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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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Forging ahead: Female military physicians inspire others

Posted  March 25, 2013

As the military recognizes its female members as part of Women’s History Month in March, few groups are held in higher esteem than its women physicians, as evidenced by an award the Military Health System initiated in 2010 to honor them. The Military Health System’s, “Building Stronger Female Physician Leaders in the Military Health System”…

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Guard/Reserve veteran unemployment rate decreases

Posted  March 25, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A senior Pentagon official said there’s been progress in reducing the unemployment rate for Guard and Reserve veterans, but also told a House panel that more work needs to be done. In testimony before the House Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity yesterday, Ronald G. Young, the family and employer programs and policy director…

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The hardest victory is over self

Posted  March 25, 2013

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. — How many times have you procrastinated over an issue because you “just didn’t feel like it,” didn’t complete career development timely, or maintain or attain fitness? I am sure we have all done some of these things at some point in time. Now ask yourself, of those times in which…

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California Guard participates in rough and rugged team building

Posted  March 25, 2013

Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Julie Avey The California National Guard competed at the Southern California Glen Helen Raceway, in a six-hour motocross endurance relay race, March 10. Maj. Jon Dahl, 147th Combat Communications Squadron, hands over the team’s dirt bike to Chief Master Sgt. Gregory Garcia, 163d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, for continued nonstop racing…

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News Briefs | March 22, 2013

Posted  March 25, 2013

ALL AVAILABLE PERSONNEL NEEDED FOR FOD WALK There will be a base Foreign Object Debris walk, Apr. 10, Air Passenger Terminal, flightline side, at 7:30 a.m. Participants should bring a plastic trash bag and hearing protection. For more information contact the base Foreign Object Damage or Debris and Dropped Object Prevention office at 951-655-7488. GET…

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What’s your reflection

Posted  March 25, 2013

We pass by them every day. There are probably many throughout your house or apartment. They are displayed in stores, bathrooms, hotels, or cars. Moreover, they show us who we are and what we look like to the rest of the world. Can you guess what they are? If you guessed mirrors, you’d be on…

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Fourth annual Welcome Home Vietnam Vets Celebration at March Field Air Museum

Posted  March 25, 2013

Riverside, Calif. – March Field Air Museum will be hosting its fourth annual Welcome Home Vietnam Vets Celebration, Saturday, March 23. The museum is open, free of charge, to all Vietnam Veterans and their families that day. The museum will open at 9 a.m., with the official program beginning at 11 a.m. At the conclusion…

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Be on the lookout for illegal supplements

Posted  March 25, 2013

It is the responsibility of every Airman to be aware of what substances he or she is ingesting. In some cases, power bars and health foods are not always the best choice. If the ingredients of a drink, food, or snack are questionable, a physician or pharmacist should be consulted immediately. Air Force Instruction 44-121,…

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Habitat for Humanity homes for veterans in southern California

Posted  March 25, 2013

Are you a veteran making $45,000 a year or more and dream of owning your own home? Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys, the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate for North Los Angeles County, is building homes for veterans in collaboration with the California Department of Veteran Affairs. The organization will build a 12-home…

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452 AMW Reserve recruiting office looking for recruits

Posted  March 25, 2013

If you are motivated and perform at levels above average, the 452d AMW recruiting office is looking for recruiters to join their efforts in recruiting future Air Force members.

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