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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 November 22, 2013

Posted  November 22, 2013

TOTAL FORCE SERVICE CENTER CONTACT NUMBERS CHANGE Telephone contact numbers for the Total Force Service Center changed Nov. 15. The new numbers are commercial 210-565-0102 and DSN 665-0102. The change includes both TFSC locations at AFPC in San Antonio, Texas, and the Air Reserve Personnel Center in Aurora, Colo. The toll-free number will remain the…

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Health & Safety

Healthy Base Initiative: Favorite fall & holiday recipes

Posted  November 22, 2013

Don’t overstuff yourself this holiday season! Fall and winter cooking don’t have to be calorie-packed thanks to the latest Operation Live Well e-book. The Department of Defense’s wellness initiative just published its fifth e-book, featuring some of the Operation Live Well team’s favorite fall and holiday recipes. The 49-page booklet includes healthier options for fall…

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Snapshots: What We Do

Posted  November 22, 2013

The final March Strategic Inter-theater Deployment mission, flown by the 729th Airlift Squadron for the past 7+ years, arrived home Nov. 18, 2013. Between Oct. 1, 2006 and Sept. 30, 2012, the squadron’s mission, which is primarily aeromedical evacuation through Southwest Asia, has logged more than 44,301 hours on 13,657 sorties during 3,789 missions carrying…

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Honoring veterans in the southland

Posted  November 15, 2013

Len Tavernetti, Service Officer, Military Order of the Purple Hearts Chapter 2929, and Senior Master Sgt. Josephine Carrillo, 452nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, receive a Purple Heart proclamation from the City of Moreno Valley at a Veteran’s Day ceremony Nov. 11, 2013, at the city’s Memorial Circle. Tavernetti and Carrillo are both life members of Chapter…

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Three little words: Service Before Self

Posted  November 15, 2013

Courtest Photo Bill Evans, WWII veteran This Veteran’s Day I had the opportunity to see first-hand, and live, one of the U. S. Air Force’s core values; Service Before Self. I had the privilege to take my 86-year-old step-father, and WWII veteran, Bill, out for the day. My mother had to make the very tough…

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Health & Safety

Healthy Base Initiative encourages tobacco cessation; Great American Smokeout is good start

Posted  November 15, 2013

The following is from www.militaryonesource.mil/hbi?content_id=270715: Tobacco use is costly. While there is a significant financial loss due to tobacco use, the cost to a user’s health is the most critical cost of using tobacco products. Users may develop increased blood pressure and heart rate, stoke, periodontal disease, chronic lung disease, various cancers, adverse pregnancy outcomes…

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Thanksgiving Safety Tips from the U.S. Fire Administration

Posted  November 15, 2013

As with many holidays, fire incidents increase on Thanksgiving Day. Underwriters’ Laboratory (UL), considers turkey fryers to be dangerous and present numerous hazards to consumers. Last year, nearly 4,300 fires occurred on Thanksgiving Day, causing 15 deaths and property damage in excess of $27 million. Thanksgiving Day has more than double the number of residential…

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Service chiefs testify on risks of sequestration

Posted  November 15, 2013

WASHINGTON (AFPS) – As they face the prospect of another year of deep cuts to their budgets, the military’s service chiefs testified November 8th before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the impact sequestration is having on the ability to organize, train and equip their service members. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, Chief of Naval…

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Events

March Tickets and Tours out and about

Posted  November 15, 2013

The following trips are scheduled with the March Tickets and Tours office. For more information, call 951-655-4123. You must sign up for the trips in person at Bldg. 434. Nov. 16: Garment District Shopping in L.A. — Start your holiday shopping off at L.A’s largest shopping area where the bargains are galore. $16.00 per person,…

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The U.S. top ten consumer complaints

Posted  November 15, 2013

(This article was adapted from a North American Consumer Protection Investigators press release.) According to the latest report from the annual survey of state and local consumer protection agencies conducted by Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the North American Consumer Protection Investigators (NACPI), consumer problems related to the recession continue to plague the nation….

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