteer tax center’s first year a success

Posted  April 20, 2012

For the 2011 income tax season, reservists and their family members, retirees, Defense Department civilians and anyone having legal access to March ARB were provided with free income tax service. According to tax center and legal office officials, it was the first of a kind at an air...

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Air Force observes Earth Day

Posted  April 20, 2012

As millions of people around the world observe Earth Day on April 22, the Air Force is challenging every member of the Air Force family to do his or her part to conserve natural resources, minimize waste and prevent pollution. “I challenge all Airmen to think about pollution prevention in new ways,” said Gen. Norton…

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912th Refueling Squadron adopts a highway just in time for Earth Day

Posted  April 20, 2012

It’s not an uncommon sight to see people in regular clothes with neon vests, hard hats, goggles and work gloves carrying a trash picker-upper in one hand and a plastic bag in the other while removing litter from the side of a highway; some…

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Thrift Savings Plan to offer new Roth option

Posted  April 20, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Service members and Defense Department civilian employees who are eligible for the Thrift Savings Plan will soon have a new Roth option for retirement savings under the program, defense finance officials announced, April 13. The change will allow participants to contribute after-tax dollars to the federal government-sponsored retirement savings and investment plan,…

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March Minutes | April 20, 2012

Posted  April 20, 2012

Team Effort: Sue Lewis-Clark, Master Sgt. Christine Devin, Senior Airman Anahi Ledezma 452 Communications Squadron 0630 Arrive at work and open up shop. It’s usually quiet in the mornings, so we have time to gather our thoughts. 0700 Open the window to receive the military’s best customers…Team March. 0830 Time to teach individual trainees on how to prep…

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