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  • All in the 'spirit' of Halloween

    (This is the final in a four-part series on things that go bump in the night.)In an effort to entertain readers, I did some research, interviews and investigations to see what, if any, paranormal information I could find on base for the October issues of the Beacon.The pre-cursor to the series was a ghostly Candid Comments in the last September
  • He's a 'sensitive' ghost hunter

    (This is the third in a four-part series on things that go bump in the night.)Senior Airman Jose Mora, 452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron, isn't just a ghost hunter. He is also known as sensitive in the psychic arena. His mother and sisters are sensitive also. He said that if something bad is going to happen, that they are unaware of at the time,
  • Who ya gonna call?

    (This is the second in a four-part series on things that go bump in the night.)Senior Airman Mathieu Beaulieu is an active duty, aircraft mechanic assigned to the 912th Air Refueling Squadron at March Air Reserve Base, Calif. He is also a paranormal investigator. He has always been curious about the paranormal and enjoys watching shows about ghost
  • Do you believe in ghosts?

    (This is the first in a four-part series on things that go bump in the night.)Movies with a paranormal theme are popular in the entertainment industry. But, how much of it is really true, or is any of it? Do you believe in spirits among us? Do you believe some people are sensitive or have a sixth sense? Have you ever heard stories about Air Force
  • Giving the breath of life

    They called Iraq's Camp Anaconda "Mortaritaville." On April 10, 2004, Tech. Sgt. Matthew Blonde found out why.He and another medical technician were walking back to their tent after their shift ended at the hospital when a mortar whooshed overhead, flashing as it exploded into a tent a few hundred yards away.Sergeant Blonde remembers dashing into
  • March Minutes: Following March ARB personnel in 130-character micro-messages

    Ricardo AlvarezCutting hair at March since 1964Consolidated Barber Shop HOMETOWN McNary, Ariz.Tuesday, March 2, 2010 0703 Picking up breakfast and coffee at the Back Street Cafe. 0751 Sweeping the floor. Even though I swept it last night before I left, there is always more hair on the floor in the morning. 0800 My first haircut is a retired service
  • The Beacon's Highlights of 2009

    March Air Reserve Base news35 members of the 452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron deployed to Panama for a humanitarian mission (Jan. 12)March received a ninth C-17 Globemaster III (Jan. 13)Brig. Gen. Eric W. Crabtree became Commander, Fourth Air Force; Major Gen. Robert E. Duignan retires (Jan. 25)50th and 56th Aerial Ports Squadrons deployed
  • Airmen Against Drunk Driving

    The effects of drinking and driving can be devastating and, at times, fatal. Social drinking impairs the drinker's perception, judgment and slows motor skills. Injuries such as scrapes, bruises and sprained ankles are not uncommon and, in some cases, drinkers are a danger to not only themselves but to others if they decide to drive. Excessive
  • 452nd All Stars win first Fit to Fight - Keep Moving Initiative

    The Sports and Fitness Center recently hosted the first of the Air Force Reserve Command Fit To Fight - Keep Moving Initiative. Four teams turned out for a double elimination 3-on-3 basketball tournament.  They played first to 15 or 15 minutes. During round one, the 452nd All Stars beat out the Predator team and team Old School took out team
  • March runs for fun

    The Sports and Fitness center hosted a 5-kilometer walk/run Wednesday. Forty-six participants showed up for the event representing various units on base to include the Air National Guard and the Army, as well as the local retirement community. Taking first place for the men was Chris Lowe who ran the course in 20 minutes, 41 seconds. Coming in