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‘The Spirit of Ronald Reagan’ gets nose art

U.S. Air Force photo/Megan Crusher Col. Russell Muncy, commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base, California, and U.S. Congressman Ken Calvert, California’s 42nd district, unveil C-17 original nose art, created by Shayne Meder, Feb. 19, 2015 at a ceremony on base. The C-17, named The Spirit of Ronald Reagan, was the last C-17…

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Hollywood’s Oscar shout outs for U.S. military

AFN courtesy photo From left, Eric Gabriel, Army Maj. Rosy Poulos, Patrice “Rock” Grant, Air Force Staff Sgt. Rob Harden and Fabian Montgomery, American Forces Network employees, work the red carpet at the Oscars to provide ‘shout outs’ for the troops. An hour before actors started the walk down the red carpet into the Oscars,…

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March Field FES hosts Riverside County Chief’s Association meeting

March Field Fire Emergency Services hosted the Riverside County Chief’s Association meeting on base for the first time, Feb. 19. The March FES has been an active member of the group for 10 years.

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March Airmen respond to helicopter crash

Seven ‘Grizzlys’ from the 163rd Reconnaissance Wing responded to a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crash at Ramona Airport on the evening of January 20, 2015.

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Dietary supplements: How safe are they really?

Walk into a health food store today and you can be overwhelmed by shelves piled with dietary supplements. What’s going on?


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Military OneSource offers free tax filings online

Posted  February 20, 2015

March Air Reserve Base does not have a Volunteer Income Tax Center on base this year. In lieu of the VITA Center, you can file your taxes for free or get free tax assistance online through Military One Source. The service is free to military and their dependents (and other qualifying individuals). Follow the steps…

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Shop smart, eat smart, exercise for better health

Posted  February 20, 2015

Everyone has food choices to make on what will be used for fuel for his or her body. You can choose which foods to buy at the grocery store. You can choose what to order at a restaurant.

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Basic Military Training enters new ‘real life’ era

Posted  February 20, 2015

The 8½-week journey from recruit to Airman will no longer end in a regimented march on a Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland parade field.

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Cody gives enlisted perspective at AFA expo

Posted  February 20, 2015

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody outlined his top priorities for the enlisted force during the Air Force Association’s annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 12.

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News Briefs February 20, 2015

Posted  February 20, 2015

CORRECTION The Feb. 13 issue of The Beacon misidentified Airman Lionel Hendrick as being assigned to the 452nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. Hendrick was assigned to the 452nd Maintenance Squadron. We apologize for the error. A MISSED VALENTINE TO SAL Sorry we missed one of the Valentine’s wishes that was submitted last week. Here it is:…

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Team March honors fallen Airman

Posted  February 13, 2015

Courtesy Photo Airman Lionel Hendrick Dec. 21, 1992 – Nov. 20, 2014 Airman Lionel Hendrick wanted to follow in his dad’s footsteps. His father, Clarence, retired from the 452nd Air Mobility Wing as an Air Force master sergeant after 25 years of service. Hendrick planned on doing the same, said Senior Master Sergeant Lali Gomez,…

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A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture

Posted  February 13, 2015

(Second in a series of three) Courtesy Photo Thurgood Marshall and family Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role they have played in U.S. history. The Great Migration of African Americans from the South to industrial…

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Air Force reservist continues workouts through pregnancy

Posted  February 13, 2015

Like so many expectant mothers who exercise, Linda Baltes deals with criticism. But she hasn’t let it stop her.

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Happy birthday, George Washington!

Posted  February 13, 2015

(archives.gov) George Washington, copy of painting by Gilbert Stuart, 1931-1932, RG 148, Records of Commissions of the Legislative Branch, George Washington Bicentennial Commission. George Washington’s Birthday is celebrated as a federal holiday on the third Monday in February. It is one of eleven permanent holidays established by Congress. Federal holidays apply only to the federal…

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News Briefs February 12, 2015

Posted  February 13, 2015

$1000 pizza donation U.S. Air Force photo/Linda Welz Col. Russell Muncy, 452nd Air Mobility Wing commander, receives a $1000 donation of California Pizza Kitchen gift cards plus 750 free kid’s meals Feb. 5, 2015 from David Lee, Riverside Plaza store manager and Nicole Parsons, Victoria Gardens store manager, as Jamil Dada, vice president of investment…

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