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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.

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Rick Sforza, 4th Combat Camera Squadron Air Force

March host wing contributes to overall success of Mobility Air Force mission

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Rick Sforza, 4th Combat Camera Squadron A KC-135R from the 336th Air Refueling Squadron refuels a C-17A from the 729th Airlift Squadron. Both aircraft are from the Air Force Reserve Command’s 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base, Calif. The 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve…

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The friendly invasion: 452nd GIs inundated English villages

Photo by Pleon Wood (L to r) SSgt. Froilan Hernandez, TSgt. Jack Duer and SSgt. Floyd Gibson of the 452nd Bombardment Group ham it up outside a pub while on leave in England. The men were part of an aircrew on the B-17 Flying Fortress Shot Snorter, which was shot down over Europe while being…


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News Briefs | September 14, 2012

Posted  September 14, 2012

2012-2013 FLU SEASON CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF The 452nd Aeromedical Squadron will be providing flu shots and spray to military members and their families. Members must be on military status. Hours of operation will be from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Maj. Lorraine Assumma at 951-655-6261….

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Sonic Boom scares birds, wildlife

Posted  September 14, 2012

The birds and wildlife on or near the flightline at March Air Reserve Base are being trained that the grass may be greener on the other side – of the fence line. ...

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452 AMXS maintainers save woman and infant from flood

Posted  September 14, 2012

It started out as a typical August afternoon in Southern California at March Air Reserve Base — hot and sunny. Around the base, it was business as usual ...

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March Minutes | September 15, 2012

Posted  September 21, 2012

Tech. Sgt. Margarita (Margie) Jimenez Yellow Ribbon Program Manager, 452 FSS Hometown: Ontario, Ca 0530 Might as well get up, I have already been up four other times since 0325; worried I’m forgetting something or might oversleep. Some Yellow Ribbon attendees came last night but others will not register until this morning. 0715 I hope the coffee…

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Get vaccinated!

Posted  September 21, 2012

Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes death. Every flu season is different and the influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. Over a period of 31 seasons, between 1976 and 2007, the Centers for Disease…

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SrA Jacob Ferejan from 452 ASTS is being prep by the nurse to donate blood.
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Snapshot | Blood Drive

Posted  September 21, 2012

Senior Airman Jacob Fejeran, 452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron, donates blood Sept. 9. The 452 AMDS, partnered with the American Red Cross, Pomona, Calif. division, to sponsor the blood drive at March Air Reserve Base. Team March members donated a total of 50 units, totaling 23,500 milliliters, of blood during the drive. According to its website,…

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Snapshots | Operational Readiness

Posted  September 21, 2012

Senior Master Sgt. Markeda Carmouche and Senior Amn. Safiya Daley, 452nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, place a cargo net on a pallet in the Joint Inspection staging area at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., Sept. 18, 2012, as part of an Operational Readiness Exercise. Staff Sgt. David Marin and Tech. Sgt. Steven Holland, 50th Aerial Port…

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Honoring those who honor us

Posted  September 21, 2012

Team March came together to honor the outstanding individuals of the March Field Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard at the Cultural Resource Center, Friday, Sept. 14 ...

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DOD recognizes Hispanic-American achievements

Posted  September 21, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. — National Hispanic Heritage Month gives the Defense Department an opportunity to recognize the significant contributions made by the nation’s Hispanic-Americans, said Stephanie Miller, DOD’s Diversity Management director. The observance, which begins Sept. 15 and runs to Oct. 15, also provides the department an opportunity to reflect on diversity and inclusiveness, Miller said…

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Armed Forces Network Broadcast Center doubles goal during 4th Annual Food drive

Posted  September 21, 2012

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Civilian and military personnel at the American Forces Network Broadcast Center contributed nearly double their goal toward the 4th Annual “Feds Feed Families” food drive, donating more than 380 pounds of food to a local food bank. ‘Feds Feed Families,’ is a U.S. government-wide effort led by the Chief Human capital Officers…

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