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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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Upcoming Sports and Fitness Center activities:

Posted  September 13, 2013

Sept 17: Volleyball begins. Season is Sept 17-Oct 3, 2×2 players play at 11 a.m. and noon. Sept 18: Racquetball Tournament Oct 1: Pick-up Flag Football Wednesday’s at 11 a.m. at 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…

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News Briefs September 13 2013

Posted  September 13, 2013

March Field Museum Searching for Hidden Treasures The March Field Air Museum staff is asking family members of war veterans to search their attics, garages and other storage areas for wartime memorabilia. The museum’s Find Our Hidden Treasures campaign is in full swing. Please consider donating your items for display purposes. For more information call the March…

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In celebration of the Air Force’s 66th birthday, Sept. 18th, what inspires you to serve as an Airman?

Posted  September 13, 2013

  Tech. Sgt. Arnaldo Ibarrientos Unit: 452nd Force Support Squadron Job: education service officer Hometown: Long Beach, Calif. Hobbies: reading, writing, exercising, spending time with my family “I joined the Air Force because my uncle, a retired major, inspired me to join. I am continually inspired by the actions of my fellow Airman around me and I aspire to become…

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U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carrie M. Peasinger
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Health & Safety

Healthy Base Initiative kicks off tomorrow!

Posted  September 6, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carrie M. Peasinger Team March is excited to launch the Healthy Base Initiative (HBI), here, tomorrow. The HBI is a thrilling demonstration project for Operation Live Well, a program aimed at making healthy living the easy choice and the social norm. Operation Live Well is part of the president’s National…

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U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carrie M. Peasinger
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Encouragement and being ready, key to quitting tobacco use

Posted  September 6, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carrie M. Peasinger Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson, 452nd Air Mobility Wing public affairs, prepares to serve during a tennis warm-up. Davidson started playing tennis in 1989, after he quit smoking, as a healthy alternative. He now plays regularly and hasn’t smoked in more than 25 years. With the Healthy Base…

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Where’s This? September 6, 2013

Posted  September 6, 2013

Guess where this photo was taken and you could win a coupon for a free lunch. “Where’s This” features a photo taken somewhere on March ARB. If you can guess where it was taken, simply email your name and answer to 452amwpa@gmail.com. The winner and answer will be announced in the next issue. When more…

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U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Neil Ballacer
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163rd Reconnaissance Wing and CAL FIRE make history

Posted  September 6, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Neil Ballacer Col. Dana Hessheimer, commander, 163rd Reconnaissance Wing, California Air National Guard, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., briefs the joint task force on an upcoming sortie over the fires in Yosemite National Park, Calif. The wing joined with CAL FIRE to make history by using the MQ-1 Predator to…

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Upcoming Sports and Fitness Center activities in September

Posted  September 6, 2013

Sept 5: Intramural Bowling begins Sept 7: Annual America’s Kids & Adult 5K Run/1st Sergeant’s Remembrance Run- starts at 0630, sign up online at americaskidsrun.org Sept 8: HBI event: “Hoops for Troops” basketball camp, 1100 Sept 10: Intramural basketball coach’s meeting- 1000 building 430 conference room, season begins Oct. 8 Sept 11: 9/11 Remembrance Run-…

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Snapshots | What We Do

Posted  September 6, 2013

U.S. Air force photo/SMSgt. Roger Pascual   March Air Reserve Base firefighter, Captain William Hicks and Senior Airman Kelli Samples, 452nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron, carry “victim” Senior Airman Jonathan Hueso, 452nd Civil Engineer Squadron, to the triage area during an active shooter exercise on base August 29. The exercise tested the skills and knowledge of…

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Chaplain’s Corner – September 6, 2013

Posted  September 6, 2013

I am not an expert on war and politics. Perhaps you know much more on these subjects than I do. As an Airman, I sincerely hope to be more knowledgeable as my time and experience grows. Thus far in my life, those experiences pale in comparison to more seasoned veterans, but that is why I…

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