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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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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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News Briefs | September 21, 2012

Posted  September 21, 2012

452D FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OFFERS DTS TRAINING Financial Management will conduct DTS training every unit training assembly, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Building 466. Items of interest will include responsibilities of the member and approving official relating to submissions, travel authorizations, vouchers and cancellations. For more information, contact John Florence at 951-655-5260 or john.florence@us.af.mil….

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Losing your future to sexual assault

Posted  September 21, 2012

Joint Base Andrews, Md. — “I knew the minute our eyes met that she was the ‘one.’ We exchanged numbers and set up a date. It was planned to perfection. She was the ‘one.’ And then she Googled me … and told me never to contact her again. That’s life as a registered sex offender….

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Airmen urged to reenlist, extend before MilPDS upgrade

Posted  September 21, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials are urging Regular Air Force Airmen who are eligible to re-enlist or extend their current enlistment in December and early January 2013. Airmen should complete these personnel actions through the myPers website and their base military personnel sections or force support squadrons by Nov. 15, to…

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Force Support Squadron hosts annual education fair

Posted  September 21, 2012

Master Sgt. Dawn Perez, 4th Air Force, stops to speak with Brandman University representatives, Kimberly Bush and Jaime McComas, about Perez’s course of study ...

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Armed Forces Network Broadcast Center doubles goal during 4th Annual Food drive

Posted  September 21, 2012

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Civilian and military personnel at the American Forces Network Broadcast Center contributed nearly double their goal toward the 4th Annual “Feds Feed Families” food drive, donating more than 380 pounds of food to a local food bank. ‘Feds Feed Families,’ is a U.S. government-wide effort led by the Chief Human capital Officers…

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DOD recognizes Hispanic-American achievements

Posted  September 21, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. — National Hispanic Heritage Month gives the Defense Department an opportunity to recognize the significant contributions made by the nation’s Hispanic-Americans, said Stephanie Miller, DOD’s Diversity Management director. The observance, which begins Sept. 15 and runs to Oct. 15, also provides the department an opportunity to reflect on diversity and inclusiveness, Miller said…

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Honoring those who honor us

Posted  September 21, 2012

Team March came together to honor the outstanding individuals of the March Field Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard at the Cultural Resource Center, Friday, Sept. 14 ...

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Snapshots | Operational Readiness

Posted  September 21, 2012

Senior Master Sgt. Markeda Carmouche and Senior Amn. Safiya Daley, 452nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, place a cargo net on a pallet in the Joint Inspection staging area at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., Sept. 18, 2012, as part of an Operational Readiness Exercise. Staff Sgt. David Marin and Tech. Sgt. Steven Holland, 50th Aerial Port…

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SrA Jacob Ferejan from 452 ASTS is being prep by the nurse to donate blood.
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Snapshot | Blood Drive

Posted  September 21, 2012

Senior Airman Jacob Fejeran, 452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron, donates blood Sept. 9. The 452 AMDS, partnered with the American Red Cross, Pomona, Calif. division, to sponsor the blood drive at March Air Reserve Base. Team March members donated a total of 50 units, totaling 23,500 milliliters, of blood during the drive. According to its website,…

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