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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 1, 2013

Posted  November 1, 2013

INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE TO BEGIN JAN 21 The 2014 Intramural Volleyball League is scheduled to begin on Jan. 21, 2014. There is a coach’s meeting on Nov. 13, at 1:00 p.m., and a final coach’s meeting on Dec. 11, at 10:00 a.m. in Bldg. 430. TRANSITIONAL ASSISTANCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (TAMP 180) The Transitional Assistance Management Program…

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March Minutes

Posted  November 1, 2013

Following March ARB personnel in 130-character micro-messages Master Sergeant Cindy Spurgeon Readiness NCO,  452 FSS Hometown: Highland, Calif. 0400- My alarm goes off. Typically I hit the snooze button until about 0420. 0520- I go down stairs and get the car packed with me and my son’s belongings. Then go back in to wake him up, say…

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Group works at fostering pride, respect for Total Force Enterprise Team March

Posted  October 25, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson Culture of Respect Team committee members, from left, Col. Max T. Stitzer, commander 452nd Maintenance Group and Air Reserve Technician representative; Michael LePenske, president, American Federation of Government Employees Local 3854 and Juan Nadal, AFGE 3854; Maj. Deric Prescott, 951st Reserve Support Squadron Judge Advocate and an active…

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My journey to become an Air Force reservist

Posted  October 25, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson Senior Airman Russell McMillan reports to the 452nd Air Mobility Wing public affairs office, his new duty section, the day after he was named Distiguished Honor Graduate at his Defense Information School graduation for Photojournalist at Fort George Meade, Md. McMillan offers his first Beacon submission, in the…

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All in the ‘spirit’ of Halloween

Posted  October 25, 2013

U.S. Air Force photos/Linda Welz A full-spectrum video camera records as it sits on the floor of a building where Senior Airman Jose Mora, 452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron, and a small team of assistants, conduct a paranormal investigation April 20, 2013. Mora teamed with Senior Airman Mathieu Beaulieu, 912th Air Refueling Squadron, and the two…

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New locker rooms, shower facilities now open to all authorized users

Posted  October 25, 2013

Operating hours for the new facilities are Monday through Friday, and UTA weekends, from 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., until Nov. 2, when the hours change to M-F, 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or dusk and UTA weekends, 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Wing Fitness Assessment Cell has priority to use the facilities between…

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Get1Now allows reservists to build future, reap rewards

Posted  October 25, 2013

Reservists can help the Air Force Reserve find candidates for the next generation of Citizen Airmen and receive rewards and recognition at the same time through the Get1Now program.

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AF implements changes to PT assessment

Posted  October 25, 2013

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force has released further guidance on the implementation of several changes to the physical assessment test, which took place Oct. 21. The new guidance includes additions to the body composition component of the fitness assessment, delegation of appeal authority for fitness assessments and changes to the walk test. According to…

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News Briefs October 25, 2013

Posted  October 25, 2013

YELLOW RIBBON REGISTRATION OPEN The next Yellow Ribbon Program event is scheduled for Orlando, Fla., Dec. 20-22, 2013. Contact SMSgt. Josephine Carrillo at 951-655-2571 or josephine.carrillo@us.af.mil for more info. THANKSGIVING MEALS FOR MARCH WORKERS Moreno Valley VFW Post 8547 will provide Thanksgiving Day Meals to all 24-hour work agencies on base during Thanksgiving. In order…

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CANDID COMMENTS: Halloween

Posted  October 25, 2013

Master Sgt. Anhtuan Dang Job: Paralegal, 951st RSPTS Hometown: Stanton, Calif. Hobbies: Reading, going to the beach, hiking and other activities with my kids “With all of the holidays and special days we have throughout the year, I see Halloween as another opportunity to spend time with my three sons. We would normally go trick-or-treating around the neighborhood or…

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