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Wing lineage began in World War II Crash memories still painful for B-17 navigator
Sixth in a seriesThe sound of footsteps at night on the wooden walkway outside his hut filled 2nd Lt. Sidney Solomon with dread. It was always a GI coming to notify him and his B-17 Flying Fortress crewmates they would be part of a bombing run to mainland Europe at sunrise. "You always hoped they'd pass by, but they never did. It was the most scary
0 11/16
2007
Kevin L. Krebs, the wing’s new chief of performance planning, was promoted to colonel during a ceremony Nov. 2, in the Cultural Resource Center on base. Brig Gen. James Melin, 452nd Air Mobility Wing Commander, along with Colonel Krebs’ wife, Cheryl, pinned on his rank. Two of his three children, Karl and Claire, also joined in the ceremonies. Colonel Krebs’ actual date of rank was Nov. 1 -- the same as his birthday. (U.S. Air Force photo by Amy Abbott) Inspection planner pins on wings

0 11/09
2007
Soldiers of the 65th, North of the Han River, Korea, June 1951. (U. S. Army photo) Borinqueneers: the only all-Hispanic unit in U. S. Army history
Puerto Rico's 65th Infantry Regiment was the only all-Hispanic unit in the history of the United States Army. In The Borinqueneers, filmmaker Noemi Figueroa Soulet tells the story of how this decorated unit faced over whelming odds not only on the battlefield during the Korean War, but also in a court of law. Their story is unique because since the
0 11/09
2007
First Lt. Donald J. Gott Pilots earned top honor for WW II actions
Fifth in a seriesTwo 452nd Bombardment Group pilots received the Medal of Honor posthumously for actions they took 63 years ago today in an attempt to save the life of a fellow crew member. First Lt. Donald J. Gott, 21, and 2nd Lt. William E. Metzger Jr., 22, were killed when their heavily damaged B-17 Flying Fortress exploded Nov. 9, 1944, as they
0 11/09
2007
A cross marks the grave of pilot 2nd Lt. William J. Miller of the 452nd Bomb Group, who was killed in an Oct. 12, 1944, crash of the B-17 Inside Curve in England. Seven of his crewmates died with him. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Matt Proietti/452AMW) U.K. cemetery resting place for 452nd men
Fourth in a series 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 crosses or Stars of David in the 30.5-acre Cambridge American Military Cemetery run
0 11/08
2007
U.S. Air Force Technical Sgt. Donald Ruiz and Technical Sgt. Mary Feuerhahn along with other members of the 163d Reconnaissance Wing put together an Alaskan Shelter  at the North County Courthouse in Vista, California, on October 24, 2007. The Alaskan Shelters will be used as part of the disaster relief for the San Diego wild fires. (U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Diane Ducat/163RW) 163d Reconnaissance Wing Volunteers for Southern California Fire Relief
Thirty-nine 163d Reconnaissance Wing members quickly volunteered for a tasking in Vista, California on October 24, that would contribute toward the relief efforts of the San Diego Wildfires. A team and equipment was needed to set up temporary housing for the extra emergency personnel that would be assigned to the San Diego area during the wildfire
0 11/07
2007
Maj. Gen. Robert Duignan, 4th Air Force commander at March Air Reserve Base, passes the command flag to Col. John Morris, commander 624th Regional Support Group, during a change of command ceremony Oct. 14. Out-going commander, Col. Pamela Milligan (right) watches.  (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Jennie Chamberlin) Career cop takes command of Hawaii Reserve group
As a young boy growing up in Rutland, Ohio, John Morris rode a purple Huffy bicycle to deliver the TV Guide to residents there. As a seasoned commander recently in Baghdad, Iraq, Morris drove a blue Chevy Blazer and supervised the delivery of more than 40 billion pounds of war-fighting materials to troops there. An Eagle Scout with Troop 249 of
0 11/04
2007
An F-16 from the Egyptian Air Force prepares to make contact with a KC-135 from the 336th ARS during in-flight refueling training. The training began in Egypt on Nov 20 and the troops will return to March ARB Wednesday.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amy Abbott)
March reservists partner with Egyptian Air Force for valuable training
March Field reservists are conducting two weeks of air-refueling missions here with fighter pilots from the Egyptian Air Force. "I think this is a great opportunity for the entire U.S. Air Force," said Lt. Col. Al Oliver, a tanker refueling scheduler with 4th Air Force at March ARB and the mission director. " Egypt is one of our strongest allies in
0 11/02
2007
The Blue Eagles Total Force Honor Guard from March ARB performed infront of the massive crowd. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman David Flaherty) March drifts into Irwindale speedway
Tires screeched and rubber burned at the 2007 ProDrift Championship after members from March Air Reserve Base recently partook in the opening ceremony at the Irwindale Speedway. In front of approximately 10,000 fans, eight new Air Force Reserve recruits who will be joining the 452nd Air Mobility Wing took the oath of enlistment on the speedway's
0 11/02
2007
Members of the 375th AES arrive home at Scott AFB, IL as they exit a C17A Globemaster from 452nd AMW, March Air Reserve Base, Calif. The 375th AES was assigned to the Mobile Aeromedical Staging Facility at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., in support of medical relief efforts for the California wildfires. The 375th along with other aeromedical components from Pope AFB, N.C., and Travis AFB, Calif., were on standby to air-evacuate fire victims out of the local area. U.S. Air Force photo by MSgt Rick Sforza (RELEASED) March Air Reserve Base supports firefighting efforts

0 11/01
2007
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