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March dedicates base barbershop to longtime barber

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Col. Russell A. Muncy, commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base presents Nancy M. Alvarez with the new barbershop signage honoring her late husband and former base barber, Richard “Ricardo” Alvarez, during a dedication ceremony here, Sept. 12. The base barbershop was renamed to ‘Ricardo’s…

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State of Air Force Reserve discussed at AFA

Senior Department of Defense and industry leaders gathered at the Air Force Association’s 2014 Air and Space conference and technology exposition Sept. 15 to discuss the future of the Air Force and Air Force Reserve.

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Riverside hosts inaugural 9/11 tribute concert

Nearly 3,000 people died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 - attacks which culminated that day in the crash of a passenger jet in Shanksville, Pa. An architect responsible for erecting a memorial on the impact site once described his intentions for a design that was both “solemn and uplifting.”

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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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AMOC celebrates 25 years

Posted  September 13, 2013

Courtesy photos The Air and Marine Operations Center celebrated its 25-year anniversary here August 22nd. Pictured are its original interior at its 1988 activation (inset) and its current look after 25 years of changes and upgrades. AMOC is an operational component of Customs and Border Protection. Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations Center…

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Healthy Base Initiative

Posted  September 13, 2013

The Beacon will print a weekly health and fitness column for the next calendar year to support the Healthy Base Initiative, a program focused on making healthy living the easy choice and social norm. Topics of discussion will include fitness, nutrition, smoking cessation, trends, habits and a variety of other health-related topics. We hope to…

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Wingman day; health, camaraderie and competition

Posted  September 13, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Heather Cozad Team March Airmen compete in the First Sergeants’ Remembrance Run as part of Wingman Day here, Sept. 7. Wingman Day events were designed to build camaraderie, create fun competitions between teams and to highlight the Healthy Base Initiative kick-off. Team March members participated in Wingman Day, an annual,…

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The Wingman concept and the Healthy Base Initiative

Posted  September 13, 2013

  The Wingman concept and the Healthy Base Initiative are two programs that focus on the most valuable asset we have, our citizen Airmen and their families. With those in mind, Team March members participated in some friendly competitions and enjoyed some healthy food options here Saturday morning. With 19 Wingman Day activities to choose…

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Squadron Inactivation

Posted  September 13, 2013

  452nd Maintenance Group commander, Col. Max J. Stitzer, receives the guidon from former 452nd Maintenance Operations Squadron commander, Lt. Col. Dang Nguyen, signifying the squadron’s inactivation. The Sept. 8th ceremony, held in Bldg. 355, was attended by Col. Mahaney, 452nd AMW commander and his wife, Chris; Col. James Finney, 452nd AMW vice commander and…

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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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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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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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