[Extensions of Remarks]
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                              RESERVE BASE


                            HON. MARK TAKANO

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                          Friday, May 3, 2019

  Mr. TAKANO. Madam Speaker, I rise today to welcome the 492nd Attack 
Squadron Activation Unit to March Air Reserve Base (ARB). The 
Activation of the 492nd Attack Squadron and the Assumption of Command 
ceremony will be held on Friday, May 10th, on March Air Reserve Base. 
While I will be unable to attend, I want to send a special welcome to 
the new unit.
  The introduction of the 492nd Attack Squadron will provide an 
additional 14 instructor sensor operators, 17 maintenance positions, 21 
instructor pilots, and 61 positions with the Commander, Director of 
Operations, and the First Sergeant. This expansion will bring added 
capabilities to March ARB, and will enable the Air Force Reserve 
Command's Fourth Air Force to attract and retain incredible new talent 
as it fulfills its various missions in the region. The expansion sends 
a strong message to our community that March ARB serves a vital 
strategic role, not only for California but also the Air Force Reserve 
at large.
  Again, I want to welcome to the new 492nd Attack Squadron Activation 
Unit to March Air Reserve Base. I am continually humbled by the 
dedication and hard work that the men and women at March ARB perform 
each day, and I am excited to see our capacity at March ARB expand even