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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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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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A day at the beach turns into a life saving event

Posted  September 28, 2012

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Dangerous waves and inexperienced swimmers are not the ideal mix, especially during the holiday weekends. ...

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AF Reserve commander praises total force

Posted  September 28, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. — The Air Force Reserve Command’s highest ranking officer discussed the virtues of total force integration in remarks at the 2012 Air Force Association Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition, Sept. 18. Lt. Gen. James Jackson, chief of Air Force Reserve and the Air Force Reserve Command commander, described successes ranging from…

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News Briefs | September 28, 2012

Posted  September 28, 2012

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL SEASON BEGINS IN OCTOBER The final Intramural Basketball meeting will be held Oct. 1, at 10 a.m. in Building 430. Please bring your letter of intent and rosters to the meeting. For more information contact Pam Smith at 951-655-2668, or email at pamela.smith@march.af.mil. NEXT BUNDLES FOR BABIES CLASS SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER The Airman…

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A day for Constitutional conversation

Posted  September 28, 2012

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — Sept. 17, 2012, marked the 225th anniversary of the signing of America’s Constitution. As federal employees, we commemorate that anniversary with Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. This day was established to ensure all federal agency employees have the opportunity to learn more about America’s great charter, the U.S….

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Bringing the Haps back to the Hap Arnold club

Posted  September 28, 2012

The Hap Arnold Club has an appointment for a total makeover. Team March members, which include Reserve, Guard, active duty, family members and retirees ...

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452 AMW goes to war

Posted  September 28, 2012

GULFPORT, Miss. — Last week, various units from the 452nd Air Mobility Wing joined the 445th Airlift Wing to become the 132nd Air Expeditionary Wing ...

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Financial Facts

Posted  September 28, 2012

Due to a successful Defense Travel System computer lab session held during the September Unit Training Assembly, financial services has decided to continue offering the sessions during UTA weekends. Lab sessions will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Bldg. 466. These sessions are for any member who has issues with DTS or…

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Snapshots | POW/MIA Event

Posted  September 28, 2012

March Air Reserve Base hosted its annual POW/MIA event at the Cultural Resource Center, Sept. 21. ...

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Exchange Enlisted Advisor visits March Field

Posted  September 21, 2012

Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson, senior enlisted advisor for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, visited here Sept. 12, to tour the Exchange ...

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Leaders issue Air Force birthday message

Posted  September 21, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. — Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy issued ...

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