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  • Spirit of California taken to Czech

    All that was missing was the red carpet. Everything else was there: flashing cameras; enthusiastic fans pushing against a metal railing; people signing autographs. The arrival of the Spirit of California, a C-17 Globemaster III from March Air Reserve Base's 729th Airlift Squadron, in the Czech Republic was a very big deal. The occasion was a
  • Mass casualty on flight line

    Late into the night in a dark hangar at March Air Reserve Base, seven people layed in pools of blood, wounded and waiting for help. A C-17 loomed outside and sound machines broadcasted chaos and noise in the background. Fog machines were hidden behind camouflaged netting, laying an eerie blanket of gray over the surreal ambiance. Over 120
  • Hispanic reservist from March honored as hero

    Born in Mexico City, Mexico, Senior Master Sgt. Frank De Jauregui has come a long way in life, yet remains grounded in his values and heritage. He recently was named "hero of the week" for local radio station ROCK 105.3 and on Sunday, Mexican Independence Day, Sergeant De Jauregui had the honor of throwing out the first pitch at the San Diego
  • March remembers 9/11 tragedy, honors the fallen

    Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, millions of people watched in terror as thousand of lives were taken during terrorist attacks against the country. Exactly six years later, March Air Reserve Base held a full capacity "interfaith 9-11 service" at the base chapel to commemorate the unforgettable event. "I felt violated. There was anger there," said Senior
  • March reservists refuel skies over Turkey

    March Air Reserve Base Airmen are currently deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The 336th Air Refueling Squadron, members of the 452nd Maintenance Group and various other members of the wing went to Turkey as an air refueling aviation package. The mission of the deployment was
  • Wild West ropes in reservist

    One weekend a month and two weeks out of the year, he is a weekend warrior. The other 327 days, he is a warrior of another kind. Trading in his BDU cap for one of the ten gallon kind and switching an M-16 for a Colt .45, Senior Master Sgt. Roughsedge Higginson escapes into his Wild West gun slinging alter egos -- Concho Creek Kid, Luke Short and
  • Sweet swing: March golfer selected for Air Force championship

    Today, forty people from the Air Force are gathered at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., to play in the 2007 Air Force Golf Championship. One of those hopefuls is Senior Master Sgt. Chad "Q" Quilausing, reserve technician at 4th Air Force's Command and Control Division, who was selected by the Air Force to go TDY for the opportunity. After the week long
  • Graphic technician saves neighbor's life

    "Keep breathing. Keep breathing. Don't give up." The uncle gently held his nephew's head and repeated the phrase as he lay in the middle of the street, his body shaking, going through convolutions and then ... everything stopped. At that moment Michael Brown, a graphic technician with the 452nd Services Flight and neighbor who lived nearby the
  • Meatballs and mentorship; Troops bend chief's ear over chow

    The rank of chief master sergeant is the highest grade of an Air Force enlisted career with the pinnacle being the position of command chief. At the 452nd Air Mobility Wing, Agustin Huerta holds this much-respected and esteemed designation. Looking back over the span of his career, he is fully aware a large portion of the reason he arrived at where