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Crew members from the 729th Airlift Squadron at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., and 315th Airlift Wing at Charleston AFB, S.C., flew to Etienville, France, earlier this month to participate in a memorial ceremony in honor of P-47 Thunderbolt pilot, Lt. Joseph Lyndon Piche. Piche died July 17, 1944, while attempting to return his aircraft to base during the D-Day invasion. The memorial was erected as a reminder to all of the men and women who gave their lives during WW II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sgt. Joe Davidson) Troops from March pay tribute to fallen pilot

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Lt. Col. Bill Bailey (left), cardiologist and flight surgeon with the 433rd Medical Group, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, instructs Senior Airman Valerie Haines, a medical technician with the 177th Medical Group, New Jersey Air National Guard at Golden Medic 2007, while Capt. Soledad Lopez, a nurse with the 156th Medical Group, Puerto Rico Air National Guard reviews a patient chart. They are with the 706th Provisional Expeditionary Medical Support Squadron while assigned to Golden Medic 2007 at Fort Gordon, Ga. Exercise portion of Golden Medic begins: Several squadrons from March participate in event
After three days of preparation and classroom training, the exercise portion of the Army Reserve's largest annual medical exercise got under way in Augusta, Ga., in June. Golden Medic 2007 tests the ability of Army and Air Force medical units to transfer patients from the battlefield to a well-equipped regional hospital outside the theater. Now in
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Maj. Eric Fagerland, a 163d Reconnaissance Wing Predator Pilot, conducts a mission briefing at the March Field Air Museum during an Open Aircraft Day this month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eduardo Cervantes) Pilot and Sensor Operator School House Within Wing's Reach
Becoming a predator-flying schoolhouse is within the Wings reach. With ongoing predator operations currently being conducted and the maintenance schoolhouse slated to open in the next four months, opening the Flying Training Unit (FTU) along with the Launch and Recovery Element (LRE) may happen as early as late summer 2008. "There are many pieces
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Tech. Sgt. Richard Rositas (left) and his sister Staff Sgt. Cindy Rositas share their recent reunion with Brig. Gen. Robin Rand, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander and Chief Master Sgt. Scott Dearduff, 332 AEW command chief master sergeant. The siblings were reunited at Kirkuk Regional Air Base for the 506th Sir Expeditionary Group change of command ceremony May 25. Tech. Sgt. Rositas is the executive assistant to the 332 AEW command chief at Balad Air Base, Iraq. Staff Sgt. Rositas is asigned to the 506 AEG Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron at Kirkuk Regional Air Base. (Photo courtesy of Tech. Sgt. Richard Rositas) San Diego siblings reunite at Kirkuk
Many things are common at a change of command ceremony -- high-ranking visitors, emotional speeches, pomp and circumstance ... a family reunion. When Tech Sgt. Richard Rositas, executive assistant to Chief Master Sgt. Scott Dearduff, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing command chief master sergeant, recently stepped off a C-130 here, he had the chance to
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A C-17 from March Air Reserve Base's 729th Airlift Squadron participated in the Aalborg, Denmark air show held this month at the Air Transport Wing of the Royal Danish Air Force. Approximately 72,000 people attended the air show.The crew conducted an air capabilities demonstration and then opened the aircraft to the many thousands of viewers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson) March aircraft a hit in Denmark
Approximately 72,000 Danes attended the annual Aalborg Air Base Air Show in Denmark last week where they witnessed an aircrew from the 729th Airlift Squadron at March pilot their C-17 Globemaster III in a spectacular air capabilities demonstration. "Our air demonstration is the best way to show the real capabilities of the aircraft and what it can
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An F/A-18D Hornet from Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar, Calif., conducted
the initial certification of the north end retractable barrier at March Air Reserve Base last week. Construction for the south end barrier will begin in late June. (U,S. Air Force photo by Amy Abbott, 452 AMW/PA) New retractable barrier system opens at March
March ARB opened the north end of the runway which now holds a retractable barrier, an instrumental asset to the base's operational performance. The Type H90 system is the first of two to be installed on the flight line and is designed to help aircraft in distress. The main benefactors of the new system are the F-16 Fighting Falcons of
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An aeromedical evacuation team member tends to 2-year-old John Tenorio, who is on a patient litter and hooked up to mobile critical care equipment while en route from Saipan on a C-17 Globemaster III to Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lt. Col. Jimmy Barrow)  
 
Wing Reservists help save child's life: 452nd AES puts their training to the test
Three Airmen from the 452nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron had intensive on-the-job training in May during their annual tour at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. Capt. Jennifer Pairis, AES flight nurse; Master Sgt. Marke McCracken, aeromedical evacuation technician; and Staff Sgt. Katherine Newcomer, aeromedical evacuation technician, were on alert
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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

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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

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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
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