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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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Get vaccinated!

Posted  September 21, 2012

Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes death. Every flu season is different and the influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. Over a period of 31 seasons, between 1976 and 2007, the Centers for Disease…

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March Minutes | September 15, 2012

Posted  September 21, 2012

Tech. Sgt. Margarita (Margie) Jimenez Yellow Ribbon Program Manager, 452 FSS Hometown: Ontario, Ca 0530 Might as well get up, I have already been up four other times since 0325; worried I’m forgetting something or might oversleep. Some Yellow Ribbon attendees came last night but others will not register until this morning. 0715 I hope the coffee…

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452 AMXS maintainers save woman and infant from flood

Posted  September 14, 2012

It started out as a typical August afternoon in Southern California at March Air Reserve Base — hot and sunny. Around the base, it was business as usual ...

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Sonic Boom scares birds, wildlife

Posted  September 14, 2012

The birds and wildlife on or near the flightline at March Air Reserve Base are being trained that the grass may be greener on the other side – of the fence line. ...

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News Briefs | September 14, 2012

Posted  September 14, 2012

2012-2013 FLU SEASON CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF The 452nd Aeromedical Squadron will be providing flu shots and spray to military members and their families. Members must be on military status. Hours of operation will be from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Maj. Lorraine Assumma at 951-655-6261….

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Hometown Airman Attends 9/11 Remembrance at Elementary School

Posted  September 14, 2012

Remembering back to that fateful day in 2001, I came to know that morning in September would become a very important day for many, as well as historic. ...

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Federal voting assistance program eases registration, ballot process

Posted  September 14, 2012

WASHINGTON, D. C. — With Election Day about two months away, absentee military and overseas citizen voters can enjoy a streamlined process to register, obtain a ballot and exercise their right to vote, a Federal Voting Assistance Program official said in a Pentagon news conference, Sept. 5. Pam Mitchell, the program’s acting director, outlined new…

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President proclaims Patriot Day, Day of Remembrance

Posted  September 14, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. — President Barack Obama signed a proclamation designating the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States as Patriot Day and National Day of Remembrance, Sept 10. Here is the president’s proclamation: On September 11, 2001, a bright autumn day was darkened by the worst attack on the…

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March Field hosts 40th-Annual Military Appreciation picnic

Posted  September 14, 2012

March Field's 40th Annual Military Appreciation picnic was held Sept. 8, 2012 ...

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Team March remembers, honors 9-11 victims

Posted  September 14, 2012

Chaplain Aaron Klaves, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, held a 9-11 memorial service Tuesday, Sept. 11, to remember and honor victims of the terrorist acts ...

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