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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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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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Sexual assault stand down

Posted  August 30, 2013

Throughout the month of August, March units participated in SECDEF-directed, sexual assault stand-down training. From feedback received, the training was a great success with members reporting that the sessions were informative and helped them understand how these issues can negatively affect the unit as a whole. These crimes directly impact our mission readiness as we…

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News Briefs August 30 2013

Posted  August 30, 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…

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Mixed Martial Arts Toughens Mind, Body, Spirit

Posted  August 23, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carrie M. Peasinger Senior Airman David Adolfo, 452nd Civil Engineer Squadron, spars with Senior Airman Corey Quirke, 452nd CES. Adolfo, who has been participating in Mixed Martial Arts since he was a young boy, learns and teaches various martial arts disciplines while incorporating the warrior ethos into all areas of…

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Airmen asked to participate in DOD anti-tobacco video competition

Posted  August 23, 2013

The Department of Defense, Health Affairs, has recently announced a new countermarketing video competition that aims to target tobacco as an enemy of the military that degrades service members’ health, fitness, mission readiness and work productivity. The competition entitled, “Fight the Enemy,” will run until Oct. 15 and is open to all uniformed DOD personnel, families and DOD civilians, who may submit…

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PT test enhancements start Oct. 1

Posted  August 23, 2013

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force senior leadership announced enhancements to the Air Force’s Physical Fitness Assessment program, to be implemented Oct. 1. In a letter to Airmen Aug. 20, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III explained the results of the comprehensive review, highlighting the strength of the program and the need…

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Test your knowledge of Women’s Equality Day:

Posted  August 23, 2013

  1. August 26th is celebrated as Women’s Equality Day to commemorate what? a. the work women did during the Second World War b. the anniversary of women winning the right to vote c. the flappers of the 1920’s d. the contemporary women’s rights movement   2. In what year did Congresswoman Bella Abzug introduce…

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452nd Wing Commander Announces:

Posted  August 23, 2013

Col. Mahaney directs that all wing members on UTA status on Sep. 7 must share in the Wingman Day activities as either a participant or a spectator until activities end at 11:30 a.m. No one is authorized to remain in their work areas as this is a SECDEF-directed stand down. Personnel are authorized to sign…

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News Briefs August 23, 2013

Posted  August 23, 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 swingPlease consider donating your items for display purposes. For more information call the March Field…

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March Minutes

Posted  August 23, 2013

Following March ARB personnel in 130-character micro-messages

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The Stolen Valor Act makes a comeback

Posted  August 16, 2013

On June 3rd, 2013, the President signed into law an updated version of the Stolen Valor Act, making it unlawful for “whoever, with intent to obtain money, property, or other tangible benefit, fraudulently holds oneself out to be a recipient” of certain medals and distinctions.

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