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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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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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DJs in Riverside Now Broadcasting to Military in Afghanistan

Posted  February 28, 2014

Photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist John Harrington. American Forces Network Broadcast Center Radio Production Specialist Grant Peters hosts a live radio show for Freedom Radio, broadcast throughout Afghanistan, from his studio at March Air Reserve Base. Peters, along with other AFN DJs, produce two live shows every day of the week for the…

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News Briefs March 7, 2014

Posted  March 7, 2014

UTA WING COMMANDER’S CALL The 452nd Air Mobility Wing will hold a Commander’s Call on Sunday, March 9 and Sunday, March 23 at 2 p.m. in Bldg. 452. Attendance is strongly recommended. MARCH MAIN GATE CLOSED! The March ARB Main Gate (Cactus Gate) is closed through Friday, March 21, 2014, due to the Moreno Valley…

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DEOMI releases 2014 Women’s History Month poster

Posted  March 7, 2014

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – In observance of National Women’s History Month, celebrated each year during the month of March, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) proudly announces the availability of original artwork available for download from DEOMI’s public website at www.deomi.org. National Women’s History Month is an opportunity to honor and celebrate…

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Airmen, Marines enhance mission capabilities through joint training

Posted  March 7, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo/Sean Dath Marines and Airmen assigned to March Air Reserve Base, Calif., provide Aerial Port Operations training at March on Feb 27, 2014, to Marine Logisticians assigned to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Marines attached to the Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group (ADACG) and Airmen from the 452nd Aerial Port…

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Fitness training anyone can afford

Posted  March 7, 2014

It is fairly common for a mountain of excuses to stand between people and their fitness goals. Among the most common excuses for postponing exercise are the lack of time, lack of money or both. If you are one of the many people thinking that fitness is just out of reach because you don’t have…

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Yellow Ribbon Program resources help family through deployment, tragedy

Posted  March 7, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jacquelyn Estrada Michelle Lutz rests her head on the shoulder of her husband, Chief Master Sgt. Rich Lutz, during a post-deployment breakout session at an Air Force Reserve aFeb. 23, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. The Lutzes are working through the tragedy of losing Michelle’s younger brother to suicide the same…

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Women’s History Month: Historical facts

Posted  March 14, 2014

National Women’s History Month can trace its roots back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women’s Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn’t until 1981 that Congress established National Women’s History Week to be commemorated the second week of March. In…

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One Sailor’s blog from the 86th Academy Awards Red Carpet

Posted  March 14, 2014

Man, what a blur. Ten hours down on the red carpet, dodging rain and crammed with more than 200 photographers and broadcasters into what seemed like a skinny can of potato chips. I have never felt more like a sardine in all my life.

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News Briefs March 14, 2014

Posted  March 14, 2014

MARCH MAIN GATE CLOSED! The March ARB Main Gate (Cactus Gate) is closed through Friday, March 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 will…

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Volunteers from the 452nd Air Mobility Wing

Posted  March 14, 2014

Volunteers from the 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., help celebrate the National Education Association’s Read Across America day at local area schools within the Riverside Unified School District, Feb. 28 and March 3, 2014. This annual, nationwide observance coincides with the birthday of famed children’s book author, Theodor Seuss Geisel, more…

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