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B-17 duty was tiring yet memorable

Posted August 28, 2014 by Chief Master Sgt. Matt Proietti

(Second in an 11-part series that was first run in the Beacon in 2007) B-17 Flying Fortresses were noisy, cold and reliable, men who flew and repaired them for the 452nd Bombardment Group recall. “It was so loud, I could yell in the pilot’s ear from six inches away and he couldn’t hear me,” said…

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McKenzie, Faley take command

Posted January 30, 2015 by Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan

The 452nd Operations Support Squadron and 452nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron held formal Assumption of Command ceremonies at March Field on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Col. Mark Sigler, then commander of the 452nd Operations Group, passed the guidons to Lt. Col. Nick R. McKenzie, who accepted one as the new OSS commander, and to Lt. Col….

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June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month

Posted June 12, 2015 by Dawn W. Smith,

During Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride month, we celebrate our rich diversity and renew our enduring commitment to equity.

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Pretty much just marshmallows

Posted April 20, 2012 by Chaplain Aaron Klaves

Back in the 1970’s a team of psychologists from Stanford University conducted an experiment on a group of young children. Don’t worry, it was nothing bad, in fact it was named the Marshmallow Test. The team would bring children, around four-years old or so, one at a time into a room and sit them down…

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Through Airmen’s eyes: Airman takes wingman concept to new level

Posted August 10, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class R. Alex Durbin

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.) ...

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Domestic violence awareness ‘experiment’

Posted November 16, 2012 by by Paula Spooner

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — Every year, the Family Advocacy Program staff plans and implements a community awareness campaign designed to educate Keesler Air Force Base Airmen, as well as reinforce the reality that prevention and detection of interpersonal violence is truly a base-wide responsibility. This year, FAP teamed up with Brig. Gen. Kory…

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The Chaplain’s Corner

Posted April 19, 2013 by Senior Airman Sarah Dyroff

The blooms of Spring have finally made their grand appearance, so why not take a moment to go outside, enjoy the vibrant sights and breathe the sweet fragrances in the air. Each season has its own special meaning and spring reminds me of two: life and hope. A few weeks earlier, two major religious holidays…

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Candid Comments: “Same Sex Benefits”

Posted August 16, 2013 by

What is your opinion on the DOD announcing its plan to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of uniformed service members and will any issues arise from this decision? Chief Master Sgt. Tina Dunneback Unit” 452nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Job: Superintendent Hometown: Orange, Calif. “I think this is ok, since the military has chosen to allow same-sex marriages; all should…

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We are all YOU-nique!

Posted March 21, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Alexis Boyd

My mom is a fabulous artist. She creates such absolutely beautiful paintings and drawings. One of my favorite sketches of hers is a rose that she quickly just threw together on paper. In what seemed like a matter of seconds, she created this gorgeous rose that I couldn’t have drawn if my life depended on…

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Lacing up: Finding your ‘WooHoo’ moment

Posted October 17, 2014 by Col. Beena N. Maharaj

What started out as a quest to maintain military fitness, turned into a passion and is now a way of daily life for me. I struggled with my first Fit to Fight test, barely squeaking by. Now years later, I have improved in all measured areas of the F2F test.

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