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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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Healthy Base Initiative

Posted  September 20, 2013

Getting Active and Having Fun through Morale, Welfare and Recreation Service members and their families work hard-on duty, at jobs inside and outside the home and at school. When it’s time to play, March Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs offer a huge range of activities, classes and facilities to improve your mental and physical…

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Vehicle accident on base injures 17

Posted  September 20, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson Lt. Col. Griselda Tiu, 452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron doctor, Tech. Sgt. Kelly McKay, Senior Airman Ariana Merida and Tech. Sgt. Helio Garcia, 452 AMDS medical technicians, carefully remove a patient from a litter upon arriving at a triage area setup to categorize injuries sustained during a mock vehicle…

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News Briefs September 27 2013

Posted  September 27, 2013

CORRECTION FOR AMOC STORY The Sep. 13, 2013 issue, Page 2, AMOC celebrates 25 years, should be corrected to show the author as Tina Pendell, Public Information Officer, Air and Marine Operations Center, not Amy. We apologize for any confusion. YELLOW RIBBON REGISTRATION OPEN The next Yellow Ribbon Training Event to be held in Orlando, Fla., Nov….

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Upcoming Events:

Posted  September 27, 2013

Upcoming Sports and Fitness Center activities: Oct 1: Pick-up Flag Football Wednesday’s at 11 a.m. at the softball field. No pre- registrations required just show up and play Oct 1: Incentive program begins Oct 8: Intramural Basketball begins. Games are played Tuesday and Thursday at 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. Units must submit a Letter…

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Snapshots | What We Do

Posted  September 27, 2013

  Senior Airman Corey Quirke checks his air levels on the Self-contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) as Senior Airman David Adolfo prepares to help Quirke connect his air intake valve. The Airmen were participants in a bi-annual training exercise at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., Sept. 18, 2013, to familiarize and train Airmen in the proper…

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Hispanic Heritage Month, remembering Hispanic heroes

Posted  September 27, 2013

Courtesy Photo President Clinton and LTC Alfred Rascon, USA, retired. The White House, 2000 As a soldier and public servant, LTC Alfred Rascon, retired, served the United States with distinction for nearly four decades. At the age of four, Rascon came to the U.S. from Mexico with his parents. Raised in the barrios of California…

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Prevent Kitchen Fires

Posted  September 27, 2013

A small kitchen fire can turn deadly in a matter of minutes. Don’t underestimate the speed and power of this type of fire. Most people assume they have more time to escape than they actually do.

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Norco Naval Engineer, Local Students Wins Top National Awards

Posted  September 27, 2013

An engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona in Norco has received a national Blacks in Government Meritorious Service Award

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Parnormal challenge between commanders as All Hallow’s Eve quickly approaches?

Posted  September 27, 2013

“The ghosts of Air Force past are getting restless as All Hallow’s Eve approaches. While those of us who work in the Arnold House have become accustomed to a certain level of strange and unexplainable happenings, a recent experience left me quite puzzled. While working alone in the Arnold House on a Saturday morning, I…

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Healthy Base Initiative takes flight

Posted  September 27, 2013

Lt. Col. Walter Scherer, 922nd Civil Engineer Flight, attempts flyboarding during a recent RecOn outing with Outdoor Recreation, Sep. 14 at Big Bear Lake, Calif. Scherer said the (RecOn) program “definitely helped me, my wife and daughter with the reintegration process following my nearly one-year-long separation while I was deployed to Afghanistan.” Although the RecOn…

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