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The 18th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March will take place at White Sands Missile Range on March 25. On April 9, 1942, tens of thousands of American and Filipino Soldiers were surrendered to Japanese forces.  

They were marched for days in the scorching heat through the Philippine jungles. Thousands died, survivors faced years of hardship or death in prisoner-of-war camps and still others were wounded or killed when unmarked enemy ships transporting prisoners of war to Japan were sunk by U.S. air and naval forces.

By walking miles and miles through the desert, each participant pays tribute to the soldiers who suffered one of the most infamous episodes of World War II. The Bataan Memorial March offers a 26.2-mile course and a 15.2-mile course.  Both courses take participants through sandy trails and washes as well as over paved roads. 

The longer course, which has been called one of the toughest marathons in the United States, includes an elevation increase from 4,100 to 5,300 feet.  There are both team and individual categories and numerous age divisions.  Additionally, participants may choose to go ?heavy,? which means carrying a 35-pound rucksack the duration of course.  Awards are given to the first and second place finishers in each division.

The cost to register is $50 for individuals and $200 for a team. Mail in registration postmark deadline is no later than March 11. Online registration closes at midnight MST on March 18. There are additional fees for late registration. For more information or to request a mail-in registration form, call 505-678-1256 or go to the Web site at www.bataanmarch.com. (Courtesy photo)
Bataan Memorial Death march

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Default Air Force Logo Airman Leadership School graduates class
The Airman Leadership School here graduated Class 07-3 Feb. 9. The class volunteered for several causes. Students divided their time between the Animal Human Association, the Roadrunner Food Bank and contributed to the success of the chief recognition ceremony. Below is a list of award winners and graduates from the class. John L. Levitow Award
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Organ Mountain Climbing Trip is Feb. 23-25 and the cost is $100 a person. Join Outdoor Recreation for a chance to climb the Organ Mountains of southern New Mexico. This jagged range is just outside of Las Cruces and boasts some of the best climbing in the country. Huge walls and great winter temperatures make this the ideal mid winter climbing
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Eat, Drink & Be Merry "Soul Food Taster" Celebrate African American Heritage Month on Feb. 22 with a Soul Food Taster, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the chapel. The price is $8. For more information call Mr. Wilson at 846-9153 ALS Graduation Lunch The Airman Leadership School will host a Graduation Lunch Ceremony March 23 at 11:30 a.m. for Class 07-4 at the
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Eat, Drink & Be Merry Bingo Night Join the Mountain View Club for Bingo Night Wednesdays in the Daedalian Room. Games begin at 5:30 p.m. Call 846-5165. Have Lunch at the Club Member price is $6.95, nonmember price is $8.95. Mountain View lunch buffet offers specials everyday: Monday - Hispanic, Tuesday - Asian stir fry, Wednesday - pasta bar,
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VOLUNTEER RAFT GUIDE Starting in April you can be trained as a volunteer raft guide for the summer season. Training costs $100 and will be held most weekends in April. The fee will be fully refunded at the end of the season to guides who complete all training, are chosen to be part of the volunteer team and who fulfill their guiding commitment.
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Maj. Tim Pertuis, right, 377th Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, presents Col. Robert E. Suminsby Jr., with a diorama of a deployed situation for the wing entry way display. The diorama depicts a Humvee break down during a convoy operation. It was built by Airman 1st Class David Wilson, who is deployed from the 377th LRS. Members of the squadron are behind the colonel.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Berenger) Built to scale

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U.S. Congresswoman Heather Wilson (R, N.M.) speaks at an officer's call Feb. 2 at the Mountain View Club here. At the event, Congresswoman Wilson spoke about her military experience and today's armed forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Berenger) Congresswoman Wilson speaks on base

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Left to right: Senior Airman Nicholas Worthington, recipient of a Bronze Star; Staff Sgt. Chris Jackson, recipient of an Army Commendation Medal; Staff Sgt. John Degnaro, recipient of an Army Commendation Medal; and Tech. Sgt. Sean Gray, recipient of a Bronze Star. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Berenger) Airmen receive Bronze Stars, Army Commendation Medals
Members of explosive ordnance disposal teams put their lives on the line each and every time they are called out to investigate improvised explosive devices and other explosives. It's a job that they don't expect recognition for, but on Jan. 31, four members of EOD here were honored for their service. Tech. Sgt. Sean Gray and Senior Airman Nicholas
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Default Air Force Logo Deputy chief of chaplains to speak at prayer breakfast
The speaker of this year's National Prayer Breakfast here will be Chap. (Brig. Gen.) Cecil R. Richardson. The breakfast is Feb. 15 at 7 a.m. at the Mountain View Club. Chaplain Richardson is the Air Force deputy chief of chaplains. Chaplain Richardson assists the chief of chaplains, Chap. (Maj. Gen.) Charles C. Baldwin, in directing and maintaining
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