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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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Citizen Airmen partner with “California Electric Boys” to restore hope

Posted  November 30, 2012

Before we begin, this is not a tale of an Air Force reserve Chief who single-handedly accomplished the impossible with electric tape and a pair of gloves ...

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AFOSI introduces ways to provide anonymous tips

Posted  November 30, 2012

The Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 119 OL, located at March Field, provides services for reservists, active duty, civilian, contractor and military dependents. They conduct felony-level criminal, fraud, counterintelligence and antiterrorism investigations. In addition, they continually brief base officials on the most up-to-date Force Protection matters. The following frequently asked questions provided by…

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Transition Assistance Program mandatory for some Reservists

Posted  November 30, 2012

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Some Reservists will be required to complete the Department of Defense Transition Assistance Program under legislation designed to reduce unemployment among veterans. The updated Transition Assistance Program went into effect Nov. 21. It now requires mandatory pre-separation counseling, an individualized transition plan, VA benefits briefing and the Department of…

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News Briefs | November 30, 2012

Posted  November 30, 2012

FOCUSING ON THE UPCOMING NORI/ORI From the desk of the commander: Team March needs to be NORI/ORI-focused and perform duties according to inspection guidelines, from Dec. 3 to 7. The primary focus will be on completing Corrective Action Plans. Functional managers should inform customers that there will be limited services provided during this period. UC…

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Candid Comments | Holiday Plans

Posted  November 30, 2012

Maj. Lola Osawe Job: Group Practice Manager Unit: 452 AMDS Hometown: Pasadena, Calif. Hobbies: Music and painting I will be spending time with my family and doing some local travel to some of the beautiful parks in the area. I will possibly go to the mountains as well. The holidays are a time to celebrate…

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Military-to-Civilian skills credentialing pilot underway

Posted  November 30, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After completing an analysis of industry and employment trends, the Defense Department has embarked on a pilot program to help service members obtain civilian professional credentials, the department’s director of training readiness and strategy told reporters today. According to Frank C. DiGiovanni, director, Training Readiness and Strategy Office of the Deputy Assistant…

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Letter to Airmen: Zero tolerance for sexual assault

Posted  November 30, 2012

WASHINGTON, D. C. — Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley, Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Roy issued a tri-signature “Letter to Airmen,” Nov. 16. As part of an effort to increase awareness of sexual assault, the…

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Precious resources

Posted  November 30, 2012

These days, we hear a lot about the many different resources available in the military. If you are in need of financial help, you can choose from various military programs being offered. If you have legal issues or questions, most military bases have a legal staff that provides tons of helpful information.  On the other…

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Through Airmen’s Eyes: How family, pet help PTSD issues

Posted  November 21, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.) Coming back from deployment, Airmen face the home-station work environment, reintegrating with family and settling back into day-to-day life. What happens when an Airman is diagnosed with Post-Traumatic…

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News Briefs | November 21, 2012

Posted  November 21, 2012

A&FRC OFFERS TSP ‘LUNCH AND LEARN’ WORKSHOP The Airman & Family Readiness Center will be offering a Thrift Savings Plan workshop on Friday, Dec. 7, in the Mission Support Group conference room, Bldg. 2313, from noon to 1 p.m. Discussions will be held on how you can make TSP a part of your financial wellness…

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