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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…

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Megan Crusher Events

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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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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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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In honor of National American Indian Heritage Month -

Posted  November 15, 2013

Here are the facts of the day from the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute website at https://www.deomi.org: Day 15: Native Alaskan tribes belong to five geographic areas, are organized under thirteen Alaska Native Regional Corporations, speak 20 different languages, and have eleven different cultures. Day 16: More than 42,000 American Indians, 90 percent of them…

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News Briefs November 15, 2013

Posted  November 15, 2013

WHAT’S YELLOW RIBBON? The mission of the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) is to promote the well-being of National Guard and Reserve members and their families by connecting them with resources throughout and beyond the deployment cycle. Through YRRP, service members, and those who support them, have access to programs, services, and resources and referrals…

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Elsewhere on and around base:

Posted  November 15, 2013

AMOC photo/Tina L. Pendell Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Air and Marine Assistant Commissioner Randolph “Tex” Alles, USMC retired Maj. Gen., administers the Oath of Office to prior-service Marines working at the Air and Marine Operations Center, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., Nov. 7. The AMOC held a USMC Birthday Celebration in honor of…

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Service chiefs testify on risks of sequestration

Posted  November 14, 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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U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Daniel St. Pierre
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Flournoy takes command of 4th Air Force Headquarters

Posted  November 8, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Daniel St. Pierre Brig. Gen. John C. Flournoy, Jr., addresses his troops at Headquarters, 4th Air Force, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., for the first time as their commander after his assumption of command ceremony there Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. Flournoy arrives from Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., where he…

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Three little words: How are you?

Posted  November 8, 2013

As I entered the base Saturday morning for my Unit Training Assembly, the polite security forces Airman on duty said, “How are you?” As he checked my ID card, I replied, “I’m doing well, thank you. How are you?” Before I had finished my reply, he said, “Thank you. Have a nice day,” and directed…

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Air Force Reserve Teen Leadership Council 2014 accepting applications

Posted  November 8, 2013

Applications for the Air Force Reserve Teen Leadership Council are being accepted until Nov. 22, 2013, and must include one letter of recommendation. Those interested may request an application from Ms. Penny Dale, youth specialist at 4-H/AF Partnership, Air Force Personnel Center by e-mailing her at penny.dale@us.af.mil. The Air Force Reserve Teen Leadership Council is…

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