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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…

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.


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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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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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Air Force

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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Health & Safety

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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Events

Wingman Day participation info:

Posted  September 6, 2013

A Wingman Day Trophy will be presented to the unit with the most points. The points will be earned as follows: Participants receive 1 point; Event winners, 5 points; Navigators, 2 points; After events are complete, all sign-ups will be totaled and divided by unit strength to calculate a percentage of participation, unit with the…

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AF tuition assistance application window delayed for FY14

Posted  September 6, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Airmen applying for tuition assistance in fiscal 2014 will see several changes in both eligibility for and administration of the program. Due to these changes, the application window for classes beginning on or after Oct. 1 will not open until Sept. 9 to allow for system updates. This program is applicable to Guard…

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News Briefs September 6 2013

Posted  September 6, 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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