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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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Heart to heart: Timely tips for heart health

Posted  February 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force graphic/ Airman 1st Class Austin Harvill February is National Heart Month. Changes in blood pressure and cholesterol diagnoses and management have led to fewer medications needed by patients and an emphasis on patient-driven treatment. The Military Health System encourages service members, their families and other beneficiaries to take control of their cardiovascular…

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It’s Washington’s Birthday, not President’s Day

Posted  February 14, 2014

President’s Day goes by with little notice, except for some schools and federal employees getting to ‘observe’ the holiday. Supermarkets and retail stores advertise President’s Day sales hoping to draw in those lucky enough to have the day off. However, do you know what the legal name for the holiday is, how it became a…

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Thinking of nothing

Posted  February 14, 2014

This year has opened with cutbacks in defense spending as well as cuts in benefits and personnel. You may be overwhelmed with the additional work you are responsible for, or maybe stressed and wondering where you go from here because you were one of those cut. Before you get to the point of not being…

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Services Scene

Posted  February 14, 2014

Hap Arnold Club happenings – call 951-655-4920 The Hap Arnold Club is hosting a pre-St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Ace’s Sports Bar on Saturday, March 8 from 8 p.m. to midnight. Join them for live entertainment and don’t forget to wear something green! There will also be live entertainment there on March 22 from 8…

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News Briefs February 14, 2014

Posted  February 14, 2014

Courtesy photo/Marvin Tucker Lt. Col. William McGurk, 452nd Civil Engineer Squadron commander, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., presides over a re-enlistment ceremony for Emergency Management Technicians Tech. Sgt. Samuel Leventer (pictured) and Staff Sgt. Roger Hoplin (behind McGurk), Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. The re-enlistments were appropriately done in the unit’s Mask Confidence (Gas) Chamber, where…

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March medical officer briefs international comrades

Posted  February 7, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo/Airman First Class Joseph Dangidang Maj. Marissa Marquez, 752nd Medical Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., is an Air Force Reserve Command International Health Specialist. As such, she shares information and lessons learned with international colleagues in order to establish and enhance humanitarian assistance capabilities and health care services worldwide. Maj. Marissa…

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A healthy heart

Posted  February 7, 2014

February is American Heart Month and this year the Centers for Disease Control is offering weekly tips for better heart health. Every journey begins with one step, whether it’s climbing a mountain or preventing heart disease. Heart disease is a major problem. Every year, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. About 600,000 people die…

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Black History Month 2014, Civil Rights Act to turn 50

Posted  February 7, 2014

Courtesy Photo President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act into law, July 2, 1964. The law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. During the observance of this year’s Black History Month, America will celebrate 50 years since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed into…

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Protect your vehicle from break-ins

Posted  February 7, 2014

Recently, some Team March members reported having valuable items stolen from their vehicles when parked off base. The locations range from shopping malls to Park & Ride lots. A little bit of preparation and planning ahead can help make your vehicle less of a target, and hopefully allow you to be reunited with the ‘stuff’…

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DEOMI releases 2014 National African American/Black History Month observance poster

Posted  February 7, 2014

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – In observance of African American/Black History Month, celebrated each year during the month of February the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) proudly announces the availability of original artwork available for download from DEOMI’s public website, www.deomi.org. You may simply click the image of the poster on this news…

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