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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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Act like a Superhero

Posted  February 15, 2013

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. — I was recently picking up a few items at a local retail chain at lunchtime and everywhere I walked, someone wanted to shake my hand or say, “Thank you for your service.” It made me proud to be wearing the uniform of the U.S. Air Force. While waiting in…

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Same-sex couples can claim new benefits by October

Posted  February 15, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Military members and retirees with same-sex partners will qualify for up to 24 new benefits under policy changes Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced, Feb. 11. In a memo to the service chiefs outlining the new policy, Panetta noted the department has “essentially completed” repeal of the so-called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”…

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13th Annual War Dog Event and Iron Dog Competition

Posted  February 15, 2013

The March Field Air Museum and the Feed the Dawgs project present the 13th Annual War Dog Event, on Saturday Feb. 16, at 10 a.m., honoring and remembering our canine heroes and their handlers that served in battle. The event is free to the public, in the Heritage Courtyard, at the March Field Air Museum….

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Being a survivor, a life lesson

Posted  February 15, 2013

The line in the Airman’s Creed that reads, “I will never leave an Airman behind,” should have meaning for every Airman. In fact, this line has a very special meaning for the 452d Air Mobility Wing Command Chief Master Sergeant, Ericka Kelly. It prompts her to remember a time when living in a very poor…

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College cash available for Airmen

Posted  February 15, 2013

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. — Many new Airmen cite education benefits as a top incentive for choosing to serve, yet hundreds of thousands of dollars in Air Force college money go unused every year. Tuition assistance is one education benefit that Airmen can use to offset the cost of higher learning. The Air Force Reserve…

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Michael Brown – A March talent

Posted  February 15, 2013

March Air Reserve Base has a long history of hosting Hollywood superstars such as Bob Hope, Sinbad and Chuck Norris. However dated, a new wave of entertainment is surfacing and you do not have to search far to find them — try the 452d Force Support Squadron, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Center.  Michael Brown, recreation…

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Snapshots | 2012 Public Affairs Award

Posted  February 15, 2013

The 2012 Air Force Reserve Command Public Affairs Awards for Communication   Tech. Sgt Donald R. Allen, 4th Combat Camera, was awarded the “Staff Sergeant Christopher S. Frost Outstanding Communication Noncommissioned Officer” award. U.S. Air Force photo

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Family, Medical Leave Act expands protections for military families

Posted  February 15, 2013

WESTOVER AIR RESERVE BASE, Mass. — More support has been extended to military dependents through expansions of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, which include unpaid, job-protected time off for care of injured servicemembers or veterans and activities arising from a servicemember’s deployment. While family members of the U.S. Armed Forces have enjoyed entitlements…

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AF chief of staff releases 2013 reading list

Posted  February 15, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force chief of staff published his professional reading list Feb. 1. In a message on the website, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III said, “We are the world’s greatest air force because of our Airmen…and we must continue to strengthen that team.” He asks Airmen to take a look at the list…

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News Briefs | February 22, 2013

Posted  February 22, 2013

PARTICIPATE IN THE 2013 SALUTE TO VETERANS PARADE The 89th annual Salute to Veterans parade will take place Saturday, Apr. 20, beginning at 10 a.m., in downtown Riverside, Calif. The parade staging area will be located in the lower parking lots of Riverside City College and the parade route will be the same as previous…

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