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‘Retired Air Force Reservist finds inspiration through loss’ addendum

Angela Alexander was a member of the 56th Aerial Port Squadron, March Air Reserve Base and on annual tour in Japan when she was notified that her family had been in a severe car crash. She was told her husband, Suri and two daughters, Angela and Angelina were injured, yet okay, but her two young…

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AF begins testing phase for women in combat roles

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Marionne T. Mangrum Cpl. Daisy Romero (left) and Sgt. Jessica Dmoningo, assigned to a female engagement team (FET), speak with an Afghan man in his compound during a patrol in Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 30, 2010. Due to the end of the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and…

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Ten ways to help kids conquer military life challenges

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley J. Thum Capt. Adam Luber, a 334th Fighter Squadron pilot, and Jeremiah Seaberry, the 334th FS pilot for a day, watch F-15E Strike Eagles on the flightline during a 4th Fighter Wing Pilot for a Day event, April 3, 2015, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. We…

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922nd Civil Engineer Flight, small unit, worldwide impact

The 922nd Civil Engineer Squadron’s Staff Augmentation Team (S-Team) continues to proudly represent March Air Reserve Base with worldwide engineering successes.

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Master Sgt. Bode named AFRC’s 2014 Crew Chief of the Year

U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Perry Covington Master Sgt. James Bode, Air Reserve Technician and dedicated crew chief, 752nd Aerospace Maintenance Squadron, March Field, runs through some routine maintenance checks on his KC-135 Stratotanker. Because of his outstanding work, Bode was awarded the Air Force Reserve Command’s 2014 Chief Master Sgt. Thomas N. Barnes Award as…


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National Disability Employment Awareness Month poster released

Posted  October 10, 2014

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – In observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), celebrated each year during October, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) announced availability of original artwork available for download from the institute’s website at www.deomi.org. You may download the hi-resolution image file on the website by clicking the “download’ link below…

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Is March Field haunted?

Posted  October 10, 2014

Courtesy photo/Joe Mora Standing in the midst of a laser grid, Senior Airman Joe Mora (left), 452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, California, places the device on a table while setting up for a paranormal investigation on base Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. The purpose of the laser grid is to project across an…

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Glaze takes the helm at NOSC Moreno Valley

Posted  October 10, 2014

The Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Moreno Valley held a Change of Command ceremony September 21, in the NOSC Drill Hall at March Air Reserve Base, California.

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News Briefs October 10, 2014

Posted  October 10, 2014

Correction: It has come to the attention of the Beacon editor that several errors were printed in the Oct. 3 edition. In the Notification of Death news brief on page one, Tech Sgt. Joseph LaRochelle was erroneously listed as a member of 452nd Logistics Readiness Squadron. LaRochelle was a member of the 452nd Security Forces…

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March FD promotes Fire Prevention Week

Posted  October 3, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joseph Dangidang John Martin, March Air Field Fire Department fire inspector (left), and Jeremy Carty, March Air Field Fire Department fire extinguisher maintainer get a photo opportunity with Sparky the Dog at the March Air Field Fire Department here, to promote Fire Prevention week. The March Air Field Fire Department…

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Unit’s start is fertile ground for historians

Posted  October 3, 2014

(Seventh in an 11-part series that was first run in the Beacon in 2007) The 452nd Bombardment Group’s World War II actions have intrigued a Texas professor and provided fodder for an amateur historian who wrote a book about one of its B-17 Flying Fortress aircrews. “(It) was a typical B-17 unit in just about…

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Participate in Rideshare Week for a chance at great prizes

Posted  October 3, 2014

Team March members who use an alternate form of transportation once during the week of Oct. 6-10 are eligible to enter a drawing for one of more than 120 prizes Southern California’s Rideshare Week is a perfect opportunity for non-participants to see why more than 200 March service members and employees are already members of…

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Awards banquet honors those who honor all

Posted  October 3, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo / Megan Crusher The Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard’s T Flight won the Flight of the Year Award, for their overall contribution to accomplishing the mission, during a banquet held in the Hap Arnold Club’s Grand Ballroom, Sept. 19. Col. Timothy McCoy, 452nd Mission Support Group commander, hosted, Chief Master…

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Meet the new 452nd AMW Inspector General

Posted  October 3, 2014

Greetings! I am your newly appointed 452d Air Mobility Wing Inspector General, Col. Ray Danowski. Maj. Evert Wells is the Deputy Inspector General and he is more than capable of helping you should I be unavailable. Together we serve as an extension of our Wing Commander by acting as his eyes and ears and reporting…

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Rumors of torture devices in March basement

Posted  October 3, 2014

Courtesy photo/Joe Mora Hanging behind a darkened, basement stairwell, next to what once was a morgue, in an old building at March Air Reserve Base, California, these “shackles” were included in many ghost stories. After an investigation by a Citizen Airman ghost hunter, it was determined that they were simply support for pipes that ran…

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