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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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Meet Team March First Sergeants

Posted  June 7, 2013

First sergeants serve as the commander’s representative on councils, boards and selected military events. They are the liaison and spokesperson between the enlisted force of the unit and the commander. First sergeants communicate and advise the commander and staff on matters of health, morale, welfare, training, professional development and utilization of enlisted personnel. Senior Master…

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Preparing to survive: Defeat the heat

Posted  June 7, 2013

Summer in southern California can be very dynamic. We are already in the zone of high temperatures and with reasonable surety, we can expect a significant number of extremely hot days, reaching the triple digits. Along with those blistering days, people will be more subject to the heat-related casualties, resulting from high temperatures and summer…

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Kirksey selected as AFRC command chief

Posted  June 7, 2013

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – A reservist with 25 years of military service has been selected as the next command chief master sergeant for Air Force Reserve Command. Chief Master Sgt. Cameron B. Kirksey, currently the command chief for the 482nd Fighter Wing, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., replaces Chief Master Sgt. Kathleen Buckner at Headquarters…

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Spouse luncheons ongoing for Team March

Posted  June 7, 2013

Chris Mahaney, wife of Col. Samuel Mahaney, 452d Air Mobility Wing commander, hosted the second Spouse Luncheon, in a March Air Reserve Base hangar.

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NATIONAL CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, 2013

Posted  June 7, 2013

A PROCLAMATION: For centuries, the United States and nations in the Caribbean have grown alongside each other as partners in progress. Separated by sea but united by a yearning for independence, our countries won the right to chart their own destinies after generations of colonial rule. Time and again, we have led the way to…

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News Briefs May 31, 2013

Posted  June 7, 2013

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT THE RETIRED ACTIVITIES OFFICE The RAO is in need of volunteers to work Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon or noon to 3 p.m. Retired military and their dependents may apply. For more information, contact Lt. Col. Carter or Senior Master Sgt. Brown at 951-655-4077 or 951-655-4079. RALLY ‘ROUND THE FLAG IS…

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March passenger terminal moves to new location

Posted  May 31, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. James Zubor II Staff Sgts. Joshua Tovar, left, and Albert Ku, 452d Air Mobility Wing Passenger Terminal personnel, prepare to move the sign post designating the Passenger Terminal, Air Terminal Operations Center, Logistic Readiness Squadron, Transient Alert and U.S. Marine Corp A/DACG to its new location. Passenger and terminal…

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Troops, families can visit museums free for summer

Posted  May 31, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During the busy season of military transfers, adjusting to new communities and registering children for school, more than 2,000 museums across the nation will open their doors, free of charge, to service members and their families as a break from the summer challenges, a Defense Department official said. From Memorial Day, May…

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Memorial Day: Remembering our fellow servicemembers

Posted  May 31, 2013

Courtesy photo/Jennifer Anderson Volunteers from Team March and the local community place flags on graves at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery May 25, 2013 in honor of Memorial Day. SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – This year, Memorial Day hit a little closer to home. While it was a day to reflect and remember the sacrifices borne by all…

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Team March strives to be energy efficient

Posted  May 31, 2013

The Air Force published a new Energy Strategic Plan and updated energy priorities, March 2013. March Air Reserve Base Civil Engineering will be spearheading projects to maximize efforts at reducing overall energy consumption on base. With the installation of new and energy-efficient mechanical and electrical systems, as well as supporting the Air Force wide renewable…

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