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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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Commissaries plan for Monday furloughs

Posted  May 31, 2013

FORT LEE, Va. – When furloughs are implemented, most military commissaries will close one day a week on Mondays, the Defense Commissary Agency’s top official said. The closures will be for up to 11 days between July 8 and Sept. 30. “We know that any disruption in commissary operations will impact our patrons. In addition,…

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Health & Safety

Preparing to survive: Emergency communications

Posted  May 31, 2013

Over the past several weeks, the various stages of earthquake preparation were provided as go-bys for the Team March family. While it is deemed as one of the region’s major concerns, many more naturally-occurring phenomena in southern California require attention, if members are to be fully prepared. As summer officially rolls in with the Memorial…

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How to keep the door from closing: Foreclosure rights for service members

Posted  May 31, 2013

Given the unique housing concerns of military members and the current economic times, foreclosures and other financial issues are occurring in high numbers for military families.

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Summer safety critical for summer fun

Posted  May 31, 2013

For many, Memorial Day Weekend marks the official start of summer. There are backyard barbecues, road trips to the beach or just lazy days under the hazy summer sun. Summer is a time to unwind and enjoy mild temperatures and great weather, as long as vacationers are mindful of the dangers of summer sun. Sunburns,…

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Hagel stresses summer safety in message to Department

Posted  May 31, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel urged servicemembers, civilian employees and their families to enjoy the upcoming summer, but to do so safely. In a message to all Defense Department activities, Hagel emphasized the need to make good decisions during a time of year that resulted in more than 80 percent of the department’s…

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March participates in Crashed, Damaged, Disabled Aircraft Recovery exercise

Posted  May 31, 2013

The 452d Air Mobility Wing and 144th Fighter Wing, participated in a combined aircraft mishap exercise, conducted by March Air Reserve Base Combat Readiness office, May 23.

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News Briefs May 31, 2013

Posted  May 31, 2013

CONGRATULATIONS TO TEAM MARCH’S NEWEST MASTER SGT. SELECTEE’S 912th Air Refueling Squadron Master Sgt. selectee’s: • Tech. Sgt. Patrick Martin, noncommissioned officer in charge, Flight Training • Tech. Sgt. Adam Martin, NCOIC, Aircraft Structural Maintenance Section . VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT THE RETIRED ACTIVITIES OFFICE The RAO is in need of volunteers to work Monday through Friday,…

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Team March hosts Eighteenth Air Force commander for two-day visit

Posted  May 24, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jacquelyn Estrada Lt. Gen. Darren McDew, commander, 18th Air Force and Chief Master Sgt. Vicki Gamble, command chief, 18th Air Force, congratulate Chief Master Sgt. James Wood, 56th Aerial Port Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, for Wood’s participation in Superstorm Sandy relief efforts. Wood worked relief efforts as an Airman…

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Our land of limitless opportunities

Posted  May 24, 2013

Personal Nguyen family courtesy photo Dr. Nguyen is pictured with his mother, father and brother in 1976, shortly after their arrival to the United States. May is Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. For Vietnamese-Americans, this time of year is an anniversary of great importance to us. Most Vietnamese-Americans can trace their presence in the…

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Salutes & Awards

March security forces awarded AFRC Best Full-Time Unit

Posted  May 24, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt Bari Yonkers Staff Sgt. Adrian Salido, installation patrolman, 452nd Security Forces Squadron, checks the identification of a Team March member entering the main gate yesterday. Salido is part of the team of SFS warriors who were recently awarded the 2012 Air Force Reserve Command Outstanding Security Forces Full-Time Unit Award…

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