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(L to R) Capt. Cyrus Macapagal, Col. Kevin Krebs and Master Sgt. Jim Biere stack over 500 sandbags in the parking lot of the 452nd Air Mobility Wing headquarters building. Midway into the process, other troops from around base joined in to help. They were participating in a hardening demo to increase awareness for the Operational Readiness Inspection in February that simulated building a four-foot high wall of sand bags around a designated structure. Select participants will be chosen to take part in five hardening demonstrations that will be graded by Air Mobility Command inspectors during the actual ORI. (U.S. Air Force photo by Amy Abbott) Playing in the sand isn't what it used to be

0 11/20
2007
Senior Airman Jaime Maddox, center, is recognized as March Air Reserve Base's Airman of the quarter.  She is presented the award by Brig. Gen. James Melin, left, commander of the 452nd AMW, and Chief Master Sgt. Agustin Huerta, command chief. The 452nd Air Mobility Wing names its award winners for the fourth quarter of 2007.  The Airman of the quarter was Senior Airman Jaime Maddox from the 452nd Maintenance Operations Squadron.  The NCO of the quarter was Technical Sgt. Diana Perez, 729th Airlift Squadron.  The senior NCO of the quarter was Master Sgt. Javier Padilla from the 452nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron.  The officer of the quarter was Capt. Robert Simmons from the 452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron.  The civilian of the quarter from GS-1 through GS-6 was Charrice Netters from the 452nd Mission Support Squadron.  The WG category winner was Jason Knapp from 452 Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.  The WS category winner was Berton Perkins from 452 Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson/ 452 AMW) March Air Reserve Base names fourth quarter award winners

0 11/18
2007
Auto affectionatos check out a row of Maserati’s in the custom car show. The 452nd Services Squadron hosted the first  Autumn Nights Car Show and Chili Cook-Off Nov. 3. Hundreds of people showed up to LeMay Park to take part in the celebration. For the Chili Cook-Off, the 452nd Fire Department took first place with their smokin’ chili recipe. The 452nd Communications Squadron came in second place and Tahlia Wesley, representing the Army Family Readiness group, took home third. The guests wandered around looking at the various cars on display as well as enjoyed the live entertainment. Food and beverages were also served at the event. The services squadron plans on making this the first of many more Autumn Nights to come. (U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt.Amy Abbott) Autumn Nights

0 11/16
2007
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
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