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Senate panel backs smaller military pay hike, retirement reform

Posted May 15, 2015 by Leo Shane III,

Senate lawmakers on Tuesday shook hopes for a larger military pay raise next year by recommending only a 1.3 percent hike in their draft version of the 2016 defense authorization bill, a move that could further widen the “pay gap” between troops and their civilian counterparts.

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Veterans

VA, Congress work to change VA Choice eligibility

Posted May 15, 2015 by Patricia Kime,

Congress and the Veterans Affairs Department are working to change eligibility rules and open the VA Choice program to veterans who can’t get needed medical care at their closest VA facility. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, said lawmakers and VA officials are working to change the regulation that bars…

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Air Force

Deployments, TDYs available for combat-ready reservists

Posted May 15, 2015 by Master Sgt. Veronica Aceveda

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — Reservists seeking a deployment or temporary duty outside their Reserve Component Period vulnerability cycle can use the Volunteer Reserve System to search for opportunities. Located online via the Air Reserve Component Network, known as ARCNet, the VRS had 81 “want ads” posted May 12. These listed vacancies ranged from…

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Events

News Briefs May 15, 2015

Posted May 15, 2015 by

BEACON CORRECTION The photo identification/dates for Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka, June 24, 1946-Jan. 28, 1986 and Congressman Daniel K. Inouye, Sep. 7, 1924-Dec. 17, 2012 were incorrect in last week’s issue. We apologize for the error. IRWINDALE SPEEDWAY HONORS ARMED FORCES Irwindale Speedway’s Armed Forces Appreciation Night is May 16th in honor of all active…

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Team March loses Airman

Posted May 8, 2015 by

SENIOR AIRMAN ANN MICHELLE UY 24 June 1981 – 3 May 2015 Senior Airman Michelle Uy, 452nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, Vehicle Operations Flight, March Air Reserve Base, California, died Sunday, May 3, 2015. Her dedication, love of the United States of America, U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserve Command was unparalleled. She is survived…

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Events

$2M Air Force Prize

Posted May 8, 2015 by U.S. Air Force and Air Force Research Laboratory

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Registration is now open for the $2 million Air Force Prize that will be awarded to the first entrant to successfully develop a small, lightweight, fuel-efficient turbine engine. “In order to continue to move forward and to ensure that our Air Force has the best technology available, it is…

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Local

Roth introduces bill

Posted May 8, 2015 by

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) measure to honor the lives and service of three local Medal of Honor recipients passed the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee today on a bipartisan, unanimous vote. Senate Concurrent Resolution 38 designates the portion of State Highway Route 91 in Riverside from Madison Street to 3rd Street…

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I will always be their mom, she will always be mine

Posted May 8, 2015 by Linda Welz

My mother is an amazing woman. As a single mother, she raised three children providing my older brother, younger sister and me with everything we needed to become decent adults, able to contribute something worthwhile to society.

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Events

News Briefs May 8, 2015

Posted May 7, 2015 by

IRWINDALE SPEEDWAY HONORS ARMED FORCES Irwindale Speedway’s Armed Forces Appreciation Night is May 16th in honor of all active and retired military and their family members. Grand Marshal is WWII vet Carl Harstine, an expert marksman and rifleman in the U.S. Marines, on his 90th birthday year. Military/military retirees enter free with ID. March military…

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Health & Safety

Running the way: Airman’s hobby becomes inspiration

Posted May 1, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Tiffany Lindemann

Lt. Col. Tony Blain doesn’t look the least bit tired as he finishes the last stretch of his five-mile run back to March Air Reserve Base. He’s not out of breath. There isn’t a pool of sweat falling from his face, and he’s not crawling for a bottle of water.

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