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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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More than 500 civilian personnel received a furlough letter Tuesday, prohibiting them to work until further notice. The letters were delivered in response to the United States Federal government shutdown due to lapse of appropriations for fiscal year 2014.
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Hundreds of March ARB employees furloughed during government shutdown

Posted  October 4, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carrie M. PeasingerMore than 500 civilian personnel received a furlough letter Tuesday, prohibiting them to work until further notice. The letters were delivered in response to the United States Federal government shutdown due to lapse of appropriations for fiscal year 2014. More than 500 civilian personnel received a furlough letter…

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Do you believe in ghosts?

Posted  October 4, 2013

Courtesy photo/Mathieu Beaulieu These two apparitions were captured recently, on base, with an infra-red video camera, during the early morning hours, in a dark room with no lights. Every person on the investigation team is accounted for in the video and none of them saw anything when they were in the room. When the camera…

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Healthy Base Initiative: New track provides more options to maintain fitness

Posted  October 4, 2013

Team March members can now use the new base track as an option for maintaining their health and fitness. The New 400-meter rubberized running track is located just beyond the base softball field to the right, as you enter the base. The track provides an alternative location for running and walking and can help add…

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Chaplain’s Corner

Posted  October 4, 2013

The brain is an amazing and wonderful thing. You don’t have to be a scientist or doctor to understand how complex and intricate it is. It seems that the more discoveries and research we as humans have made regarding all that funny mass in between our ears, the more questions we still have about it!…

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Food truck now providing breakfast and lunch

Posted  October 4, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Carrie M. Peasinger Staff Sgt. Kareemah Mata, 452nd Maintenance Group plans and scheduling, decides what to have for lunch from the new food truck here. The food truck began making its rounds this week in support of the healthy base initiative. Healthy food options include fresh fruit, grilled salmon,…

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Stress class addresses common concerns, provides practical stress-reduction techniques

Posted  October 4, 2013

Have you ever felt stressed to the point that you have trouble sleeping? Maybe you started to notice you’re becoming overly anxious or angry for little or no reason. Well these are common concerns we all experience, from time to time and sometimes they pass without too much trouble but usually not without some effort…

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RIDESHARE WEEK OFFERS PARTICIPANT PRIZES

Posted  October 4, 2013

Rideshare Week is October 7-11. If you pledge to Rideshare one day during that week, and enter that pledge at www.ie511.org/rideshare-week.aspx, you may win one of more than 100 great prizes! Do your share; vanpool, carpool, ride a bike, walk or use public transportation instead of driving yourself. One day is all it takes! To…

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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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