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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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New DOD policy for TDY and PCS cancellations

Posted  September 7, 2012

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Beginning Oct. 1, any travel authorization that includes air travel must be approved and ticketed at least 72 hours in advance of the scheduled flight departure to avoid airline reservations from being cancelled. This is due to a new policy being instituted by the airlines under the fiscal year…

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The priority of rest

Posted  September 7, 2012

Abraham Lincoln once said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Apparently, Lincoln thought the time spent for preparation and rest was more important than the time spent actually swinging the blade! Did you know that when you compare all of the Ten…

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New rules mobilize AF reservists for national emergencies

Posted  August 31, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. — Officials are putting new policies and programs in place to mobilize Air Force reservists in response to national disasters and emergencies. ...

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Mystery solved: Secrets to building a strong resume

Posted  August 31, 2012

(This article is the final of a three-part series on how to compose an effective resume.) References and recommendation letters are optional. If you choose to include references, make sure they are aware a recruitment agent may be contacting them and beforehand, inform them about type of job you are seeking. Send your references a…

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Burns retirement

Posted  August 31, 2012

CDR Daniel Burns, former commander, Navy Operational Support Center Moreno Valley, Calif., held his retirement ceremony at the March Field Air Museum, Aug. 25 ...

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Comm Sq does spring cleaning to get ready for newer technology

Posted  August 31, 2012

“You have to give in order to receive,” was the tone set by the 452nd Communications Squadron, as they prepared to receive more than 1000 expired computers, all-in-communication devices ...

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Reserve launches new Wingman Toolkit website

Posted  August 31, 2012

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — There’s a new Air Force Reserve Wingman Toolkit website. The site has a new look and tools, but the same mission as the old Wingman Project website: to provide Citizen Airmen and their families with everything they need to be resilient wingmen. “The Wingman Toolkit is your training center…

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News Briefs | August 31, 2012

Posted  August 31, 2012

KEEPING THE FLAG MAMA SPIRIT ALIVE Team March members are welcome to join in and pick up where Flag Mama left off, by greeting deploying troops at Hangar 385. Larry and Laurice (widower and daughter) will be continuing Laura’s program. If interested, contact Larry Froehlich, at 951-323-0246. 452D AMW MILITARY BALL The 452d AMW Military…

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Air Force Week kicks off in New York City
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AF senior leaders stress safety over Labor Day weekend

Posted  August 31, 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 the following message ...

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Attacking Symptoms

Posted  August 31, 2012

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) — As an area defense counsel in the Air Force, it is my job to represent Airmen who get into legal or administrative trouble and I love my job. I have spent the majority of my legal career as an attorney representing people in trouble, both as a civilian…

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