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Connect: Create the space for quality relationships to flourish

Posted May 9, 2014 by Capt. John Schuck

A couple of years ago, I was in a post-masters clinical chaplaincy program with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in San Diego. While I was there, we were tasked with contributing a publishable work on clinical chaplaincy. As I spent time working through my encounters with patients, I came up with a paradigm for…

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War’s end meant 452nd’s demise…for 20 months

Posted October 31, 2014 by Chief Master Sgt. Matt Proietti

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Matt Proietti Technical Sgt. Ed Hinrichs, left, and Staff Sgt. Harvey A. Shaw share memories of their time as B-17 Flying Fortress gunners at a 452nd Bomb Group Association reunion. (Final in an 11-part series that was first run in the Beacon in 2007) The 452nd Bombardment…

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Learning from the Holocaust: Choosing to Act

Posted April 17, 2015 by Dawn W. Smith,

Each year, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum leads the nation in commemorating Days of Remembrance, which was established by the U.S. Congress to memorialize the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust—as well as the millions of non-Jewish victims—of Nazi persecution.

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March Minutes | June 18, 2012

Posted June 22, 2012 by

Jenny Pham Human Resources Assistant, 452 FSS Hometown: Moreno Valley 0645 What’s that loud, irritating noise?! Oh, it’s my alarm. I can remedy that with no problem… SNOOZE button time! 0650 What’s that buzzing noise? Why did I program my phone to say, “Get up Ms. Pham you start at 0730!” Five more minutes and I should…

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Cultural battlegrounds: Why culture matters in Global War on Terror

Posted October 5, 2012 by by Dr. William L. Dulaney

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — In every culture, there exists the possibility of a mob of people that could be easily compelled to action by others who know how to disrupt peaceful times. Understanding culture, for the military professional, should be thought of as the art and science of understanding cause and effect in…

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Candid Comments | Women in Combat

Posted February 1, 2013 by

Master Sgt. Amy Cartas Job: Combat Videographer Unit: 4th Combat Camera Squadron Hometown: Murrieta, Calif. Women have been serving in combat for quite some time now and I speak from experience, because I have encountered hostile fire while assigned to units engaged in combat. Now that women are officially able to fill combat specific positions,…

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Memorial Day: Remembering our fellow servicemembers

Posted May 31, 2013 by Col. David Almand

Courtesy photo/Jennifer Anderson Volunteers from Team March and the local community place flags on graves at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery May 25, 2013 in honor of Memorial Day. SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — This year, Memorial Day hit a little closer to home. While it was a day to reflect and remember the sacrifices borne by all…

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Three little words: How are you?

Posted November 8, 2013 by Master Sgt. Linda Welz

As I entered the base Saturday morning for my Unit Training Assembly, the polite security forces Airman on duty said, “How are you?” As he checked my ID card, I replied, “I’m doing well, thank you. How are you?” Before I had finished my reply, he said, “Thank you. Have a nice day,” and directed…

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‘Mommy isn’t coming home, sweetie’

Posted August 8, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Madison Sylvester

As a young child, you don’t think much if someone doesn’t show up when they’re supposed to because you have better, more important things to worry about; like bugs and dolls. They’re just another shape flashing around you in your own little world. Occasionally, a child will stop and ask a question about the sky,…

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Tips to help keep your New Year’s resolution

Posted January 16, 2015 by StatePoint Media, California

New Year’s resolutions are easier to make than to keep, especially when it comes to dieting. While life can often seem at odds with your health and fitness goals, there are plenty of ways to avoid common pitfalls this new year and stay on the weight loss track. • Snack and drink smart: When you’re…

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