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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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News Briefs December 6, 2013

Posted  December 6, 2013

701ST COMBAT OPERATIONS SQUADRON IS HIRING The 701st Combat Operations Squadron is currently seeking highly motivated individuals to fill several key SNCO positions in the following logistics career fields: 2G071, 2S091, 2W091, 3E991, 3S071, 3S091. The 701 COS provides well-trained, Air Operations Center warfighters that directly support the Korean Peninsula. If you are looking for…

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Hard Work Leads to Recognition

Posted  December 6, 2013

Master Sgt. Javier Murillo, 452nd Security Forces Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., has had a very busy year. His hard work, dedication and commitment to the wing’s mission have been noticed here and at higher headquarters as he piled up the following accolades and awards this year: 452 Mission Support Group Outstanding SNCO Award,…

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Women Airforce Service Pilots mark 70th anniversary

Posted  November 27, 2013

Today’s military females serve as full-fledged veterans, but it wasn’t always that way. The story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots has been well hidden from most Americans. This year, when the WASPs celebrate their 70th anniversary, it’s time we share their contributions and sacrifices.

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Three little words: I AM THANKFUL…

Posted  November 27, 2013

NOTE: These were posted to our Facebook page and Twitter account in response to the question, “What or who are you thankful for”? Join in future conversations at www.facebook.com/TeamMarch and www.Twitter.com/March_ARB. to have had the opportunity to be the Postmistress of the U.S. Post Office on March from September 2001 until 2008. Not only did…

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Health & Safety

Experts recommend healthy diet over vitamins

Posted  November 27, 2013

Healthy Base Initiative Good nutritional and exercise habits can help boost energy and prevent illness and combat stress. Some service members take daily minerals and vitamins such as calcium and vitamin D. But are they necessary? The answer varies. Our bodies need a variety of nutrients, but they are usually available in food and our…

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How are you participating in Black Friday?

Posted  November 27, 2013

Although the economy is less robust than it has been in years past and holiday decorations can be seen in stores before the little ghosts and goblins collect all their candy, shoppers still look to the day after Thanksgiving as the official beginning of the holiday shopping season.

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Anatomy of a cylone; why California is safe

Posted  November 27, 2013

With the recent typhoon that devastated the Philippines, we print this article to calm the nerves of those who may be fearful of the same happening here and to educate others. Californians enjoy a relatively stable and predictable weather pattern most of the year. Although our major concern is earthquakes, we watch in awe and…

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Best little repair shop in Afghanistan

Posted  November 27, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Jason Smith Tech. Sgt. Juan Sanchezduarte (left) and Senior Airman Mark Zorich (right), both assigned to the 451st Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, pose with some bicycle tires outside Tan Box Bike Repair at Camp Losano, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 11, 2013. Both airmen volunteer their time and resources so service members…

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AF Portal goes mobile, gets face-lift

Posted  November 27, 2013

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. (AFNS) — Expected to launch by the end of 2013, the Global Combat Support System-Air Force, or GCSS-AF, is rolling out a revamped portal, which simplifies navigation, improves performance on low bandwidth connections and works from mobile devices. “The old system had become cluttered, difficult to navigate and was in…

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American Indian Heritage Month 2013 winds down

Posted  November 27, 2013

In honor of National American Indian Heritage Month, here are the facts of the day from the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute website at https://www.deomi.org: Day 27: Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is the oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of…

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