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March Minutes | October 16, 2012

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GS-7 John S. Martin Fire Inspector 452 MSG/CEF Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif. 0600 Start up the truck, bob and weave through traffic from Rancho Cucamonga; destination March. 0645 Arrive for duty (on time hopefully); participate in Fire Prevention office staff meeting with assistant chief and other inspectors. 0730 Roll Call for departing and arriving shift personnel. Pass on…

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Has anyone ever really seen God face-to-face?

Posted February 22, 2013 by by Chaplain Elbert Fadallan

One of the important “faith questions” we chaplains often hear is, “Has anyone ever seen God?” If, on your own faith journey or in your effort to seek the Almighty, you have asked this question, you’re not alone. Believers of a variety of faiths, as well as doubters, have asked this question since the beginning…

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President Proclaims Flag Day and National Flag Week

Posted June 14, 2013 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama today signed a proclamation designating June 14, as Flag Day and the week beginning June 9 as National Flag Week. The president’s proclamation: Each June, our Nation lifts its sights to the flag that has watched over us since the days of our founding. In those broad stripes and…

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Anatomy of a cylone; why California is safe

Posted November 27, 2013 by Bob Kaschak

With the recent typhoon that devastated the Philippines, we print this article to calm the nerves of those who may be fearful of the same happening here and to educate others. Californians enjoy a relatively stable and predictable weather pattern most of the year. Although our major concern is earthquakes, we watch in awe and…

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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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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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