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Knowing the facts: National American Indian Heritage Month

(Official U.S. Air Force photo) Maj. Gen. Clarence L. Tinker was the highest ranking officer of Native-American ancestry and the first general lost in action during World War II. November is National American Indian Heritage Month, honoring American Indians and Alaska Natives. For 2014, the Society of American Indian Government Employees has selected the theme…

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Tips for getting enough healthy protein in your diet

At a time when over a third of American adults are obese and childhood obesity rates are rising exponentially, more Americans are looking for meat alternatives in their dining choices.

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President announces Hagel’s resignation as Defense Secretary

Praising Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s “class and integrity,” President Barack Obama has announced at the White House that Hagel will leave his post.

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DoD highlights warrior, family care during Warrior Care Month 2014

The Defense Department recently hosted a rehabilitation expo as part of Warrior Care Month as it continues its commitment to supporting wounded, ill and injured troops, their families and caregivers. James Rodriguez, deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Office of Warrior Care Policy, discussed his office’s role in supporting wounded warriors, Warrior Care Month…

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Tinker epitomized Native American strength, leadership

Courtesy Photo Maj. Gen. Clarence L. Tinker was a natural leader who personally led his Airmen into combat missions during the early days of World War II. He perished, along with his crew, during the battle of Midway. The nation’s highest-ranking Native American general didn’t have to be on the ill-fated mission in the Pacific…


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Salutes & Awards

Awards banquet honors those who honor all

Posted  October 3, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo / Megan Crusher The Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard’s T Flight won the Flight of the Year Award, for their overall contribution to accomplishing the mission, during a banquet held in the Hap Arnold Club’s Grand Ballroom, Sept. 19. Col. Timothy McCoy, 452nd Mission Support Group commander, hosted, Chief Master…

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Meet the new 452nd AMW Inspector General

Posted  October 3, 2014

Greetings! I am your newly appointed 452d Air Mobility Wing Inspector General, Col. Ray Danowski. Maj. Evert Wells is the Deputy Inspector General and he is more than capable of helping you should I be unavailable. Together we serve as an extension of our Wing Commander by acting as his eyes and ears and reporting…

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Rumors of torture devices in March basement

Posted  October 3, 2014

Courtesy photo/Joe Mora Hanging behind a darkened, basement stairwell, next to what once was a morgue, in an old building at March Air Reserve Base, California, these “shackles” were included in many ghost stories. After an investigation by a Citizen Airman ghost hunter, it was determined that they were simply support for pipes that ran…

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452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron Assumption of Command

Posted  October 3, 2014

The 452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron (AMDS) held an Assumption of Command ceremony on September 14, 2014 in the Cultural Resource Center at March Air Reserve Base, California.

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Events

News Briefs October 3, 2014

Posted  October 2, 2014

NOTIFICATION OF DEATH Colonel Russell A. Muncy, 452nd Air Mobility Wing commander regretfully announces the death of Tech. Sgt. Joseph LaRochelle, 452nd Logistics Readiness Squadron. Anyone having claims against or indebtedness to the estate of Tech. Sgt. LaRochelle should contact Maj. Katrine Waterman at 951-655-2442 MILITARY ENTER PUMPKIN PATCH FREE The Pumpkin Patch at Live…

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March dedicates base barbershop to longtime barber

Posted  September 26, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Col. Russell A. Muncy, commander, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base presents Nancy M. Alvarez with the new barbershop signage honoring her late husband and former base barber, Richard “Ricardo” Alvarez, during a dedication ceremony here, Sept. 12. The base barbershop was renamed to ‘Ricardo’s…

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Health & Safety

Preventing childhood obesity through awareness

Posted  September 26, 2014

Each September, during National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, we renew our efforts to reverse the continuing crisis of obesity among our nation’s youth. Every child, regardless of ethnicity, socio-economic background, or ability, should have equal access to healthy food options and physical activity opportunities. The epidemic of childhood obesity threatens the future of our young…

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Crash memories still painful for B-17 navigator

Posted  September 26, 2014

(Sixth in an 11-part series that was first run in the Beacon in 2007) The sound of footsteps at night on the wooden walkway outside his hut filled 2nd Lt. Sidney Solomon with dread. It was always a GI coming to notify him and his B-17 Flying Fortress crewmates they would be part of a…

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State of Air Force Reserve discussed at AFA

Posted  September 26, 2014

Senior Department of Defense and industry leaders gathered at the Air Force Association’s 2014 Air and Space conference and technology exposition Sept. 15 to discuss the future of the Air Force and Air Force Reserve.

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Riverside hosts inaugural 9/11 tribute concert

Posted  September 26, 2014

Nearly 3,000 people died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 - attacks which culminated that day in the crash of a passenger jet in Shanksville, Pa. An architect responsible for erecting a memorial on the impact site once described his intentions for a design that was both “solemn and uplifting.”

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