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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.

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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Health & Safety

Prevent Kitchen Fires

Posted  September 27, 2013

A small kitchen fire can turn deadly in a matter of minutes. Don’t underestimate the speed and power of this type of fire. Most people assume they have more time to escape than they actually do.

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Hispanic Heritage Month, remembering Hispanic heroes

Posted  September 27, 2013

Courtesy Photo President Clinton and LTC Alfred Rascon, USA, retired. The White House, 2000 As a soldier and public servant, LTC Alfred Rascon, retired, served the United States with distinction for nearly four decades. At the age of four, Rascon came to the U.S. from Mexico with his parents. Raised in the barrios of California…

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Snapshots | What We Do

Posted  September 27, 2013

  Senior Airman Corey Quirke checks his air levels on the Self-contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) as Senior Airman David Adolfo prepares to help Quirke connect his air intake valve. The Airmen were participants in a bi-annual training exercise at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., Sept. 18, 2013, to familiarize and train Airmen in the proper…

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Sports

Upcoming Events:

Posted  September 27, 2013

Upcoming Sports and Fitness Center activities: Oct 1: Pick-up Flag Football Wednesday’s at 11 a.m. at the softball field. No pre- registrations required just show up and play Oct 1: Incentive program begins Oct 8: Intramural Basketball begins. Games are played Tuesday and Thursday at 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. Units must submit a Letter…

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News Briefs September 27 2013

Posted  September 27, 2013

CORRECTION FOR AMOC STORY The Sep. 13, 2013 issue, Page 2, AMOC celebrates 25 years, should be corrected to show the author as Tina Pendell, Public Information Officer, Air and Marine Operations Center, not Amy. We apologize for any confusion. YELLOW RIBBON REGISTRATION OPEN The next Yellow Ribbon Training Event to be held in Orlando, Fla., Nov….

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Vehicle accident on base injures 17

Posted  September 20, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson Lt. Col. Griselda Tiu, 452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron doctor, Tech. Sgt. Kelly McKay, Senior Airman Ariana Merida and Tech. Sgt. Helio Garcia, 452 AMDS medical technicians, carefully remove a patient from a litter upon arriving at a triage area setup to categorize injuries sustained during a mock vehicle…

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Health & Safety

Healthy Base Initiative

Posted  September 20, 2013

Getting Active and Having Fun through Morale, Welfare and Recreation Service members and their families work hard-on duty, at jobs inside and outside the home and at school. When it’s time to play, March Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs offer a huge range of activities, classes and facilities to improve your mental and physical…

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Benefits, ID cards to same-sex spouses

Posted  September 20, 2013

In light of the Supreme Court’s ruling that section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, the Department of Defense (DoD) will construe the words ‘’spouse’’ and ‘’marriage’’ to include same-sex spouses and marriages. Spousal and family benefits, including ID cards, will be made available to same-sex spouses. The Department of Defense…

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Snapshots | What We Do

Posted  September 20, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carrie M. Peasinger Senior Airman Carlos Arce, structural engineer, 452nd Civil Engineer Squadron, chips stucco off the wall at the Hap Arnold Club to prepare them for new dry wall and paint. The club is undergoing renovations of the ballroom, bar and connecting foyer with the help of CES members,…

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Female Firsts for Naval Warfare Center

Posted  September 20, 2013

U.S. Navy photo/Greg Vojtko Capt. Eric Ver Hage, background left, and Dr. William Luebke, Senior Executive Service, commanding officer and technical director, respectively, at Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Corona Division, pose for group photo with, from left, Cathy Oaxaca-Hoote, Command Operations department head; Kim Kruzel, comptroller; Laura Hewitt, Performance Assessment department head; Penny Campbell,…

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