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452 AMW lineage began in World War II England

Posted August 22, 2014 by Chief Master Sgt. Matt Proietti

(With the this year’s military ball theme, “A Legacy for the future: 452nd Bombardment Group,” and the ball only 11 weeks away, it seems appropriate to re-print an 11-part series tracing its lineage. The series was first run in the Beacon in 2007. Take this journey with us.) The 452nd Air Mobility Wing started as…

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Overcoming failures: Don’t be a carrot or an egg

Posted January 30, 2015 by Maj. Eric Tucker

You will fail. The question is, how will you respond? This reminds me of a parable of the carrot, egg and coffee. A senior airman was distraught when he learned he did not make staff sergeant after his first time testing. His staff sergeant supervisor saw a teaching opportunity and the next day he filled…

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Celebrate “Old Glory’s” 239th year on Flag Day

Posted June 12, 2015 by America’slibrary.gov

Sunday, June 14, is Flag Day! On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14.

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Free time with the kids

Posted April 13, 2012 by Chaplain Aaron Klaves

Many years ago and early in his career the late Fred Rogers — you know, Mister Rogers — was trying to get his big break in children’s television. His show was becoming popular locally but still struggling to find a national audience. One day a major network asked to meet with Rogers to discuss the…

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March Minutes | August 10, 2012

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Staff Sgt. Caroline Hayworth Photographer, 4th Combat Camera Hometown: Oklahoma 0700 Wake up with the competition routine on my mind, I’m five days out! 0715 Eat a healthy breakfast with of plenty of carbs. 0800 Dedicate an hour to honor God and give thanks. He is my driving force! 0930 Talk with my friend about some break-dancing moves I’m…

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Thanksgiving: A time to count your blessings

Posted November 16, 2012 by by Maj. Bob Meissner

What will your Thanksgiving be like this year? Perhaps it will include the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, marathon naps, or lots of football. Will it involve preparation for the next day, early-morning, bargain shopping? On the other hand, will you, after consuming 3,500 plus calories from all of the turkey, dressings and pies with whipped…

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If it isn’t you, it’s the person next to you

Posted April 12, 2013 by Senior Airman Kelly Galloway

WESTOVER AIR RESERVE BASE, Mass. — “Hey sexy… you single?” I turned to see a fellow Airman in training; standing about five foot eight inches tall, dark hair and eyes. Over the next four months, I heard this fellow classmate repeat the same line more than a couple dozen times.  It wasn’t just me he had an eye…

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ARkStorm – California’s hypothetical other “big one”

Posted August 9, 2013 by Bob Kaschak

Over the past several weeks, we have discussed high temperatures, wild fires and resulting heat related issues. For now, I would like to put the “hot stuff” on the “back burner” so to speak and discuss something totally different, but relevant to Californians; ARkStorm, California’s other “Big One”. Since this may be the first time…

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Fitness training anyone can afford

Posted March 7, 2014 by

It is fairly common for a mountain of excuses to stand between people and their fitness goals. Among the most common excuses for postponing exercise are the lack of time, lack of money or both. If you are one of the many people thinking that fitness is just out of reach because you don’t have…

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Domestic Violence awareness Month: How to help a friend who is being abused

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Here are some ways to help a friend who is being abused: •Set up a time to talk. Try to make sure you have privacy and won’t be distracted or interrupted. •Let your friend know you’re concerned about her safety. Be honest. Tell her about times when you were worried about her. Help her see…

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