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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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March Minutes

Posted  October 18, 2013

Following March ARB personnel in 130-character micro-messages

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Mission challenges, integration great mix for air refuelers

Posted  October 11, 2013

U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson Aircraft commander Maj. Steve Greenspan and Co-Pilot 1st Lt. Ron Lee discuss maintenance issues with Crew Chief Staff Sgt. Justin Duhart during an air refueling flight over the Pacific Ocean. Two members of the media were aboard this flight covering the air refueling operation and the personnel that…

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Who ya gonna call?

Posted  October 11, 2013

Courtesy Photo Senior Airman Mathieu Beaulieu, 912th Air Refueling Squadron (left) and Senior Airman Jose Mora, 452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron, prepare to set up a digital voice recorder during a September 2013 paranormal investigation at March Air Reserve Base, Calif. Beaulieu, an active duty mechanic, and Mora, a reserve medical administration technician, joined forces to…

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Fitness is more fun when it’s FREE!

Posted  October 11, 2013

Last week the fitness center was closed on base due to the government shutdown, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on a workout or spend money on a gym membership. Activities provided by services, and in surrounding areas of the base, can help you stay active while having fun. The best part…

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Celebrating community partners over time

Posted  October 11, 2013

(Inset) 1955 photo known as March Federal Union Opened in 1953 and originally named March Federal Credit Union and known as a “Plain Vanilla Credit Union.” The only services provided were share accounts and loans. This type of Credit Union was common for the time. The idea was to keep use of the institution simple….

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Hagel Announces Recall of Most Defense Department Civilians

Posted  October 11, 2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Oct.5, that he is recalling most of the Defense Department civilians who were placed on furlough as a result of the government shutdown which began Oct. 1.

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Healthy couples relationship – good communication is key to reducing conflict

Posted  October 11, 2013

Being in a healthy relationship has been shown to have a positive effect on a person’s physical and physiological wellbeing. The overall health of a relationship is directly related to how well couples are able to resolve conflict in a positive manner and avoid destructive patterns in communication. Good communication is a key for a…

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News Briefs October 11, 2013

Posted  October 11, 2013

YELLOW RIBBON REGISTRATION OPEN Next Yellow Ribbon Training Event to be held in Orlando FL 20-22 December 2013. Email or call the Wing Yellow Ribbon Rep. for eligibility & registration information. 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…

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Military OneSource remains available despite government shutdown

Posted  October 11, 2013

Military OneSource continues to be available to service members and their families during the shutdown that has affected much of the federal government. The Military OneSource website will remain fully operational, as will its services such as confidential non-medical counseling, financial counseling, specialty consultations and Health and Wellness Coaching. Military OneSource can be accessed through…

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Facts of the Day October 11 – 17

Posted  October 10, 2013

October 11 – Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded the Special Olympics in 1962 to provide athletic training and competition for persons with intellectual disabilities. The organization grew into an international program, enabling more than one million young people and adults to participate in Olympic-type sporting events each year. The first International Special Olympics Games were held…

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