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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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Snapshots | Col Stormes Retirement Ceremony

Posted  January 11, 2013

Col. Stormes (right), commander, 452d Maintenance Group, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., retired after more than 30 years ...

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Air Force to provide dedicated legal counsel to sexual assault victims

Posted  January 11, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new Air Force pilot program designed to provide legal assistance to victims of sexual assault will begin later in January. ...

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Lt. Gen. Clarke confirmed as Director, Air National Guard

Posted  January 11, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va. — Lt. Gen. Stanley E. “Sid” Clarke III, commander of the Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and 1st Air Force ...

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Wing Top 3 partners with Habitat for Humanity Riverside to build home for 452AMW Airman

Posted  January 11, 2013

Over the years, the March Air Reserve Base Air Force Sergeants Association, Chapter 1360, has donated man hours to (re)building homes for our local community through Habitat for Humanity Riverside. The March Top 3 is currently planning ways to take this invaluable program a step further for wing personnel. Recently, they partnered with local organizations…

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Blue Angels en route to the Inland Empire

Posted  December 21, 2012

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be the headliner for March Field’s next AirFest, Thunder Over the Empire, scheduled for March 22 and 23, 2014. AirFest is a biennial, two-day event featuring military and civilian aerial performances and static displays of modern and historic aircraft. U.S. Navy courtesy photo

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News Briefs | December 21, 2012

Posted  December 21, 2012

COMMISSARY HOLIDAY OPERATING HOURS The holiday operating hours for March Commissary are as follows: Dec. 24, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 25, CLOSED Dec. 31, 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 1, 2013, CLOSED All other days are regular operating hours. AUTHORIZED GOAL DAYS FOR TEAM MARCH The 452d Air Mobility Wing commander has…

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This years’ holiday message

Posted  December 21, 2012

As another successful year draws to a close, I want to express my sincere appreciation to all the dedicated military members and civilians who make up Team March. I’m extremely fortunate to have you on the team. You are the most intelligent, talented and motivated group of individuals whom I’ve had the pleasure to work…

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Employment Website teams with Joining Forces

Posted  December 21, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Employment website Monster.com is collaborating with the White House’s Joining Forces campaign and will contribute to the initiative’s goal of hiring or training an additional 250,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2014. Acting Commerce Department Secretary Rebecca M. Blank announced this new venture at the National Veteran Employment Summit…

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New process improves household goods shipments

Posted  December 21, 2012

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill., — A system being implemented at U.S. Transportation Command is making permanent-change-of-station moves more convenient ...

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Phoenix Ravens hold quarterly training to improve efficiency in marksmanship and hand-to-hand combat

Posted  December 21, 2012

A U.S. Air Force Reserve C-17 Globemaster III crew is assigned a mission that has them landing at an unfamiliar airfield, in a not-so-friendly country for a fuel stop ...

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