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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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