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Bob Westergard, March Air Reserve Base BX manager, Stephanie Kuykendall, March Base Exchange, and Talia Wesley, program support specialist for Southern California ESGR, Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve which is a Department of Defense organization, sign a statement of support publicly demonstrating support for their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. The ESGR 5-Star Employer Program seeks to inform and educate employers about their rights and responsibilities towards their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve, and to also recognize and reward those employers who go “over and above” the requirements of the law.

A 5-Star Employer denotes the following:
1. Signed a Statement of Support publicly demonstrating support for their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. 
2. Reviewed their human resources policies to ensure compliance with the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act Law (USERRA). 
3. Promotes training for managers and supervisors to effectively manage their employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve. 
4. Adopted polices and programs that are “Above and Beyond” what is required by the USERRA Law. 
5. Serves as an advocate for employee service in the National Guard and Reserve and helps to promote the mission of ESGR.  (U.S. Air Force photo) March Air Reserve Base BX signs the 5-Star Employer Program

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Technical Sgt. Corinius Hill, from March Air Reserve Base Security Forces, explains the proper handling of an M249 Squad Automatic Rifle (SAR) to a young visitor at Flabob Airport. (U.S. Air Force photos by 1st Lt. Mary Guest) March Airmen celebrate at Flabob
Airmen from the 452nd Security Forces Squadron joined Air Force aircraft and other military memorabilia at the Flabob Airport in Rubidoux to celebrate Veteran's Day. This was the fifth year of the annual event and airport officials estimated it drew between 3,000 and 4,000 people. Its main purpose is to celebrate and honor veterans, of all branches
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Gen. Gene Renuart, commander of U.S. Northern Command, came to March
Air Reserve Base Nov. 14, to thank employees for their involvement in supporting NORTHCOM and FEMA during the recent Southern California fires. Pictured is Gen. Renuart and Satellite Systems, Inc.’s Dale Ahlbom, Carlos Fierra and Chris Long.  During a presentation, the commander watched a video of March’s efforts during the fires, put together by the 4th Combat Camera Squadron, and then presented individuals from various sections with his personal coin.  (U.S. Air Force photo)

The recipients are --
452nd Air Mobility Wing
1Lt Faith Eudy
TSgt Patricia Littles
SrA David Flaherty

452nd Operations Group
Capt Ryan Van Scotter
Capt Seth Ewalt
SMSgt Charlie Brown
TSgt Lance Augustin

452nd Maintenance Group
TSgt George Uvillado
SSgt David Holloway
SrA Austin Archey

452nd Medical Group
Col Raymond (Mike) Butler
CMSgt Lou Ellis

452nd Mission Support Group
Maj Eddy Palacios
SMSgt Russ LaBelle
Mr Marv Tucker

4th Combat Camera Sq.
MSgt Thomas Coffin
TSgt Roy Santana
SSgt Hector Garcia

304th Sustainment Brigade
1Lt Eric Jolley
PFC Brian Wolfman
SPC Tracy Ellingsen

Satellite Systems, Inc.
Mr Carlos Fierra
Mr Dale Ahlbom
Mr Chris Long


Four stars of appreciation

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Dr. Vernon Williams  (U.S. Air Force photo) Unit's start is fertile ground for historians
The 452nd Bombardment Group's World War II actions have intrigued a Texas professor and provided fodder for an amateur historian who wrote a book about one of its B-17 Flying Fortress aircrews. "(It) was a typical B-17 unit in just about every way you would want to measure it," said Dr. Vernon Williams of Abilene Christian University's Department
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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

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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

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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

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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
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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

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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
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