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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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Through Airmen’s eyes: Airman takes wingman concept to new level

Posted  August 10, 2012

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.) ...

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What would you do during a power outage?

Posted  August 10, 2012

Summertime in southern California means long days and scorching hot temperatures. While we bask in the sun and enjoy the season, the downside is the increased usage of electricity and the drain it puts on resources and systems, that allow us to continuing operating under, sometimes-extreme conditions. The Midwest and east coast have been hit…

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Agreement bolsters Reservist, veteran employment opportunities

Posted  August 10, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Army Reserve Chief Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley signed an agreement to increase employment opportunities for reserve members and to facilitate connecting military families with America’s outdoors, history and culture, Aug. 6. Under the agreement, the Army Reserve and the Interior Department will: Seek joint programming opportunities…

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Grizzly Field Exercise 2012 prepares for the unexpected

Posted  August 10, 2012

The ground rumbled beneath your feet. Dishes in the kitchen crashed on the floor and bookshelves toppled over. You gathered your family and hurried to safest location in the house ...

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Advertising firm uses March C-17 as model for new media van

Posted  August 10, 2012

Photographers from Blaine Warren Advertising visited March Air Reserve Base, Calif., to take photos of a C-17, July 30. The agency is shooting a commercial for the Air Force Reserve ...

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Your ticket to legal assistance

Posted  August 10, 2012

For those in need of legal services, help may be only a ticket away. The March Air Reserve Base Legal Office (located in Building 115, across from The Club) provides limited legal assistance to military members and their dependents ...

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Air Force civilians welcome new personnel system

Posted  August 10, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — Bringing new Air Force civilian employees on board is more efficient and timely now following full-implementation of the USA Staffing Onboarding Manager tool, Air Force Personnel Center officials said, July 27. In April, the Air Force Personnel Center initiated a phased implementation strategy to replace the civilian…

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March Minutes | August 10, 2012

Posted  August 10, 2012

Staff Sgt. Caroline Hayworth Photographer, 4th Combat Camera Hometown: Oklahoma 0700 Wake up with the competition routine on my mind, I’m five days out! 0715 Eat a healthy breakfast with of plenty of carbs. 0800 Dedicate an hour to honor God and give thanks. He is my driving force! 0930 Talk with my friend about some break-dancing moves I’m…

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March pilot saves infant, twice

Posted  August 3, 2012

May 5, 2012, is the day 1st Lt. Jeremy Shields, a C-17 pilot assigned to the 729th Airlift Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., will never forget. Not because of the Cinco de Mayo celebrations, but because...

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Jackson takes helm of AF Reserve Command

Posted  August 3, 2012

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson became chief of Air Force Reserve and assumed command of Air Force Reserve Command in a ceremony at the Museum of Aviation, July 30...

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