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  • Sally's Alley introduces new social hour menu

    Sally's Alley in the Hap Arnold Club at March Air Reserve Base, California recently changed their after-hours social menu, in order to bring the food and fun indoors during the cooler months. "During the summer months, we are outside because it's warm.” Dan LeSuer, Manager of the Hap Arnold Club said, “Now that the weather is changing, we move
  • Former March squadron finds new home

    The 4th Combat Camera Squadron and its Airmen found a new home this weekend with the 315th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston. The 4th CTCS, which was formally assigned to March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Calif., deactivated in July 2015, but was reactivated and relocated to the 315 AW due to mission need. “The support here at Charleston has
  • 452nd AMXS changes hands

    Col. James L. Hartle, commander, 452nd aircraft maintenance squadron, hands the squadron flag to Maj. Richella-Hope R. Gayden, commander, 452nd aircraft maintenance squadron, during a formal change of command ceremony, held in bldg. 1221, of March Air Reserve Base, Dec. 4. The official change of command portion of the ceremony began with the
  • Retirement

    The March Air Reserve Base Airman and Family Readiness Center, Calif. hosted two seminar sessions to introduce the new Blended Retirement System (BRS) at the 452nd Mission Support Group conference room here, December 10, 2016. Maria Hernandez, a personal financial counselor and planner, led the hour-long meetings with March Airmen eager to learn
  • The road to remission

    Four years ago Sandra Reyes was diagnosed with stage four, moderately aggressive cancer and, with chemotherapy, given six months to live. With three children, 16, 11 and 3, and her husband on orders half-way across the country, Reyes said the doctor didn’t want to give her a prognosis because it may affect her recovery. Reyes said she prayed for
  • World War II vet has homecoming with 912th Air Refueling Squadron

    MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE, CALIF --- The 912th Air Refueling Squadron (ARS) at March Air Reserve Base, California welcomed back Sergeant Larry Stevens, a World War II veteran, and retired member of the squadron, to participate in their Commander's Call November 16, 2016. Lt. Col. David Garon, commander of the 912th ARS, said to the Airmen attending
  • March AirFest inspires former Beacon editor’s / AFR civilian’s debut novel

    March Air Reserve Base, Calif.—She had the setting. She had the characters and plot. But what Megan Westfield—former 452nd Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs staff member-turned-novelist—didn’t have was the glue to hold it all together, that illusive something to that would raise the stakes and make the characters come alive on the page. She found
  • 452nd MXS Avionics Flight vital to C-17 mission

    Hidden away in the backshops of March Air Reserve Base is a flight, unknown to many, but crucial to the C-17 fleet known as the Avionics Flight.  Assigned to the 452nd Maintenance Squadron, airmen in this shop are trained to inspect, test, troubleshoot, repair, align, modify, calibrate and certify various C-17 Avionics automated test station
  • Veterans Day: an opportunity to tell their story

    The 2016 list is out - 58 restaurants offering free meals, entrance to Knott’s Berry Farm, national parks and even some museums are all free this upcoming Friday on Veterans Day. My husband and I make a day of it, happily choosing which venues we will enjoy. Some years we have shared dinner with our military friends and recognized people from the
  • Hap Arnold and the ‘Golden Age’ of March Field

    In November, 1931, Major Henry H. “Hap” Arnold arrived at March Field and assumed command of the post and the 1st Bombardment Wing.  His tenure as commander marked the golden age of March. Hollywood celebrities, famous aviators, and military legends, frequented the base. Hap Arnold was a huge proponent of air power and he sought to display its
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