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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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Three little words: I AM THANKFUL…

Posted  November 27, 2013

NOTE: These were posted to our Facebook page and Twitter account in response to the question, “What or who are you thankful for”? Join in future conversations at www.facebook.com/TeamMarch and www.Twitter.com/March_ARB. to have had the opportunity to be the Postmistress of the U.S. Post Office on March from September 2001 until 2008. Not only did…

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Women Airforce Service Pilots mark 70th anniversary

Posted  November 27, 2013

Today’s military females serve as full-fledged veterans, but it wasn’t always that way. The story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots has been well hidden from most Americans. This year, when the WASPs celebrate their 70th anniversary, it’s time we share their contributions and sacrifices.

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Hard Work Leads to Recognition

Posted  December 6, 2013

Master Sgt. Javier Murillo, 452nd Security Forces Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., has had a very busy year. His hard work, dedication and commitment to the wing’s mission have been noticed here and at higher headquarters as he piled up the following accolades and awards this year: 452 Mission Support Group Outstanding SNCO Award,…

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News Briefs December 6, 2013

Posted  December 6, 2013

701ST COMBAT OPERATIONS SQUADRON IS HIRING The 701st Combat Operations Squadron is currently seeking highly motivated individuals to fill several key SNCO positions in the following logistics career fields: 2G071, 2S091, 2W091, 3E991, 3S071, 3S091. The 701 COS provides well-trained, Air Operations Center warfighters that directly support the Korean Peninsula. If you are looking for…

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Welsh: Budget Woes Force Cuts to Some Base Facilities

Posted  December 6, 2013

GRAND FORKS, N.D — In this time of sequestration, the Air Force must focus on its primary mission of being able to fight and win the nation’s wars, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, the Air Force chief of staff, said here yesterday. Family programs that support that mission will receive funding, but “nice-to-have” facilities will…

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Just do it!

Posted  December 6, 2013

Did anyone notice how quickly December crept up on us this year? I don’t mean to sound negative; I love this time of the year. But at times I also find myself frustrated by it. It’s Black Friday as I write this. That’s interesting verbiage for the day after we are to remind ourselves of…

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Facts about home holiday fires

Posted  December 6, 2013

The holiday season is usually a happy season. However, if you take a short cut where safety is concerned, it could turn tragic. One of every three home Christmas tree fires is caused by electrical problems. Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they are more likely to be serious. Reported…

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Don’t be a victim!

Posted  December 6, 2013

Each year, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) produces the Local Threat Assessment (LTA) report to keep command officials informed of the current criminal threat to March Air Reserve Base facilities and personnel. While there have been no direct criminal threats targeted at the military community in or around March ARB, military personnel…

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452 AMW Lessons Learned/Best Practices—Fitness Assessment

Posted  December 6, 2013

Preparation, training and practice leads to better scoring. Wearing the Air Force Physical Training uniform is required for the fitness assessment (FA). Prepare for your FA by training in “like” weather. Training in cold weather may require additional uniform attire, such as wearing the Air Force PT uniform jacket and pants. Practicing your runtime in…

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Commander sends holiday season greetings to Citizen Airmen

Posted  December 6, 2013

WASHINGTON — As we finish this year and look forward to the next, I want to thank you for your outstanding commitment and professionalism. You and your fellow Citizen Airmen clearly displayed a “service before self” attitude. From sequestration to the government shutdown, the budget challenges were numerous. I appreciate your dedication to the mission,…

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