Beacon 2015 Rates

Mission: March Air Reserve Base is located in Southern California and is home to the Air Force Reserve Command’s largest air mobility wing. In addition to the Air Force Reserve Command, March ARB is home to units from the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Air National Guard.


  • Total: 9,000
  • Contractor: 200
  • Retired: 60,000

Payroll: Approx. $168 million

Contracts: $153 million

Total Economic Impact: $437 million

Housing units: None

Major tenants: 452nd Operations Group, 452nd Maintenance Group, 452nd Mission Support Group, 452nd Medical Group

Major Units: Headquarters, 4th Air Force, California Air National Guard, 701st Combat Operations Squadron, 144th Fighter Wing, Department of Homeland Security, 304th Sustainment Brigade, 358th Civil Affairs Brigade, Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center, 362nd Air Force Recruiting Squadron

Substantial interaction with other bases, services:
Edwards Air Force Base, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Camp Pendleton (USMC)

Major facilities on base: Commissary, Base Exchange, Hap Arnold Consolidated Club and Conference Center, Campground, Fitness Center, Tickets and Tours office / Outdoor recreation

Major facilities adjacent to March ARB:
Air Force Village West retirement community (about 500 full-time former military officers/spouses who reside there), General Archie J. Old Golf Course, March Field Air Museum, US Veterans shelter for homeless veterans, Riverside National Cemetery (the third-largest cemetery managed by the National Cemetery Administration, and since 2000 has been the most active in the system based on the number of interments)

Extended education facilities on base: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Projected increase/decrease in personnel: Arrived fall, 2010 – 912th Air Refueling Squadron: an active duty associate unit, approximately 200 personnel (first time a contingent of active duty personnel this large since the base was converted to a Reserve base in the mid 1990s).

Zip codes within market area:
92518, 92551, 92552, 92553, 92554, 92555, 92556, 92557


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Color Charges: (per insertion)

  • Spot Color: Please add $3.00 per column inch, per color
  • Process Color: Please add $9.00 per column inch

Pre-printed Flyer Insertion Rates:

  • Single Sheet (8.5x 11 inches) – $40 per thousand
  • 4-8 tabloid pages – $42 per thousand
  • 12-24 tabloid pages – $46 per thousand
  • 28+ tabloid pages – $52 per thousand

Max size is 10×13 inches. 2,000 minimum run, $85 min charge Shipping address: 456 E. Ave. K-4, Ste 8, Lancaster, CA 93535 All inserts must be received by Mon., 3pm, week of insertion

Mechanical Requirements:
Page size: 6 columns x 13 inches – Image area 10.25″ x 13″ tall
1 column: 1.5625″ 2 columns: 3.325″  3 columns: 5.00″
4 columns: 6.75″ 5 columns: 8.50″  6 columns: 10.25″

Electronic File Requirements:
Please submit files as a pdf, 300dpi as CMYK, no 4/c black

Published every Friday, Distributed to military and contractor personnel on March ARB, including offices and high traffic locations on base. The Beacon is also distributed off base at March AFB Museum, veteran’s facilities and selected high traffic locations. Available online at 6,000 copies weekly.

Advertising Deadline:
Tuesday noon for that Friday’s publication.


Online Advertising
Web ad pricing is per client, per site, per week. Web ads rotate among five clients.

  • Full Banner (468 x 60 pixels) – $50
  • Leaderboard (728 x 90 pixels) – $75
  • Square (250 x 250 pixels) – $75
  • Half Banner (234 x 60 pixels) – $40
  • Medium Rectangle (300 x 250 pixels) – $65


Full Color Flyers

Attract new customers with full color flyers printed on bright white book stock paper. Use them as promotional pieces to be inserted in your local military base newspaper, as handouts, or inserted in any other publication. Aerotech News can design, print and deliver to you very affordably.

Example: 10,000 flyers, 8.5″ x 10.5″ printed in full color, both sides, including design and layout is only $595 (+tax) or 5.95 cents each, plus tax. Other quantities available, contact Brian for quote: (661) 945-5634, or printing AT


Business to Business Shared Mailings

In addition to your local military market, business owners in your area are prime prospects for your business! Now you can reach them affordably with Aerotech’s B2B Shared Mailings!
For as little as 10 cents each, Aerotech will include your pre- printed single sheet flyer (8.5x 11″) in our envelopes. In any mailing, there will be no competing business’ flyer included.

Aerotech will stuff, seal and mail the envelopes bulk mail (Standard). You save time and money since you won’t have to buy envelopes, do the tedious work of preparing the mailing, or purchase the mailing list or postage! For a fraction of the cost of doing it yourself, you can reach a new, qualified market!

Call Brian at (661) 945-5634 or printing AT today to include your flyer in the next available mailing.


All rates are net to publisher

Download a copy of the Beacon 2015 rates.