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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.

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Rick Sforza, 4th Combat Camera Squadron Air Force

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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The friendly invasion: 452nd GIs inundated English villages

Photo by Pleon Wood (L to r) SSgt. Froilan Hernandez, TSgt. Jack Duer and SSgt. Floyd Gibson of the 452nd Bombardment Group ham it up outside a pub while on leave in England. The men were part of an aircrew on the B-17 Flying Fortress Shot Snorter, which was shot down over Europe while being…


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Services Scene

Posted  February 14, 2014

Hap Arnold Club happenings – call 951-655-4920 The Hap Arnold Club is hosting a pre-St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Ace’s Sports Bar on Saturday, March 8 from 8 p.m. to midnight. Join them for live entertainment and don’t forget to wear something green! There will also be live entertainment there on March 22 from 8…

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Thinking of nothing

Posted  February 14, 2014

This year has opened with cutbacks in defense spending as well as cuts in benefits and personnel. You may be overwhelmed with the additional work you are responsible for, or maybe stressed and wondering where you go from here because you were one of those cut. Before you get to the point of not being…

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It’s Washington’s Birthday, not President’s Day

Posted  February 14, 2014

President’s Day goes by with little notice, except for some schools and federal employees getting to ‘observe’ the holiday. Supermarkets and retail stores advertise President’s Day sales hoping to draw in those lucky enough to have the day off. However, do you know what the legal name for the holiday is, how it became a…

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Heart to heart: Timely tips for heart health

Posted  February 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force graphic/ Airman 1st Class Austin Harvill February is National Heart Month. Changes in blood pressure and cholesterol diagnoses and management have led to fewer medications needed by patients and an emphasis on patient-driven treatment. The Military Health System encourages service members, their families and other beneficiaries to take control of their cardiovascular…

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Retired Reservist was at center of the Civil Rights movement.

Posted  February 14, 2014

Photo from Citizen Airman Web site As a young college student in 1960, McNeil (far left) and three of his friends staged a protest at a lunch counter inside a Woolworth store in Greensboro, N.C. They refused to move when they were told the facility did not serve blacks. Their protest quickly spread to lunch…

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Development Training Flight provides edge to Airmen

Posted  February 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Development Training Flight trainees complete timed situps on the new track during a physical fitness test on Feb. 8, 2013, at March Air Reserve Base, Calif. The local trainees attend one Unit Training Assembly per month to prepare for Basic Military Training by focusing on various areas,…

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News Briefs February 21, 2014

Posted  February 21, 2014

MARCH MAIN GATE CLOSURE, 3-21 MARCH The March ARB Main Gate (Cactus Gate) will be closed March 3-21, 2014, due to the Moreno Valley Cactus widening project. The Riverside Gate will act as the alternate main gate during that time and will be open 24 hours a day; seven days a week. The Riverside gate…

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Spotlight Shines on Sports Programmers during Winter Olympics

Posted  February 21, 2014

Two sports programmers for the American Forces Network Broadcast Center, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., scheduled hundreds of hours of Winter Olympic coverage for one-million U.S. service members and their families serving overseas. You’d think they’d be kicking back a bit. But that’s not the way the ball rolls.

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Military Saves week approaches

Posted  February 21, 2014

This year’s Military Saves Week begins 24 February and concludes 1 March. It is a great opportunity for service members and their families to insure financial readiness through incentivized savings accounts and available services at financial institutions, as well as the resources provided through the Military Saves Campaign. Military Saves is a social marketing campaign…

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Services Scene

Posted  February 21, 2014

Services Scene Hap Arnold Club happenings – call 951-655-4920 The Hap Arnold Club is hosting a pre-St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Ace’s Sports Bar on Saturday, March 8 from 8 p.m. to midnight. Join them for live entertainment and don’t forget to wear something green! There will also be live entertainment there on March 22…

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