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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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4th Combat Camera assumption of command

Posted  August 24, 2012

Major Beth Horine, 4th Combat Camera Squadron incoming commander, prepares to take command of unit from Colonel Timothy McCoy, 452nd Mission Support Group commander, August 4 ...

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Mystery solved: Secrets to building a strong resume

Posted  August 24, 2012

(This article is the second of a three part series on how to compose an effective resume.) Giving employers what they want is the next step in the resume-building process. As a general rule of thumb, include a maximum of 10 years worth of work experience in your resume. Different jobs warrant different skill sets,…

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Candid Comments | August 24, 2012

Posted  August 24, 2012

Maj. Anna B Ruiz Unit: 452 Mission Support Group Job: Executive Officer Hometown: Holtville, Calif. Hobbies: Photography, traveling, skydiving and gardening Two years ago, on Easter, I was at San Onofre Beach on Camp Pendleton when an earthquake struck Mexicali, Baja Calif. I’d recommend that you maintain your situational awareness. If indoors, drop to the…

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Welsh ‘humbled’ to serve as Air Force chief of staff

Posted  August 17, 2012

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. — The Air Force chief of staff flag passed to the service’s 20th chief in a ceremony, Aug. 10. Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, a 36-year Airman, stepped into the position ...

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CMSAF Roy: ‘The future is now’

Posted  August 17, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — During recent visits to Air Force bases across the nation, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy discussed issues ranging from Air Expeditionary Force Next, to resiliency ...

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Competing for the greater glory

Posted  August 17, 2012

Staff Sgt. Caroline Hayworth, photographer, 4th Combat Camera, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., placed first in the 2012 National Physique Committee Oklahoma Championships, Open Fitness category ...

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Snapshots | Wounded Warrior Run

Posted  August 17, 2012

The Wounded Warrior 5K/10K Run/Walk took place at the Fit 2 Fight track, Aug. 7. Donations from the event will benefit the Wounded Warrior Foundation.

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Post-9/11 GI Bill celebrates beginning of fourth year

Posted  August 17, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — August marks the third anniversary of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and since it was implemented, the Department of Veterans Affairs has provided educational benefits to more than 773,000 veterans and their family members, according to a Department of Veterans Affairs news release. “This is one of the most important programs helping our…

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News Briefs | August 17, 2012

Posted  August 17, 2012

RETIREMENT CEREMONY FOR MAJ. GWEN JOAN MORSE There will be a retirement ceremony for Maj. Gwen Joan Morse at the March Air Reserve Base Cultural Resource Center, 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9. Attire will be uniform of the day (military) and business casual (civilian). Please R.S.V.P. with Maj. Nixomar Santiago by Aug. 31, by calling…

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Individual Preparation crucial for success in extreme environment

Posted  August 17, 2012

As we combat triple digit temperatures, we make all the necessary adjustments to minimize exertion, time in the sun and energy usage. Yet, next month, many of our wing personnel will be heading off to Gulfport, Miss., in support of the Operational Readiness Exercise.  Not only will they be subject to intense heat, but the…

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