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Staff Sgt. Angie Beckstead refuels a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., June 12, 2007.  Coalition C-17s and C-130s provide airlift throughout the area of responsibility.  The aircraft moved 1,556 people and over 400 tons of supplies July 17.   Sergeant Beckstead is a crew chief from the 452nd Maintenance Squadron.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Rick Sforza) 
Maintainers keep fleet flying

0 8/02
2007
Tech Sgt. David Domagalski and Senior Airman David Reed, 752nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, pull a tarp over a KC-135 Stratotanker engine at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., during Patriot Hook 2007. Patriot Hook is a five-day training exercise taking place at three California airfields -- March ARB, North Island and San Clemente Island -- in which military branches come together to practice operational capabilities in a deployed setting.
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Araiza Patriot Hook's a joint success
Patriot Hook, a large-scale air mobility and contingency response exercise, took place in mid July for five days. An exercise that tests the viability of coordinated security, disaster and medical response operations, it involved more than 300 people who moved approximately one and one-half million pounds of cargo from three separate operating
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2007
March Air Reserve Base hosted a film crew shooting a national public service announcement for Air Force Reserve Command July 20 and 21.  The filming began at the Riverside Airport where Lt. Col. David Rand and Maj. Tom Stottman piloted a C-17 Globemaster III from the 729th Airlift Squadron.  Saturday morning the shoot continued as the 452nd Civil Engineering Squadron simulated a flight line repair.  Senior Airman Neal Duenas and Staff Sgt. Louie Morales, both from the 56th Aerial Port Squadron, were chosen by their unit for the individual interview portion of the filming.  Afterwards, the 56th APS was shot loading a C-17.  The filming ended Saturday afternoon with a mock homecoming scene featuring military members from March Field along with their family members.
U.S. Air Force photos by: 4th Combat Camera March stars in AFRC commercial

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2007
Official Photo of the Airmen of Note Jazz in the California air
On Monday, the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force, Airmen of Note, will be performing at the March Field Air Museum. The concert will be free and open to everyone. Created in 1950 to carry on the tradition of Glenn Miller's Army Air Corps dance band, the Note adopted a more contemporary style under the direction of the legendary
0 8/02
2007
The 452nd Air Mobility Wing hosted its semiannual employers flight on Saturday. The purpose is to give the employers of Reserve members at March ARB a little taste of what the men and women in uniform do and to show the civilian employers the reservists appreciate their support. The group was welcomed and given a brief overview of the wing’s mission by the 452nd Operations Group commander, Lt. Col. Jeff Pennington, and then split into two groups for a flight on either a KC-135 from the 336th Air Refueling Squadron or a C-17 from the 729th Airlift Squadron. Afterwards, the reservists were able to show their bosses their individual jobs at March. For the first time, this employer’s flight was also open to the other branches of service who work at March. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt Robert A. Whitehead) Employers flight: showing what we do

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2007
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff meets with Brig. Gen. James Melin, 452nd Air Mobility Wing commander, after his plane landed at March Air Reserve Base last week. Secretary Chertoff visited the Air and Marine Operations Coordination Center, a unit under his department. It was his first visit to the base and AMOCC. After the tour, the Secretary flew to Los Angeles for a press availability on port security with Congresswoman Jane Harman and observed a demonstration of the
Advanced Spectroscopic Portal technology at Long Beach, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Don Traud) A Special Visitor

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The 349th Air Mobility Wing at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., was the recipient of this year’s Raincross Trophy. The Raincross event is put on by 4th Air Force, March Air Reserve Base, with the trophy dinner hosted by the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce and held at the Riverside Convention Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Bill Kimble) AIRMAN AMBASSADORS: Annual Raincross forges new ideas
"Sometimes the rest of the world doesn't really realize you're at war. I had never talked to another person whose husband has been shot at. The nicest thing is to have that shared experience." Joy Thompson was one of many the spouses and senior leaders who showed up to Riverside in full force, over 300 of them, for the annual 4th Air Force
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2007
Jacqueline MacGowan, front desk manager for the March Inn, and Henry Frye, club operations assistant, enjoy the plush chairs in the new business lounge at March Air Reserve Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt Amy Abbott, 452 AMW/PA) March Inn headed for new highs
The new general manager of the March Inn isn't exactly new - it's more like she is simply returning home. Helen Holm started working as a front desk clerk at the March Inn during the 80s. A decade and a few jobs later, she returned to be general manager, but then left in 1998, jumping across the pond to work at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, United
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2007
An Airman with the New Zealand Air Force uploads pallets onto a C-130 with the help of 452nd Air Mobility Wing Airmen from March Air Reserve Base. Five members from the 452nd Tanker Airlift Control Element at March ARB went to Fort Polk, La., to participate in a Joint Readiness Training Exercise last month. They spent ten days training with two air movement crews from the New Zealand Air Force who were participating in simulated desert combat training scenarios. With the use of a C-130 from New Zealand’s Hercules aircraft fleet, the reservists from March helped train their international counterparts through various exercises to include day and night air drops
and combat on-and off-loading. Under the JRTC training scenario, the TALCE from March was also receiving command and control training through a variety of separate scenarios being thrown at them. (U.S. Air Force photo’s by Roughsedge “Skip” Higginson) March Airmen train with New Zealand Air Force

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2007
Sea Cadet Lt. j.g. Tom Blackshear (left), Commanding Officer, US Naval Sea Cadet Corps, and Cmdr. Steven Hartsel, Commanding Officer, Navy Operational Support Center Moreno Valley at March Air Reserve Base, took time June 24 to recognize several cadets from the corps for various achievements. The recipients were (from second to left) Arianna Prather - US Navy certificate for painting US Vets, a veterans home here at March Field; Christa Zard- US Navy certificate for painting US Vets, a veterans home here at March Field and first year ribbon; Aaron Nugent- first year and recruiting ribbon; Alex Saunders- Presidential Physical Fitness Ribbon Award; Latesa and Larissa McKinney- second year ribbon; Katie Magnone- academic achievement ribbon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson) Recognizing sea cadets for outstanding achievements

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