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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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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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Get to know your first sergeants

Posted  October 12, 2012

What does a train conductor, a school teacher, a bronze star with valor recipient, an ice cream scooper, a top secret projects administrator and the owner of the best-looking mustache in the Air Force Reserve have in common? Are they contestants on a reality show or characters in a thrilling novel? No — they are…

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Pentagon seeks less for construction, more for conservation

Posted  March 23, 2012

The Defense Department is asking for less money for military construction and more for energy conservation in its fiscal 2013 budget request, the deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and environment told a Senate panel March 21. Dorothy Robyn said her staff uses joint planning and rigorous analysis to ensure that the right mix of…

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Leadership Corona visits base

Posted  March 27, 2012

Cmdr. Eric Ver Hage, commanding officer of Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division, delivers remarks during the Greater Corona Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Leadership Roundtable 2012 Military Day event on March 9th at the base. Ver Hage described Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona’s unique role as the Navy’s independent…

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News Briefs, March 23, 2012

Posted  March 27, 2012

Easter Sunday Commissary Closure The March ARB Commissary will be closed all day Easter Sunday, April 8. Saturday and Monday will be regular business hours. March Commissary encourages it’s patrons to plan accordingly for their Easter grocery shopping needs and wishes everyone a Happy Easter. Total Force Service Center Closed for Maintenance The Total Force…

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Maj. Gen. James F. Jackson nominated for chief of Air Force Reserve Command

Posted  March 27, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. “” Maj. Gen. James F. Jackson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as chief of Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command, Headquarters U.S. Air Force…

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“What’s In Your Hand?”

Posted  March 27, 2012

Pastor and author Rick Warren tells a story using the movie classic, “The Ten Commandments,” as his illustration. In the movie, there’s a scene where God commands Moses (Charlton Heston) to tell Pharaoh of Egypt to release God’s people from bondage. Unfortunately, Moses doesn’t think he was up to the job because he tends to…

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ESGR Announces Nominations for 2012 Secretary of Defense Award

Posted  March 27, 2012

ARLINGTON, Va “” Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense agency, announced 407 Air Force Reserve members nominated their employers for the 2012 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The agency received 3,236 nominations from across…

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H2H helps reservists find civilian jobs

Posted  March 27, 2012

DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. “” Two major challenges facing the nation are unemployment and underemployment. These related problems are especially severe for junior enlisted people in the National Guard and Reserve. A 2011 survey of them showed a 23 percent unemployment rate in pay…

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Loadmaster soars on American Idol

Posted  March 27, 2012

WESTOVER AIR RESERVE BASE, Mass. “” For one aspiring singer at Westover, 15 minutes of fame stretched out over weeks as a contestant on American Idol. The television show broadcast to millions gave Tech. Sgt. Blaire Sieber an opportunity to stand in front of the world and live out…

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Six Tips for Reducing Tax-Time Stress

Posted  March 27, 2012

Tax preparation doesn’t need to give you a headache. There are several ways to make it easier on yourself. The IRS offers six tips to help make your tax-filing experience a breeze this year. 1. Don’t procrastinate. Resist the temptation to put off your taxes until the very last minute. Rushing to meet the filing…

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