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Local chaplain helps ANG recruiting efforts

Back in August of 2014, the 163d Reconnaissance Wing Chaplain Major David Sarmiento had the opportunity to be featured in a new Air National Guard (ANG) Chaplain Corps recruitment infomercial, the first of its kind in many years. In addition to the commercial, many still photos were taken of Sarmiento and four others to create…

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Pentagon salutes Dr. King’s life, legacy

DoD photo by Casper Manlangit Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work makes remarks during a Martin Luther King Jr. observance at the Pentagon, Jan. 15, 2015. WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Department members gathered Jan. 15 at the Pentagon’s annual observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, ahead of the federal holiday. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob…

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SecAF, CSAF discuss future of the Air Force

Senior leadership addressed the key issues, priorities, initiatives and challenges facing the Air Force during the State of the Air Force press briefing, Jan. 15 at the Pentagon.

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Honor Guard presents colors at 101st Rose Bowl game

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Members of March Air Reserve Base’s Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard present the colors as a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber flies overhead at the 101st Rose Bowl game in Pasadena, Jan. 1, 2015. The event marked the first time airmen from March ARB participated in the…

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Culture shock: Returning to America after 26 years

George A. Smith German autobahn drivers get to drive as fast as they want. In Southern California, it’s good they can’t. When I first came to Southern California after living 26 years in Germany, I heard questions from tanned guys in shorts that went something like, “Dude how does it feel to leave a land…


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Important facts, Hispanic heritage history:

Posted  September 20, 2013

In September 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week, which was to be observed during the week that included September 15th and 16th. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan expanded the observance to become Hispanic Heritage month, beginning on September 15th and ending on October 15th. We observe Hispanic Heritage…

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Upcoming Events:

Posted  September 20, 2013

Upcoming Sports and Fitness Center activities: Sept 24: Jump rope competition at 12 p.m., sign up at the fitness center Oct 1: Pick-up Flag Football Wednesday’s at 11 a.m. 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 20 2013

Posted  September 20, 2013

LOSS OF SSI TEAM MEMBER JOHN NODD John Nodd, retired Air Force veteran and SSI team member who worked for Airfield Management at Base Operations, passed away Saturday. He is survived by his wife of many years, Hiroko, who is surrounded by family and members of her church. Services will be at The Grove Community…

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Hoops for Troops program inspires Team March youth

Posted  September 13, 2013

U.S. Air Force photos/Master Sgt. Linda Welz NBA legend, Norm Nixon practices basketball drills with participants during a basketball camp at March Air Reserve Base Sept. 8. Nixon and NWBA legend, Ruthie Bolton were here to help kick off the Healthy Base Initiative with a basketball camp for dependent kids. Team March dependents, between the…

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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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