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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
A small boy relunctantly opens his mouth for Maj. Brent Dupper as the major prepares to work on the boy's teeth during humanitarian assistance Exercise African Lion April 23 in Morocco. Major Dupper joined a team of 944th Medical Squadron members from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., to participate in humanitarian assistance at six sites in Morocco. Major Dupper is a dentist with the 452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron at March Air Reserve Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Susan Stout) Major from March helps provide humanitarian aid for African Lion
More than 3,700 Moroccans were treated by 37 American military members as part of an April 15 to 30 humanitarian assistance visit to Morocco called African Lion 2007. Maj. Brent Dupper, 452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron, joined the 944th Medical Squadron from Luke Air Force Base and a Navy dentist and her assistant to participate in the regularly
0 5/15
2007
Members of Leadership Riverside ask Capt. Lee Bouma, an F-16 pilot with the 120th Fighter Wing, questions during a recent tour of March Air Reserve Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amy Abbott, 452AMW/PA) Local leaders visit base, learn about the March mission
Last week, 23 members of Leadership Riverside arrived on base for a tour of March Field. The program, which is hosted by the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce, takes community leaders and enables them to spend one day a month with various local organizations. "Leadership Riverside is an opportunity to interact with other community leaders and
0 5/11
2007
Senior Airman Lyndsey Wisniewski (holding plaque), 452nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at March Air Reserve Base, was recognized at the April 20 Wake Up Moreno Valley, a monthly event by the Moreno Valley Chamber of Commerce. Senior Airman Wisniewski was recently named 452nd Air Mobility Wing Airman of the Year. Each month, the Chamber recognizes a different person from one of the various units at March. (Left to right) Oscar Valdepena, executive director of the Moreno Valley Chamber of Commerce, Julie Reyes, chairman for the Moreno Valley Chamber of Commerce, Airman Wisniewski, Senior Master Sgt. Cecile Tamayo, 452nd AES training flight supervisor, Chamber Director Harold Trubo and Chamber Director Jamil Dada. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amy Abbott) Outstanding Airman recognized by local community

0 5/05
2007
2nd Lt. Charles Conder, from the 729 Airlift Squadron at March Air Reserve Base, stands in front of the “Spirit of Ronald Reagan” C-17.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amy Abbott, 452 AMW/PA) Local lieutenant sweeps awards at pilot school, returns home to live his dream
When Charles Conder III was a child, he rode his bike to the top of the hill by the old weapons storage area and look down at March Field in awe watching as KC-10s would fire up their engines and fly off into the somber sky, daydreaming of one day being a pilot. Today, after recently graduating top of his class during pilot training, that dream has
0 5/05
2007
Army Sgt. Mele Semo, 653rd Reserve Support Group project manager (front, center), teaches traditional Hawaiian dancing at the base sports and fitness center. Sergeant Semo, the daughter of a Samoan father and Samoan/Chinese mother, has begun holding classes in the evenings. She is teaching Hawaiian hula, a Polynesian dance titled “PacificColors” and a traditional Samoan slap dance for the men. She is also looking for people who would like to perform at the upcoming Asian/Pacific Month Luau that will be put on by the Army later this month. Having been raised in both Laie, Hawaii and Vailoa, American Samoa, Sergeant Semo has been dancing since pre-school. Her dad would pick up the guitar and her mom the ukulele and said, “Dance!” - and since it was between that or doing chores, the choice was easy. She also comes from a family full of entertainers, many having worked at the Polynesian Cultural Center, a major tourist attraction in Laie, Hawaii. The Semo family continues to share their talents by teaching dance and song in Hawaii, Samoa, California, Arizona, Utah, Idaho and Missouri. Since the month of May is Asian Pacific American Heritage month, Sergeant Semo is offering the dance lessons “to share the love I have for my culture and Polynesian dancing with all who wish to learn.”  A Congressional Resolution was passed in 1978 to commemorate Asian American Heritage the first week of May. Congress later voted to change that week to encompass the entire month and it was called Asian Pacific American Heritage month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amy Abbott, 452 AMW/PA) Bringing island flavor to March Air Reserve Base during Asian Pacific American Heritage month

0 5/05
2007
Brig. Gen. James Melin (left), 452nd AMW Commander at March Air Reserve Base, presents the AFRC Outstanding Weapons Safety Civilian of the Year award to Vic Flores. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amy Abbott, 452 AMW/PA) Guy with the guns takes top honor
"We've got claymore mines. We've got grenades, grenade launchers, explosives and missiles - just a little bit of everything." Being the 452nd Air Mobility Wing's weapons safety manager, that "little bit of everything" falls right on Vic Flores' shoulders. "I'm in charge of anything that has to do with weapons and explosives on base. As the overall
0 4/30
2007
Seventeen-year-old Cody Blackshear receives his cover from Chief Petty Officer Gayle Marino as a symbol of progression from junior to senior enlisted. Cody was being promoted to chief petty officer within the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, located at March Air Reserve Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Amy Abbott, 452 AMW/PA) High school senior makes chief petty officer
Cody Blackshear is 17 years old, a high school senior and, on Saturday, just became a chief petty officer. No; not in the actual Navy, but in the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps during a ceremony conducted at the Navy Operational Support Center here. Nonetheless, to Cody, it was just as significant. "This is a huge milestone. Until now, I couldn't even
0 4/26
2007
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