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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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This years’ holiday message

Posted  December 21, 2012

As another successful year draws to a close, I want to express my sincere appreciation to all the dedicated military members and civilians who make up Team March. I’m extremely fortunate to have you on the team. You are the most intelligent, talented and motivated group of individuals whom I’ve had the pleasure to work…

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News Briefs | December 21, 2012

Posted  December 21, 2012

COMMISSARY HOLIDAY OPERATING HOURS The holiday operating hours for March Commissary are as follows: Dec. 24, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 25, CLOSED Dec. 31, 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 1, 2013, CLOSED All other days are regular operating hours. AUTHORIZED GOAL DAYS FOR TEAM MARCH The 452d Air Mobility Wing commander has…

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Blue Angels en route to the Inland Empire

Posted  December 21, 2012

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be the headliner for March Field’s next AirFest, Thunder Over the Empire, scheduled for March 22 and 23, 2014. AirFest is a biennial, two-day event featuring military and civilian aerial performances and static displays of modern and historic aircraft. U.S. Navy courtesy photo

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Wing Top 3 partners with Habitat for Humanity Riverside to build home for 452AMW Airman

Posted  January 11, 2013

Over the years, the March Air Reserve Base Air Force Sergeants Association, Chapter 1360, has donated man hours to (re)building homes for our local community through Habitat for Humanity Riverside. The March Top 3 is currently planning ways to take this invaluable program a step further for wing personnel. Recently, they partnered with local organizations…

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Air Force Week kicks off in New York City
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Lt. Gen. Clarke confirmed as Director, Air National Guard

Posted  January 11, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va. — Lt. Gen. Stanley E. “Sid” Clarke III, commander of the Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and 1st Air Force ...

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Snapshots | Col Stormes Retirement Ceremony

Posted  January 11, 2013

Col. Stormes (right), commander, 452d Maintenance Group, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., retired after more than 30 years ...

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Air Force to provide dedicated legal counsel to sexual assault victims

Posted  January 11, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new Air Force pilot program designed to provide legal assistance to victims of sexual assault will begin later in January. ...

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2012 Year in Photos

Posted  January 11, 2013

February – Wardog Memorial. An Air Force security forces staff sergeant and his military working dog pause at the March Field Air Museum’s War Dog Memorial on Feb. 18 during the museum’s 12th Annual War Dog Remembrance Day. Military members and their working dogs participated in the event which included an obstacle course competition Sunday. (Courtesy…

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Happy New Year Airmen!

Posted  January 11, 2013

To those of you who spent the holidays deployed, thank you and I’m sorry you weren’t home with your families. I know you understand what you are doing is important, but I also know that doesn’t make the separation any easier. In these days where self-serving agendas seem to be on display everywhere we turn,…

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