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The 452nd Air Mobility Wing Command Chief Agustin Huerta (left center), Commander Brig. Gen. James Melin (right center) and Chief of Education and Training Chief Master Sgt. Roberta Lewis (far right), celebrated a “job well done” as 16 wing members received certificates of graduation from the Community College of the Air Force. The graduates were: Senior Master Sgt. John Thomas; Master Sgts Garold Cole, Jesse Hagen, Robert Healey, Francis Nesbitt and Lisa Turiano; Tech. Sgts Troy Castro, Robert Newton II, Raul Quintero, Sunny Saelee and Michael Stefanovich; Staff Sgts John Brown, Jr, Ryan Slanina, Aja Smith and Stanley St John;
Senior Airman Matthew Carlton. (U.S. Air Force photo by Amy Abbott) CELEBRATING A HIGHER EDUCATION

0 6/14
2007
John King from Southern California Edison (right) presented a rebate check for over $1 million dollars to the 452nd Air Mobility Wing Commander, Brig. Gen. James Melin (left), for reducing power demand using a renewable energy source through SCE’s power generation rebate program at the official ribbon cutting ceremony June 7. At a cost of $4,600,000, it is the largest renewable energy system installed to date by the Air Force and will generate enough power to operate two facilities and back feed excess power to the March ARB grid. Annual energy savings are estimated at $213,214 with an additional savings of $38,382 for demand charges. The project was coordinated and implemented by the 452nd Civil Engineers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Amy Abbott) Base receives a big check

0 6/14
2007
LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Airmen with the 452nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron from March Air Reserve Base, Calif., escort evacuees from a C-130 Hercules on Sept. 3.  C-130 crews from the 50th Airlift Squadron at Little Rock teamed up with the 452nd AES to relocate sick and injured patients devastated after Hurricane Katrina.  (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Jon Quinlan) Two birds with one stone: 452nd AES, 336th ARS team up for training
Members from two squadrons, both within the 452nd Operations Group, returned from an island in the North Pacific Ocean on Sunday where they were conducting training. A KC-135 crew from the 336th Air Refueling Squadron, along with passengers from the 452nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, flew to Guam for an exercise in which the real world outcome
0 6/10
2007
Army Sgt. Mele Semo and Specialist Cat Mai demonstrate a traditional Tahitian dance.  The Army Reserve’s 304th Sustainment Brigade held a luncheon at March Air Reserve Base celebrating Asian Pacific Islander month May24. (U.S. Army photo by Specialist Tracy Ellingsen) Celebrating le matagofie o le Pasefika
Talofa, afio mai e molimau le matagofie o le Pasefika. Or for those of you who do not speak Samoan: Hello, come experience the beauty of the Pacific. The Army Reserve's 304th Sustainment Brigade held a luncheon celebrating Asian Pacific Islander month May 24. The celebration was the first of many planned by the brigade's Equal Opportunity
0 6/08
2007
Field training detachment instructors from the 163 RW, March Air Reserve Base (left to right) Technical Sgt. Heath Branham, Technical Sgt. Jennifer Oberg, Technical Sgt.Mike Adams, Master Sgt. Bill Salinas, Senior Master Sgt.John Clayton, Technical Sgt. Bryan Miller and Technical Sgt. Carson Brassfield. (U.S. Air Force photos by Master Sgt. Bill Salinas) Closing the gap: Guard nears completion of field training
When the 163rd Reconnaissance Wing took on its new mission in January of 2006, it was three fold: stand up an operational orbit, field training detachment and field training unit. One down, two to go. Of the two in the works, the detachment is the closest to becoming fully functional at the Wing. This is the maintenance schoolhouse part of the
0 6/05
2007
Tom Gillis, a contractor with Satellite Services, Inc., helps remove the engine on a Tunner 60K loader before replacing it with a new $40,000 engine. This is the first time since March has owned their Tunners that this procedure has ever taken place. It is a Detroit Diesel, 6 cylinders 350 HP, 5.3 Liter Engine weighing roughly 1700 lbs. Gillis, Fred Caluya, also a contractor, and Tech Sgt. Chan Sivon, an SSI trained reservist with the 452nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, worked for over a week to ensure the Tunner was operable and ready to work again and, in the process, gained some valuable training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Amy Abbott) Not your everyday mechanic

0 6/05
2007
A C-17 Globemaster III piloted by Lt. Col. Tim Harris from the 729th Airlift Squadron at March Air Reserve Base conducted a fly-over of the event shortly before the ceremony. Hundreds of people turned out to show their support for the military and watch the bodybuilding and figure contest final event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt Joe Davidson) March celebrates at Muscle Beach
Memorial Day is a time for remembrance, a time for honoring those fallen in battle, a time for giving thanks for what we as free Americans are able to do because of the ultimate sacrifice made by so many. As more of a celebration of the Memorial Day event this year, the Muscle Beach International Classic bodybuilding and figure contest served as a
0 6/05
2007
Several hundred Airmen showed up in front of the 452nd Air Mobility Wing headquarters building Sunday afternoon to participate in a very special commander’s call at March Air Reserve Base. Standing in formation were representatives from every squadron on base and the Civil Air Patrol. Brig. Gen. James Melin, the 452nd commander, took time to address his troops as well as speak about the upcoming Memorial Day and its significance to all of us who proudly wear a military uniform. This time honored tradition of holding commander’s call at Wing HQ has years of historic value dating back to the days when past commanders -- including General Henry “Hap” Arnold, who took command of March Field in 1931 -- used to address Airmen from the balcony of the HQ building. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Blair) March takes time to remember

0 5/29
2007
The 452nd Civil Engineer Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, recently completed a photovoltaic array project that broke ground almost one year ago. It has a capacity of 413.38 kilowatt-hours, sits atop two carports on the base and has a price tag of $4,576,753, which should be recovered in 10 years. (U.S. Air Force photo) Engineers set standard with new solar panel project
The 452nd Civil Engineer Squadron has been keeping themselves busy contributing to both the base and the environment. They most recently completed a photovoltaic array project that broke ground on June 27, 2006. The project, which is essentially a large set of solar panels, will save the base money, reduce energy consumption and comply with the
0 5/25
2007
FORT IRWIN, Calif. (AFPN) -- A C-17 Globemaster III turns around at the end of a dirt runway after landing Feb. 10.   The aircraft is from March Air Reserve Base, Calif.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Zuccaro) Command lauds 452nd Current Ops, fliers
The 452nd Air Mobility Wing is using its fleet of eight C-17 Globemaster airlift aircraft more than projected and routinely flying missions in support of U.S. warfighting efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. "This is not your mama's airplane. It's getting used hard," said Lt. Col. Keith Guillotte, chief of current operations for the 452nd Operations
0 5/19
2007
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