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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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Commander’s call highlights service awards and vision as wing of the future

Posted  August 30, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson Emilio Matos is the 452 AMW Budget Officer in Finance and a recipient of a 40-year service award. He began his federal career in the military as a Helicopter Maintenance Mechanic then became a Film Laboratory Technician for the Air Force Audio Visual Service at Norton AFB. His…

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Navy laboratory set to deliver new standards to U.S. Air Force

Posted  August 30, 2013

U.S. Navy photo/Greg Vojtko Lance Doddridge, electrical engineer and physicist at Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Corona Division, splices fiber optic cable as he works on Linearity Calibration Standard (LCS) 8513. The patent-pending device, which compares fiber optic power test meters against a known standard, was recently introduced to the U.S. Navy’s calibration facility at…

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Command Post: within the vault

Posted  August 30, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carrie M. Peasinger From left, Senior Airman Shanyn LoughRidge, Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Dobrowolsky and Senior Airman Arturo Icaza, 452nd command post controllers, multi-task, with the help of their Quick Reaction Checklist. The QRC is a valuable tool used for everyday occurrences such as heat stress index, inflight emergency and distinguished…

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March Minutes

Posted  September 6, 2013

Following March ARB personnel in 130-character micro-messages

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News Briefs September 6 2013

Posted  September 6, 2013

March Field Museum Searching for Hidden Treasures The March Field Air Museum staff is asking family members of war veterans to search their attics, garages and other storage areas for wartime memorabilia. The museum’s Find Our Hidden Treasures campaign is in full swing. Please consider donating your items for display purposes. For more information call the March…

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AF tuition assistance application window delayed for FY14

Posted  September 6, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Airmen applying for tuition assistance in fiscal 2014 will see several changes in both eligibility for and administration of the program. Due to these changes, the application window for classes beginning on or after Oct. 1 will not open until Sept. 9 to allow for system updates. This program is applicable to Guard…

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Wingman Day participation info:

Posted  September 6, 2013

A Wingman Day Trophy will be presented to the unit with the most points. The points will be earned as follows: Participants receive 1 point; Event winners, 5 points; Navigators, 2 points; After events are complete, all sign-ups will be totaled and divided by unit strength to calculate a percentage of participation, unit with the…

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Chaplain’s Corner – September 6, 2013

Posted  September 6, 2013

I am not an expert on war and politics. Perhaps you know much more on these subjects than I do. As an Airman, I sincerely hope to be more knowledgeable as my time and experience grows. Thus far in my life, those experiences pale in comparison to more seasoned veterans, but that is why I…

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Snapshots | What We Do

Posted  September 6, 2013

U.S. Air force photo/SMSgt. Roger Pascual   March Air Reserve Base firefighter, Captain William Hicks and Senior Airman Kelli Samples, 452nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron, carry “victim” Senior Airman Jonathan Hueso, 452nd Civil Engineer Squadron, to the triage area during an active shooter exercise on base August 29. The exercise tested the skills and knowledge of…

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Upcoming Sports and Fitness Center activities in September

Posted  September 6, 2013

Sept 5: Intramural Bowling begins Sept 7: Annual America’s Kids & Adult 5K Run/1st Sergeant’s Remembrance Run- starts at 0630, sign up online at americaskidsrun.org Sept 8: HBI event: “Hoops for Troops” basketball camp, 1100 Sept 10: Intramural basketball coach’s meeting- 1000 building 430 conference room, season begins Oct. 8 Sept 11: 9/11 Remembrance Run-…

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