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Vol. 75, No. 3                      Home of the largest wing in the Air Force Reserve Command                                        Friday, January 22, 2010

                                      March aids Haiti relief


California Riverside Highland-

tive, retired, reserve and depen-

                                                                                                                                                                       U.S. Air Force Photo/ Master Sgt. Dawn Price
The game starts at 7 p.m. For



To prevent fraud, the Internal
Revenue Service is now requir-
ing taxpayers who are claiming

to complete Form 5405, which         A SAFE EXIT: Loadmasters from the 729th Airlift Squadron help Haiti evacuees embark on a March ARB C-17 Globemaster
they released Jan. 15. The form      III, Jan. 17. Two C-17s departed from March ARB Jan. 14 to transport supplies from East Coast locations to Port-Au-Prince.

purchase and residency. With
                                    Two 729th C-17s return from missions to Haiti
                                    By Megan Just                                                                                         and Langley Air Force Base,
                               -                                                                                                    -
                                    452 AMW Public Affairs
ing electronically. For details,                                                                         craft departed from March in     Va., over the course of their
visit                                                                                       the late evening on Jan. 14,     mission, to load disaster relief
                                                                      Maintenance Group had regen-                                                                       -
 CARD LANE WINNERS                  from the 729th Airlift Squadron   erated the C-17s and new 729th     Force Base, N.J., Charleston
       ANNOUNCED                    returned to March Air Reserve     AS crews were in the air for       Air Force Base, S.C., Wright-      "We were ready," said Se-
The Top Three selected the Air                                    -   another cycle of Haiti missions.
                                                                                                                                                    See HAITI, page 6
National Guard 163d Recon-
naissance Wing’s card as the

                                     Winter storm pounds
top entry in the 2009 holiday                                                                            By Capt. Ashley Norris           gutters, drains and streets. The
greeting card lane. SSI Trans-                                                                           452 AMW Public Affairs
portation won second place                                                                                                                suffered was when the large
and 452nd Services won third                                                                               March ARB was pounded

                                     March with rainfall
place. The 163 RW earned a                                                                               with .65 inches of rain in un-   a section of fence along the
trophy and all three winners                                                                             der one hour Tuesday after-
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orate in next year’s lane.                                                                                                                        See STORM, page 3
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  Graeber Street was too deep for some vehicles to pass until some
  of the water subsided.

                                                                                                                                                                 U.S. Air Force Photo/ Henry Kim
                                                                                   Continued from page 1
                                                                                                                   clear,” said Wood.
                                                                            ter declared a tornado warning Tues-                                           -
                                                                                                               -   pletely nonstop,” said Arjuna Hutchins, a
                                                                            ing rotation on radar.”
                                                                                                                   created this extreme weather system, said
                                                                                                                   Hutchins. First, the warm weather in early
                                                                         nado warning was lifted after less than
                                                                         one hour.                                 to allow in the jet stream. The second event
                                                                           The civil engineers at March were       was the jet stream moved to point directly

                                                                                                                   events created a continuous deluge of storm
                                                                                                                   systems, said Hutchins.
    U.S. Air Force Photo/Henry Kim

                                                                                             RAINING BUCKETS

                                                                                                                                                    THE DAY:
                                                                                                                                                    In the peak of
                                                                                                                                                    the Jan. 20
                                                                                                                                                    downpour, the
                                                                                                                                                    skies were as
ASSESSING THE DAMAGE: (from left) Base Emergency Manager Marvin                                                                                     dark as they
Tucker, 452nd Air Mobility Wing commander Brig. Gen. James Melin, Maintenance                                                                       are just after
Group commander Col. Robert Stormes and Mission Support Group commander                                                                             sunset.
                                                                                                      U.S. Air Force Photo/ Lt. Col. Tytus Harley
     4                                                        January 22, 2010                                                          

LA County urban rescue team departs from March
National media,                                                                               PALLETIZING URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE EQUIPMENT
deployment hangar
volunteers support
team in the hours
before they leave for
By Megan Just
452 AMW Public Affairs

           arch Air Reserve Base
           became a hub for South-
           ern California's Haiti
earthquake relief effort when a
team of 72 U.S. Agency for Inter-
national Development personnel
and their rescue equipment report-
ed to the base for transportation to
Port Au Prince, Jan. 13.
   The deploying personnel, who

U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance's
USAID, are members of the Los
Angeles County Fire Department,
as well as several doctors from
Los Angeles area hospitals. The
C-17 Globemaster III that trans-
ported the crew and their equip-
ment to Haiti is from Travis Air                                                                                     U.S. Air Force Photo/ Master Sgt. Roy Santana
Force Base, Calif.                 A JOINT EFFORT: Airmen from the 452nd Aerial Port Support Flight use a forklift to transport pallets of USAID rescue equip-
   "This is what March Field is ment to the scale at March ARB, Jan. 13. A 72-person USAID urban search and rescue team comprised mainly of Los Angeles
here for," said Brig. Gen. James County Fire Department personnel departed from March to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, to assist in the earthquake relief effort. The C-17
                      See USAID, page 5                         Globemaster III that transported the team and their equipment is from the 60th Air Mobility Wing, Travis AFB.

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                                                                                                      Awards reception
                                 to deploy from Los Angeles as   help people on the other end
USAID                                                            [Haiti]," said Tech. Sgt. Gus
 Continued from page 4                                           Corona, noncommissioned of-
                                  March ARB in a chain of char-
Melin, 452nd Air Mobility tered busses and semi trucks tions.
Wing commander. "We sup- of rescue equipment and sup-               Sergeant Corona said the
                                                                                                      set for Feb. 6
port every aspect of this coun- plies. After arriving, the group APSF crew has seen several           By Master Sgt. Chris Cincotta fellow wingmen, leaders and
try's global support, whether it                                 humanitarian relief missions         452 ASTS 1st Sergeant         warriors. Join us for the experi-
be military, humanitarian relief prepared their equipment for leave from March ARB over                                                  ence of it! If you have never
or disaster response."            transport.                     the past several years. After             The 452 AMW annual            attended one of the receptions
   Matt Levesque, an informa-        Airmen from the 452nd watching the news about the                awards recognition reception       in the past, we promise it will
                                                                                earthquake      in    is fast approaching. This year's   not disappoint you.
Los Angeles County                                                              Haiti, Sergeant       reception will be held during           To all of the squadrons at-
Fire      Department             "March's high degree of                        Corona and his        the A-UTA on February 6 at 7       tending who have members
said the responders        professionalism really makes                         fellow Airmen         p.m., at the Hap Arnold Club.      being recognized, bring your
                     -                                                          knew there was           The awards reception is         noise makers and show your
ban search and res-       the deployment go smoothly." a good chance                                  steeped in tradition and held to   unit pride. If you plan on deco-
cue, with specialists                                                           they would be         honor the outstanding Airmen       rating your respective tables to
                                          MATT LEVESQUE
                                                                                called to assist.     among us throughout the wing.                                      -
ics, structural engi-                                                              The       L.A.     On behalf of 452nd Air Mobili-     nior Master Sgt. Ionne Barnes-
neers and experts in                                                            County        Fire    ty Wing commander Brig. Gen.       Joshua know so we can leave
communications and hazardous Aerial Port Support Flight were Department stores pre-packed             James L. Melin and the 452         those tables empty.
materials.                        placed on standby at 11 p.m., disaster relief supplies in ware-     AMW First Sergeants’ council          This event will recognize the
   "They are trained to help Jan. 12. The following day, houses in transportable con-                 we would like to invite each of    accomplishments of the best of
people. For them, it's a once along with Airmen from March tainers. As the March ARB                  you to join us in honoring these   the best for the passing year and
in a lifetime opportunity to ARB's 50th Aerial Port Squad- Airmen analyzed the remaining                                             -   serve as a motivator for future
respond quickly and make an ron and Travis AFB's 615th space available on the C-17, the               vilians.                           top performers. The uniform
impact saving lives," Levesque Contingency Response Wing, urban search and rescue per-                   Come out and show your          of the evening will be service
said. "March's high degree of they supervised the loading of sonnel began removing excess             support for these nominees and     dress. Heavy hors d’ oeuvres
professionalism really makes the aircraft loading and passen- material to leave behind in the         winners, not just because they     will be served. Contact your
the deployment go smoothly."      ger accountability.            United States.                       are members of your squad-         1st Sergeant to pay for and re-
   The USAID team was ready          "We know this is going to                                        ron, but because they are your     serve your seat.
                                                                             See USAID, page 9

    6                                 January 22, 2010                                                                

                 PITCH BLACK LANDING                                                                                                                                                   T

                                                                                       “We wanted
                                                                                          to get to
                                                                                       Haiti and we
                                                                                         wanted to
                                                                                       help people.
                                                                                        It felt good
                                                                                         to be part
                                                                                            of the
                                                                                       military and
                                                                                         to be able
                                                                                         to make a
                                                                                         MASTER SGT. DAWN

                                   U.S. Air Force Photo/ Master Sgt. Dawn Price
PREPARING FOR DEPARTURE: U. S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael
Giles, Loadmaster for the C-17A Globemaster III from the 729th Airlift
Squadron at March ARB, checks his headset Jan. 17, prior to depart-
ing the Port-au-Prince International Airport, Haiti. The C-17A and crew,
both out of the 452nd Air Mobility Wing at March, are taking part in the                                             FAST LOADING: Airmen from the 628th Security Forces Squa
massive international effort to assist in rescue, recover and humanitarian                                           of equipment aboard a C-17A Globemaster III from the 729th Airl
efforts following a 7.0 earthquake.

Continued from page 1                   Sergeant Rodriguez said that      the airplane as safely and as       the other passengers over the        and we wanted to help people,"
                                     while the Jan. 15 landing felt       quickly as possible," Sergeant      PA system, the woman con-            Sergeant Price said. "It felt
nior Master Sgt. Esteban Ro-         like a little like a free for all,   Rodriquez said.                     fessed to Rodriguez that she         good to be part of the military
driguez, senior loadmaster on        by the time the aircraft landed         On the last trip out of Haiti,                                        and to be able to make a differ-
one of the C-17s. "We were           there again Jan. 17, with an         Sergeant Rodriguez's aircraft          Sergeant Rodriguez said           ence."
                                     Army team of six, two White          carried 120 people to the Or-       most of the people sitting on           Sergeant Price said she was
Reserve Base] who were put on                                             lando Sanford International         the sidewall seats had babies        not intimidated by the prospect
standby to go."                      trucks and forklifts, the landing    Airport in Florida where cus-       with them and the nearly two         of photographing the devasta-
   The two aircraft landed at        system had been organized into                                                                                tion in Haiti because, in her
the Toussaint Louverture In-         time slots.                          were waiting. The language          the passengers seemed content.       civilian job in the highway pa-
ternational Airport in Port-au-         Even with a landing system        difference between the English         Master Sgt. Dawn Price, a         trol, she is accustomed to re-
Prince Jan. 15, carrying loads       established, Rodriguez said          speaking air crew and the Cre-      reservist with the 4th Combat        sponding to accident scenes.
of large equipment, including        there was limited space on the       ole speaking passengers proved      Camera Squadron at March Air            "If you know what you have
three generators and pickup          ramp and the aircraft were in        not to be a problem, after Ser-     Reserve Base, accompanied            to do, it makes you so focused
trucks for Army troops.              close proximity.        Knowing      geant Rodriguez made a coin-        the C-17s on their mission to        on your mission that you don't
   "It was pretty hectic because     space was valuable pushed the        cidental observation.                                                    dwell on the things that might
aircraft from many nations           air crew to minimize their time         "I selected one of the pas-      the California Highway Patrol        otherwise be disturbing," Ser-
were trying to land in Port-au-      on the ramp.                         sengers who I heard speaking        in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.,         geant Price said. "Afterwards,
Prince," Sergeant Rodriguez             "When we got on the ground,       English to her children to give     Sergeant Price was on the air-       at home, is when you have to
said. "We all had to help out        all the training that we go                                              craft within six hours of the ini-   deal with that stuff," she added.
looking out the windows for          through just kicks in and you        Sergeant Rodriguez said. After                                              Sergeant Rodriguez made a
other airplanes in the air."                                                                                    "We wanted to get to Haiti         similar observation.
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                                                                                                        How you can help
                                                                                                         For those who wish to help the victims in Haiti, the
                                                                                                         Center for International Disaster Information recom-
                                                                                                         mends donating cash rather than in-kind donations
                                                                                                         such as clothing and canned goods. The CIDI says
                                                                                                         cash donations are widely recognized as the most

                                                                                                         Text “HAITI” to “90999” to donate $10 to the Red
                                                                                                         Cross to help with relief efforts. The $10 will be
                                                                                                         charged to your cell phone bill.

                                                                                                         Text “QUAKE” to “20222” to charge a $10 donation
                                                                                                         to the Clinton Bush Haiti fund. The $10 donation
                                                                                                         will be charged to your cell phone bill.

                                                                                                         Red Cross International Response Fund

                                                                                                         Direct Relief International
                                                                                                         Operation USA

                                                                                                         Volunteer opportunities in a disaster setting are ex-
                                                                                                         tremely rare and usually limited to people with prior
                                                                                                         disaster experience and technical skills (such as
                                                                                                         health,engineering, etc.). To register your skills for
                                                                                                         this and future disasters, go to
                                                      U.S. Air Force Photo/ Master Sgt. Dawn Price
adron/Raven out of Charleston AFB, work as a team as they assist crew members with the onload
 lift Squadron at March ARB Jan. 16. The aircraft was bound for Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

        "You do your job just like
      you do every day and when                                                                                                                     A TOP-PRIORITY
                                                                                                                                                    CARGO: U. S. Air
      impact you have toward the                                                                                                                    Force Senior Master
                                                                                                                                                    Sgt. William J. Lamela,
      mission, it's rewarding to know
                                                                                                                                                    Loadmaster for a C-17A
      that we can help in such a huge                                                                                                               Globemaster from the
                                                                                                                                                    729th Airlift Squadron at
                                                                                                                                                    March ARB, secures a
         Sergeant Rodriguez said one                                                                                                                pallet of water Jan. 15
                                     -                                                                                                              on the aircraft, which
      ed him about the mission was                                                                                                                  was bound for Port-
      at the airport in Haiti where he                                                                                                              au-Prince International
      witnessed the cooperation be-                                                                                                                 Airport, Haiti. President
                                                                                                                                                    Barack Obama ordered
                                                                                                                                                    a swift and aggressive
                                                                                                                                                    rescue effort. The Jan.
                                                                                                                                                    12 quake, centered
      on the ground on the ramp area                                                                                                                near the island nation’s
                                                                                                                                                    capital of Port-au-Prince,
      It's amazing how even through                                                                                                                 has left untold numbers
      all the language barriers, every-                                                                                                             of residents homeless,
                                                                                                                                                    injured or dead.
                                                                                                     U.S. Air Force Photo/ Master Sgt. Dawn Price
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                          The Beacon                                                                                 January 22, 2010                                     9

USAID                                ‘Balancing act’ strains reservists                                                                            NEWS BRIEFS
Continued from page 5
                                     By Elaine Wilson              basis along with their active-
  Laura Froehlich and a team         American Forces Press Service                                               “Women who are in the re-        SCHOLARSHIPS FOR
                                                                         are required to return to a civil-   serves are also juggling a ci-      MILITARY SPOUSES

March ARB's deployment han-                                                                                                                      The National Military Family
                                                                         without an opportunity to re-        responsibilities, and that has a   Association is accepting appli-
                                             challenges that may be                                                                                                            -
butter and jelly sandwiches and              tipping their stress lev-
instant soup to the rescue per-                                          duty we may have two weeks                                              award up to $1,000 to obtain
                                                                                                              she added, and also when acti-
                                                                                                                                                 attend post secondary or grad-
were: JoAnne Humperies, Bar-                                       -     is not much time to reintegrate,       “Your spouse may live in                                      -
bara and Steve Sackett, Laurie       tiple job requirements, coupled                                    -                              -
and George Kanaly and Larry          with geographic isolation, com-     ing time zones, much less de-
                                     bine to put a strain on the re-                                          group is meeting in Georgia,”
  Levesque said the USAID
personnel greatly appreciated                                              In turn, the employer also                                        -     TEENS MAY APPLY
                                                                         must bear the deployment bur-                                            NOW FOR AIR FORCE
"The cookies will be the last                                                                                 back home?”                            AVIATION CAMP
                                                                     -                                                                       -   The 11th Air Force Services
                                                                         we also have a civilian employ-                                         Teen Aviation Camp will be
  As the loading work wound            “Civilian employment is the       er who gets strained when we                                            June 5-10 this year the Air
                                                                                                              happening back home,” Wilm-        Force Academy in Colorado
                                     military [members] report who                                      -
solace in the warm deployment        are in the reserves,” the general   graphic isolation because they       who to reach out and touch to      high school students entering
hangar, making phone calls to        noted last month at the Trauma                                     -                                        their sophomore or junior year
                                                                     -   stallation, she added, making it                                    -                                  -
watched the news on the big-                                                                            -                                        terested in aviation, leadership
screen televisions in the hangar       “We are trying to juggle two                                                                                                             -
where reports would some-                                                                                                                        cants include teen dependents
times be covering the events                                     -       geographically dispersed, and          Wilmoth emphasized that                                         -
                               -     vilian employer who wants you       we live in communities that                                             ployees, or Air National Guard
                                                                         have very little understanding       particularly in the reserve        or AF Reserve activated within
                                     then your reserve job?”                                                  components, needs to be more                                      -
                                        As a result, “The stress that                                                                            ing, meals and program costs
   March hosted ten local and        a reserve-component member             And their children go to
national media venues to cover                                           schools with other children                                             Springs are the responsibility
                             -                                                                                service on reserve-component                                    -
                                                                         to have mom, dad, or brother or
                                       Reservists, who make up
                                                                            Wilmoth also pointed out
                                                                         the unique challenges reserve

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                CANDID COMMENTS | Earthquake in Haiti
A week after the earthquake in Haiti, what are going to be some of the biggest challenges? Any lessons learned?

                          Marvin Tucker                                              Chief Master Sgt. Cheryl Wente
                                   UNIT                                                                    UNIT
                       452nd Mission Support Group                                                 452nd Medical Group
                                   JOB                                                                      JOB
                         Base Emergency Manager                                                       Superintendent
                                HOMETOWN                                                                 HOMETOWN
                             San Jose, Calif.                                                          Arcade, N.Y.
                                 HOBBIES                                                                  HOBBIES
                              Scuba diving

                                                             -                                                                       -
                                                                 vors is getting the medical care needed for their injuries. Food and

                                                             -     As far as the medical personnel or really any personnel going
                                                         -                                                                         -

                                                                 or other insect-borne diseases could be a problem. Mental health



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