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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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What We Do

Posted  October 4, 2013

  Last month Outdoor Recreation took 20 lucky Team March members ballooning over the wine country of Temecula California. This event was free to all participants through the Single Airmen Program. After over an hour-long flight, the participants were given the opportunity to widen their smiles with morning beverages toasting the wind gods for their…

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News Briefs October 4, 2013

Posted  October 4, 2013

NEWS BRIEFS OCT UTA CANCELLATION Due to circumstance beyond our control associated with the shutdown of the federal government, the Wing Commander has made the decision that the 452 Air Mobility Wing will be rescheduling the OCT A UTA originally scheduled for Oct. 5, 6. Group Commanders (Wing CC for wing staff) will establish a liberal…

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March Minutes

Posted  October 4, 2013

Following March ARB personnel in 130-character micro-messages Senior Airman Phillip L. Barnes Jr, Intelligence Analyst 912 ARS Hometown: Erie, Penn. 0630 My alarm goes off, telling me to wake up. I turn it off, because I’m not ready to roll out of bed. 0641 I actually roll out of bed, and realize I have to rush, because…

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General Aviation Facilities project breaks ground, makes way for March Inland Port Airport

Posted  October 1, 2013

courtesy photo On October 16, 2013, the March Joint Powers Authority held a ground-breaking event at the joint use March Inland Port Airport to kick-off the General Aviation Facilities project. From left are Richard Stewart, City Councilman, Moreno Valley; Jamil Dada, Workforce Development; Paul Davis, March JPC member and City Councilman, Riverside; Marion Ashley, Vice…

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March Civil Engineer S-Team rebuilds infrastructures, saves money

Posted  September 27, 2013

Courtesy photo Maj. Ryan Wood, 922nd Civil Engineer Flight, stands on the roof of a fire station, July 5, 2013, that his team is building in Afghanistan, to support the Ministry of Defense headquarters building, seen in the background. The small 922 CEF S-Team has participated in a rigorous deployment cycle for more than a…

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March teen reflects on Teen Leadership Summit experience

Posted  September 27, 2013

“I remember a few months ago, my dad asking if I was ready to fill out the application for this year’s teen summit and thinking, “Okay I’ll do it, this looks fun!” My mom checked my swim schedule and gave a thumbs-up to the dates in August for the camp. The camp was scheduled to…

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Back Street Café introduces Healthy Base Initiative lunch specials

Posted  September 27, 2013

The Back Street Café on base is jumping on the Healthy Base Initiative train with the introduction of healthy, daily lunch specials that begin Oct. 1. The promotions will feature a difference special each day between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and will run for 60 days. At the end of the 60-day trial, they…

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Healthy Base Initiative takes flight

Posted  September 27, 2013

Lt. Col. Walter Scherer, 922nd Civil Engineer Flight, attempts flyboarding during a recent RecOn outing with Outdoor Recreation, Sep. 14 at Big Bear Lake, Calif. Scherer said the (RecOn) program “definitely helped me, my wife and daughter with the reintegration process following my nearly one-year-long separation while I was deployed to Afghanistan.” Although the RecOn…

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Parnormal challenge between commanders as All Hallow’s Eve quickly approaches?

Posted  September 27, 2013

“The ghosts of Air Force past are getting restless as All Hallow’s Eve approaches. While those of us who work in the Arnold House have become accustomed to a certain level of strange and unexplainable happenings, a recent experience left me quite puzzled. While working alone in the Arnold House on a Saturday morning, I…

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Norco Naval Engineer, Local Students Wins Top National Awards

Posted  September 27, 2013

An engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona in Norco has received a national Blacks in Government Meritorious Service Award

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