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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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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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News Briefs | August 3, 2012

Posted  August 3, 2012

     INTRAMURAL BOWLING LEAGUE COACHES TO MEET The 2012/2013 intramural Bowling League is tentatively scheduled to begin, Sept. 10. The next coaches’ meeting will be held in the conference room of building 430, 10 a.m., Aug. 13. Letters of intent are due no later than Aug. 13. For more information, contact Pamela Smith or…

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Preparing to fight the perfect war

Posted  August 3, 2012

How would you prepare to fight the perfect war? Is it possible, or does this only apply when used as a rhetorical question? While using a popular search engine to search the World Wide Web, it was noted that the words perfect and war are rarely seen together. Is this an indicator that it is…

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March’s Dental chief speaks out

Posted  August 3, 2012

As a dentist who has been at March Air Reserve Base for more than 18 years, I noticed that dental compliance has always been a difficult issue with many members on this base. Although it is mandatory by a DOD directive from AFRC, many squadrons continue to have a high non-compliance rate for their dental…

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