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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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March host wing contributes to overall success of Mobility Air Force mission

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Rick Sforza, 4th Combat Camera Squadron A KC-135R from the 336th Air Refueling Squadron refuels a C-17A from the 729th Airlift Squadron. Both aircraft are from the Air Force Reserve Command’s 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base, Calif. The 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve…

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The friendly invasion: 452nd GIs inundated English villages

Photo by Pleon Wood (L to r) SSgt. Froilan Hernandez, TSgt. Jack Duer and SSgt. Floyd Gibson of the 452nd Bombardment Group ham it up outside a pub while on leave in England. The men were part of an aircrew on the B-17 Flying Fortress Shot Snorter, which was shot down over Europe while being…


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Pursuing Higher Education: taking that next step is the hardest part

Posted  July 26, 2013

U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Linda Welz Staff Sgt. Chad Reed, 752 MDS, Medical Technician, discusses his education benefits and options with Master Sgt. John Brown, Education and Training Technician. Members are encouraged to seek out answers to questions regarding their educational benefits that can potentially lead to higher education degrees and promotions. Making the…

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AF Reserve supports delivery for space

Posted  July 26, 2013

Courtesy Photo GPS III will improve position, navigation and timing services and provide advanced anti-jam capabilities yielding superior system security, accuracy and reliability. The first GPS III satellites will deliver signals three times more accurate than current GPS spacecraft and provide three times more power for military users, while also enhancing the spacecraft’s design life…

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News Briefs August 2, 2013

Posted  August 2, 2013

March Clinic Closed During Sept. Joint UTA The Clinic will be closed during the joint UTA, Sept. 7. Members deploying in September must take care of their medical processing needs during the August UTA’s. For more information call 951-655-7793. American mixed martial artist, Josh Burkman, aka: “The People’s Warrior”, will be at the March Main Exchange on…

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Chaplain’s Corner

Posted  August 2, 2013

At some point in our lives, our hearts are unexpectedly awakened…by a dream. I’m not just talking about some ordinary dream consisting of illogical and random scenarios in the middle of the night; but a vision or glimpse of something that speaks directly to YOU, as if you are getting a piece of something that…

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Be cyber aware for cyber readiness

Posted  August 2, 2013

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J., The Defense Information Systems Agency will conduct an in-depth Command Cyber Readiness Inspection at March ARB Aug. 12-16 on behalf of United States Cyber Command. The inspection is designed to test network computer users’ technical and operational adherence to standard practices and policies. Simply put, it’s an Operational Readiness Inspection equivalent…

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Health & Safety

Building muscle without meat – moving towards plant based dieting

Posted  August 2, 2013

The combination of fitness and nutrition are both important components that help Airmen reach and remain fit-to-fight....

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Services continue efforts to open combat jobs for women

Posted  August 2, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Defense Department continues working toward its goal of ensuring the mission is met with fully qualified and capable personnel, regardless of gender, the Pentagon’s director of officer and enlisted personnel management said here yesterday. Speaking at a House Armed Services Committee subcommittee hearing on women in service, Juliet Beyler said the…

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Air Force Sergeants’ Association present at March

Posted  August 2, 2013

Courtesy Photo Chief Master Sergeant Jeffrey Foreman, Division Six president of the Air Force Sergeants’ Association, administers the organizational oath to newly-elected officers of the AFSA March ARB, Chapter F1360 earlier this year. From left to right are chapter president; Master Sgt. Javier Murillo, secretary/treasurer, Tech. Sgt. Daniel Armstrong, trustee of membership; Senior Master Sgt….

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Salutes & Awards

March Air Reserve Base youth wins coveted 2013 award

Posted  August 2, 2013

Courtesy Photo 17-year-old Austin McCoy accepts his award for Air Force Reserve Command’s Youth of the Year, 2013 from Maj. Gen. Alfred J. Stewart, commander, Air Force Personnel Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Randolph, Texas. Austin received his award for his extensive volunteer work, philanthropic aspirations and involvement in activities as an Eagle Scout Austin…

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Pentagon Spokesman: Public Affairs must change with times

Posted  August 2, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department is facing a once-in-a-generation change, and its public affairs practitioners around the world need to communicate that change clearly, the Pentagon’s chief spokesman said today. George Little, assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs, spoke to commissioned, enlisted, civilian and contract employee defense public affairs professionals gathered…

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