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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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A need for speed

Posted  October 24, 2013

Last weekend 21 members from March Field had the chance to participate in a NASCAR ride-along at the California Motor Speedway through the Single Airman Initiative operated by the 452nd Force Support Squadron. Participants experience real life racing thrills by riding shotgun in a 2-seat NASCAR race car driven by professional instructors for 2-laps at…

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Q and A interview – some parting words from our wing commander

Posted  October 18, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Linda Welz Col. Samuel Mahaney, 452 Air Mobility Wing commander, and his wife Chris, participate in a discussion during a weekly meeting held in the Hap Arnold House conference room. Prior to his arrival at March Field, Mahaney led two previous units through their Operational Readiness Inspections, which was his first task…

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Healthy habits for a healthy lifestyle include reading the labels

Posted  October 18, 2013

Courtesy Photo One step to promote your health transformation is to learn to read the labels on products. Try to consume foods that are as close to their natural state as possible. When you’re in the grocery story read the labels. Not just the mount of sugar, carbohydrates, etc. Also read the ingredients. If you…

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Base joins fight against Vet homelessness

Posted  October 18, 2013

For service members transitioning from the military back to civilian life, readjusting can be a daunting task. Finding somewhere to live, somewhere to work, and civilian healthcare is a new experience for those who are used to the military providing these services. Unfortunately, every year there are veterans who do not fully reintegrate and end…

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ARPC limits mailings due to a lapse in funding

Posted  October 18, 2013

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — As a result of the recent lapse in appropriations, there are currently no funds for officials at the Air Reserve Personnel Center here to mail personnel documents such as retirement certificates, separation documents, and recognition packages. Only documents required by law, such as Freedom of Information Act queries, Board…

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He’s a ‘sensitive’ ghost hunter

Posted  October 18, 2013

Senior Airman Jose Mora, 452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron, isn’t just a ghost hunter. He is also known as sensitive in the psychic arena.

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Chaplain’s Corner

Posted  October 18, 2013

Sometimes it seems that the world around us is spinning out of control. We read about various chaotic events happening everywhere, both abroad and in our own neighborhoods. Some of these events come in the form of natural disasters, human violence, or economic collapse. Most of us have experienced at least one form of these…

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Hagel Thanks Fisher House for Death Gratuity Payments

Posted  October 18, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greatly appreciates the generosity of the Fisher House Foundation in making $100,000 death gratuity payments and providing other funds to the families of fallen service members, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said in a statement released today. The Fisher House Foundation offered to make the death gratuity payments…

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Facts of the Day October 18 – 24

Posted  October 18, 2013

October 18 – Disability discrimination occurs when an employer or other entity covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act treats a qualified individual with a disability who is an employee or applicant unfavorably because he or she has a disability. October 19 – The National Institute of Mental Health reported that each year, one in…

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News Briefs October 18, 2013

Posted  October 18, 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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