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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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Snapshots | March Military Ball Committee

Posted  September 14, 2012

Members of the March Military Ball committee hang their banner on the perimeter fence facing the entrance of March Air Reserve Base. ...

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Snapshots | 9/11 Remembrance 5K

Posted  September 14, 2012

The March Fitness Center, America’s Kids/Adult Run and the First Sergeants Association held its 9/11 Remembrance 5K on the morning of the Military Appreciation Picnic, Sept. 8. Lt. Col. David Enfield, 452 Mission Support Group and daughter, Kaylie completed the America’s Kids/Adult Run and First Sergeants Association race in just over 38 minutes. (U.S. Air…

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Snapshots | Bronze Star

Posted  September 14, 2012

Pictured from left to right are Col. Samuel C. Mahaney, 452d AMW commander, Master Sgt. Jim Lambert, 729th AS and Chief Master Sgt. Ericka Kelly, 452 AMW command chief. ...

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Cultural exchange program shares best aeromedical evacuation practices

Posted  September 7, 2012

Royal Air Force Sergeant Jon Davies is a flight nurse with the 4626th Aeromedical Squadron, RAF Lyneham, United Kingdom, who participated in a foreign exchange program here in July. ...

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News Briefs | September 7, 2012

Posted  September 7, 2012

CIVIL ENGINEER CONDUCTS ONLINE TRAFFIC SURVEY The base Civil Engineer is conducting a transportation survey to evaluate existing traffic conditions and transportation needs at March ARB. This survey is anonymous and will be used to better understand existing  traffic conditions and identify key areas for future improvements. Please visit http://www.gfnet.com/Survey/TakeSurvey.asp?SurveyID=5M06l54J7734G GIVE BACK BY DONATING BLOOD…

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Obama: Improve Mental Health Access, Care for Military, Vets

Posted  September 7, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. — President Barack Obama signed an executive order that provides increased access to mental health services for service members, military families and veterans, Aug. 31. The order, signed as Obama left Washington for a visit to Fort Bliss, Texas, directs the Defense Department, the Department of Veterans Affairs and other key federal departments…

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We take honor in laying our fallen veterans to rest

Posted  September 7, 2012

For most, the start of their duty day brings about a new beginning, a new chapter in life; however, for those in my line of duty, it closes a chapter by putting the kindred souls of our nation’s heroes to rest. ...

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Diverting disaster

Posted  September 7, 2012

As emergency management responders, we continually preach about the biggest threat to southern California—earthquakes.  However, Mother Nature reminded us last week that she can strike in different forms, on a moments notice and with tremendous force. Mid-afternoon, Thursday, Aug. 30, we were hit with east coast-like impersonation of a mid-summer storm. The skies turned dark,…

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Websites teach kids how to deal with bullying

Posted  September 7, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The start of school is a good time to talk to children about the complicated and heartbreaking problem of bullying. Fortunately, there are at least two good websites devoted to the cause. The Federal Partners for Bullying Prevention website, http://stopbullying.challenge.gov/, created by the Health Resources and Services Administration and its eight partner…

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You, West Nile Virus and mosquitoes

Posted  September 7, 2012

In response to a recent surge of West Nile Virus, an illness transferred to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito, Nancy Driscoll arranged a fact sheet to assist with answering questions that may be of concern to the Team March population. The upcoming Operational Readiness Exercise will be conducted in Gulfport, Miss., so…

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