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Maj. Paul Sonstein, C-17 pilot at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., at the opening Los Angeles Dodgers game (Photo courtesy of Jon Soo Hoo, Los Angeles Dodgers) A blue and white tribute
A March Field pilot who received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his actions in Iraq was honored April 9 at the Los Angeles Dodgers season-opening baseball game. Maj. Paul Sonstein, a C-17 pilot who was then stationed at McChord AFB, Wash., was flying continuous missions back and forth from Iraq. On Dec. 9, 2003, just as he, his crew of four
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2007
The convoy of golf carts are ready to take off with Colonels Pamela, 452nd Mission
Support Group commander, and Cam, 452nd Maintenance Group commander,
LeBlanc leading the way. March Air Reserve Base captured the winner’s trophy at Broken Shaft Golf tournament against the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce. The Broken Shaft Tournament is an annual event between the two teams and this year, 52 people participated.  The base ended eight strokes ahead taking the low net total with 1903.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amy Abbott, 452 AMW) Broken Shaft

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2007
Col. Pamela LeBlanc, 452nd Mission Support Group commander at March Air Reserve Base, left, accepts the guidon from incoming 50th Aerial Port Squadron commander, Major Jody W. Chalich, on April 15.  Major Mary Van Scyoc, outgoing commander of the 50th APS, delivered her goodby to the audience at the change of command ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Blair, 452 AMW) 50th APS change of command

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2007
A C-17 Globemaster III from the 729th Airlift Squadron at March Air Reserve Base, California, thunders over the crowd at the 33rd Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on 14 April, 2007. The C-17 was part of the opening ceremony.   The event ran for three days and included competitions like the ‘Fast and Furious 3’ Team Drift Challenge, SCCA Speed GT Challenge and the 31st Pro/Celebrity race.   (U.S. Air Force photo by SrA Daniel St. Pierre)


A need for speed

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2007
Tom Gillis, a contractor with Satellite Services, Inc. at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., practices what he learned in class on operating and maintaining the Tunner 60K. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amy Abbott) Constant training makes for consistent success
Always vigilant and ever prepared is the Air Force way.  Staying in tune to this philosophy, March Air Reserve Base is holding a two-week training course ending today on operational procedures for our Tunner 60K loaders, a piece of equipment exclusive to the military. The Tunner 60K, named after former Commander of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe,
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2007
Colonel Janice McKibban holding a photograph of herself as a captain, taken in 1976. (U.S. Air Force photographic by Staff Sgt. Amy Abbott) From Vietnam to March: 37 years of selfless service
She has a career that spans nearly 37 years, starting as a young nurse in her early twenties serving with the Twelfth Air Force Hospital at Cam Rahn Bay, Vietnam, in 1971 and 1972.  And today, when you talk candidly to her, she will emphatically tell you she loves every bit of what she does. So, the standing ovation from the audience during her
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2007
Spc. Raymond Menjiver, left, Spc. Joshua Fouch, and Sgt. Christopher Gimber, right, fill their plates with food from the 304th’s Mobile Kitchen.  Soldiers of the 304th Sustainment Brigade at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., were treated to a hot meal on the weekend as part of the debut of the unit's Containerized Kitchen, a trailer that has all of the equipment necessary for meal (U.S. Army photo by Spc. K. Christopher Witt)  Kitchen on wheels serves up meals
New Orleans may have Emril, and Las Vegas brags about Wolfgang Puck, but the Army has Sgt. Miguel Lopez. Soldiers of the 304th Sustainment Brigade at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., were treated to Lopez's cooking on the weekend of March third and fourth as part of the debut of the unit's Containerized Kitchen, a trailer that has all of the
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2007
Senior Airman Jorge Luna (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sgt. Amy Abbott) An hour in Africa
Senior Airman Jorge Luna joined the Air Force four years ago "just for fun." He said that after the tragedy of 9/11 he felt compelled to do his part and so he took a break from college to attend Basic Training and Technical School. One of the things he looked forward to after joining was the military's promise of seeing the world. But the only
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2007
Soldiers from Fort Irwin Calif. board a Korean Air 747 at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., Wednesday. This marks the first time a Korean airlines aircraft has physically been exercised as part of the 26 year Mutual Airlift Support Agreement between the Department of Defense and the South Korean Air Force.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amy Abbott, 452 AMW/PA)                            Korean aircraft lands at March Air Reserve Base, makes history
A Korean airlines 747 landed on the flight line at March Air Reserve Base Wednesday, making history as the first aircraft to fly under an airlift support agreement established in 1981 by the Department of Defense and South Korean Air Force. Sung H. Kim, senior manager at Korean Air's traffic department in Los Angeles, said the exercise ran smoothly
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2007
Brig. Gen. James L. Melin, 452d Air Mobiltiy Wing commander, left, hands the medical group guidon to the new 452d Medical Group commander Col. Raymond M. Butler, center, while former commander Col Janice McKibban looks on.  (U.S. Air Force photo by 4th Combat Camera Squadron)
452d Air Mobility Wing Medical Group Change of Command

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