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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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We all have to make choices

Posted  October 26, 2012

Back when I lived in the rural Midwest, late September and October were harvest times for farming communities. For many frantic weeks, farmers would be out in the fields from morning to night, trying to beat the first snowfall, harvesting the crops planted earlier that spring. In southwest Minnesota, the harvest normally consisted of two…

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Exercises prepare Airmen for inspections, real-world situations

Posted  October 26, 2012

I am so impressed with the attitude and professionalism of this wing. You are all doing a fantastic job and I am proud of you. I hold the leadership throughout the wing accountable for taking care of you. I also expect every member of the wing to do his or her part to facilitate and…

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News Briefs | October 26, 2012

Posted  October 26, 2012

THE 2013 COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN NEEDS YOUR HELP The Combined Federal Campaign kicks-off at the Hap Arnold Club, Oct. 24. Campaign activities start at 9 a.m. and will last until 3 p.m. The campaign will last until Dec. 7 and all are welcome to participate. For more information, or if interested in being a key…

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I would go to war with you any day of the week

Posted  October 26, 2012

ORI stories: As told by Maj. Kevin Marzette, 50th Aerial Port Squadron Having served time in the U.S. Army, the most profound compliment that can be rendered to a fellow soldier is, ‘I would go to war with you any day of the week.’ Well, my experience during the recent Operational Readiness Exercise, Sept. 16…

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Military works to end domestic violence

Posted  November 2, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department and each of the services are drawing attention to the plight of domestic violence because of people like Amanda Tenorio ...

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Online access simplifies dependent updates

Posted  November 2, 2012

Family situations can be complicated, but updating family benefit information doesn’t have to be, now that it can be done online. Dependent family members must be registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System and in many instances, must have a valid dependent identification card, to access medical, dental and other benefits. In the past,…

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Through Airmen’s Eyes: Ultimate wingman helps save friend’s life

Posted  November 2, 2012

U.S. Air Force graphic/Corey Parrish Airman 1st Class Albert Chang SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.) An Airman who noticed the suicidal signs of a friend reported the problem and helped…

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Incoming California ANG commander tours March

Posted  November 2, 2012

Brig. Gen. Jon K. Kelk targeted the 163rd Reconnaissance Wing for a formal visit, days after his appointment to replace Brig. Gen. James C. Witham, as commander of the California Air National Guard. At the onset of the visit, senior wing staff members briefed capabilities and operation specifics to Kelk. After which, he visited the…

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Construction area: Keep out!

Posted  November 2, 2012

The north end of March Air Reserve Base, near the ball field, is currently off-limits due to an ongoing project to build a new rubberized, one-half mile running track and support facilities. ...

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March outreach: Local coupons go a long way

Posted  November 2, 2012

The March Airman & Family Readiness Center has many outreach programs that provide comfort services to local Airmen and their families. However, the center also has a program ...

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